I know this has been mentioned in the past, but Elliott was instant messaging with Leslie last night, and she wanted ideas for dinner, so I thought I would post some ideas and recipes.
Last night we had Enchiladas. I like them, since I grew up eating them, but Julianne will have to tell you if they are acceptable to the Parker pallet! These are quite simple to make.
Saute 1 lb. ground beef with minced dried onion (I think I used about 2 tsp.) and about 1.4 tsp. garlic powder. Add 1 can olives, sliced, at the end of sauteeing (I use the larger size can of whole olives, and then slice them up. Set this aside in a bowl with 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
Breifly saute 15-20 corn tortillas in oil to soften them up. Roll the enchilada filling into the tortillas, and place side by side in a greased baking dish (I ended up using a 9x13 and an 8x8 dish).
Combine a 10 oz. can red enchilada sauce and a 15 oz. can tomato sauce, and pour over the top of the enchiladas. Sprinkle more shredded cheese over the top.
Bake at 350 deg. for 10-12 minutes.
I have several more recipes to share, that don't involve too much cooking (better for the summer heat), but I am off to the grocery store at the moment. Wish me luck, I am taking all 3 kids! :-)