Friday, March 16, 2012

A Dinner and A Winner

What's for dinner at my house? 
For a veggie, it's one of my favorite dishes. Sauteed squash. I modified the recipe found on and made up this:

Sauteed Squash
3 large size fresh squash sliced in 1/2" thickness
1/2 can French's Fried Onions
2 tablespoons light olive oil
salt and pepper

Heat oil in frying pan. Add squash. As squash starts to get soft, add fried onions. Continue to saute with lid on top until desired softness. Salt and pepper. You can add any fresh vegetable such as zucchini, tomatoes and/or my personal favorite, mushrooms.  

We'll add another side of fresh whipped mashed potatoes. For the meat it'll be another one of my concoctions, adapted from Paula Deen's meatloaf recipe, our family's favorite. It's so good, I thought why not take some of the same ingredients and use them for another dish so...

Hamburger Steaks With Gravy

1 pound ground beef
1 package Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup quick-cooking oats

1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 375.  Mix all ingredients well, Form into individual patties. Place in baking pan. 
Mix all ingredients for gravy. Pour over patties.
Bake for 1 hour. 

And no meal is complete without a little sugar. The Doc has requested cream cheese pound cake. He likes it plain but I like to top it with fruit and whipped cream. It's also good topped with any fruit salad recipe.
 From who else but the butter queen Paula Deen. (Click on the link under the photo for recipe.)

 And now for the winner of the E.W. McCall giveaway.

Congratulations to #17, Sally-
 "Love the things in the shop. I've liked EW McCall on Facebook. 
Thanks for the opportunity to win :)"

Thanks to all who entered!  No blogging for me today or the weekend as we'll be spring cleaning outside. I'm about to go plant before the sun gets too hot. It was 86 degrees yesterday! What will the temps be in July?


Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Your recipes sound great! I love squash so I will try it. Thanks for sharing!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

It's a sign! I've been thinking about baking a pound cake for days but reminding myself that we really don't neeeed it. But hey. Yours looks wonderful this morning - and the weekend's here! I'm headed to the kitchen... Thanks -- and I hope you enjoy your weekend!

podso said...

The meal looks yummy, and the dessert picture especially is a stunner! Yes we are all wondering what July will feel like!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

You can cook dinner for me any time. :o) Don't work to hard outside. It was 76 here yesterday. This weather is so bizarre! Happy St.Patrick's Day to you and your family...Ann

E W McCall said...

All looks yummy!!!

Congrats to Sally! We are so happy to have her pick something from our shop! :)

A big thank you to Beatrice Banks for hosting this give-away!!!

Cindy said...

Yikes, 86 deg! What WILL it be in July?!
Congratulations to Sally, lucky girl!!!
Hugs, Cindy

luci wallis said...

What a yummy recipe! The dessert looks yummo~

Love Of Quilts said...

Yummy meal!

Brandi said...

Everything looks so delicious Tammy! I love squash and bacon!

Pamela said...

yum yum yum!!!! I make that hamburger thing is so good.
I must try that dessert recipe!
Thanks for sharing Tammy!
Send some heat this way please??

Faye Henry said...

What a wonderful meal.. Thanks for the recipes..
We still have snow here in Canada..
I can't imagine what your July will be like.. Oh my...
Have a blessed weekend, dear friend..

Loretta said...

Congrats to the winner! Love love these servings! The squash is simple recipe but looks so tasty... Yummy! I use to make the hamburger steaks so I know they are delish! Great, yummy recipes! Have a lovely eve! Hugs, Loretta

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

Mouthwatering good! Next time invite me!

Kelly said...

I love new squash recipes! Congrats to your lucky winner as well.

(P.S. Check out my latest giveaway!)

thistlewoodfarm said...

That recipe looks so yummy! Thanks for the inspiration (especially that dessert)!

Have an awesome weekend!


PS Are you on Twitter? I just set up an account.

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Wow! It all looks so yummy!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Now I know what I'm fixing for dinner tomorrow night! This looks delicious.

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

We've been to see your notecard entry. But we're having fun visiting elsewhere in your blog too!

A wonderful place to hang out for a while.

Wishing you a beautiful day.....