Sunday, January 10, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Yes, it's early this week! I'm in total shock with myself!

Monday-Chicken Enchilada Casserole, salad (from last week. . .we had left-overs instead of this)
Tuesday-Pork skewers, Creamy Dill Noodles, Mixed Veggies
Wednesday-Pizza Buns or left-overs
Thursday (CP)- Crock Pot Gingered Beef, rice, (carrots and peas)
Friday (OAMC)-Spaghetti Casserole (Hilda's recipe), salad
Saturday's Snack- Chocolate-Mallow Brownie Cake (see below)
Sunday-Dutch boy pancakes (This recipe is called Dutch Babies Pancakes. . .It is the same, only my recipe, which comes from the Lynden Christian Cookbook, is pretty much half this one and cooked in pie plates).

Chocolate-mallow Brownie Cake
I think this came from a LONG, LONG ago Homemakers magazine. Very rich, but very good! i was supposed to post this around Christmas time but never got around to it, so here it is now.

1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. granulated sugar
4 eggs, room temperature
1-1/4 c. chocolate syrup
1 t.vanilla
1 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
pinch salt
2-1/2 c. mini marshmallows
1/2 c. sugar
2 T. milk
2 T. butter
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/2 t. vanilla

Cake: Lightly butter a 13x9" baking pan. Set aside. in large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until well-combined. Add eggs one at a time. Stir in chocolate syrup and vanilla. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Stir flour mixture into chocolate syrup mixture a little at a time until well-combined. Pour into pan. Bake in 350F oven for 40-45 minutes or until edges of cake pull away from the pan. Place on wire rack and cover surface with marshmallows. Set aside.
Note: I usually bake this in a glass pan and let it cool slightly, without removing it from the pan.

Icing:In heavy saucepan, combine sugar, milk and butter over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Add chocolate chips and vanilla. Stir until melted. Remove from heat, beat 2 minutes or until smooth and glossy. Drizzle over marshmallows. Let cool completely. Serves 10-12
444 calories; 15g-12 g. fat per serving.

*Photo (and another recipe. . .and cute food blog from my brief look) from here.
*See other MPM at Have a yummy week!

1 comment:

Tara V said...

YAY. An early MPM...Good for you ;)
Those brownies look sinful! I don't think I'll make them...but I'm free for coffee if you want to share!
Have a great week!