Sunday, August 16, 2009

Another WONDERFUL Chicken and Rice By: Lindsey

I think we might have 3 chicken and rice recipes on this blog now. ha ha. Well, I have made two out of the three and both are yummy. The recipe below, is once again from Mary's blog. It isn't good for you at all, but my dad(who doesn't love rice) and my husband had two large helpings. And it is easy breezy!

Meal Idea Monday

The VERY best "Baked Chicken & Rice" you've ever had...for real

1 ¼ cup uncooked rice
3 cans of: cream of chicken
¼ cup melted butter
½ cup milk
¼ cup French dressing
1 package sliced almonds
parmesan cheese
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Spray a 13x9 pan. Mix all liquid ingredients together. Add rice to half of liquid ingredients and pour in bottom of pan. Lay chicken on top; pour remaining liquid over chicken. Sprinkle generously with almonds & parmesan cheese. Bake at 325° 1 ½ hours, covered with foil for 1 hour. Uncovered for 30 minutes.

This is so good, so easy...and the leftovers are AWESOME!

Mexican Lasagna By: Lindsey

One of my sisters friends, Mary, has a blog. She has "Meal Idea Monday" and will post a recipe. How cute is that? Well, this week I have made two of her recipes off of her blog. And both of them were tasteeee! You know what is funny? My sister said that most of her recipes that she has posted on here have come from Mary. Ha ha! Mary, if you are reading this, thanks sooooo much! We love all your recipes!

*This came directly from her blog*
Mexican Lasagna

Meal Idea Monday

Mexican Lasagna

1lb. ground beef or turkey
1 pkg. dry taco mix seasoning
1 c. water
12 (6") corn tortillas
1 c. salsa
1 (8oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (15oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (4oz.) can sliced black olives, drained
1 (4oz.) can mild chilies, drained
2 c. shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brown meat; add seasoning and 1 cup water. Cook until thick. Spray a 9 X 13 pan. Place 6 tortillas on bottom of pan, overlapping them. Mix salsa and tomato sauce; set aside. Top tortillas with half the meat, corn, olives, and chilies. Pour half the salsa and sauce mixture over this and sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheese. Repeat, finishing with cheese. Bake 20 minutes. Serves 6-8.

I got this recipe out of a kid friendly cookbook, and it's a hit w/ the family...including the kids. I omit the olives and it is still tasty.

*Instead of olives I put onions* Yum!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Armadillo Eggs or Creamy Jalapeno's by Ashley

This is a recipe my friend Lori brought to our end of the semester small group party. They were a huge hit and so delicious. Enjoy!!!

Recipe for Armadillo Eggs: (This name is obviously a Texas thing!!!)

(To make 30)

-15 fresh Jalapeno peppers (USE GLOVES: cut off stem, slice long ways, cut out seeds, then drop in bowl of cool water)
(Be careful not to get seeds on face, the seeds are where most of the heat is contained)

-Rinse Prepared Jalapeno's, then pat dry with paper towels

-Fill spoon size amount of Cream Cheese (original or chive & onion is good too), in hollowed out part of each pepper

-Place of half piece of half way cooked bacon on top of each pepper (I put bacon in microwave for 2 or 3 mins)

-Bake Bacon topped Jalapeno's on cookie sheet or baking stone on 400 degrees for about 15-20 mins

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Oreo Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Dessert By: Lindsey

I just made this last night for the first time. It is a dessert a friend of mine posted on her blog. It is good and feeds a lot. I like it because it has ice cream in it which makes it different.

1 Half Gallon of Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
1 Stick of butter
1 Package of Oreos
1 Large containter of Cool Whip
1 Bottle of Chocolate Syrup

Crush up Oreos. Melt butter and add to oreos. Pour and press oreos in the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Put in freezer for 10 min. the make it hard. Take out your ice cream so it will thaw. Add mint choc. chip ice cream on top of the oreos. Once again, put in freezer for 10 min. so it will get hard. Take out Cool Whip. Add layer of cool whip on top of ice cream. Then crush up the remaining 10 oreos and sprinkle on top of cool whip(or you don't have to, I forgot about this part). Then squirt choc. syrup on top of cool whip. You can make a pretty design with the syrup and it makes the dessert look really good. Enjoy!

Rattle Snake Pasta By: Lindsey

This has been something I have made A LOT lately! Everyone who has had it LOVES it! Even my husband's Uncle, who is a picky eater, said he was concerned at first. Then he took a bite and ended up getting two helpings of it because it is so good. It makes A TON! So have people over...or you could always half the recipe. Here goes:

2 bags of Egg Noodles
1/2 Pint of Whipping Cream
1 Stick of REAL butter
1 Can of paremesean cheese
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Yellow Onion
1 Corn on the Cob
3 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 Can of Tony's(It is a would be where the spices are)

-Boil your noodles in water, drain
-Add stick of butter.
-Pour 1/2 pint of whipping cream and some of your paremesean cheese into noodles. Mix it together. Add Salt and pepper. Leave all of this in the pot you cooked your noodles in and leave the heat on simmer. Here is where it gets keep adding paremesean cheese, whipping cream, salt and pepper until you like the way it taste and the texture. We like it really cheesy and somewhat milky. You DO NOT want to taste the grainy cheese. That should melt if you have enough whipping cream in it and it is over simmering heat. Also, you can add milk to you it if you don't want to keep adding whipping cream.

-Cut up your red bell pepper and onion.
-Shuck(?) your corn on the cob and cut the corn off.
-Mix all vegetables in a pan and add a little bit of olive oil. Sautee on stove until onions are crystalized or clear.
-Add to pasta.

-Sprinkle Tony's seasoning on both sides of chicken.
-Put chicken on the grill.
-Cut chicken in small pieces.
-Add to Pasta.