Friday, May 27, 2011

May 27, 2011

Ugh...the dishwasher was out of commission for about half the week. Because the appliance was giving me so much trouble, I tried to keep the dishes to a minimum this week, and only made one new recipe. Hamburgers one night, soup one night, slow cooker one night. Sense a pattern? Not many pots or pans to wash, so washing the plates and bowls didn't seem like as big a chore. The soup is one of our favorites; based on the tortellini soup recipe of a friend, we have turned it into spinach and ravioletti soup. The slow cooker meal was the new one for us, and it was a keeper! Slow cooker buffalo chicken lasagna. Not all that easy to serve (lasagna coming out of the oval slow cooker), and a bit messy on the plate, but we all thought it was delicious! The buffalo sauce (we used mild from Buffalo Wild Wings) just gave the whole dish a nice kick, but not too much heat. The baby even loved the chicken and noodles. If you do give this one a try, let me know how it turned out for you!

We did make another batch of Ranger Cookies this week, and I included that here. These are Ryan's absolute favorites, and they are a recipe from his grandmother (now that we have children we call her "GG" for Great-Grandma). You might wince when you see shortening in the list of ingredients, but I just use the Crisco sticks. Ryan is not much of a sweets guy at all, so I just can't bring myself to change his grandmother's cookie recipe. You can try it with butter or margarine, but I just stay true to the recipe since there are very few desserts Ryan loves.

New Recipe
Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

Tried and True Recipe

Ranger Cookies

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