We've been pretty busy lately so I wasn't able to do my favorites last week. Since we have lived in Shamrock we have made Friday nights our cooking nights. Most Fridays we try cooking something that we have never done before. We are big leftover people, so most of these dishes could serve an army. Shawn has his handy food saver that really has been helpful! We still have some frozen veggies from our garden back in Lubbock. Anyways, here are a few of my favorite dishes/items that we have made!
1. One of Shawn's co-workers, Shannon *THANK YOU AGAIN!*, from another office gave us her family recipe for homemade tortillas. We have made them a few times and pretty much have them perfected! We've made them to go with fajitas, breakfast burritos and chili. They are wonderful!!
2. I had never had sausage balls until I met Shawn. His family loves them and makes them anytime we are all together or when we go on a trip. This past Christmas my mother-in-law got a new Christmas cook book that had Sausage cheese muffins! Marianne tried them out and we are hooked. They are the perfect size to just pop in your mouth...but you have to be careful. Before you know it you look down and realize you've eaten way to many! This recipe makes a lot, so we like to freeze them and then reheat them when we feel like having them for breakfast.
3. Egg rolls!! Our dear friends, Jeff and Ashley Williams, had us over one night and made us egg rolls for appetizers. Ashley showed me how she did them, so Shawn and I gave it a try one night. SO easy and SO good! We made veggie and pork rolls but the possibilities are endless! These are really good reheated in the oven!4. Shawn loves homemade rolls! I have tried making them a few times but never really succeeded...until the other day that is! I worked all afternoon on the dough and even added extra yeast to make sure they rose the way I wanted them to. I was a little disappointed when I saw that they hadn't really done that. I prepared Shawn for stinky rolls yet again. BUT when I baked them...they turned out great!! woo hoo. I still think I could prefect them a little but all in all they were great. Again, this recipe made a lot but Shawn got creative and made yummy turkey sandwiches and baked them in the oven for lunch!5. The same night I attempted the rolls I also put together a new side dish for us. We love squash and zucchini, so I made a zucchini casserole. It is officially one of our new favorites! It has lots of good zucchini, bacon, onion, cheese, and a little egg to hold it together! Not hard at all and has been good reheated!
We absolutely love our Friday nights. We play our music, talk about our days (mainly Shawn's day...it's more eventful) and of course our sweet son. It amazes me how we continue to get closer each day as a couple. God has truly blessed us with this small town life. We have had to shift our ways of thinking so that we don't get bored and angry with each other hehe. God has shown us how wonderful it can be in such a small town. We have gotten involved with a little church here and are seriously young enough to be the GREAT grandchildren to EVERYONE there. They are all so thrilled to have a young couple in the church. We love this life that we have been blessed with and love being able to share it with everyone through this blog. If you would like the recipes to any of these items just let me know and I can email them to you!!