Romano Buns

If you are looking for a quick sandwich type dinner, this is it!  These are perfect baked in the oven and even better cooked on the grill or right on the side of a bonfire.  These are a must for our camping trips and as a dinner when we are cooking on the bonfire.

They are like a melted ham and cheese with a buttery rich mustard flavor.

I don’t really measure anything but it’s simple ingredients:

Sliced deli ham (use a good one)
Swiss Cheese
Mustard (any kind you like)
Butter softened
Chopped Onion
Poppy Seeds
Sandwich or Hamburger rolls

Mix mustard, softened butter, and onion in a bowl
Place 2 slices of ham and a slice and 1/2 of swiss cheese on the roll
Place a tablespoon of the mustard mixture on the inside of the roll
Close the roll and spread a little extra mustard mixture on top and sprinkle with poppy seeds
Wrap loosely in tent style in aluminum foil

If baking bake at 350 for 10 minutes to let the cheese melt and the roll get crusty.
If cooking in the fire set on hot coals for about 8 minutes

The roll gets crusty, the cheese and buttery mixture melt into the roll and you have a delicious quick lunch or dinner!

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Chicken Rollups

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Simple, quick and easy meals are a must do in my world.  These chicken rollups are a perfect dinner you can put together in less than 10 minutes and pop in the oven for 35 minutes and have a wonderful meal.  It’s a sure hit with everyone having chicken, stuffing and gravy all in one.  We topped it off with some homemade cranberry sauce adding to the “comfort food” level!

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The ingredients include thin chicken breasts, stuffing (you can use boxed to keep it quick but I like to make my own), 1 can of cream of chicken or celery soup, 1/2 cup of milk.  That’s it!

Here are more pictures and the recipe at the bottom.

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Assemble all the ingredients

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Lay a thin chicken breast on a plate and put a tablespoon of stuffing on top

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Roll it up and place in the baking dish

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Continue until all is used up

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Mix the soup with the milk and pour over the top spreading to cover all

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Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes and the chicken is cooked through.

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Open a homemade jar of wonderful cranberry sauce (Cranberry Sauce recipe)  or you can use store bought

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And dinner is served!

1 package thin style chicken breasts

1 box stuffing (or you can make your own)

1 can cream of chicken, celery, or mushroom soup

1/2 cup milk

Lay out the chicken breasts and place a heaping tablespoon of stuffing on each.  Roll and place in baking dish.  Mix soup and milk in a bowl and pour over chicken.  Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Enjoy!

Original Crock Pot Pork Roast

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Planning ahead is key in our lives with taking care of animals and the kids sports which have started up.  Monday and Tuesday are busy nights this week so I took out a pork roast from the freezer to thaw and put in the crock pot this morning.  We have been eating out A LOT so I wanted to bring everyone back to a wonderful basic home cooked meal.

Using the crock pot or a roasting pan in the oven is the best way to keep pork juicy, flavorful and tender. Below are the pictures of how I prepared it and how we served it with my original pork roast recipe.  I have many different recipes for preparing a pork roast from sweet to spicy to asian style but today I just wanted the original flavor.

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You do not have to follow this perfectly.  Adjust to your cut of meat.

4 lbs pork roast

Season with 2 chicken bouillon cubes, garlic powder (1/4 tsp), Salt and Pepper, 1/4 tsp. dried parsley flakes and a few red pepper flakes (these are optional)

Place the roast in the crock pot or roasting pan.  If there is a fattier side, place that facing up. 

Chop one medium onion and place in with the pork. 

1/2 tsp. sesame oil drizzled on the pork

2 cups of chicken stock with 3 Tablespoons of cornstarch mixed in thoroughly

cover and cook in the crock pot on low for 6-8 hours or in the oven at 200 degrees for 6-8 hours.

You will have port that pulls apart with a fork and an awesome gravy to serve atop rice or noodles.

We like peas on top of ours also but you can use any vegetables you’d like on top or as a side.

The glass bowl is leftovers for tomorrow.  I will reheat that adding in 4 Tablespoons of sour cream to make it a creamy pork and noodles so it’s a tad different than tonights!!

Easy delicious homemade dinner!!

 

 

Kabobs

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Oh my this is a yummy plate of goodness.  This is a great way to invite a child to try a vegetable.  Let them build their own kabob and they will want to try what they created.

Weekends are always a busy time and especially at this time of year with weddings, showers, graduations, end of the school things and so on.  Kabobs are such a quick meal and you can have the kids build them while you make whatever else you need for dinner.  Grilling is quick and in a half hour you can have a great (fast) family dinner.

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I love having chicken and beef kabobs.  It’s like a little buffet!!  I marinate the meat in store bought Italian dressing, and cut some colored peppers, red onion and pineapple.  You can add so many other veggies or fruits.  Each time our kabobs are different so you never tire of them!!

With this meal I made jasmine rice cooked in homemade chicken stock seasoned with a little garlic powder and pepper.  Great meal