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Have you ever looked at what is in foods these days? Have you ever wondered why life has gotten so crazy that we all rely on processed "quick" foods and fast foods? Well I have had my eyes opened recently when we started to realize our oldest child could be ADD. I decided to clean up our diets and turn out lives around. I am a woman, married to a wonderful man who supports everything I do. We have 3 wonderful children who keep us on our toes and every day when I pick them up from school the first things out of their mouths is "mommy what's for dinner" so here it is...

Friday, October 22, 2010

What to look forward to the week of 10/24

So here is what to look forward to this week on "Hey Mommy what's for Dinner"


Marvelous Mini Meatloaves
Mashed Potatoes

Crockpot Creamy Italian Chicken

Beef & Mushroom Dijon

Crockpot Chicken Mac & Cheese

Homemade French Fries

So keep your eyes open for updates on what's cookin in my kitchen

Thursday, October 21, 2010

what for dinner 10/19/10:Potato Kielbasa Skillet with buttered Spaghetti Squash

Tonight's Feingold friendly meal was a hit with the family...Potato Kielbasa Skillet with spaghetti squash w/ butter and cheese.

 Potato Kielbasa Skillet
Serves 4


  • 1 pound red potatoes, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar (I used rice vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • Place potatoes and water in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes or until tender; drain.
  • In a large skillet, saute kielbasa and onion in oil until onion is tender. Add potatoes; saute 3-5 minutes longer or until kielbasa and potatoes are lightly browned.
  • Combine the brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, thyme and pepper; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Add spinach and bacon; cook and stir until spinach is wilted. 
 VERDICT: My family loved this but for me it was a little to sweet and too much fat.  I would probably next time half the oil and spray with cooking spray to saute and I didn't think the bacon did anything for it but overall it was good.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

what for dinner 10/18/10: Danish Meatballs, Whole Wheat Egg Noodles & California Blend Veggies

Tonight's Feingold dinner is a family favorite...it is from the original blue program book you get when you purchase the program (very worth every penny)...my family loves it and so I do and tonight we made it with ground venison...YUMMY

Danish Meatballs
Serves 6

1 1/2 lb ground beef (I used ground venison)
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tbsp grated onion
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup soft acceptable breadcrumbs

Dill Sauce:
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups approved chicken broth
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp dried dill (I use fresh)
1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt

Preheat oven to 375 degree

In a large bowl, combine beef salt, pepper, egg, onion, milk and breadcrumbs.  Shape into 1 inch balls (the one's my hubby made were so NOT 1 inch LOL) and arrange on a rack in a broiler pan.  Bake for 20 - 30 minutes, until browned.

While meatballs are cooking prepare dill sauce by melting butter in a medium saucepan and stir in flour.  Stir in broth, salt and dill.  Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened.  Remove from  heat and stir in sour cream or yogurt. 

Serve with rice or noodles and pour sauce over meatballs

VERDICT: these are good, a family favorite I liked them even better made with venison. My kids are them all up and my daughter had seconds.  You can even make this as an appetizer.

Monday, October 18, 2010

what for dinner 10/18/10: Ham Carbonara and Fresh Whole Wheat Bread

So tonight's very pretty & colorful Feingold friendly meal was ham carbonara...yummy and I got this recipe from Taste of Home's website.  I love looking for new recipe, I love trying new recipes and I am very lucky my family doesn't mind  telling me how they feel about it, is it a keeper or do I toss it...



Ham Carbonara Recipe
Serves 4-6 ( large servings)



  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 small yellow summer squash, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound thick sliced deli ham, cubed
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the zucchini, summer squash, onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add ham and peas; heat through. Remove and keep warm.
  • Reduce heat to low; add eggs to the skillet. Cook and stir until egg mixture coats the back of a spoon and reaches 160° (mixture will look like a soft frothy egg). Drain spaghetti and place in a bowl. Add eggs; toss to coat. Add the vegetable mixture, 1/4 cup cheese, thyme, salt and pepper; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
VERDICT: very good and a keeper.  The servings are big and it's so colorful and creamy


Sunday, October 17, 2010

what for dinner 10/17/10: Sour Cream Enchiladas with Asparagus

Tonight's Feingold friendly meal is complements of halfmysize.com (but of course I had to adjust it to go with the program).  So tonight we had sour cream chicken enchiladas with asparagus...

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
Serves - 6 (2 enchiladas each)


1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. black pepper

12 corn tortillas (I used flour)
12 oz. skinless boneless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
4 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup salsa (I omited this since we can't have tomatoes)
3/4 cup sour cream
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. chili powder (I omited since chili powder is not part of the program)
1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded


In a small saucepan, whisk together sauce ingredients. Bring to a simmer over medium-high and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until mixture is thick and bubbly; set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium non-stick skillet, combine chicken, cream cheese and salsa. Cook over medium-low heat for 5 to 6 minutes, or until mixture is warmed through and cream cheese has melted, stirring occasionally.

Lightly spray a 9"x13" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Wrap tortillas in damp paper towels and microwave on high for about 1minute or until hot.

To assemble, pour 1/2 cup of sauce into baking dish; spread to cover the bottom of the dish. Put a tortilla on a plate and spoon about 1/4 cup of chicken mixture onto middle of tortilla. Roll tortilla jelly-roll style and place seam side down in baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas. 

Cover with foil. Bake for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together sour cream, lemon juice and chili powder. 

When enchiladas have baked for 10 minutes, remove from oven and spread sour cream mixture on top of enchiladas. Sprinkle with nonfat cheddar cheese and additional chili powder, if desired. Bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

NOTES: I added sliced olives to the chicken, a dab of sour cream since we did not add the salsa to the chicken also.  I also added a little bit more cheese in the tortilla before I added the chicken.

VERDICT: very good, cheesy and creamy...see the creamy mess on the plate...that's all cheese and sour cream!