Friday, March 26, 2010

Southern Potato Salad

This is a recipe that we love (sorry the picture is so dark). As most of you know, our daughter plays softball. School softball, then she plays travel softball in the Summer. I made a vow last year to do our best not to eat a lot of fast food during these weekend tournaments. This is a great recipe to have in the cooler on those warm Summer days.

4 potatoes
4 eggs
1/2 stalk celery, chopped
1/4 cup sweet relish
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1/2 cup mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain and chop

Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil; cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water; peel and chop.

In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, celery, sweet relish, garlic, mustard, mayonnaise and salt and pepper. Gently mix.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mini Fruit-Topped Triple Chocolate Pizzas

Thought I'd share this recipe I got from our local TV Station. I actually made these for our Sunday School Class on Valentines Day. With Strawberries coming in soon, I decided to add it to my blog. They turned out great and everybody thought I had worked for hours. HA!
1 package of refrigerated cookie dough
2 squares (1 ounce each) white chocolate for baking
2 tablespoons milk
1 package (8 ozs.) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup thawed, frozen whipped topping (cool whip)
12-16 strawberries, cut in half
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 tsp. vegetable oil
Bake chocolate chip cookies. Remove from oven and cool
Place white chocolate and milk in a small bowl. Microwave on High for 1 minute. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Cool slightly
In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and powdered sugar. Mix well. Gradually stir in white chocolate mixture. Mix until Smooth.
Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over cookie.
Cut strawberries in half. Place on top of cream cheese mixture.
In a small bowl, place chocolate morsels and vegetable oil in microwave, uncovered, for 45 seconds, or until chocolate is melted and smooth. Drizzle over fruit
Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Monday - Grilled Hotdogs with Homemade Chili, Baked Beans, French Fries
Tuesday - Grilled Ribeye Steaks, Baked Potato, Tossed Salad
Wednesday - Grilled Chicken Salads
Thursday - Stromboli
Friday - Out
Saturday - Grilled Chicken Kabobs, Fried Rice with Veggies
Sunday - Subs, Veggies & Dip, chips

Friday, March 19, 2010

Banana - Chocolate Chip Muffins

These muffins are a regular at our house. They freeze well too!!

1/2 c. butter (softened)
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 - 1/2 c. (3 large) ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. mini chocolate chips (I just use the regular size)
1/2 c. walnuts, chopped (optional)

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 18 muffins tins or line with paper. Mix butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add bananas, milk, vanilla and eggs; mix well. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Salt if desired. Mix until moist. Add chocolate chips and walnuts. Fill tins 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes or until done. Can serve warm with butter and enjoy!!


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Party Ham Biscuits

That's what we call these around our house. We usually have them at get togethers and such, it's nice because you make these up ahead of time. Worked great with crock pot green beans and deviled eggs. Everything was ready when we got home (our daughter had another softball game), just had to heat these babies in the oven for about 20 minutes.

Party Ham Biscuits

2 pkgs. rolls

1 lb. baked ham

1/2 lb. swiss cheese

1 stick melted butter or margarine

1 1/2 tsp. worcestershire sauce

1 1/2 tsp. dried mustard

1 1/2 tsp. poppy seeds

1 tsp. onion salt

Place ham & cheese on rolls - mix other ingredients together and spoon over ham rolls. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight (sometimes I make up a couple hours before hand). Bake 15-20 min on 350.


Blessings, Linda

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Working on Wednesday

Here is a little guy I've been working on for my craft booth. I'm also working on some bigger carrots to display & sell. The pattern comes from Country Whims.
Have a great Wednesday :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Slow Cooker Enchiladas

Well, softball season is upon us. I will be relying on my crockpot and make ahead meals to get us through the next few months. We had these Enchiladas last night with a toss salad. I had everything just about ready when we walked in the door. It was freezing at the game, so this warm meal hit the spot. Sorry the picture isn't the best, but I was trying to show the layers.

1 lb. ground beef
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup copped green peppers
16 oz can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack, or pepper Monterey Jack cheese
6 flour tortillas (I didn't need this many)

Cook beef, onions, and green peppers in skillet until beef is browned and vegetables are tender. Drain.

Add next 8 ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes

In slow cooker, layer about 3/4 cup beef mixture one tortilla, and about 1/3 cup cheese. Repeat layers.

Cover. Cook on low 5-7 hours or until heated through (my crockpot took about 4 hours)



Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring Forward Monday

Hello my blogger friends. I am trying to get back into the swing of things. I have been living in pain for the last month. My thoughts and prayers go to those who live in constant pain. I just can't even begin to imagine. The past month has been very humbling!

I cracked my tooth about 5 weeks ago. My fear of the dentist had me waiting three weeks before I had it checked out. Last week, my dentist drilled it and the tooth broke off. He was pretty sure he had gotten all the crack, so he refilled it and sent me on my way. Well, after the numbing went away I found out that he DID NOT get the crack. He had drilled, and refilled the tooth, packing the filling into the crack. Next day he told me that he could not guarantee that a root canal would work. I didn't want to spend lots of $$$ and end up loosing the tooth anyway, so I went to an oral surgeon and had the tooth pulled. I'm still not back 100%!! All the work done those two days left my other teeth so sensitive. I'm praying really hard that I have no permanent damage done to those nerves.

Hey, but looking on the bright side......I'VE LOST 8 POUNDS!!!!!


Menu Plan Monday

What's cooking at our house this week:

Monday - Slow Cooker Enchiladas, Toss Salad
Tuesday - Party Ham Biscuits, Green Beans, Deviled Eggs
Wednesday - Homemade Chicken Nuggets, Baked Potato Slices, Steamed Broccoli
Thursday - WW Chili - making either nachos, or taco salads
Friday - Grilled Hamburgers, Mac. Salad, Baked Beans
Saturday - Out for FIL Birthday