Tuesday, July 14, 2009

english muffin pizza

english muffins split- enough to feed your family- you could even use bagels
spaghetti sauce
cheese
toppings.

Put english muffin halves on baking sheet. cover with sauce, cheese and toppings. Preheat oven to 350. Bake for 15 minutes.

Turkey pillows

2/3 cup diced cooked chicken
2 cans crescent rolls
2 (3 oz) packages cream cheese
2/3 cup herb flavored stuffing
4 tablespoons margarine
1 teaspoon chopped chives
1 can mushrooms, drained (save liquid)

Cooked rice for the side.

Cream cheese and margarine together. Add mushrooms, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and chives. Add chicken. Roll crescent rolls thinner (square shape). Add filling on rolls—fold like pillows—seal and dip in 6 tablespoons melted butter then coat with stuffing. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet in 375 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Make gravy with reserved mushroom liquid and a can of cream of mushroom soup.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sloppy Joe

 

1 pound hamburger
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 cup kidney or black beans (optional)
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon dry mustard
pepper and garlic to taste

Brown meat, pepper and onion lightly. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 15-30 minutes.
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Roast, potatoes, carrots

1 roast
6 potatoes
1 small bag of baby carrots
1 onion
4 sticks celery
1 package lipton onion soup mix
2 cups water

Cut potatoes, carrots, onion and celery. Put roast in crockpot. Add potatoes, carrots, onion and celery. Add lipton onions soup mix and water. Cover Let cook on low or medium for 4-6 hours but time will vary depending on roast size. Remove roast, potatoes, carrots, onion and celery from crockpot. Mix some flour and water together, pour into leftover juices. Heat to boiling and you have a great gravy.

Ice Cream in a Bag


1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon sugar
You could add anything you want to bag to create an ice cream or wait until you eat it. We doubled the first part and it was enough for each of us.
4 cups crushed ice
4 tablespoons salt
2 quart size Zip-loc bags
1 gallon size Zip-loc freezer bag
a hand towel to keep fingers from freezing as well!
Mix the milk, vanilla and sugar together in one of the quart size bags. Seal tightly, allowing as little air to remain in the bag as possible (too much air left inside may force the bag open during shaking)
Place this bag inside the other quart size bag, again leaving as little air inside as possible and sealing well. By double-bagging, the risk of salt and ice leaking into the ice cream is minimized.
Put the two bags inside the gallon size bag and fill the bag with ice, then sprinkle salt on top. Again let all the air escape and seal the bag.
Wrap the bag in the towel or put your gloves on, and Shake, Shake, Shake! and massage the bag, making sure the ice surrounds the cream mixture.
Five to eight minutes is adequate time for the mixture to freeze into ice cream. We put it into the freezer after, but it got hard so we had to smoosh the bags to get it soft again. I would just make and enjoy next time.
I put strawberry jam on mine and Parker dumped a little chocolate in for me to enjoy too.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

1 can cream of chicken soup
1 1/3 cup water
3/4 cup uncooked long grain white rice
2 cups fresh or frozen vegetables
1/2 tsp onion powder
2-4 chicken breasts
1/2 cup cheddar cheese

Stir the soup, water, rice onion powder and vegetables together in a 9X13 pan. Season chicken if desired and place on top of mixture. Cover. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until done. Top with cheese.

Cornbread muffins

2 boxes of jiffy corbread mix
1 can whole kernal corn- drained
¼ cup honey
2 eggs
just enough milk to make a thick batter

Stir just until moistened. Spray or line 12 muffin cups. Fill. Cook at 400 for 15 to 20 minutes.

Pesto Pasta


Pasta- cooked
1 packet of pesto made according to packet.
Add cooked Pasta a little at a time, until pasta is covered to desired amount.
Pesto sauce- I haven't tried yet- if you do let me know.
1/4 cup olive oil or cooking oil
1/2 cup walnuts and/or pine nuts
2 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 tsp salt
black pepper
Combine oil, nuts, basil, cheese, garlic, and salt. Cover and process or blend until nearly smooth, stopping and scraping sides as necessary. Add pepper to taste. If you aren't serving the pesto immediately, separate into portion sizes and store in airtight containers.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Chicken, ham, mushrooms, & onions

 

1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp powdered chicken bouillon
1 tsp garlic salt
3 chicken breasts
1 onion sliced
1/2 container of mushrooms sliced
3 slices of deli ham cut up
1/2 cup cheese

Cook chicken, onion, mushrooms, bouillon and garlic in butter until meat is almost cooked. Add ham until warm and top with cheese. Can be eaten plain, on noodles or in a sandwich.
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Thursday, July 2, 2009

German Pancakes

 

6 eggs
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
5 tablespoons butter

Whip eggs until thick and lemon colored. Add milk, flour, and salt. Heat butter in 9x13 pan in the oven while preheating. Pour batter into pan of melted butter. Bake 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Top with powdered sugar, serve with jam or syrup.

Apple Oven Pancake (pictured)
Make German Pancake as directed--except sprinkle 5 Tbsp packed brwon sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon evenly over melted butter in pan. Arrange 1-2 cup thinkly sliced peeled baking apples over sugar. Pour batter over apple. Bake 30-35 minutes. Immediately loosen edge of pancake.
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Parker House Rolls

 

1 cup milk, scalded (or 1 cup hot water and 1/3 cup powdered milk)
¼ cup shortening
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon yeast dissolved in ¼ cup lukewarm water
1 well beaten egg
3½ cups flour

Combine milk, shortening, sugar, and salt. Cool to lukewarm. Add yeast mixture and egg. Gradually stir in flour to form soft dough. Beat vigorously. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk. Turn out on lightly floured surface and roll about 3/8” thick. Cut with pizza cutter and roll up like crescent rolls. Let rise until doubled in size. Bake 400degrees for 10 minutes.
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