Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pasta Salad

Scrapbook Pasta Salad
From the kitchen of: Janan De Silva

1 pk Spiral pasta (colored)
1 pk bow tie pasta
4 cups chicken breast
1 can whole cashews
1 can pineapple T-bits
1 bottle Kraft Colesaw dressing

Cook the spiral and bowtie pasta as directed on box. Cook chicken, cut into cubes. In a bowl add pastas, chicken, cashews, pineapple, grapes. Then, add dressing and mayonnaise. Toss until everything is well covered. Place in fridge to chill.

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes

3 pounds ground beef
1 cup onion chopped (I use 1/3 Cup dried minced onion to make it quicker)
1 cup ketchup
3 Tablespoon brown sugar ( I use a little more)
2 Tablespoon vinegar
2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 (10 ¾ ounce) can tomato soup
1 teaspoon salt
12 hamburger buns

Brown ground beef, drain fat. Sprinkle salt, add chopped onion and cook until tender. Stir in ketchup, tomato soup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. Simmer for about 30 minutes, Spoon into hamburger buns and serve. Serves 12.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bubble Pizza

Here is what you need:

Ingredients: 2 cups pizza cheese (or whatever cheese you have on hand), browned sausage (you can also use pepperoni, hamburger or bacon),any veggies that you would order on your pizza, 1 jar of pizza sauce, 2 tubes buttermilk biscuits.

Step #1: Brown and drain the meat.

Step #2: Cut the 2 tubes of biscuits into quarters.

Step #3: Put the biscuits into a bowl along with the jar of pizza sauce.

Step #4: Add the meat and any other toppings you may have.

Step #6: Mix it all together.

Step #7: Pour into a baking dish (ungreased).

Step #8: Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Step #9- No, I didn't forget the cheese! After baking for 20 minutes, take it out and add your cheese. Now pop it back in the over for 10 more minutes.

Now you are finished! This is so yummy it is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters!

Cost of Meal- $5.00
Serves- 6 people
Cost per person- 75 cents per person

Pretty FRUGAL!

* Wes saw it and thought it didn't look very good but I made in anyways and after he ate it he said to keep the recipe and make it again! *

I got this from another great blog Meal Planning Mommies.

Cola Pot Roast

2 lbs pot roast
1 Tbsp oil
1 onion, diced
1 c. thinly sliced carrots
2 c. cola (I used pepsi because it's what was on sale this week)
2 c. chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth
1 tsp salt
1 c. frozen peas, thawed
Heat oil in a pot, add the meat and brown well on both sides. Remove the meat and pour out the fat.
Replace the meat and add onion, carrot and cola. Place over medium heat and cook 5 minutes. Add stock and salt.
Cover and cook for 1 1/4 hrs or until meat is tender.
Add peas and cook another 5 minutes.
Disclaimer: While we had this yesterday, I did not actually eat it (wasn't home). However, Billy reports that it is super good and super tender- and he is picky about his roast. Keller had seconds at least.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Green Chili

1 1/2 to 2 lbs. cooked pork roast
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 cans chopped green chilis
1/4 C. green salsa
choice of tortilla
cheese (optional I suppose....but a must for me!)

Combine first 4 items. Use your choice of tortilla for taguitoes, burritos, or enchiladas. Or for a super cute appetizer, get those scoop tortilla chips, place a spoonful of the mixture in the "bowl" of the chip, top with shredded cheese.

So tasty and so pretty!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Stuffed Meatballs

1/3 c canned milk
1 lb groud beef
1 pkg of stuffing mix cooked according to directions.
Mix ground beef and canned milk. Dived into patties. Prepare the stuffing according to directions and place 1/8-1/4 c of stuffing into the center of the patty and wrap the over the stuffing creating a meatball with stuffing inside. Place them in your casserole dish.

2 cans of cream of mushroom soup
4 tsp of Worchestershire sauce
2 Tbsp ketup
Mix the sauce and pour over the meatballs. Salt and pepper. Bake uncovered for 45 min at 350.
I add onion fakes and various herbs for added flavor.

Breakfast Casserole

5-6 slices of bread
1 lb of sausage or ham
3/4 lb cheeses (I like Crackle Barrel brand cheese)
4 eggs
1 c of milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dry mustard
dash of Lawry's seasoning salt
dash of Cayenne pepper

butter the bread and cut off the crust. tear into pieces or one of the recipes I have says to layer the bead on the bottom of a 9x9 pan. Mix egs, milk, salt, mustard season salt and cayennne pepper together. Top with cheese and sausage. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Cook covered with tinfoil for 1 hour at 350. Uncover for last ten min of cook time.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bourbon Street Chicken

As this was pointed out to me, this recipe is completely Bourbon free... I am guessing there is some famous restaurant on Bourbon Street (if I were to guess I would say down south) somewhere that served this dish... needless to say it is so easy and SO GOOD! Lil has named it Apple Chicken since it has apple juice and apple cider vinegar in it.

Bourbon Street Chicken

2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 Tbs. oil (for frying)
4 Tbs. cornstarch

1 garlic clove (minced)
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1/4 cup apple juice
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce

Cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces, and lightly dust with cornstarch. I used a gallon ziplock baggie. Just toss chicken and cornstarch together. Heat oil in your wok or frying pan and fry chicken until lightly browned. Drain on paper towels and set aside.

In a separate bowl combine all sauce ingredients (I chose to NOT add the red pepper flakes since my kids are anti-spice... Oh who am I kidding- I don't like spice either). Pour into wok or frying pan and bring to a boil. Add chicken back to the pan, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Serve over rice!