After seeing the crash hot potatoes on Pioneer Woman's blog, I wanted to try them out. I ran into a couple of problems. First, I don't think I boiled my potatoes long enough. Secondly, I used this kind of potato masher and it just didn't work (Ree used this kind). It broke the potatoes up instead of just smashing them down (maybe because the potatoes weren't tender??). Anyway, now I know to boil them longer and to just smash them down with something other than my masher. So---I think the title crash landing potatoes are a bit more fitting for mine...LOL!! Regardless of the way they looked, they were super yummy!!
Last week when I typed up my menu plan, I totally forgot about a chicken recipe that I worked into the week instead of the steak roll ups. I had been wanting to try it for a while!! It is actually cooked in a paper bag! The chicken had a great flavor and we really liked it. Just a word of caution, while the skin looks brown and crisp, it didn't really crisp up--I removed the skin on mine, so it didn't really matter.
We also used our soft server ice cream maker for the first time. It was on clearance at Target a while ago and hubby bought it. The ice cream was good, but as you can see in the picture, it just didn't get very firm. Of course, the boys didn't care one bit!!
Monday--leftover burgers (I made some last Monday with homemade buns and hubby made 4 more on Saturday to use up the rest of the buns), leftover homemade buns, chips
Tuesday--Italian steak rollups* (still haven't made this), salad, pasta, French bread
Wednesday--poppy seed chicken (made with leftover roasted chicken), egg noodles, steamed veggies
Thursday--steak and gravy (didn't make this last week either), rice, cauliflower
Friday--cheesy meatloaf*, buttery cooked carrots, steamed broccoli, crash hot potatoes
For more menu plan Monday fun, head on over to Laura's at I'm an Organizing Junkie!