Monday, April 23, 2012

Menu Monday, Recipe, and A Call To Action

Happy Monday! It turned cold here in TN which is making it very difficult to get moving today ;) I am linking up with Rachel over at In No Simple Language for Menu Monday, go check out the recipes....

Sunday:  Smoked BBQ Chicken and Mashed Potatoes
Monday:  My Spaghetti...not nearly as homemade as M's
Tuesday: M's Smoked Chicken Salad on Toast
Wednesday: Leftovers
Thursday:  Chicken Quinoa and Brown Rice
Friday:  Parent's Night Out :)
Saturday: ?

Last week I got a new cookbook in the mail, Southern Living What's For Supper, here is the recipe for 1 of the meals we tried!

Cheesy Chili Hash Brown Bake
makes 8 servings 
hands on time: 12 min    total time: 57 min

1 1/4lb of ground beef or turkey                1(15.5oz) can sloppy joe sauce
1(15oz) can chili with or whithout beans    1/2(30oz) package frozen hash browns, country style shredded
2cups shredded cheddar cheese

1. Preheat over to 425. Lightly grease 8(10oz) ramekins*. Cook ground beef or turkey in large skillet over medium high heat, stirring often, 7 to 10 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. drain. stir in sloppy joe sauce and chili.
2. Spoon chili mixture into prepared ramekins. Top with hash browns. Place on baking sheet
3. Bake, covered at 425 for 30 minutes ; uncover and bake 10 minutes or until browned and crisp. Sprinkle cheese on top and bake 5 more minutes or until melted.

*I used a large corningware dish instead of ramekins and I only used 1lb of turkey

A Call To Action

Saturday I was flipping channels and came across Food Networks new documentary about childhood hunger, HUNGER HITS HOME. This program really got me thinking about how we are the richest nation in the world and yet we really sweep the fact that 16 million children are hungry under the proverbial rug. The fact that good hard working people in this country cannot afford food for their families is troubling, entire neighborhoods that don't have access to fresh produce, I could go on and on.

So I am challenging my blog readers to do something, whether you take canned food to a donation center or donate a dollar at the grocery store we can all help to stop end childhood hunger. Kroger has an amazing program where you can buy already bundled foods that they will then donate, Publix has a donation program, so there are ways to help.

Sorry for the long winded post but I had too!

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