Saturday, November 7, 2009

Chicken Cheddar Rice Bake

Chicken Cheddar Rice Bake

1/4 C. Butter
3 C. Cubed, Cooked Chicken
1/4 C. Flour
4 C. Cooked Rice
3 Chicken Bouillon Cubes
1 C. Shredded Cheese
2 C. Milk

Melt Butter. Blend in flour and bouillon cubes (crumbled). Gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in chicken. Spread rice in 8 inch square, greased baking dish. Spoon chicken mixture over rice. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until casserole is hot and bubbly. Serves 6.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

American Tacos - Taco Salad

Meat Sauce: brown together
1 lb. hamburger
1 chopped onion
1 chopped green pepper
2 cloves garlic
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 can water
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 Tbsp. vinegar
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
Let simmer 20-30 minutes

Layering Ingredients:
tortilla chips
meat sauce
grated cheese
chopped lettuce
sliced olives
sour cream

This is one of my favorite dishes. In the meat sauce I also like to double the chili powder, vinegar and brown sugar for a stronger flavor with more kick.

Carne Encebollada - Puerto Rican Beef & Onions

2 pounds steak, thinly sliced
1/2 c. olive oil
2 Tbsp. minced garlic
dash dried oregano leaves
2 large onions sliced in rings
1/2 c. distilled white vinegar
1 tsp. salt

Dump all ingredients into Ziploc bag.
Refrigerate 4 hours.
Boil/simmer on low for 40 minutes (we cook it on med/high for a shorter amount of time), until all the liquid is gone and the beef is done to your liking (I like mine well done).

We make several of these at a time and freeze all but one bag for future use. We generally serve this with a potato or noodle and a vegetable. It is my favorite way to have steak.

Super Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe I stole off my friend, Melanie's, blog a year ago. We love it and make them a lot, especially during fall.

1 15 oz. can pumpkin
1 box cake (carrot and spice work well)
1 package chocolate chips

Mix pumpkin and cake mix. Mix in chocolate chips. Spoon onto cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 15-18 minutes.

Friday, June 5, 2009

A Berry Good Salad

This is a salad creation I came up with trying to imitate Chik-fil-a's "Berry Salad". Its not really close since theirs has chicken, grapes, shredded American cheese, granola and a berry balsamic vinaigrette. It is really tasty, but here is my twist on it and I love it!

1-2 heads green leaf lettuce
1/2 red onion
1/2 cup (give or take) feta cheese
small carton strawberries
1/2 bottle Brianna's blush wine vinaigrette
(all amounts can vary depending on your like/dislike of each)

Toss all ingredients together just prior to serving.

If you try it leave a comment on what you would change or if you like it, etc.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Wonton Chicken Salad

This is one of my all time favorite salads!

1 lb. chicken, cooked and diced (when in a hurry I use canned chicken)
2 heads lettuce (I prefer romaine)
1 bunch green onions, cut
small package slivered almonds
1 package wontons, fried til golden brown (I use approx 6- 6x6 egg roll skins)

Combine all of the above ingredients.

Dressing (put on just before serving):
1 c. oil
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c. white vinegar
2 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. salt

This salad is always a hit, whenever I make it.

Spinach Salad

1 bag/bunch spinach
poppy seed dressing
bacon pieces (I use bacon bits instead)
shredded Parmesan cheese

Just prior to serving, add desired amount of dressing to cover spinach. Add cheese, craisins & bacon. Mix.