Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Peachy Fruit Salad
1 20 oz can peach pie filling
1 20 oz can Pineapple (chunks or tidbits), drained
1 15 oz mandarin oranges, drained
1 pkg strawberries, frozen slightly thawed (I always just use a handful or 2 from my big Sams bag)
2-3 bananas sliced
Optional: you can also add blueberries, grapes, cherries or marshmallows
Mix all together. It is best after being chilled but can be served right when you mix it up. The strawberries should be added shortly before serving because they can get mushy
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Browned hamburger with taco seasoning
(You get the idea- any taco toppings that you enjoy)
This is an easy way to make a baked potato a complete meal. To save time I bake my potatoes in the microwave. I cut them in half and put them on a plate and cover the entire plate with saran wrap. I poke a few holes in the top to let out steam and then microwave them for about 7 minutes. For taco meat, I buy my taco seasoning in bulk at Sams Club. I like the seasoning and it is a lot less expensive than the little packets. Enjoy!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
1 1/2 quarts chicken broth
2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 cup oil
3 bay leaves
3/4 green bell pepper, chopped finely
3 celery stalks, chopped finely
1 med onion, chopped finely
1 bunch green onions, chopped tops only
1 dash hot sauce ( I use Louisiana hot sauce)
2 tsp Tony Chachere's creole seasoning
In large stock pot saute the onions and celery in the oil till clear then add the bell peppers and garlic till browned. Add the remaining ingredients with the exception of the green onions and simmer for 1/2 hour. Using a potato masher smash some of the beans and cook an additional 20 min or until creamy. Stir in the green onion and serve over rice.
Chicken Sausage Jambalaya
½ cup veggie oil
1 onion chopped
1 g. bell pepper chopped
3 tsp salt
1 ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 lbs smoked sausage, quartered
2 b/s chicken breast, cooked &chopped
3 bay leaves
3 cups uncooked rice
6 cups chicken broth
1 small can tomato sauce
1 cup green onions
Heat oil in large dutch oven. Over med heat add onion, and bell peppers and brown. Add all remaining ingredients with the exception of the green onions and cook until rice is cooked (15-20 min). Add green onions and let sit 5 minutes.
Friday, April 17, 2009
1/4 cup butter
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
Turn oven to 350 degrees and melt butter in 9x13 pan in oven. Meanwhile mix eggs, milk, flour then salt in bowl. Pour egg mixture into hot butter (careful not to burn the butter) bake for 25 minutes. Top with syrup, powdered sugar, jam, etc. anything you like to put on pancakes or waffles.
I usually make these for breakfast but they would be delicious for dinner too. (I like breakfast... my last post was a pancake recipe too :>) I wanted to share this one because my kids love them and I just gave them to Danielle and Spencer Black and they loved them just plain. So hears a recipe your kids (or at least 2 of them loved) Stephanie I hope y'all enjoy!!!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
4 cups chicken stock
2 cups cubed cooked ham
dash of rosemary
1 pound bacon, diced
1 onion, diced
1 1/2 clove garlic
3 green onions, diced
3 large potatoes, cubed
1/2 pound carrots, cubed
3/4 cup heavy cream
1. Pour stock into large pot set over medium heat, and bring to a simmer. Stir in the cubed ham and rosemary.
2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook diced bacon until crisp. With a slotted spoon, remove bacon, and add to pot. Drain half of the bacon grease, and return to medium heat. Stir in onions, garlic, and green onions; cook until tender, then add to pot.
3. Place cubed potatoes and carrots in pot; simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Turn off heat, and add cream to pot.
Ham and Chicken Roll-Ups
2 cups cooked rice
6 slices ham
1 1/2 cups cooked chopped chicken
1 can cream of mushroom soup, divided
3 T butter
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 cup minced celery
2 mushrooms, chopped
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
1/4 t pepper
*1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
**French fried onions
1. Arrange rice on bottom of greased foil baking pan.
2. Saute onion, celery, and mushrooms in butter until soft.
3. Combine chicken, 1/3 cup soup, onion, celery, and mushrooms in a bowl.
4. Divide among the six slices of ham.
5. Roll up and place seam side down on top of rice.
6. Combine sour cream, milk, pepper, and remaining soup. Pour over roll-ups.
7. Cover with heavy freezer foil. Label and freeze.
8. To serve: Thaw. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes at 350*. Top with *cheese and **French fried onions. Bake 10 minutes longer.
Friday, April 3, 2009
1 lb. ground beef
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T. parsley flakes
1 T. basil
1 1/2 t. salt
1 can tomatoes
2 cans tomato paste
10 oz. lasagna noodles
3 c. cottage cheese
2 beaten eggs
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
2 T. parsley flakes
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese
1 lb. mozzarella cheese
Brown meat slowly. Add the next 6 ingredients. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes to blend flavors. Stir occasionally.
Cook noodles in boiling water til tender, drain. Rinse in cold water.
Meanwhile combine cottage cheese with eggs, seasonings and Parmesan cheese.
Place half the noodles in 9x13 pan. Spread 1/2 of the cottage cheese mixture on the noodles, then layer with 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese. After the mozzarella layer, spread 1/2 the meat mixture. Repeat layers.
Bake @ 375 for 30 min. Garnish with remaining mozzarella & let stand 10 min. before cutting.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 packet dry onion soup mix
1 (10.75 ounce) can water
1 cup mushrooms, diced
4 pork chops
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, combine the mushroom soup, onion soup mix, water and mushrooms.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the pork chops on each side. Transfer chops to a 9x9 inch baking dish, and cover with the mushroom soup mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours, or until internal pork temperature reaches 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
This recipe serves 4. Serve over rice to soak up all the sauce. Yum. I used a lot more mushrooms and it was great. I also just sliced up a pork tenderloin and used that instead of chops and it worked great.