Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Happy Fourth of July!!!
This is one of my favorite holidays... I really enjoy cookouts! In the July Simple Family Supper Menu Kit I included several recipes that can be used for a cookout. I am wanted to share a few with you.

It is my heart's desire to equip you with tools that simplify your life and to help you bring your family together for supper. What could be more fun than a great cookout. Even if you are celebrating quietly at home this year you can make it extra special and keep it simple using these easy recipes!

All of these yummy recipes are on the July Menu. The menu kit includes everything you need to be completely organized. It includes the month's menu, all of the easy to prepare recipes and weekly shopping lists! If you haven't signed up, now is the time!
For ONLY $5 per month you eliminate the "What is for supper?" stress from your life. Save money as you stay out of the drive-up and as you only buy what you need at the store!

As a Mom owned business I would appreciate any "word of mouth" advertising you could give me. Thank you for telling your friends and family about Simple Family Supper!

Heather Corbin
Simple Family Supper

Happy 4th of July!
Enjoy these recipes!

Cowboy Burgers

Grill or Broil


2 pounds lean ground beef

2 – 4 TBL Worcestershire sauce

½ tsp onion powder

¼ tsp garlic powder

Salt and pepper to taste

Sliced pepper jack cheese (optional)


1) Place the ground meat in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle on Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

2) Mix well (use your hands!) and form into patties.

3) Preheat grill. Cook burgers over medium heat until desired doneness is reached. Top with sliced cheese (optional)

Cheesy Potatoes with Sausage

Crock Pot or Oven


1 large bag frozen diced hash brown potatoes (optional: the hash browns with onions and peppers)

1 12-16 oz package kielbasa sausage, diced

2 cans cheddar cheese soup

8 oz reduced fat sour cream

1 ½ cups milk

½ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp onion powder

1 tsp parsley flakes (optional)

Salt and pepper to taste

Crock Pot Directions:

1) Spray the crock pot liner with non stick cooking spray. Place frozen potatoes in crock pot.

2) Dice up the sausage and add to the potatoes.

3) In a mixing bowl whisk together the remaining ingredients. Pour over potatoes and stir well.

4) Cook on LOW 6-8 hours or on HIGH 2-4 hours.

Oven Directions:

Same as above except cook in a 9x13 baking dish. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes until the potatoes are tender.

Seasoned Chops

**Marinate Ahead**

Grill or Broil


6-8 boneless pork loin chops (about 1 inch thick)


2/3 cup Worcestershire sauce

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce

3 TBL olive oil (or whatever oil you have on hand)

½ - 1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp pepper

¼ - ½ tsp cayenne red pepper

Grill Directions:

1) Whisk together the marinade ingredients. Place the chops in a large zip style plastic bag and pour on the marinade.

2) Refrigerate for 8 hours or over night.

3) Drain marinade into a small saucepan. In the small sauce pan bring marinade to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

4) Grill the chops over medium heat for 10-15 minutes on each side or until juices run clear and a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F. Baste the chops with the simmered marinade.

Broil Directions:

Same as above except broil chops 4 inches from heat.

Blackberry Cobbler



¼ cup butter, softened

½ cup sugar

1 cup flour

2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

½ cup milk

2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries

¾ cup raspberry or apple juice

Optional: serve with ice cream or whipped cream


1) In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar till fluffy.

2) In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.

3) Add the flour mixture to the creamed butter alternately with the milk. Stir until just moistened. Pour into a greased 8x8 baking dish.

4) Sprinkle berries on top of batter. Pour juice over berries. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. (batter will rise above the berries)

Serve warm or cold with optional ice cream or whipped cream.

Zucchini Medley

Stove top/ Crock Pot

(set slow cooker to the "warm" setting to keep this dish warm at a cook-out)


3 cups sliced zucchini (I like to use a blend of green and yellow)

2-3 green onions, sliced thin

1 large green pepper, diced

Optional: 1 large banana pepper, diced

2 medium tomatoes, diced

1 TBL olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

½ - ¾ cup Italian dressing


1) Prepare all the veggies.

2) In a large skillet sauté the zucchini and onion in the olive oil for 3-4 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and bring to boil. Simmer for 3-5 minutes.

3) Pour into crock pot and keep on LOW or warm.


tammi said...

Oooo, that Cheesy Potato recipe is definitely going into my "to try" file!! The menu sounds delicious!

tammi said...

PS. I've made a button for your Simple Family Supper site and it's going on my sidebar.