Sunday, March 21, 2010

orange chicken

Orange Chicken: 1 1/2 lb boneless chicken cut into 2 inch chunks, 1/2 c flour, olive oil for browning chicken, 1 tbsp kosher salt, 6 oz frozen orange juice concentrate (no pulp), 3 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tsp balsalmic vinegar, 3 tbsp Ketchup. Cut chicken into chunks, coat in flour, and brown in hot olive oil. Put chicken in crockpot. Mix everything else and pour over chicken. Cook high 4 hrs, low 7-8, and serve with rice.

Friday, March 19, 2010

bacon cheeseburger rice

I also made the Bacon Cheeseburger Rice (which is funny that I had it on my menu before it was reviewed, lol) My family liked it. Another mock hamburger helper deal. I don't think I can go wrong with this for my family.

Bacon Cheeseburger Rice


2 cups Cooked rice
1 lb. Ground meat
4-6 slices Bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 can Condensed tomato soup (10 3/4 oz)
3 tablespoons Onion soup mix
2 cups Shredded cheddar cheese


brown and drain beef. while beef is cooking mix together soup, onion soup mix, bacon pieces and cheese. add tobrowned ground beef. simmer on low until cheese is just melted. add rice and mix well. Serve immediatlyCook's Notes*freezable; let cool and freeze. To serve: thaw overnight in fridge and reheat on stovetop.
*Rachel's Notes: I made this a one pot dish. I browned the meat, added in everything else, then added the 1 cup dry rice and 1 2/3 cup water, covered and simmered until the rice was tender, and then added 1 cup of cheese.

creamy ham and white bean soup

Creamy Ham and White Bean Soup (4kowboys)

3 tbls. butter, melted
3 tbls. flour
3 cans chicken broth
2 cups water
1 cup milk (or cream or half and half
)2 stalks celery, chopped3 carrots, chopped or shredded
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup white beans (I used Great Northern)
1 1/2 cups cooked cubed ham
1 can white Hominy
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp. rosemarry
1/2 tsp. black pepper

In crockpot, combine melted butter and flour, whisk. Add 2 cups water and continue to whisk until no lumps are found. add remaining ingredients except milk. Cook on low 6 hours. 30 minutes before serving, add milk. Taste great served with crusty bread to soap up the juice. I would also think that you could add some frozen spinach (thawed), too.

Monday, March 8, 2010

blender pie

Coconut Blender Pie (4kowboys)

4 eggs
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups milk
1/2 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cup coconut
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine in blender in order. Blend 1 minute exactly. Pour into well greased & floured 10 in. pie pan. Bake 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Makes its own crust.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Meat-and-Potato Casserole~*~

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
Ingredients: 4 cups thinly sliced peeled potatoes
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound ground beef
1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
1/3 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon chopped onion
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
Minced fresh parsley, optional
Directions: Toss potatoes with butter and salt; arrange on the bottom and up the sides of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Sprinkle beef and corn over potatoes. Combine the soup, milk, garlic powder, pepper, onion and 1/2 cup cheese; pour over beef mixture.
Bake uncovered at 400° for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley if desired. Yield: 6 servings.