Breakfast: Breakfast Pepper Rings (You really gotta try these)
For each serving, cut a nice fat green pepper crossways into two rings, reserve usable parts of stem end and bottom for another use. Boil rings in salted water for 5 minutes. Place in a greased baking dish and crack an egg into each one. Season egg with salt & pepper to taste. Pour 1 tblsp milk over egg. Cover with 1 tblsp Panko bread crumbs mixed with 1 tblsp melted butter. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until set. A little Canadian Bacon on the side is nice.
Dinner: Chili Dogs on buns with Condiment Bar
Zippy Creamed Corn
Leftover Orange Salad from last Friday
Chili Dogs: Use chili leftover from Cincinnati Five-Way we had last night. Grill or boil hot dogs. Put out plenty of condiments alongside the chili: ketchup, mustards, kraut, finely chopped onions, relishes, chopped jalopeno, etc.
Oven Fries: Scrub potatoes - one per serving. Peel them or not; cook's choice. Place in a large bowl and drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with seasoned salt - your favorite (We use Chuck’s X-Tra Touch at Nelli’s). Toss until potatoes are well coated. Place on baking sheet in one layer and roast at 400 for 20 minutes.
Zippy Creamed Corn: Heat 2 cans corn (not cream style) in another pan. Meanwhile, melt 2 tblsp butter in saucepan. Saute ¼ cup chopped onion, ¼ cup coarsely chopped mixture of green and red bell peppers. Cook until onion and pepper are soft. Drain the heated corn and stir the onion/pepper mixture into it. Add ½ cup milk and ½ cup heavy cream and heat almost to boiling. Mix 2 tbslp corn starch with 2 tblsp water and stir to thicken.
Lunch: Sweet Potato Pie
Pastry for 1-crust pie: Cut ½ cup butter flavored shortening into 1 cup flour mixed with ½ tsp salt. When mixture looks like corn meal, add 4 ½ to 5 tblsp cold water and mix until dough forms. Knead a little and then roll out for 9-inch pie.
Filling: Cook enough sweet potatoes to measure 1 ½ cups puree. (About 3 medium – puree measurement does not have to be exact. A little more or a little less is okay.) Add ½ cup sugar, ¼ tsp each ginger and cinnamon, 1 can evaporated milk, 2 eggs, and 1 tsp vanilla. Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until center is set. Serve with whipped cream.
Wednesday (Church Night) Supper:
Chilled Watermelon Wedges
Super sub: Use one long loaf French bread, cut in half lengthwise. On bottom half, lay some nice green Romaine lettuce leaves (washed of course). On top of lettuce, lay deli thin slices roast beef, roast turkey breast, smoked ham, Swiss cheese and Provolone. Add a few julienne strips or thin-sliced rings of green and red pepper and red onion. Put the top half back on and cut crossways into 4 pieces. Pass the condiments: mayo, salad dressing, vinegar/oil, mustards, pickles, etc.