Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Grilled Cheese on Foccacia

focciacia bread(in bakery section, any kind is fine)
cheese slices( any kind is fine, I had colby jack)
grilled on onions
grilled peppers
sauted mushrooms
Add all to slices bread and cook in the oven until the cheese has melted. This can be made any combination of ways and you can put different ingredients on different parts,depending on who likes what.

Green Chille Rice Casserole

2 c. cooked rice
2 c. sour cream
1 t. salt
1 (7 oz) can chopped green chilies
2 T. butter
3 c. grated Monterey Jack cheese
Cook Rice. Combine all ingredients. Place in 9x13 dish. Bake 30 minutes at 350. his reciep can be cut in half and serve 4.

King Ranch Chicken

1 (3 pound) chicken, boiled and deboned (you can use chicken breasts or canned chicken)
1 package corn tortilla (you can use flour tortillas or chips)
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (150 degrees C.)
Layer the tortillas in a 9x13 inch casserole dish.
Combine the tomatoes,chicken, chicken soup, mushroom soup, bell pepper, onionand half of the cheese and heat on the stove. Pour half of mixture over tortillas. Layer again with tortillas and chicken mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Top with the remaining cheese and return to the oven until the cheese is melted.

Flank Steak with Green Beans and Corn Casserole

Flank Steak
Marinade steaks with olive oil, balsamic viniagrette and oregano(can use whatever herb you want) for 2-3 hours. Grill steaks for about 6 minutes on each side or until done to your liking.

Green Bean Bundles
green beans
1 pkg. bacon
½ stick butter
3 T. brown sugar
1 T. soy sauce
1 t. worchestershire sauce
For each serving of green beans, you will need one slice of bacon. Slightly cook the bacon. Cook the beans for 2 minutes in boiling water and then rinse under cold water. Wrap a bundle of beans in a slice of bacon and place in foil lined pan. Repeat until all of the beans are wrapped in bacon. Melt butter with brown sugar, soy sauce and worchestershire sauce. Spoon over beans and bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until bacon is cooked through.

Corn Casserole was posted earlier from Kellee.

Cod wrapped in Prosciutto

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
Four 6- to 8-ounce cod fillets
4 slices prosciutto
salt and pepper to taste

Lemon wedges, for serving
In a large nonstick skillet, heat EVOO over medium-high heat until rippling. Add half the fish fillets and cook, turning once, until the prosciutto is crisp and the fish is firm, 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining oil and fish. Serve with a green salad and corn on the cob.

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas
4 chicken breasts, cooked
2 can cream of chicken soup
16 oz. sour cream
½ pt. whipping cream
1 T. chopped jalapenos
16-18 flour tortillas

Heat ingredients in saucepan. Put a little sauce in the bottom of 9x13 pan. Heat tortillas in microwave. Spoon sauce mixture into tortilla, roll and place in dish. Add cheddar cheese to top. Bake at 20 minutes at 350 . Serve with black beans or green beans and chips and salsa

Beef Kebabs from Rachael Ray

1 1/2 cups plain whole-milk yogurt
1/2 cup grated English cucumber, wrung out in a kitchen towel
1 teaspoon dried dill
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Salt and pepper
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley, plus whole leaves for garnish
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Warm pita bread, for serving
1. Soak 8 wooden skewers in water. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, cucumber, dill and half the garlic; season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate.2. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. In a medium bowl, combine the beef, remaining garlic, chopped parsley and cumin. Add salt and pepper to taste. Divide the beef mixture into 4 sections. Roll each section into a 6-inch log. Thread each log lengthwise onto two parallel skewers. Wrap your index finger and thumb around the log and lightly squeeze from top to bottom to make 4 indented rings. Rub the beef kebabs with olive oil and grill for 6 to 8 minutes on each side, or to desired doneness. Top each kebab with the yogurt sauce and parsley leaves and serve on a pita.
( I did not make the yogurt sauce. My kids even loved this one too) I served this with a green salad with glazed nuts, strawberries and Machego cheese and bakes sweet potatoes.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Corn Casserole

1 can corn, drained
1 can cream corn
3/4 stick of butter
2 beaten eggs
8 oz. sour cream
1 box Jiffy corn bread mix

Mix all ingredients and put in baking dish. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.

**You could even add some green onion or red pepper for some extra flavor.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Andrea's Pumpkin Bread

This is a really yummy, easy recipe compliments of Andrea!

Pumpkin Bread
4 eggs
2/3 Cup water
1 Cup oil
2 Cups (1 can) pumpkin
3 Cups sugar
3 1/3 Cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of cloves

Blend eggs, water, oil, sugar, and pumpkin. Gradually add dry ingredients. Pour into greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Crock Pot Chicken

We had company last Saturday night, and I made this family favorite. It's embarrassingly easy! The recipe came from the little booklet that came with my crock pot, and I've made it more times than I can count.

3-4 carrots and 1 onion, cut into chunks
1 whole chicken
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tsp dried basil
1/2 cup chicken broth

Put all the ingredients, in the above order, into the crock pot. Cook on low 6-8 hours. Remove the chicken, de-bone it, and serve. This is great over rice, and would also be yummy with mashed potatoes--you could use the "juice" as gravy for the potatoes!