Thursday, January 20, 2011

Christmas Stew

1 lb. stew meat (You can also get custom cuts from your butcher if desired), 1- 32 oz box Beef Broth (I got lower sodium), 1/4 cup Soy Sauce (I used lower sodium), 3 tbsp. Ketchup, 1/2 onion (finely chopped), 1 Green Bell Pepper (rough chop), 1 Red Bell Pepper (rough chop), 1 Medium Tomato (rough chop)

I was going to get this recipe from my sister-in-law, but forgot to write it all down. I don't think I left anything out and ended up tasting pretty good, so I think I did alright.

This can be made over the stove or in the crock*pot. I made this batch in the crock*pot.

Steps Include:
1. Combine Meat, broth, soy sauce, ketchup, and onion in crock*pot, on high and cook for 4 to 5 hours..
2. Serve over rice and top with peppers, tomatoes and sour cream.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Penne Pizza

One of Andrew's favorite meals!

What You'll Need:
13x9" pan, 
1 large jar spaghetti sauce 
whole grain penne pasta
turkey pepperoni
2 packages Italian blend (or pizza bland) cheese
turkey sausage
*bell pepper 
green onion
*1/2 purple onion
*handful of baby carrots
*These don't have to be added if you're wanting to save time due to the fact it is a lot of extra chopping and cooking. I tend to add more vegetables because its a sneaky way to get my family to eat them.
1. Chop veggies finely.
2. Brown meat and bring water to boiling for penne pasta. (Cook pasta as directed on box.)
3. Add veggies to meat cook till tender. (I also added a spoon full of minced garlic & some Cavender's seasoning.)
4. Pour veggies/meat in large bowl together: add 1/2 jar spaghetti sauce, some cheese, and pasta
5. Pour 1/2 pasta mix in bottom of 13x9" pan.  Pour a layer of sauce, layer pepperoni and a layer of cheese.
6. Repeat pasta/meat mix, extra sauce,  pepperoni, top with cheese and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
7. I bake at 385* for about 30m or until golden and bubbly. 

Autumn Punch & Candy Corn Mix

Some Fall goodies that will make you smile.

Autumn Punch:
(mix all ingredients in blender)
2 c. Apple Cider
2 c. Vanilla Ice Cream
2 tbsp. Honey
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
(Cinnamon Stick for garnish)

Candy Corn Mix:
Whatever measurements you desire.....
Brach's Autumn Mix candy
Mini pretzel twists
M&Ms (milk chocolate)

Dump Cake

This is very easy and very yummy dessert that is quite popular at our house.

Yellow Cake Mix, Pie Filling(Cherry, Strawberry), Crushed Pineapple, 2 sticks butter sliced
Steps Include:
1. Preheat oven to 375*
2. Dump Pineapple and pie filling into bottom of 13x9 baking dish and mix
3. Dump cake mix evenly over mixture
4. Evenly place sliced butter over cake mix
5. Bake at 375* for 45 minute or until golden and bubbly

Serve à la mode for an added bonus!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

BBQ Chicken

BBQ Chicken: (I'm just guessing on measurements)
4 Chicken Breast
1/2 Bottle BBQ sauce
1/4 c. Chopped Green Onions
1/4. c Sliced purple onion
1 tbsp. minced garlic
Place all ingredients in baking dish. Let marinate in fridge for atleast 30 minutes. Bake at 375* for about 45 minutes.

Tailgate Sandwiches

Easy finger food for a casual get together.
Ingredients: Hawaiian Rolls, honey ham/turkey, Swisscheese, poppy seed, and butter
I made 12 sandwiches 6 turkey & 6 ham.
1. Slice rolls in half and place bottom halves in cake pan.
2.Quarter cheese slices place one quarter on every roll.
3. Place Turkey/Ham slices
4. Place another quarter of cheese atop the deli meat and replace roll top.
5. Melt 1 and 1/2 stick butter pour over sandwiches and sprinkle with poppy seed.
6. Bake at 375* until golden and cheese is melted.

Man Soup

This one's pretty easy and REALLY good!
Ingredients: 2 cans ranch beans, 2 cans Minestrone, 1 can rotel, 2 cups water (I used 1 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth), 1 lb. ground beef (I used ground turkey), 1/2 onion
chopped, 2 celery stalks chopped, *green onions chopped, *spoonful of minced garlic, *1 package taco seasoning
* Original recipe did not call for this, omit if desired.
Steps Include:
1. Brown meat in large pot with chopped vegetables and garlic.
2. Once meat is fully cooked add remaining ingredients.
3. Let simmer for about 30 to 35 minutes or until celery is tender.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Soup, Chowder and Pork Loin

So I'll start by posting some that I had already posted on my other blog.

Butternut Squash Soup w/ Thai Gremolata

2 lb. BN Squash (peeled, seeded, cut into 1 in. pieces)
2 c. Chicken Broth
14 oz. can unsweetened Coconut Milk
1/4 c. finely chopped onion
1 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
1/2 to 1 tsp. Sriracha sauce
2 Tbsp. Lime juice
1 recipe Thai Gremolata
Thai Gremolata
In bowl stir together 1/2 c. chopped fresh basil or cilantro, 1/2 c. chopped peanuts, and 1 Tbsp. finely shredded lime peel.
1. In large slow cooker stir together squash, broth, coconut milk, onion, B. sugar, soy sauce, and sriracha sauce.
2. Cover; cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or high for 2 to 2 1/2.
3. Before serving blend in blender or with an immersion blender until smooth. Stir in lime juice and serve!!

Pork Loin with Parsnips and Pears
1 1/2 lb. boneless pork loin (I used a Turkey tenderloin)
3 Tbsp. Worcestershire
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
4 small parsnips (peeled and sliced)
2 pears (cored, sliced and/or chopped)
1/2 c. Apple juice
1. Slice pork 1/2 inch thick; sprinkle with salt & pepper. Brush with some Worcestershire.
2. In 12 in. skillet, heat oil over med. heat; add meat and brown on each side. Remove to plate; cover and keep warm.
3. In same skillet cook parsnips and pears, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until parsnips are crisp-tender. Stir remaining Worcestershire and apple juice into the skillet. Return meat to skillet ; cook until no longer pink.
4. Remove pork and vegetable to serving platter and continue to boil sauce until slightly thickened.
5. Pour sauce over meat and vegetables! ENJOY!

Corn Chowder
1/4 lb bacon
1 1/2 c. chopped onion
1 c. sliced celery
1 c. chopped red bell pepper
4 c. peeled/diced red potato
1 c. water
2 cans drained Fiesta Corn
1 can Rotel
2 cups milk
12 oz. can Evaporated Milk
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp. Pepper
1/2 tsp. Red pepper
1. Cook bacon in a large pot and remove.
2. Saute onions, celery, and bell pepper in bacon drippings.
3. Add Rotel, potatoes, and water. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat; let simmer until potatoes are tender.
4. Add corn & milks, stir well; stir in bacon, salt and peppers. Cook until thoroughly heated. ENJOY!

I think that's it for today!!

New Blog!

So I'm gunna do it! I'm not only starting a new blog, but its a cookin' blog with all kinds of yummies I enjoy!!!