Monday, June 16, 2008

Menu Monday "SOS": Speaking of Simple

"...they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart." Acts 2:46

Another Monday! How can it be? The days and weeks of summer are already clicking by! The "heat is on" in the Lone Star State, which always seems to sap my energy. It's also Vacation Bible School time! We have a L-A-R-G-E church, and will be having over two thousand kids at our VBS this week. Isn't that incredible? I've served in various capacities over the years, but this year my fun son and I are leading a small group together. (At least I hope it's relatively small!) My daughter is old enough to lead a group herself. With our involvement in VBS, and my husband taking another business trip this week, the keyword for dinner at our house this week is simple. I tend toward simple anyway, but during a busy week like this, it's even more so!

Speaking of simple, I made this Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake last week. SO yummy, and it goes with Bluebell Homemade Vanilla ice cream just perfectly. Tastes like summer!

Also simple (and becoming a family favorite) is this corn casserole recipe I made last week that Susanne asked for. I got it from a cookbook that our MOPS group put together years ago. (If it was shared in a group of moms with preschoolers, you know it's easy!) It's also yummy!


Corn Casserole

1 egg, beaten
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup butter
1 (8 oz.) can cream style corn
1 (8 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (8 oz.) pkg. corn muffin mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in bowl in order listed. Mix well. Pour into greased 9x9 inch baking dish. Bake for 40 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve hot. Makes 8 servings.


Here's what's on our menu this week:

Monday- Southwestern Fish Tacos (We didn't have these last week. This has become a favorite with my kids, and it's easy and *fast*) with corn and black beans
Tuesday- Pizza, salad, fruit
Wednesday- Chicken Pesto Paninis (my simplified version with shaved chicken and done on the George Foreman grill), salad, fruit
Thursday- turkey hot dogs on the grill, deviled eggs, baked beans, fruit
Friday- crock pot teriyaki chicken, rice, stir-fry

For more menus, visit Laura at Have a yummy week!


Susanne said...

Oh I am so making that corn casserole and the dump cake this week. They both sound delish!

Jill said...

The corn casserole sounds so yummy! I will add it to our menus next week!

Hope all is well with ya'll - will we see ya'll on Saturday at Buckner?

Sandy said...

Cyndi, did I mention to you that our middle child is going to Uganda this summer? I can't post any more about it, but would love to talk to you about her connection sometime. I know that her heart is in adopting.

When she dropped me off at the airport on Saturday, she stopped to pray with the young man who was checking in the baggage. He is from Africa. He shared that his father was killed in a war, but his mom and sibllings are all there. He has not seen them in 8 years. It is so awesome that our dear daughter feels led to pray with others.