Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Breakfast Burrito-Carol

Breakfast Burrito

Shredded cheddar cheese
Cooked brown rice
Spinach leaves

In a iron skillet scramble the amount of eggs you need (1-2 per person). Once cooked add spinach and brown rice and combine until all are warm. Scoop mixture onto tortillas, top with cheese. Roll up and place in wax paper. Can be warmed up in microwave for a few seconds if the little darlings take to long to get to the breakfast table. Serve salsa on the side.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Easy Chicken-Carol

Easy Chicken

6 chicken breasts
zip lock gallon baggie
bottle of Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing

Put chicken in bag. Pour the amount of dressing you want (could be close to the whole bottle). Flatten bag out. Put in freezer.

Let in thaw overnight in refrigerator. Place in crock pot for 4-6 hours.

I serve this with roasted sweet potatoes, carrots and onions.

You can use Italian Dressing, or any of your favorite salad dressings.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna-Carol

2 lbs. ground beef
1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
1 envelope taco seasoning
2 tablespoons hot salsa
12 ounces uncooked lasagna noodles( I used wheat)
4 cups Jack or Monterey Cheese (I used Mexican Blend)
1 jar (16 ounces) mild salsa
2 cups water
2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
1 can (2 1/4) sliced ripe olives, drained
3 green onions, chopped

In a skillet cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the beans, chilies, taco seasoning and hot salsa; mix well. In a greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish, layer a third of the noodles and meat mixture. Sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese. Repeat layers twice. Combine mild salsa and water, pour over top.

Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until heated through. Uncover, top with sour cream, olives, onions and remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer. Let stand 10-15 minutes before cutting.

Serve with chips if desired.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Crescent Roll Lasagna-Carol

Crescent Roll Lasagna

2 cans crescent rolls
1 lb. ground chuck or ground turkey
1 lb. pork sausage
1 (6oz) tomato paste
1 can water (tomato paste can)
1 (16 oz) container small curd cottage cheese
1 egg
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 package (8 slices or shredded) Mozzarella cheese
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. parsley flakes
1/2 tsp. oregano

Cook meets until pink is gone; drain grease. Add tomato paste, water and spices. Roll out 1 can crescent rolls and put in a 9 x 13 pan. In a small bowl combine egg, cottage cheese and Parmesan cheese.

In pan put a layer of meat on crescent rolls, then a layer of cheese mixture, continuing to alternate layers, ending with meat mixture. Place Mozzarella cheese on top. Roll out another can of crescent rolls and put on top. Pinch edges together and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

I always fix this for my husband's birthday meal. It is similar to the one his mom used to fix.

It is a family favorite.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers-Carol

4 medium bell peppers (red, yellow, green, whatever is on sale or in your garden) trim off tops and remove and discard cores and seeds

1/2 cup long-grain white rice
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
12 ounces ground beef
3 cloves minced garlic
1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, drained but reserve 1/4 cup juice from tomatoes
1 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley(optional)
Ground black pepper
1/4 cup ketchup

Bring 4 quarts water to boil in stockpot over high heat.

Add 1 tablespoons salt and bell peppers to boiling water. Cook until peppers begin to soften about 3 minutes.
Remove peppers with slotted and drain on paper towels, cut-side up.

Return water to boil and add rice. Boil about 13 minutes or until tender.

Drain rice and transfer to large bowl; set aside.

Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large skillet, over medium high heat; add oil. Cook onion about 5 minutes, or until softened and brown.

Add ground beef to onion mixture. Cook about 4-5 minutes or until no longer pink. Stir in garlic and cook about 30 seconds.

Add this mixture to bowl with rice. Stir in tomatoes, 1 cup cheese, parsley and salt and pepper to taste.

In a small bowl stir together ketchup and reserved tomato juice.

Place peppers cut-side up in a 9 inch square baking dish. Spoon filling evenly among peppers. Spoon 2 tablespoons ketchup mixture over filled pepper and spring with remaining cheese.

Bake until cheese is browned and filling is heated through. About 25-30 minutes.

I double this recipe.

It is a great leftover too.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Rainbow Pancakes

Rainbow Pancakes-Carol

Using your favorite pancake mix or recipe, separate into bowls and add food color to each bowl. Cook per recipe instructions and serve.

This was served on St. Patrick's Day.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Stir fry pork

Stir Fry Pork

Marinade pork strips in teryiaki sauce for 15 minutes.
Stir fry in olive oil until no longer pink.
Serve with stir fry veggies and rice!

Stir Fry-Carol

Stir Fry Veggies

In your wok or frying pan, add olive oil and favorite vegetables. In this picture I am stir frying
orange, red and green bell pepper
green beans
water chestnuts
cashews and peanuts
Stir until soft but not mushy

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Glazed Fruit-Filled Drop Biscuits from Betty Crocker

2 cups Bisquick mix
1/4 cup butter or margarine softened
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup fruit preserves

Vanilla Drizzle
2/3 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons warm water
1/4 teaspoons vanilla

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with spray. In bowl stir Bisquick mix, butter and granulated sugar until crumbly. Stir in milk until dough forms; beat 15 strokes.

2. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet. Make shallow well in center of each with back of spoon dipped in water, fill each with 1 teaspoon preserves.

3. Bake 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

4. In small bowl, beat all vanilla drizzle ingredients with spoon until smooth, stirring in additional water if necessary. Spread over warm biscuits.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Teriyaki Chicken-Carol

Teriyaki Sauce

1/2 cup Soy Sauce
1 Cup water
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons chopped green onion
5 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Honey
2 Tablespoons corn starch
1/4 cup cold water
4 lbs. chicken wings

Combine the first 7 ingredients in a sauce pan. Heat just to bubbling. In a small bowl combine corn starch and water, stir well. Add the corn starch mixture to the sauce and heat while stirring. Stir until sauce thickens. Remove from heat.

Season frozen chicken wings with salt and pepper. Place frozen wings on broiler pan and broil for 12-15 minutes on each side. Transfer to crock pot.

Add the sauce, plus 1/4 cup BBB sauce (see my homemade recipe for that), add 1 cup honey to chicken in crock pot. Cook on high for two hours or low for 4.

Wow, a family hit. It may be part of the perfect Super Bowl festivities!!

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce-Carol

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1 Tablespoon olive oil

Place in pot and cook until clear

Add to pot
1 quart canned tomatoes
1 6 oz. tomato paste
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1 tsp. basil leaves
1 bay leaf
1 Tablespoon sugar

Stir and simmer 20-30 minutes then add 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese and 2-3 Tablespoons quick oats,( or pour into crock pot.)