Sunday, September 20, 2009

Beef Stroganoff


1 ½ lbs boneless meat

3 T. flour

1 ½ t. salt

¾ t. paprika

3 T. butter

2 T. tomato paste

½ t. Worcestershire sauce

¼ t. dry mustard

10 oz. 7-up or Sprite

1 cup thick sour cream

6 oz. noodles cooked

  • Coat meat with mixture of flour, salt and paprika.
  • Melt butter. Add meat and brown.
  • Stir mixture of tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and dry mustard into skillet. Mix in 7-up. Cover and cook until meat is tender. (approx 1 hour)
  • Remove from heat and stir in sour cream in small amounts.
  • Return to heat and cook, stirring constantly. 1-2 minutes do not boil.
  • Serve over cooked noodles.

Serves approx 4-6.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Taco Soup

In Freezer: 1 lb cooked hamburger, 1 c. shredded cheese, 1 packet Taco seasoning
In Pantry: 1 can kidney beans, 16 oz. or (2- 8 oz) cans of tomato sauce, 1 can corn, tortilla chips
On Hand: sour cream, and olives if desired
Combine hamburger, taco seasoning, drained beans, corn & tomato sauce (and olives if you want) in crock pot or in a large pot on stove. Cook in crockpot low 8-10 hours, high 4-5 hours or cook on stove until bubbly.(Watch and see if it's bubbly it's done, might be less time) Serve with chips and sour cream.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Twice Baked Potatoes

The Pulled Pork is already to go so just defrost and enjoy! I don't really have a recipe, but this is what I do.

Place whatever size boneless pork roast you want in your crockpot with the Fat side up. I usually put around 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar in. Than I use whatever seasonings I have on hand. For this round I used Paprika, Garlic Powder, Johnny's Season Salt, Celery Salt, Salt and Pepper. Sprinkle all of these on top of the roast to make a crust on the fat side. Then poor about 1/2 to 3/4 of a bottle of Liquid smoke. I prefer the Hickory. Cook on low for 10 hours. Than drain all but 1/4 of the liquid and shred. Add your favorite BBQ sauce, I used Famous Dave's rich and saucy. Then cook again on low for around another hour.

For the Twice Baked Potatoes you can put directly in the oven from the freezer. Cook at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes. If defrosted, bake for about 30 minutes.


I am excited for this months meals. Everything sounds so yummy.

Meat Loaf

Sorry girls, I apologize in advance for this months meal, ha ha. Don't worry, it's not going to kill you or anything but I should have gotten 100% lean ground beef. So just a little note to self if you ever make this be sure to get very lean ground beef. I think I used 80% lean ground beef and when I cooked mine it was a little greasy around the edges (I hope it doesn't gross you out!). All you need to do is, if there is fat/grease after you cook the meat loaf in the oven, just use a paper towel to absorb it. It still tastes good, at least I think so, and Justin loves it ~ that's why I made it in the first place, he insisted so if you don't like it you can blame him :). I included instant potatos, gravy, and a dessert so hopefully those will make up for it if you don't like it, ha ha. You'll have to let me know how it goes. Now that I'm done with my speil, here's the recipe...

2 lbs lean ground beef (thawed)

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups oatmeal

1/2 cup water

1 package onion soup mix

Mix the above ingredients well. Put in 9x13 pan and spread this mixture on top… 1/2 cup ketchup, 4 teaspoons mustard, and 2 tablespoons brown sugar.

If frozen, unthaw. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until it’s warm and brown (cooked) all the way through, it may take up to 45 minutes, so be sure to check the middle. *If you want to split this up into 2 8x8 pans instead of doing 1 9x13 I usually 1 ½ times the recipe.

Serve with Instant Potatoes
Instructions: Bring 3 to 3 1/2 cups water to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 ½ cups of potato pearls (bag full) with a fork. Add butter and salt if you’d like. Serve with gravy, or sour cream and cheese, or plain… whatever you prefer :).

*Just a little side note ~ I like to dip my meatloaf in ketchup so if you want you can try it. Hope you enjoy :)!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Citrus Lime Chicken Fajitas

Have on hand:
Sour cream

2 cooked chicken breasts cut in strips
½ tsp garlic salt*
½ TBS cayenne pepper*
1 TBS chili powder*
1 tsp pepper*
1 TBS oregano*
1 green bell pepper cut in strips
1 yellow bell pepper cut in strips
½ purple onion cut in strips
1 10 oz bottle of Minute Maid orange juice (or any kind of orange juice)
2 TBS lime juice

To prepare:

Marinade chicken in garlic salt, cayenne pepper, chili powder, pepper, and oregano, ¼ of the bottle of orange juice and 1 TBS of lime juice. Mix thoroughly. Pour remaining orange juice (3/4 of bottle) and 1 TBS lime juice over peppers and onions in a bag to marinade.

To cook:

Thaw contents of bags. Let marinade for about half a day. Pour contents of pepper and onion bag into skillet. Saute until veggies are cooked through. Add contents of chicken bag and heat thoroughly. (Discard extra juice) Grate cheese. Serve fajitas in warm tortillas with cheddar cheese, sour cream and salsa.

*You may add more seasonings to taste.

Hawaiian Chicken

1 cup Ketchup
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon of Dry Mustard

Dip Chicken in marinade and put in pan, pour desired amount of marinade over the chicken. Cook on 350 for 45-60 minutes.

Marinade makes a ton, and could make a pan or two of 9x13. (You can also add more sugar for a sweeter taste!)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

For a 9X13 Pan- serves 4 or 5
2-3 chicken breast cubed and cooked
6 slices swiss cheese
1 c cheddar cheese
2-3 slices of ham cut in smaller squares
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 box chicken stuffing
1/2 C sour cream
1/4 c milk

Directions: Salt and Pepper the bottom of a 9X13 pan, layer chicken, swiss cheese, cheddar cheese, ham and white sauce (cream of chicken soup+1/2 C sour cream+ 1/4 C milk(or just soup if you don't have the other)), prepare stuffing according to box instructions then spread over white sauce. Bake for 45 mins-1 hour.