What’s for dinner this week?

I’ve been thinking of my mother’s and grandmother’s best dinners- the one’s that I remember eating in their kitchen. Meals like Shrimp Etouffee, Pot Roast, Buttermilk Biscuits, Burger Mac Bake, so in thinking of these delicious and mouth watering feasts, I have made my menu this week with these recipes in mind. So here it is… my favorite recipes of the past!

Monday- Shrimp Etouffee with Rice
Tuesday- Burger Mac Bake
Wednesday- Ham and Creamy Noodles
Thursday- Baked Pork Chops
Friday- Beef Stroganoff
Saturday- Halibut au Gratin
Sunday- Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Burger Mac Bake

1 lb. lean ground beef

1 onion, diced

1 green pepper, diced

1 can tomato soup

1 can cream of mushroom soup

Salt and pepper to taste

1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, grated

1 lb. macaroni, cooked and drained

In a large skillet, brown meat, onion and pepper. Stir in soups, salt and pepper to taste. Combine with cooked macaroni noodles and pour into a buttered casserole dish. Top with cheese and bake 30 minutes until heated through and cheese is melting.

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

4 cups flour

1 cup buttermilk

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cube (1/2 cup) butter (cold)

Mix flour, salt and baking powder in a large bowl. But butter into small ½” slices. Add and cut into flour mix with two knives or a pastry cutter. Look for butter to be in small pea sized balls. Add milk and stir until combined. Flour counter surface and pour out biscuit mix. Knead for 1-2 minutes. Flatten dough to ¾” thickness. Cut with round biscuit/cookie cutter. Place on an un-greased baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until golden on edges.

1 lb. bulk sausage

1 onion, diced

¼ cup flour

3 cups milk

Salt and pepper to taste

Brown the sausage and onion in a large skillet. Add flour and stir to coat all the sausage mixture. Allow flour to cook for 1 minute. Gently whisk the milk into the mixture. Gravy will thicken. Pour over biscuits.

Happy Baking!