Friday, February 26, 2010

Soup's on!

This first recipe is called a casserole but is more like a soup(chowder if you will). It is my late Grandpa's recipe.When we would have this at his house, he would always serve it with butter bread(like most of grandma and grandpa's lunches).

~ Chicken Casserole~

1 (sm or med)can chicken
1 can(10 3/4 oz) of cream of mushroom soup
1C. water
2 chopped, hard-boiled eggs
1/2 C. chopped celery
1/4 C. chopped onion
1/8 C. chopped green pepper
salt/pepper to taste
Combine all. Add 2-3 slices bread,torn; to thicken.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes- 1 hour
Serves 3-4.

This next recipe comes from an elementary school cookbook.
~Taco Soup~

1 lb. ground beef
15oz. can chili beans
1 small onion, chopped
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 1/2 qt. tomato juice
1/3 C. brown sugar

Brown ground beef and onion; drain. Add tomato juice, beans, taco seasoning and brown sugar. Bring to a boil; simmer 15 minutes.
Serve with crushed tortilla chips. Sprinkle with shredded Cheddar cheese and top with sour cream.

This last recipe is from my sister.

~Broccoli-Cheddar Soup~
Good comfort food for this cold weather!

1/4 C. chopped onion
1/4 C. butter or margarine
1/4 C. flour
1/4 C. salt
1/4 t. pepper
3/4 C. chicken broth
1 1/2 C. milk
1 C. chopped, cooked fresh or frozen broccoli
1/2 C. shredded Cheddar cheese

In saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper; cook and stir until smooth and bubbly. Add broth and milk all at once; cook and stir until mixture boils and thickens.Add broccoli. simmer constantly until heated through. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted. Makes *2* servings.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

~Jiffy Banana Pudding~

I came across this recipe in a cookbook probably more than 10 years ago. It is supposedly the recipe of Barbara Mandrell's mother.This is the best banana pudding ever!

1 1/2 C. cold milk
1(3oz) box vanilla instant pudding mix
4 oz. sour cream
1T. vanilla
8oz. tub Cool Whip
1 box vanilla wafers
4 bananas, sliced

In a bowl, beat milk and pudding mix until smooth. Add Cool Whip, sour cream, and vanilla and continue to beat until thoroughly mixed.
Layer in casserole dish as follows: vanilla wafers, bananas, and pudding. Repeat; finishing with pudding on top.
Sprinkle top with wafer crumbs.
Chill 2 1/2 hours and serve.

Monday, February 22, 2010

2 Favorite Comfort Food Recipes

~Apple Crisp~

This is my favorite recipe for apple crisp and the one that I use all the time.

3/4 C. quick oats
1/2C. flour
3/4 C. firmly packed brown sugar
1/8 t. salt
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 C. butter or margarine, melted
3-4 C. peeled, thinly sliced tart apples

Combine oats, flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Add butter; mix well with fork until mixture is crumbled. Arrange apples in lightly buttered 2 quart glass baking dish or 8" round pan. Spread oatmeal mixture over apples. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes. Yield: 6 servings

~Slow Cooker Sweet Macaroni and Cheese~

This is a recipe that I created and our family loves it!

2C. uncooked macaroni
3C. shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 C. butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 C. milk

Cook macaroni as directed on box. Drain; add butter. Stir until butter is melted. Add cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and milk. Mix and pour into slow cooker. Heat for 3 hours on low.

~Welcome Friends!~

Welcome to my new recipe blog! With this blog, I plan to share many different kinds of my favorite recipes. I live in the far North United States, was born and raised in the Midwest United States and have Southern United States and European ancestry.I plan to share recipes which reflect each of these cultures using easier to find, simpler ingredients. I hope you will visit my blog often and go away with a new family favorite recipe (or two!) Sometimes I will share pictures of the dishes, sometimes not. But, be guaranteed that these have been family tested and they are delicious. Enjoy!