Sunday, April 29, 2012

Better than Sliced Bread

He is the reason I have become less of a blogger and more of a grilled cheese maker!

If only I could get my little man to eat something other than grilled cheeses and fruit! He hates all meat and veggies! I never thought I would be a short order cook for a 19 month old cutie patootie, but I aim to please. Happy Sunday and Happy Spring!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Spring menu! Lettuce Rejoice and Be Glad!





Hey Beav, go watch tv and let mama cook!

Meals by Misty
Spring/Summer Menu
Salads
Sweet and Sour Romaine with Walnuts and Broccoli Med (4-5 servings) $21 Lg (10-12 servings) $27
Mixed Greens Salad with Red Onion, Cherry Tomato, Red and Green Bell Pepper and Cucumber Med (4-5 servings) $21 Lg (10-12 servings) $27
Traditional Chicken Salad with Celery, Onion and Almonds *may add grapes and dried cranberries upon request add $5 1 quart $21 Large (8-10 servings) $33
Spicy Pimento and Cheese 1 quart $15
Pasta Salad with Vermicelli in a Lemon Dressing Med (4-5 servings) $24 Lg (10-12 servings) $33
Tortellini Salad with Asparagus and Fresh Basil Vinaigrette Med (4-5 servings) $24 Lg (10-12 servings) $33
Potato Salad with Ranch, Bacon, Capers and Chives Med (4-5 servings) $26 Lg (10-12 servings) $37
Broccoli and Grape Pasta Salad Med (4-5 servings) $21 Lg (10-12 servings) $27
Broccoli Slaw Med (4-5 servings) $21 Lg (10-12 servings) $27
Homemade Pico de Gallo and Pita Chips 1 quart $15
Guacamole Salsa *Can be used as a dip or dressing 1 quart $15
Jalapeno Ranch Dip *Can be used as a dip or dressing 1 quart $15

Sides
4 Cheese Macaroni
Green Beans with Pecans
Roasted Squash, Zucchini, Tomato and Onion Bake
Roasted Garlic Potato Mash
Potato Au Gratin Bake
Squash Casserole
Medium (4-5 servings) $17 Large (8-10 servings) $27


Entrees
Poppy Seed Lemon Chicken with Wild Rice
Peppered Steak with Red, Green and Yellow Peppers and Onions
Chicken Tetrazzini
Beef and Black Bean Enchilada Bake *Made with flour tortillas, can substitute chicken
Farmers Market Lasagna with Mushrooms and Spinach
Traditional Lasagna with Ricotta
Pizza Pie Bake
Rosemary and Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin $17 4-5 servings
Baked Beef Stroganoff
Spicy Sausage Pasta
Medium (4-5 servings) $26 Large (8-10 servings) $48

Deserts
Key Lime Pops *ask about pricing
Banana Pudding $19 serves 8-10
Swirled Chocolate Chip Cake Cookies $17 per dozen
I’m Having a Blond Moment Brownies $17 per dozen

*If you are planning a dinner party, large or small, let me send you a price quote! I specialize in Mexican fare and BBQ.
ALSO: If you wanting to give a new mom dinner, I’m your cook!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Busy Little Bee



It is a big weekend here at the Meals by Misty house. My baby boy Finn is being dedicated at church tomorrow and we have the most dedicated and loving family coming to be with us during this special occasion. Tomorrow we celebrate, today I cook and clean. The old me would have color coded card stock with typed out notes on them in order of importance. The new mom me, did find time to right down a few notes with a sharpie on a dirty post it.

Ok, I'm off to the frozen department at Sams. Enjoy your Saturday everyone! 

** On a side note, I will be making this Bacon and Cheddar Grits Bake from Pinterest that you can find right HERE.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thanksgiving Menu

Meals by Misty has so much to be thankful for. My sweet baby boy, Finn, made this past year the greatest, most fulfilling year of my life. I am looking forward to the holiday season more than ever!

I decided to feature a Thanksgiving menu again this year. I've included all my favorites as well as my customer favorites. Listed are the sides and desserts I will be offering. 


Meals by Misty
Thanksgiving Menu
Summer Squash Cornbread Dressing
Summer Squash Casserole with Cheddar Crunch Topping
Traditional Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Sage
Green Bean Casserole with Panko and Herb Crunch
Cream Corn Bake
Sweet Potato Casserole
Harvest Vegetable Gratin
5 Cheese Macaroni
Red Velvet OR Pumpkin Spice balls, both with cream cheese icing and dipped in Chocolate

YES, I realize most of these dishes are "beige" in color. Beige just so happens to be my favorite color and beige is a great fall color. Reminds me of the vegetable plate I use to get at the local meat and 3 place. I'd skip the meat and get all healthy vegetables. You know, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, fried okra and cream corn. I added pepper to give it a little color. I love being healthy. 

On that note, here is a great recipe I found on the Dish and Dine blog. Its only a little beige...
Yummy Root Veggie Gratin

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I'm Bringing Pumpkin Back

I will be the first to admit that I love a boxed cake mix. They are easy, cheap and just as good, if not BETTER, than mixing your own homemade mix. When I heard about mixing a spice cake mix...
With a can of ZERO WEIGHT WATCHER POINT, HEALTHY AS IT GETS pumpkin...
You get a darn good muffin. All for around 2.5 points.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Weight Watchers

Anyone else on weight watchers? Are you feeling as hungry and I am? Are you so tired of fruit that you could scream?
Just checking. Happy Tuesday.

Monday, October 10, 2011

4 ladies, 1 man, 2 dogs and a baby. Oh, and the best shrimp salad I've ever had.

Last month we drove down over to my mom's house in Missssssisssssippi to surprise her with a 60th birthday party. She doesn't "do" birthday's well, but I do. So, I felt it necessary to invite my favorite friends and family over for a shrimp boil. I'll post more on that later, but wanted to share the absolute best shrimp salad I've ever had with you.

We had a ton of skrimp left over from the Thursday night hoopla-shindig, so we put our heads together, went to allrecipes.com and found a keeper. CLICK ME FOR THE RECIPE

The recipe called for green onions, but we decided to be bold and try a leek, which none of us had ever cooked before and after cleaning its dirty self up, I was shocked at how easy this little crunchy goodness is to toss in a dish and take it from 4 star, to 5. I love a good leek! Who knew!
Next came my favorite herb in all of the land...this bunch probably came from some far away land where they use child labor and enough pesticides to poison the world, but I wasn't home and had to make do with the Walmarts produce.
We chopped up some surprisingly good tomatoes...too bad tomato days are over for a while.
Notice how long and lovely my Aunt Jilly's nails are. Looks like a Rachael Ray Furi commercial.

We started dumping it all together, with a red, yellow and green bell pepper. Added a diced jalapeno and a little cayenne peppa. (I just cringed as I typed that...made me think of the Neely's...ugh.)
Opened up some perfectly ripe avocados, diced and dumped them.
And then tossed it all with the juice from 2 limes. Added some salt and pepper and it was INSANE IN THE MEMBRANE good! I realize this isn't a fall recipe, but I guess I'm just not ready to let go of warm weather. Yes I am, nevermind.


By the way, I feel it necessary to show our tower o phones...
RIP Steve Jobs.

And in honor of Fall, here is the pork tenderloin I grilled to go along with our tasty Avocado, Lime, Cilantro, Leek, Pepper, fantastic o rama salad.

And, our newest addition of the family...Zelda. She belongs to my sous chef, and most fun Ole Miss chick I know...SJ.

Sous Chef Sarah: