Saturday, July 3, 2010

Holiday Weekend

Do you remember as a kid watching your mom be so awesome and efficient at holiday's? Well, I don't know about you, but I do. My mom always made everything from scratch, we had huge picnics at the summer holiday's and big sit-down dinners for the winter ones. I LOVED it. Okay... well, now I'M the mom and I DO NOT feel efficient or awesome most of the time. Usually I'm totally stressed out and running around like a crazy person trying to get food made (usually something way over my head trying to be an overachiever) and clean my house and yelling at my dogs and family when they get in the way, etc. Haha! I just had to laugh about it because I'm sure that's exactly how my mom always felt too, so I'm trying to be content in the knowledge that my Little Guy will think I'm awesome and efficient someday too. =)

Today I had a big list first thing in the morning. I tried to get up at 7:00 am - an hour earlier than my Little Guy usually gets up. Made it at about 7:10 am (pretty good considering I worked until 11:30 pm last night). Started on my Lemon-Ginger Cheesecake - the overachiever recipe. It has so many steps! I didn't even WANT to make it, but the Big Guy and I had it at a friends house and he talked me into getting the recipe and making it to go to his family's today. =P So that one took me about 2 hours to finish. Here it is... in my dirty refrigerator!

Then I had to make my yummy baked beans.... now those are more my speed. Here's the recipe in case anyone needs a yummy and easy baked bean recipe! (I can't take total credit for it though... it's another one of those recipes my Big Guy pilfered off of one of my friends although I've tweaked it slightly.)

Leah's Baked Bean Recipe
1 lb ground pork sausage
1 onion
2 T brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
2 T vinegar
1 T Worchestire sauce
2 - 55oz cans Bush's Baked Beans

1. Brown sausage in a pan.
2. Make sauce by combining brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, Worchestire sauce in a large bowl.
3. Add beans and sausage to bowl with sauce.
4. Pour in a 13x9 inch pan and slice onions in rounds and place on top.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.



Tiffany said...

Those baked beans sound amazing! I'm not a big onion eater so I would chop them up but I can't wait to try them!

You sound like me when it's holiday cooking time. I am making my grandmother's potato salad for about 40 people tomorrow and 3 trays of taco dip. I like to be that overachiever too. Little Sprout will appreciate it when he gets older. He will see what a good mama you are. Enjoy your holiday!

Elsie said...

I don't like the onions either... that's why I leave them big and I don't eat any... I leave them for the others!