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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fried Baked Potato

Heat 1 teaspoon. butter or olive oil in pan.  Add chopped onions and bell pepper.  Saute.  Add 1-2 diced leftover baked potatoes.  Stir and heat on medium for a couple of minutes.  Add a tsp. of worchestershire sauce, salt and pepper.  Cook until starting to brown.  Add fresh minced garlic and 1-2  tbs. more butter.  Cook and stir.  Add 1 more tbs. butter and 1-2 tsp. brown sugar.  Cook for 1-2 more minutes.  Add sliced american cheese and/or cheddar cheese.  Top with chives and parsley.

Cheesey Corn Casserole

2 cans whole kernel corn, drained
2 cans cream corn
1-2 tbls flour mixed with 1/4 cup cold water
8 oz. cream cheese
4-6 oz. velveeta cheese
1/4 cup brown sugar
salt & pepper (optional)

Mix the cheeses, brown sugar, and flour mixture on stove until melted and sugar disolved.  Mix in with the corn.  Pour into baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes to 1 hour.  Let stand for a few minutes before serving.

Chicken (or tuna) Broccoli-Rice Casserole

(I have been making this dish for as long as I can remember, way before Brian and I were married!)

1-2 cans chicken or tuna, drained
1-2 bags frozen broccoli florets (cooked & chopped)
2 small cans cream of mushroom soup
1 small can cream of chicken soup
chopped onion
2-3 cups cooked white rice
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 stick melted butter
1 tube ritz crackers
salt & pepper

Mix first 6 ingredients along with 1 1/2 cups cheese, salt and pepper.  Spread into baking dish.  Sprinkle on remaining cheese.  Crush crackers into melted butter and add to top  Bake for 35 minutes at 375 degrees.

Sloppy Joe Nachos

(My mom used to make this often when I was growing up, and now I make it for my family.)

Brown 1 lb. browned hamburger meat with chopped onions  Drain.  Add 1 large can Manwich sauce and 1 regular can kidney beans (drained).  Heat.
Layer on individual plate:
tortilla chips
shredded lettuce
chopped tomatoes
sliced black olives
taco cheese
meat mixture
taco sauce
sour cream


Chicken Nachos

5 chicken breast cooked and shredded
mild taco season pkg
chopped red pepper & green pepper
chopped onion
2 cans sliced black olives
2 diced tomatoes
olive oil
1/3 cup water

Saute onions and peppers in olive oil.  Saute shredded chicken in pan with seasoning and water.
Assemble nachos on individual plate.
Top with cheese, sour cream, and cilantro.


chopped cooked chicken
can of mushrooms
chopped onion & red bell pepper sauted in olive oil
montery jack cheese
sharp cheddar cheese
bacon pieces
honey mustard sauce

Assemble and cook on quasadilla maker (brushed lightly with oil) for 3 - 5 minutes.
Serve with honey mustard dipping sauce.