This has always been a favorite in our house.
The portions work out great. You buy these ingredients and there is enough to make it twice.
1 C or half the jar of Apricot preserves
1 C or a little less than half the bottle of French, Russian or Catalina dressing. They are all pretty much the same.
1 Packet of Onion Soup Mix
Pour it over four chicken breasts.
Bake at 350 for about an hour.
Serve with rice.
A good friend of mine (Jen Dipko, some of you might know her from the 5th ward) puts this in the crock pot and her family loves it that way too.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
This has always been a favorite in our house.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Seeing as I have no room for a garden I've been doing some research into other alternatives.
You pay for shares and every week you get fresh produce (meat, eggs, honey, etc)
Utah Food Co-op-
Offers select grocery staples at up to 50% below retail. They do this through group buying, low over-head, and volunteers. Every month you order from their list, spend some time volunteering and get discounted food.
Do you have any good ideas?
Posted by Nichole Bruce at 7:37 AM
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Whatever you want to call them, they are just plain good. They have always been dough boys to me so I tend to call them that. There are so many varying recipes to them but here is how I make them.
3 T Butter or margarine
1 C Flour
1 C Milk
Or do equal parts of eggs, flour and milk. But I usually just put one less egg than I would need to make it equal.
Turn you oven to 400 and put butter in a 9X9 pan. Put it in the oven until it melts. While it is melting mix your eggs, milk and butter. When the butter is melted pour your mixture in with the butter and put it back in the oven for about 30 minutes. They should look like this.
They will settle down after being out of the oven for a few minutes.
Top them with what ever you like. I am a powdered sugar and cinnamon, and Jon is a syrup. Other topping could be:
Thursday, February 19, 2009
This week Smiths has asparagus on sale for $1.49/lb. (or Costco sells 2.5lbs for $4.50) so I went surching for a recipe. I've recently discovered allrecipes.com and would recommend it!
3 tablespoons butter or margarine (I used a lot less)
1 bunch fresh asparagus
3 cloves garlic, chopped
Melt the butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and asparagus spears; cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until asparagus is tender. If you like your asparagus well done, reduce heat and cook an additional 10 minutes.
** I cooked mine too long/high and it basically turns to mush in your mouth, so beware**
It is ground turkey. I found it at Walmart. It is about $1.90 a lb. for the 93/7 and $1.40 for the 85/15. I am replacing it in a lot of recipes because it is healthier than beef or pork and cheaper than chicken. I have used it in Elon's won tons and her corn chowder.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
You all were beginning to think I was lying when I said I had prizes. I always have, I have just been waiting for someone to do the secret things to win them. And the winner is..................
Marianne- for publishing the 100th post.
I want to say a job well done to you all. This has been a very busy month of our blog. I am loving it. Keep up the good work, who knows I just may have more prizes up my sleeve.
Posted by Mrs.Mayne at 10:49 AM
These babies are so so so good. Our sweet neighbor brought us this for dinner when we had Jordynn and then a few weeks later someone else had us over for dinner and served the exact same thing. We loved it! They both say it is such an easy recipe. I like easy!
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. vinegar
2 tsp. mustard or dash of mustard powder
1/2 c. BBQ sauce
2 T. worcestershire sause
mix sauce and meatballs (they just used the frozen meatballs from Costco) and cook in crock pot or oven until completely heated through.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I got this reicpe off of Studio 5. We had it tonight and I really liked it.
• 1 cup plus 2 Tbl olive oil
• 1 6-inch corn tortillas cut into strips
• 6 cups canned low-salt chicken broth
• 2 Tbl minced fresh cilantro
• 1 Tbl minced fresh oregano
• 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
• ½ tsp ground cumin
• 1-2 Tbl fresh lime juice
• 1 skinless boneless chicken breast half, thinly sliced crosswise
• ½ cup chopped seeded tomato
• ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
• ½ cup chopped white onion
• 6 limes
1. Heat 1 cup oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, add tortilla strips; fry until golden, about 2 minutes. Transfer to paper towels; drain.
2. Mix broth and next 4 ingredients in large saucepan; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes. Add lime juice; season with salt and pepper.
3. Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 Tbl oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken to skillet; sauté 3 minutes. Add tomato, bell pepper and onion. Saute until chicken is cooked through, about 2 minutes longer.
4. Place 1 lime slice in each of 6 bowls. Ladle soup over. Mound tortilla strips and chicken mixture in center of each.
[ To make Recipe a little healthier ]
Note from Laura: I do not fry my corn tortillas. I let everyone rip there own fresh tortilla into their bowl - I love the flavor! I also like to add 1 (14-ounce) can drained and rinsed black beans to soup; and I leave out the tomatoes. Plus I reverse the order of instructions. I start with sautéing the chicken, peppers (I use red or green) and onion, and then I add the broth and seasonings right into the same pot. Then I ladle all of the ingredients into the each bowl and serve with the lime slice and tortillas on the side. Delicious!
