Sunday, December 19, 2010

Texas Trash

There are many different names for this......chex mix, party mix, white trash, Texas trash. It's all pretty much the same thing. My grandma has made this for as long as I can remember and she always just called it trash. I never understood why we would eat trash when I was younger! This recipe has a little more spicy flavor to it. Here is a new recipe for "Trash."
-4 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
-1 Stick Butter
-2 Tsp. Seasoned Salt
-2 Tsp. Garlic Powder
-1/2 Tsp. Onion Powder
-5-6 Drops of Hot Sauce
-1 1/2 Tsp. Tonie's Seasoning
Heat all the above ingredients and pour over:
-3 C. Corn Chex
-3 C. Rice Chex
-3 C. Wheat Chex
-1 C. Pretzels
-1 C. Cheese Nips
-2 C. Mixed Nuts
Bake in oven at 250F for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minuets! Enjoy!

Gingersnap Pot Roast

I am finally back to cooking! After two weeks of resting, I have to admit I am glad to be back to the cookbooks! Tonight I made a Gingersnap pot roast that turned out wonderful! I was a little eary how a roast with cookies would turn out but it was good! I also doubled the recipe because I was using a 5lb roast.

-Beef Chuck Pot Roast
-1 C. Water
-8 Gingersnap Cookies, Crumbled
-2 TBSP. Red Wine Vinegar
-1 Tsp. Beef Bouillon Cubes ( I only have chicken, so that is what I used)
-1/8 Tsp. Ground Red Pepper
-3 Medium Sweet Potatoes, Peeled and Chopped
-Carrots ( I didn't measure)
-1 Bay Leaf

Trim fat from meat and place in crock pot. In a small bowl combine water, gingersnaps, vinegar, bouillon cubes, and red pepper.

Place sweet potatoes, carrots, and bay leaf in cooker. Pour gingersnap mixture over meat.
Cook on low 10-12 hours or on high 5-6 hours. Serve and enjoy!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Vegetable-Beef Soup

I have been sick, so I thought what better dinner than a soup to make me feel better. This soup was very good and super easy since you just throw it in the crock pot and let it cook all day. This will be my last recipe for a few weeks since in only 2 short days we will be adding another addition to our family!!
-Boneless Beef Pot Roast
-4 C. Water
-1 14 1/2 oz. Diced Tomatoes, Undrained
-2 C. Frozen Mixed Veggies
-3 Medium Potatoes, Chopped
-1 Envelope Onion Soup Mix
-1 Tsp. Instant Beef Bouillon Granules ( I used chicken because I didn't have any beef)
-1 Clove Garlic, Minced
-1/8 Tsp. Black Pepper
Chop up meat into pieces.
Add the water, tomatoes, mixed veggies, potatoes, onion soup mix, beef bouillon, garlic, and black pepper.Cook in a crock pot on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8-10 hours. Serve and Enjoy!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sopa Fideo

Everything is better when you have these two cuties helping you in the kitchen.....
chopping up the veggies!
This recipe reminds me so much of a dish that my grandma makes. She said that it is called "Make-them-eat-it." She said that you just mix a bunch of items together and "Make them eat it" ha! I am so glad I found this recipe because as soon as I tasted it I said "This taste just like what Nana makes." Yummy!!Ingredients:
-1 lb Hamburger Meat
-12 oz. Fideo Noodles or Thin Spaghetti
-2 TBSP. Oil
-1 Onion, Chopped
-2 Stalks of Celery, Chopped
-1 Bell Pepper, Chopped
-1 Can Whole Tomatoes
-1 Can Whole Kernel Corn
-1/2 Lb. Cheddar Cheese
-1 1/2 C. Hot Water
-1 TBSP. Salt
-1 Tsp. Pepper
-1 1/4 Tsp. Chili PowderBreak raw noodles into small pieces. Brown noodles in oil. Remove and set aside.
Brown beef and drain. Return pasta to skillet and add remaining ingredients except the cheese.
Simmer 20 minuets until pasta is tender.Sprinkle cheese on top and add lid to melt.Serve and enjoy!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Mexican Casserole

I got this recipe from my grandma when she was here visiting. I know I say all these recipes are so easy but really they are! This is another example of a really easy recipe.
-1 lb. Ground Beef
-1/2 Onion, chopped
-1 TSP. Garlic Powder
-1/2 Tsp. Pepper
- 1 Can of Fiesta Nacho Cheese
-1 Can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
-1 Can of Rotel
-1 Can of Ranch Style Beans
- Graded Mexican Style Cheese
- Tortilla Chips
Brown meat, onion, pepper, and garlic powder until meat is no longer pink. Drain fat.

Add nacho cheese, cream of mushroom, rotel, and ranch style beans. Bring to a boil.Crush chips into bottom of baking dish. Enought to cover the bottom.Pour soup mixture over chips and cover with cheese.
Place in hot oven until cheese is melted and serve!!

