Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Queen Minnie's Chicken Spaghetti

1 small onion
Handful fresh mushrooms
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can rotel
8 ounces Velveeta
3 cooked and cubed boneless skinless chicken breasts(I substituted leftover turkey)
8 ounces cooked thin spaghetti
8 ounces mild cheddar
Saute onion and mushrooms in olive oil. When soft mix in chicken, spaghetti, soups, rotel and velveeta in skillet and stir until melted. Put in a 9X13 baking dish and sprinkle with shredded cheddar. Bake at 350 until cheese is melted.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Best Spinach Dip Ever

Dip week... My normal spinach dip recipe calls for spring vegetable soup mix and I do prefer that but this was good too!
Best Spinach Dip Ever
1 cup mayonnaise
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
1 (1.8 ounce) package dry leek soup mix
1 (4 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1/2 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 (1 pound) loaf round sourdough bread
In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, dry leek soup mix, water chestnuts and chopped spinach. Chill in the refrigerator 6 hours, or overnight.
Remove top and interior of sourdough bread. Fill with mayonnaise mixture. Tear removed bread chunks into pieces for dipping.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Brownies w/ a pb layer

I used the recipe off the side of the brownie box(pillsbury).

The kids loved them=)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Cowboy cookies

Cowboy Cookies...expensive ingredients with an 'okay' outcome. There are pecans, a big bag of chocolate chips & m&m's. I did not put in the coconut called for but that wouldn't have made it any less dry or tastier.

Cheeseburger N Fries Casserole

This recipe makes two. I usually freeze bake one and freeze the other according to the directions.

Cheeseburger N Fries Casserole
4 pounds lean ground beef
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
2 cans cheddar cheese soup
1 package onion soup mix
2 packaged(20 oz each) frozen french fries

In a skillet, brown the beef, drain. Stir in soups and soup mix. Pour into two 1 gallon freezer bags. Lay flat to freeze.

Thaw. Place meat mixture into 9X13 baking dish. Top with frozen fries. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 50-55 minutes or until the fries are golden brown.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Lawry's California Center Chicken Enchiladas

 I found this by accident just trying to find a good recipe for ground turkey. 

Lawry's Chicken Enchiladas
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cups shredded cooked
chicken or turkey
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced
tomatoes, undrained
1 (4 ounce) can diced green
chilies, undrained
1 (1 ounce) package Lawry's
® Taco Spices & Seasonings
12 corn tortillas
sliced black olives
5 cups shredded Monterey
Jack cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 13 x 9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and cook onion, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in chicken, tomato sauce, tomatoes, chilies, and Lawry's® Taco Spices & Seasonings. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered 15 minutes.
In prepared baking dish, arrange 4 tortillas. Evenly spread 1/3 of the chicken mixture over tortillas. Top with 1/3 of the olives and 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat layers 2 times, ending with cheese.
Bake 30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Serve, if desired, with hot cooked Mexican rice and a tossed green salad.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Spaghetti Corn

This recipe came from Kris and is a family favorite.

Spaghetti Corn

1 14 3/4 ounce can cream-style corn
1 15 1/4 ounce can whole kernel corn, with liquid
1 cup broken spaghetti, uncooked(about 1/3 pound)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup melted butter
2-4 tablespoons chopped onion

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 13X9 inch baking dish. Stir together cream-style corn, spaghetti, cheese, butter and onion and pour into prepared dish. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foiil and bake for anadditional 30 minutes.

Friday, November 10, 2006

My first tofu

I tried this recipe for the first time today and yuck. I want to like tofu so I will continue trying other things. This was supposed to be similar to BBQ'd meat but instead it was much more like I'd cut up the kitchen sponge and put bbq sauce on it. I froze, defrosted and got out as much water as I could then marinated in bbq sauce and pan fried. It never got crispy on the outside like it was supposed to and I hope to slip it into some wraps tonight without a revolt from the kids.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Traci posted this recipe about three years ago. It is my absolute favorite(and most fattening) sweet bread. I made the mistake of tenting first thing this time and then forgetting to go take off the foil so it didn't rise as much as usual. Use a BIG bowl to mix in!

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

3 sticks butter, room temp
8 oz cream cheese, room temp
3 cups sugar
6 lg eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups flour
2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With an electric mixer, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar; beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla. With mixer on low, add flour and salt in two additions, beating until just combined.

Generously coat two 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 by 2 1/2 loaf pans with cooking spray; immediately pourin batter(pan will seem full). Tap pans on work suface to eliminate any large air bubbles.

Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in the centers comes out almost clean, 60-75 minutes(if the tops begin to brown too quickly tent with aluminum foil).

Cool 10 minutes in the pan. Turn out the cakes; cool completely, with top sides up, on a wire rack.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Bierox Casserole

Recipe Challenge #5

This was delicious!!! It's going in the family recipe book! Both kids loved it and wanted more.

Bierox Casserole

1/2 medium head cabbage, cored and shredded
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 clove chopped fresh garlic
1 (10 ounce) can refrigerated crescent roll dough
1 (1 pound) loaf processed cheese food, cubed
1 pinch salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Place the cabbage and ground beef into a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring to crumble beef, until evenly browned and cabbage is tender. Drain off excess grease, and stir in the onion, garlic, and processes cheese. Scoop into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Unroll crescent roll dough, and place over the top of the dish. Pinch seams together to cover completely.
3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top is puffed and browned.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Holiday cheer

I love trying the holiday coffee creamers when they come out.
I bought the one I was most sure I'd like first:

And it was great! Just the right amount of mint and chocolate=)
Then I bought the one I was most sure I wouldn't like:

And I was right. It wasn't bad persay but it just tasted like plain creamer and pumpkin pie spice.
And then I bought this one just because I hadn't yet.

I'm having it in my coffee this morning and so far it's my favorite. Yum!

Bread maker pizza dough

In this order I put this all in the breadmaker(all room temp):
7 ounces water
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp yeast
Set it on the dough setting and wala...easy pizza dough=)

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Shar's Chili Dog Casserole

I just printed this out for the family cookbook so am going to post it here too.

Shar's Chili Dog Casserole

2 15 oz cans of chili
1 package of Frankfurters
6 Flour tortillas
1 cup shredded cheddar(I use LOTS more but not in this picture obviously)

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
2. Spread 1 can of the chili on the bottom of a 9X13 inch baking dish. Roll up franks inside tortillas and place in baking dish, seam side down, on top of chili. Top with remaining can of chili and sprinkle with cheese.
3. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake at 425 for 30 minutes.