Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pizza Subs


1/2 lb hamburger
1/4 c. chopped onion
1 (8 oz) can pizza sauce
2 tbsp chopped black olives
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1 1/2 c shredded mozzarella cheese
4 French rolls, sliced in half lengthwise

Microwave meat until browned.  Add onion.  Cook on high 5 minutes, stirring after 2 1/2 minutes.  Drain off fat and stir in pizza sauce, olives, basil, oregano.
Sprinkle 3 tablespoons cheese over 1/2 slice of french roll.
Spoon 1/4 of meat mixture over loaf and top with 3 tablespoons cheese.
Top with other half of french roll.
Slice in half and wrap securely with foil.
Prepare remaining rolls the same way.
Bake at 375 fr 40 minutes.

They noted that you can make these and freeze them for quick dinners.  If frozen, cook 60-70 minutes at 375 degrees.

My thoughts:  I actually order a pizza sub almost every time I go to Subway.  They do the same thing, except they put down the large pepperoni for the meat, top that with a little sauce, and then I put black olives, green peppers, and parmesan cheese on top of that.  They toast it... YUM.  I could do that at home now!!!  The hamburger mixture sounds good, too. 

Tawny's Meatloaf

Enjoy this meatloaf recipe!!  It sounds like an easy thing to mix together and throw in the oven!!

1 pound ground chuck
1 small bag of prepared real bacon bits (about 1 cup)
1 (8oz) package sharp or mild Cheddar, grated
2 large eggs
1/4 c bread crumbs
1/4 c mayo
1 tblsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/3 c ketchup
2 tblsp prepared yellow mustard
1 (3 oz) can French fried onions  (optional)

Preheat over to 350 degrees
In large bowl, combine ground chuck and next 8 ingredients.  Mix well.
In small bowl, combine ketchup and mustard, reserving ketchup mixture for topping.

In a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan, shape meat mixture into loaf.  Spread ketchup mixture over the loaf.
Bake 40 minutes.  (optional:  top with french fried onions, and bake another 10-15 minutes) or until meat is no longer pink.

Pairs well with green beans or broccoli or any style potato.

Tawny's Creamy Chicken Soup (a.k.a. Comfort Soup)

4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
6-8 chicken bouillon cubes
2.5 - 3 quarts water
24 oz sour cream, divided
1 bag country pasta (try the clear & red bag of noodles found at WalMart - homemade noodles work, too)
1 large can cream of chicken soup

In 5 qt. soup pot, boil water with bouillon cubes, add chicken breast, boil until cooked through.
Remove chicken from broth, set aside. 
Add bag of noodles to broth, boil till preferred doneness.    DO NOT DRAIN NOODLES.
Add in can of cream of chicken soup, stir until fully incorporated to noodle/broth mixture.
Add cubed chicken breast back to soup. 
When heated through, remove from heat and add in 1/2 container of sour cream, stir until fully incorporated.
Use remaining sour cream as garnish by adding a spoonful to the top of each bowl.

Goes great with Hawaiian bread!

Thank you Tawny for a soup recipe!! I could make soup every night of the week if my husband would let me!!!  I'll let you know how it goes!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Shelli's Lazy Lasagna

1-1 1/2 lb hamburger
32 oz spaghetti sauce
16 oz cottage cheese
8 oz sour cream
2 bags shredded mozerella cheese
1/2 c parmesan
1 c water
uncooked lasagna noodles

Brown the hamburger, drain, and mix with spaghetti sauce.
Mix cottage cheese and sour cream in separate bowl.
Start with 1/2 of hamburger/sauce mix on bottom of pan.  Layer in order of noodles, 1/2 sour cream/cottage cheese mix, bag of mozerella.
Repeat for second layer using all of the sour cream/cottage cheese mix. 
Finish with remaining hamburger mix, parm, and water.

Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour covered.  Uncover and bake an additional 30 minutes.

Make some salad and garlic bread!!

Shelli's Mexican Chicken

3-4 lb whole chicken (or 3-4 lb boneless chicken breasts)
1 can diced rotel tomatoes
1 can cream of chicken
1 can cream of mushroom
8 oz mexican velveeta cheese (Shelli uses 2 8 oz. bags of taco cheese)
small bag of doritos (2  $.99 bags)

Boil chicken (pressure pan works well), cool, shred. in large bowl.
Add chicken, tomatoes, both soups, and cheese. 
Crush 1/2 bag of doritos (or both small bags) and mix well.
Place in a greased 9 x 13 pan and bake 30-45 minutes at 350 degrees.

Shelli says this works well just out of the pan or in tortilla shells.

Warning:  watch your doritos!  Too many will dry it out!

Thanks Shelli, I look forward to making this for the James Family!

Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken

I haven't made this yet, but my friend Nancy sent it my way!  So, its on my menu for the week! 

6 boneless chicken breasts
Salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 can cheddar cheese soup
Chopped fresh parsley (optional)
hot cooked pasta

1.  Place 3 chicken breasts in your crock pot.  Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder.  Repeat with remaining 3 breasts and seasonings.
2.  Combine soups in medium bowl.  Pour over chicken.  Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hrs.  Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.  Serve over pasta.