Farmer's Daughter

Although 20+ years removed from the farm, farmer's daughter is still a title I enjoy.
Growing up on a farm taught me many invaluable lessons, two of those being frugality and creativity.
Now as a wife and a mom, I love to put into practice what I learned growing up as a
Farmer's Daughter.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Salisbury Steaks

I don't know what makes Golden Mushroom soup so much different than its paler cousin Cream of Mushroom soup . . . but in my book, the difference is huge!

Cream of Mushroom soup - gross!

Golden Mushroom soup - good!

This salisbury steak recipe which uses Golden Mushroom soup has got to be one of the easiest and tastiest ground beef recipes around.

NOTE: Do not substitute cream of mushroom soup for GOLDEN MUSHROOM soup. If you do I will paddle your bottom.

Sorry, that was the mom in me coming out.

2 pounds of ground chuck
1 egg
1 sleeve of saltine crackers, crushed
1/4 cup and 2 Tbsp. catsup, divided
salt and pepper
1 can Golden Mushroom soup

In a large bowl mix ground chuck, egg, crushed saltines, catsup, and salt and pepper (to taste). Mix well then form into 8 large patties.

In sprayed skillet, cook patties over med-high heat until well browned on both sides, but not completely cooked through.

Remove patties from skillet. Drain all grease. Return patties to skillet.

In small bowl combine soup with 1/2 can of water and 2 tbsp. catsup. Mix well.

Pour soup mixture over patties in skillet. Cover and simmer over low heat for 1/2 hour or until patties are completely cooked.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

4/25/11 Menu

Wow! Classes are over . . . yay!!!!

Unfortunately, when I went back to work and back in my scrubs it was obvious by the bulges that I had indulged in a few too many free bagels and muffins while in class.

Oh well, such is life . . .

After taking a vow of healthy eating, I am ready to get back to menu planning and cooking!

Monday - Salisbury steaks, mashed potatoes, green beans
Tuesday - Mushrooms and Eggs, Biscuits and Gravy
Wednesday - Taco Salad
Thursday - Swiss steaks, buttered potatoes, spinach and strawberry salad
Friday - Deep dish pizza

Recipes I will highlight this week: Salisbury steaks, mushrooms and eggs and deep dish pizza

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Spinach Melt Sandwich

I have been in classes for work for the last two weeks which accounts a little for my blogging absence. Commuting downtown when I am used to a 5 minute drive, sitting for 8 hours when I am used to being on my feet, and having to wear real clothes when I am used to wearing scrubs is putting a toll on my mind and body.

The one up-side of my classes is that my sweet, older instructor loves to eat . . . more than just eat, she loves to eat and socialize. This means lunches out at fancy restaurants or catered lunches!

There is a quaint little deli just a few blocks from IU Health/Methodist (where my classes are being held) called the Side Street Deli. I have totally fallen in love with their spinach melt! I love it, love it, love it!

Spinach, tomatoes, provolone cheese on wheat bread - melted and grilled to perfection!

Commuting, sitting, and wearing real clothes might not be so bad after all!

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Etsy Shop!!!

I have officially entered the world of Etsy!
Or actually it may be a not-s0-veiled attempt at justifying
my purchases of vintage dishes!

I am not sure - and please don't tell Brian.
He thinks I have a newly found interest in business!
Ha, ha, silly boy.

So far every investment I have purchased I want to keep!
This could be bad for my bottom line.
Just like that box of Ding Dongs I ate.

Go to TheWifeandDaughter to see my shop!