Thursday, July 26, 2007


The above pictures have nothing to do with my post as usual but I thought I would share them just the same. And yes that is a picture of my son dancing in a dress with K's satin P.J. pants on his head. I will be sure to save this for his graduation party poster!
You have to scroll down forever to get to my post. Sorry Blogger will not let me move the pic's an inch or pull my post up.
So I was wondering if any of you have any great recipes? I have never cooked more than two nights a week, we always have went out to dinner. Now that Bell is getting bigger and we are having Hudsyn it is getting too hard to go out to eat and expensive. I have about 10 to 15 recipes that I make all the time but I was checking to see if any of you had any tried and true family favorites. We eat pretty much any kind of food but seafood. I would really appreciate any suggestions...Thanks!


At July 26, 2007 at 4:12 PM , Blogger Sara said...

i can't see tristan's pic! will think of some fun recipes and e mail you.

At July 26, 2007 at 9:50 PM , Blogger Amber Land said...

Sara, I can only receive bulk e mail for some reason....I am going to have to set up a new e mail account. I have e mailed yahoo and they can't seem to help. I'll let you know what the new one is when I get one.

At July 27, 2007 at 2:53 PM , Blogger Margie said...

you want casseroles? Meat dishes, veggie dishes? I have a homemade cook book of tried and trues. pickie eaters?

At July 28, 2007 at 8:26 PM , Blogger Sara said...

still looking for a babysitter? mac and ashley almost walked over today to say hi.

At July 28, 2007 at 9:39 PM , Blogger Pat said...

I don't know how to cook, but will come over if you prepare something.

At July 28, 2007 at 11:07 PM , Blogger Amber Land said...

Sara...We are so still looking for a babysitter. I am glad they did not walk over today b/c we were a couple of hours away at a grad party for Chad's cousin. But we will be home every evening for the rest of our lives after tonight. Tell them to come over any time!

Margie...We like meat dishes! I also am interested in the desk! I know it took me like five years to respond, but we are definately interested.

Pat...When Margie shares her great recipes with me I will make you one! Then we will both see if I can cook.

At August 1, 2007 at 2:45 PM , Blogger Margie said...

Baked Chicken!! so good!!
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (3 1/2) pound broiler-fryer chicken, cut up
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
Combine the first six ingredients. Dip chicken in milk, then roll in the cornmeal mixture. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Drizzle with butter. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees F for 50-55 minutes or until juices run clear.

email when you want to come get the desk.

At August 3, 2007 at 8:16 AM , Blogger Amber Land said...

Margie...Thanks for the recipe, I laid out chicken for tonight. I am going to try this!!!!! I am so excited!

At August 3, 2007 at 1:50 PM , Blogger Pat said...

I just remembered a recipe that you might like, it's so simple and I've never met a child that didn't like it is:

1 box beef flavored rice a roni
1 egg
1 lb hamburger
Set aside flavor packet from box to use later, then Mix hamburger and egg with rice from box. Make into meatballs.
Brown meatballs in a little oil in pan - they need not be cooked all the way through.
When browned, mix flavor packet with 2 1/2 cups hot water and pour over meatballs. Simmer (about 15-20 minutes) till rice looks cooked. I usually thicken the gravy with a tsp. of cornstarch in a little cold water and add it to the gravy and cook till it boils, but that's optional.
Serve with any sides you like, but kids usually like it with mashed potatoes and corn.
If you make it, let me know what you think!
By the way - it makes a very large serving - plenty for everyone!

At August 3, 2007 at 4:36 PM , Anonymous kell said...

My kids love Rice-a-roni meatballs. We had them 3 nights ago!

At August 3, 2007 at 6:43 PM , Blogger Pat said...

Kelly and Amanda were one of the first little kids to eat my rice a roni meatballs - there were sort of a test team of toddlers. They gave them two rice covered thumbs up!

At August 3, 2007 at 9:37 PM , Blogger Amber Land said...

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At August 4, 2007 at 8:17 AM , Blogger Debra said...

One time when the kids were in their teens I was running low on stuff to make a meal. So I asked the Lord to show me what I could make with what I had and this is what he gave me. I call it spagoosh.
1 lb of hamburger
a little bit of spagetti and elbow macaroni
1 can of chili beans
1 can of spagetti sauce(or jar)
1/4 cup or so of onions(frozen or fresh)
1/4 cup or so of green peppers(frozen or fresh)

Brown hamburger, drain
cook spagetti and macaroni, drain
heat together chili beans, sauce, peppers and onions.
combine all the ingredients together and you have spagoosh.

Serve with garlic bread or toast and salad if you want.

Still remember the kids asking me what it was and that's when the name came.
Love you, Ma

At August 4, 2007 at 10:08 AM , Blogger Amber Land said...

We will try spagoosh! Sounds yummy!

At August 4, 2007 at 10:12 AM , Blogger Amber Land said...

Also going to try rice a roni meatballs...We have a lot to try in the next week! I'll let you all know how it goes!

At August 5, 2007 at 8:29 AM , Blogger Debra said...

Cora gave me a simple recipe for a snack.
Use flour tortilla shells and cut them in quarters or whatever size you want them to be and brown them in oil using frying pan. Don't need a lot of oil. A good snack chip to eat by themselves or use a dip or salsa.

At August 5, 2007 at 7:17 PM , Blogger Trish said...

Hey Amber just wanted to say it's been great to see you and your beautiful family in church!! Kelly and Mandy still love Rice-a-Roni Meatballs, so do Tom and I< we had them just last week!


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