Sunday, February 9, 2014

Drew's Reuben Casserole

I purchased my ingredients at Winco.

1/2 lb. pastrami (freshly cut from their deli section)
1 24 oz. jar sauerkraut ( I used about 20 oz) I drained and rinsed it.
1 Winco brand Thousand Island Dressing
Swiss Cheese (6 square slices)
1 loaf Dark Rye Bread
1 9 x 13 pan

Spray cooking spray in pan.
Cube between 6-8 pieces of bread and put on bottom layer of the pan.
Spread sauerkraut on top of bread cubes.
Pour Thousand Island on top.  Use however much you like.
Cover with foil and bake in a preheated oven 400 degrees for 15-25 minutes, or until bubbly.
Remove foil, add the cheese squares and bake until good and melty.

I think next time I will double this.  It was sure tasty.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Chocolate Cake Castle

My daughter made this castle cake for her boyfriend's birthday. 
This is the recipe she used, but you can be creative and use  many other chocolate candies!

2 Boxes Chocolate Cake Mix
2 Tubs Chocolate Frosting
Rolos, Sprinkles, Chocolate Oreos, Hershey Miniature Candy, Kit Kat Miniature Candy Bars.

Bake both cakes according to box recipe.  Cool completely.
Put one cake on top of the other with frosting in between.
Add frosting on top and add sprinkles.
Put the miniature candy around all sides of the castle.
Put frosting in between the oreos so the towers will stay in place.
The Kit Kats look great as the drawbridge.

You can use your imagination and use many types of chocolate candy.
This was a fun and a very chocolate birthday cake.
Jenna's Chocolate Castle Cake!
Chicken Salad Rollup!


Chicken (I used 4 breasts)
Cashews ( 1/2 cup)
Dried Cranberries (1/2 cup)
Mayonnaise (4 Tablespoons)
Apple (1 Golden Delicious)
Chives (1 tsp.)
Tortillas (9)

Bake chicken, cool and shred.
Add it to all of the other ingredients in a bowl and mix.
Place in tortillas.
Wrap in plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator.
Eat as is, or slice them.

You can adjust everything to taste and for the amount of people you will be serving!!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

7 Up Apples

1 Can 7up

Open can of 7up and pour into bowl.  Slice the amount of apples you want to eat and place them in the bowl of 7up.  Let soak 10 minutes then drain.  A great way to keep the apples fresh in a packed lunch.

Butternut Squash

1 Butternut Squash
4 or 5 tablespoons butter, melted
Brown Sugar to taste

Peel butternut squash and cut into chunks, discard seeds.  Place on greased baking sheet.  Melt butter and add brown sugar.  Pour over squash.  Place in oven at 400 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until tender. 

Caramel Apples

Unwrap caramels.  I used about 30 to have extra for dipping.  Put caramels and 2 ice cubes in crockpot.  Once melted put the caramels in hollowed out apples.  I used Golden Delicious apples, but use any kind you like.  Put in refrigerator until ready to serve. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Baking Bacon

Line cookie sheet with foil.
Spray with cooking spray.
Place bacon slices on sheet.

Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until done.