I also added carrot and celery slices to the soup.
Friday, February 13, 2009
2 c. pasta (we like Whole-Wheat Penne)
1/2 lb. Hot or Mild Italian sausage (or chicken)
1 (14.5 oz) can Italian style diced tomatoes, undrained (make sure you get this kind!)
1 pkg (6 oz) spinach. (I have used frozen spinach and it works great!)
1 c. Mozzarella Cheese
2 Tblsp. Parmesan Cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions.
Meanwhile, thoroughly cook sausage (or chicken) in skillet. Add spinach & tomatoes and cook until heated through.
Drain Pasta. Put pasta & sausage mixture in a nice serving bowl. Mix. Stir in mozzarella cheese.
Sprink Parmesan Cheese on top if desired.
This is great served with rolls or a fruit bowl.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
This recipe falls under crockpot(as requested)and healthy. This is seriously the easiest recipe and I just throw my chicken in frozen.
4 c. salsa
1 c. low sodium chicken broth
2 cans black beans
2 cans corn
2-3 chicken breasts
Toss in the crockpot and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Shred chicken before you serve.
1 t. olive oil
2 boneless chicken breasts
1 T. orange concentrate (frozen section)
2 T. low sodium soy sause
1/4 t. ginger
1 T. sliced almonds ( I use alot more )
Heat oil over med. heat, add chicken and sear for 3 minutes per side. Add orange, ginger, and soy sause. Stir. Simmer for 5 to 6 minutes. Top with almonds. Put over brown rice.
[ Recipe from The Abs Diet ]
First of all, just had to say I am so glad this blog has picked back up. Keep em coming, ladies!
QUICK WHOLE WHEAT BREAD -- this is 100% homemade and seriously takes less than an hour start to finish (including grinding wheat, rising dough, etc).
In a mixing bowl combine:
1/4 c. honey
2 1/2 c. hot water
2 1/2 c. freshly ground whole wheat
Mix well and add 2 Tbsp yeast. Let sit for one minute. Then add:
2 tsp salt
1/2 c. wheat gluten
2-3 c. wheat flour (keep adding until dough pulls away from bowl)
Knead dough for 7 minutes, Form into two loaves and put in greased bread pans. Place in cold oven for 20 minutes unttil they look like fully shaped loaves. Leave in oven and turn on to 350 degrees. Bake 25 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pans and allow to cool.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
This is probably not that healthy, and although you could cook it in a crock pot, I usually use my electric skillet. I apologize for not fitting the mold, but it's still a good meal, especially for cold winter months.
Salt and pepper 4 Pork Chops. Brown pork chops in 1/4 cup melted butter in an electric skillet. Add about 3 large potatoes, peeled and cubed, and 1 cup baby carrots. (I always eyeball the amounts. I just put as many vegetables as will fit.) In a separate bowl, mix together:
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can water
1 tsp salt
1 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp dried onion
Pour soup mixture over the top of vegetables. Turn skillet to low and cover. Stir occasionally. Cook until vegetables are tender--about 45 minutes.
Optional: add 1 can of mushrooms and/or 1 cup frozen peas.
You can also do this in the oven at 350 for 1 1/2 hours, or all day in a crock pot. Just brown the pork chops in a frying pan first, then pour the entire mixture into a baking dish (for the oven) or a crock pot.
I'm sure alot of you already have this recipe, because it is so simple. I wouldn't call it healthy but it is definitely a better way to dessert.
1 Box of spice cake mix
1 Can of Pumpkin - the smaller of the two. Some stores only have the bigger one so I freeze the other half or double the batch.
1 Cup of Chocolate Chips (optional depending on how low fat you want them to be)
Mix and bake on 350. I really don't time them, I just wing it but I think it's about 15 minutes.
1 pound extra lean ground beef
1/2 cup crushed saltine crackers
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T. ground flaxseed
1 jar (16 ounces) tomato sause
4 whole wheat rolls or buns
1/2 cup reduced-fat mozzarella chees, shredded
Mix the beef, crackers, onion, garlic, and flaxseed into golf size balls. Brown in a non stick skillet over medium heat. Drain fat and add tomato sause and italian seasoning. Spoon meat balls onto buns and top with cheese.
[ Recipe from The Abs Diet ]
Monday, February 9, 2009
pepper to taste
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Who doesn't need more organization in life? Nichole suggested we add labels to our posts...... months ago. Sorry I am just now getting to it. It will be a great way to find what we need and search ideas faster. You can label things however you want but please always include the following.
What catagory would it be in (dinner, dessert, appetizer, ect.)
What meat is in it (if any)
If you need examples you can look back at past posts. I have gone through and labeled them all.
And one last thing. As I was going through them all I noticed we didn't have many crockpot recipes. If you have a favorite, please share. Those are some of my favorites. And of course, don't for get to label it as crockpot.
Thanks, I am really excited about this!!
Posted by Mrs.Mayne at 11:18 AM
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Posted by Marianne at 9:44 PM