Food on the Fly {MENU}

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Freezer cooking is all the rage! Spend 2-3 hours with me and some friends and stock your freezer full of wonderful family friendly, foodie & kid approved meals. NO FILLERS

NO EXTRA GUNK

Just REAL food.

 

Email to set your date and plan your menu!!

mamabirdsnest@gmail.com

Breakfast~

Breakfast Burritos these are amazing!! Individually wrapped for a super easy grab & go breakfast packed with protein and your favorite ingredients!

Italian~

Stuffed Shells:(f) ground turkey, spinach, herbed ricotta cheese topped with marinara

Baked Spaghetti:(f) this old school fav is a major crowd pleaser

Lasagna Rollups: (f, veg) herbed ricotta, fresh spianch, ovendried tomatoes topped with a pink vodka sauce

Lasagna: (f) choose from white chicken lasagna, traditional or all veggie

Lackey’s Ragu: (f, cp)  Kipper’s delish Italian sausage, white bean & spinach ragu ROCKS!

Mexican~

taquitos: (f) think about a chicken wing roll up! chicken, mild buffalo sauce, blue cheese crispy flour or corn shell (your choice)

burritos: (f, cp) choose from honey lime or sweet salsa both come with tortillas corn or flour and toppings

Ranchero Pork:(f, cp)  pulled pork Enchilada style with tortillas & toppings

King Ranch Chicken:(f) another old school fav

Taco Casserole:(f)  ground turkey, black beans, salsa make this layered taco bake yum-o

Beef~

Italian Drip Beef (f, cp)

Pop’s Stew Beef (f, cp)

Dad’s best Meatloaf (f)

Maple Mustard Flank Steak (f)

Beer & bbq Flank Steak  (f)

Old School Country Fried Steak (f, cp)

Pork~

Harvest Pork Loin (CP, F) diced apples, sweet potatoes,onion & pork

Franny’s Fav sherry & cinnamon loin (f)

Dad’s Pulled Pork (f, cp)

Mama’s Marinade (f)

Pepper Jelly Chops (f)

Cuban Pulled Pork with mango salsa (f, cp)

Chicken~

Mediterranean Chicken: (CP, F) chicken, butternut squash, garbanzo beans veg packed meal serve with cous cous and you have a perfect meal.

Greek Chicken: marniated & grilled chicken served with greek salad, pita & hummus

Mimi’s Chicken Pie (F)

Fuddy’s Cuban Chicken: one dish meal with cuban yellow rice, chicken, peas & green olives

Blushing Chicken: (f, cp) raspberry white wine sauce

Chicken Marbella the classic from Silver Palette

Tori Darlins’ Hot Chicken Salad (f) served with wild rice & peas

Soups/Stews & Chilis~ all perfect for the freezer & crock pot

White Chicken Chili

Fiesta Chili

Michelle’s Pumpkin Chili

Mema’s Potato/Tomato soup

Chicken tortilla

Italian Chicken Noodle

Potato Soup

Mema’s Potato/Tomato Soup {Souper Sunday}




SOUPER SUNDAY IS BACK!!!!!

After a really fun weekend in the mountains, watching football and even seeing some SNOW!! I thought Memama’s  Potato/Tomato Soup would be a yummy end to a great weekend.  It is a super easy soup and very forgiving. In other words you don’t need to stress. It always taste a bit different and I don’t think she has ever made it the exact same way twice!

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3 medium baking potatoes, diced
1 lg onion, diced
3 ribs of celery, sliced
Cover with water and a teaspoon of salt. Simmer until cooked.

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In sauce pan mix:
2 T butter
2 T flour
2 c milk
1 T worcestershire sauce
1/2 c catsup
3 T mustard

Melt butter, mix in flour, add milk & mix well (adjust to make thick) Blend in remaining ingredients and stir for 5 mins. Add to potato mix and add 2 cans whole tomatoes (rough chopped).
It gets better the longer it sits! And it makes a ton! I hope you enjoy as it sure reminds me of my Mema.

Mad Scientist Party

A good friend is planning a  Mad Science theme party for her son and I wanted to gather some really fun inspiration ideas!!
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Pure Joy Events Mad Science Party had my favorite invitation and test tube party favors!!

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Posh Party Cakes had some really, really wonderful “projects” to do for the party! I love it! I am a huge fan of activites for the kids to do and she just gave me the best ideas! I hope I can remember this for when Jack gets older!! Melissa got geyser tubes, instant snow mix, and slime mix from Steve Spangler Science. I also love how she did the slime and the smoke coming down the cake. FUN!!
Just found this cake that Judy over at Party Blog posted. I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS CAKE!!!

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xoxo, Mama Bird

Christmas Eve Dinner

This recipe for Shrimp & Grits is so yummy that I only make it 2 times a year, I fear if I made it any more than that it would lose some of its special”ness”. So, every year since Hubs and I have been together I make this on Christmas Eve and I make it at the beach. I make Louis Osteen’s BBQ Shrimp from his award winning cookbook. I did adapt the recipe a little and I serve it over Margret’s Cheese Grits, a Southern Living classic recipe.

Louis’ BBQ Shrimp

1-2 lbs of fresh shrimp
6 Tb butter
1/4 c Worcestershire sauce
1/3 c ketchup
8 Tb guava jelly (if you can find guava paste use 1/2 the amount, I have never found it! GOYA makes Guava jelly and I have found it at Harris Teeter)
4 oz beer
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tb pepper (more or less based on your taste, he uses WAY more!)

Mix all ingredients except the shrimp in a sauce pan over med heat, whisking until butter is melted and everything starts coming together. Continue to simmer for apx 10 mins or until thickened. Set aside.

Cook the shrimp in a small amount of sauce and slowly add more sauce once the shrimp are pink.

For the holidays I serve this over grits, however it makes an awesome addition to a food buffet. My girlfriends had a big baby shower and {B} was in charge of the food and she served the shrimp in a big bowl with buttermilk biscuits. It was the hit of the party!

Margret’s Creamy Grits

2 c half & half
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic
1/8 tsp pepper
Bring above ing to a slow boil and slowly add grits.
1/2 c quick cook grits
Return to boil and allow to thicken 5-7 mins then add:
2 oz cream cheese
3/4 c shredded cheddar cheese (Gouda Cheese is awesome too!)
1/4 tsp hot sauce

SERVE IMMEDIATELY!!

Fall is in the air…. Time for the CROCKPOT!!!

OMG!! I can not tell you guys how much I just love FALL! It is my favorite time of the year, from the flood of school supplies to football season (GO APP STATE!!) to change of colors I just love it! I also am obsessed with the crockpot and making tasty meal for my J’s! I love the fact that usually in under 15 mins of prep time I can toss all sorts of random stuff together and voila when we get home there is a yummy hot meal waiting on us! How freaking great is this?
So, I dedicate this week to the crockpot and I will be sharing some of my families favs. From my home to yours! ENJOY!!