I served it with spanish rice and guacamole!! Yummy!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Smothered Okra

I LOVE okra......I love it any way that it could possibly be made.....pickled, fried, boiled.....you name it I will eat it! When I found this recipe I was so excited to try okra in a whole new way! Last week I made Spicy Chicken and Rice Bake and decided to try this okra recipe with it! It was sooo good!
-1/2 C. Chopped Onion
-1/2 C. Bell Pepper
-2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
-2 TBSP Butter
-2 C. Whole Okra cut into 1' pieces or 2 C. Frozen cut okra, thawed
-1 Can Diced Tomatoes-drained
-1/8 Tsp. Crushed Red Pepper
-1/2 Tsp. Salt
1/8 Tsp. Pepper

In a large skillet cook and stir the onion, bell pepper, and garlic in butter over medium heat until tender.
Stir in okra, tomatoes, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 20 minuets or until okra is tender.Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll

I made this last night......
(Photo from website)
And there is NONE left.......it was soooooo good! For the recipe click here! It seems like a lot of work but its actually super easy and defiantly worth the work!! Yummo!

Friday, October 29, 2010

One Pot Spaghetti

This is seriously the easiest recipe to make. It was really good and the kids cleaned their entire plate!
-1 Lb. Ground Beef
- 1 C. Sliced Fresh Mushrooms
- 1/2 C. Chopped Onion
- 1 Clove Garlic, minced
- 1 14oz Can Chicken Broth
- 1 3/4 C. Water
- 1 6oz Can Tomato Paste
- 1 Tsp. Oregano
- 1/2 Tsp. Basil
- 1/4 Tsp. Black Pepper
- 6oz Dried Spaghetti, broken
Cook ground beef, fresh mushrooms, onion, and garlic in a large saucepan until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain.
Stir in broth, water, tomato paste, oregano, basil, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Add the broken spaghetti, return to boil. Reduce heat, boil gently uncovered for 17-20 minuets or until spaghetti noodles are tender.
Serve and Enjoy!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pepper Steak

I love crock pot meals!! You throw it in the crock pot in the morning and when it's dinner time it's ready!! This meal was super easy and delicious!! It made tons, so we will be having it one night for leftovers!
-1 Lb. Round Steak ( I used 2 lbs)
-1 TBSP Cooking Oil
-1 14.5 oz Can Stewed Tomatoes Italian Style- undrained
- 1 6oz. Can Tomato Paste
-1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
-1 16oz. package frozen vegetables stir-fry ( I used 2 bags)
Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into serving size pieces, sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a large skillet brown meat on both side in hot oil. Transfer meat into crock pot.
Add undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix together.
Top with frozen stir-fry vegetables.Cover and cook on low-heat for 10-12 hours or on high-heat for 5-6 hours.Enjoy!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

White Chicken Chili

Last night I made White Chicken Chili. We had never tried it before, but when I was at the store I saw the package and decided to try it! It was really good and super fast to make.
-Cooking oil
-1 C. Water
-1 Tomato, chopped
-1 Avocado, sliced
-1 C. Frozen Corn
-1 can of White Beans undrained
-Shredded cheddar cheese
-One package of White Chicken ChiliCook the chicken in cooking oil until no longer pink.
Add water, corn, tomato, and beans. Let cook for 10 minuets and it's ready!!!
Serve with sliced avocado, cheese, and if desired sour cream.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Chicken Spaghetti

I love like really love chicken spaghetti! This recipe is really easy and yummy!! It made enough to feed 6 people and have a little left over for lunch the next day! Ingredients:
-4 C. Cubed Chicken
-8 oz. Package of Spaghetti
-2 Qt. (640z) Chicken Broth
-1 Green Pepper, chopped
-1 C. Mushrooms, sliced
-1 Onion, chopped
-1 TBSP Cooking Oil
-1/2 C. Butter
-2/3 C. Flour
-1 Tsp. Salt
-1/2 Tsp. Pepper
-4 C. Milk
-1 Lb. Cheddar Cheese, shredded
-1 Small Can Chopped Olives
-Grated Parmesan Cheese
Cook chicken in hot oil until no longer pink.

Cook spaghetti in chicken broth for 4 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water.
Saute bell pepper, mushrooms, onion and olives in oil until tender. Do not brown. Set aside.
Melt butter in sauce pan.
Add flour, salt, and pepper to melted butter. Stir until smooth. Cook 1 minuet. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly, cook over medium heat until it boils. Remove from heat.
Stir in cheese.Combine cheese mix, chicken, spaghetti, and sauteed veggies.
Place into a greased baking dish. Cover with foil. Bake at 400 for 1 hour. Remove foil, add Parmesan and bake 10 more minuets!! Enjoy!