Saturday, September 20, 2008

Oatmeal Bars

This is a very yummy dish. I love it! If you like Peanut Butter you will love this! Its not really that difficult to make either.

2 cups melted butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. soda
4 cups oatmeal
3 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
2/3 cup peanut butter
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
2 cups mini choc. chips or mini m&m's

Mix together melted butter, sugar, soda, oatmeal, flour & salt until it's crumbly.
Set aside 3 cups. Press the rest into a greased 9X13 pan.

Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
Mix peanut butter and sweetened condensed milk. Spread over the baked crust

Mix mini choc chips or m&m's with the reserved crumbs. Sprinkle the reserved crumbs on top of the peanut butter and sweetened condensed milk mixture. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes

Friday, September 5, 2008

Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna

1 lbs ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups salsa
1 can (16 oz) refried beans
1 can 15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (10 oz) enchilada sauce
1 can (4 oz) chopped green chilies
1 envelope taco seasoning
1/4 tsp. pepper
6 flour tortillas
3 cups (12 oz) shredded mexican cheese blend, divided
2 cups broken tortilla chips
Sour cream, sliced ripe olives, guacamole, and chopped tomatoes, optional

In a large skillet, cook beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in salsa, beans, enchilada sauce, chilies, taco seasoning, and pepper; heat through.
Spread 1 cup meat mixture in a greased 9×13 baking pan.
Layer with 2 tortillas,a third of the meat mixture,and 1 cup of cheese.
Repeat layers. Top with remaining tortillas and meat mixture. The pan will be FULL.
Cover and bake at 375 for 30 minutes.
Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese and top with tortilla chips. Bake 10-15 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving..Garnish with sour cream, olives, guacamole, and tomatoes if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
I only used Sour Cream to eat with it and it was really good.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Garden Chicken Casserole

This is a yummy casserole! Its got almonds & water chestnuts in it so its crunchy. If you dont like crunch you might not like it.

Garden Chicken Casserole
3 Cups Cooked cubed Chicken
1 can Water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1 Cup diced Celery
3 T chopped onion
1 Cup cooked Wild rice I used uncle ben's brand
1 Can Condensed cream of chicken soup
3/4 Cup Mayo
1/ Cup chopped Almonds

Mix all together and place in greased casserole dish. Crush about 1 sleeve of crackers and put on top of the casserole. Melt 1/4 Cup butter and drizzle over cracker crumbs. Bake uncovered at 350 for 40 minutes.

I didnt measure the rice after it was cooked but just dumped the whole box full into the casserole, and It was too much rice. The casserole was kinda dry, so make sure you use only the 1 cup cooked wild rice it calls for.

It was still very good, even a bit dry. We both had 3 helping of it and I am getting ready to go get some for my lunch too!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Herbed Baked Chicken

Tonight for supper we had Herbed Baked Chicken, California Veggie Mix & Garlic Cheese bread.

Herbed Baked Chicken
2 Chicken Breast
1 Can Condensed cream of Mushroom Soup
1 T. Lemon Juice

Mix Soup and Lemon Juice together. Pour over Chicken breast in a baking dish. Sprinkle with Lemon Pepper seasoning. Bake at 350 for 1 hour, Occasionally spoon soup mixture over top of chicken and sprinkling more lemon pepper seasoning.
I bake it 1 hour with aluminum foil over the pan then take the foil off and bake the another 10-15 minutes with out foil to let chicken brown a little bit.

For Garlic Cheese bread i cut it into slices and spread butter on one side of the slice. Put the un buttered side down on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle garlic powder over the buttered side and sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top. Broil until browned.

Cake Mix Cookies

I made them yesterday for our Labor Day cookout we had. But I must say I love these cookies. I always get great response when I make these.

Cake Mix Cookies
1 Box Butter Pecan Cake mix
1 Box French Vanilla Cake mix
1 Cup Oil
4 T. Water
4 Eggs

Mix all together. Stir in Chocolate chips. Drop spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. (I used the pampered chef cookie scoop)
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. They wont look brown on top but you dont want to over cook them either. Let them cool on cookie sheet about 2-3 minutes then place on a rack to cool completely.
Makes about 4-5 dozen cookies with the medium size cookie scoop.

You can use any kind of cake mix to make your own cookie combo up. . Some I have tried are
-Devils Food Cake mix & Chocolate cake mix
-Devils Food Cake mix & French Vanilla cake mix
-You can also use the funfetti cake mix to make cookies with sprinkles in them. Just use 2 funfetti mix's or 1 Funfetti & 1 french vanilla