Thursday, November 12, 2009

Easy Lasagna (From Septmenber)

Sorry this post is like 2 months late:)


Layer 1
1 lb. cooked ground beef
1 jar spaghetti sauce , your favorite
1/2 cup chopped onions
Mix above ingredients for sauce/meat layer
Layer 2
1/2 lb. cooked lasagna noodles (about 4 noodles per layer)
Layer 3
1 16oz carton cottage cheese
1 lb grated cheddar cheese
1 lb grated mozzerella cheese
Mix avobe ingredients for cheese layer. But save some shredded cheese to sprinkle on top.

Directions: Arrange in layers in 9x13 greased pan. Start with a little meat sauce, follow with 4 noodles, and then add the cheese layer. Repeat till the pan is full. Top with shredded cheese. Bake at 350 for about 50 minutes with foil on and 5-10 with foil off. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops & Yummy Funeral Potatoes

4 pork chops (cut 3/4 inch think)
1/3 bottle KC Masterpiece Caribbean Jerk Marinade

To seal in the juices and to get a crisp tasty exterior you’ll first want to sear the pork chops. To do so you’ll want to preheat your grill to as high as possible then toss your pork chops on and close the lid. (You can discard the excess marinade) After approximately 1-2 minutes, flip the chops over and close lid again. After another minute or so passes, turn the heat down to medium and let the chops cook for about 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, flip chops over, close lid and let cook for a final 5 minutes. AVOID OVERCOOKING as this will dry the meat out. In order to be safe, you want to cook the pork until the middle is only very slightly pink or completely white. Another way to tell if your meat is done is to use a meat thermometer. 155 degrees is the magic number for pork.

After your pork chops are grilled, if you want to help loosen up the meat so it turns out nice and juicy, you can put them on a plate and cover it with aluminum foil for 10 minutes.

Serve pork chops with Yummy Funeral Potatoes. (I personally think these pork chops are also very tasty when dipped in ranch dressing)

If you don’t have a grill or would prefer cooking the pork chops in your oven you can broil them. I haven’t done this personally so I thought I would include a few links with details on broiling pork chops…

Yummy Funeral Potatoes

32 oz Hashbrowns
2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup
2 cups Sour Cream
1-2 cups Grated Cheese
½ cup Melted Butter
1/3 cup Chopped Onions

Mix above ingredients well and pour into a 9X13 pan. Top with 2 cups Crushed Cornflakes mixed with 2 tbsp Melted Butter. Bake 30 min at 350 degrees. (Makes 10-12 servings – I halved the recipe for each person)


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sorry, addition to Stromboli

Were your stromboli is frozen, just watch it and make sure that it doesn't rise too much in the fridge. I tested one. With a little heat, mine defrosted and rose for 4 hours just on my stove top. So if you take it out and put it in the fridge in the morning, you might have to let it rise with a little heat before baking.


Bread dough (homemade or store bought)
6 oz sliced ham
1 1/2 cups shredded swiss cheese
8 pieces crumbled bacon.
Green onions if you like

Roll out dough into a large rectangle. Layer with ham, cheese and bacon. Roll up jelly-roll style starting with the long side. Seal seams. Place seam side down on baking sheet. Cut several 1/4 inch deep slits on top of loaf. Bake at 350 degrees for 26-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Slice and serve with Marinara sauce for dipping.

This meal also comes with frozen veggies.


Chicken Roll-ups

Cooked Cubed Chicken
1 cup (or so) uncooked Stuffing
1/2-3/4 package of Cream Cheese.

Combine above ingredients. Place spoonful in center of each crescent roll triangle and wrap crescent roll around. Place on baking sheet and bake as package directs.

Serve topped with chicken gravy and with frozen veggies.

Polynesian Chicken

1 ½ lbs. Chicken
1 (8 oz.) Bottle Russian Salad
1 (10 oz.) Jar Peach Jam
1 pkg Dried Onion Soup Mix (optional ~ adds flavor but I prefer it without)

Combine all ingredients.

Cook in crockpot for 2-3 hours on high, or 4 hours on low.

Once the chicken is cooked I like to cut it in smaller pieces, it comes apart quick and easy using a fork and knife. Serve chicken and sauce over rice.

*Included with this meal ~ Green beans and Golden Corral rolls.