Friday, August 14, 2009

Sloppy Joes

This recipe is from my childhood. They are super easy and delicious. I have made them before using ground chicken and turkey and they are just as delicious. I often make this in the crockpot by putting the meat in raw.

And, on an amazing sidenote, this picture is of the sloppy joes that my AMAZING husband made for me!! He found all the ingredients, followed the recipe and actually MADE me dinner!! What a stud!

For every pound of hamburger:
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1 Tablespoon vinegar
2 teaspoons mustard
tomato sauce (use as much to match your sloppiness liking)
salt and pepper to taste
hamburger buns

Brown hamburger with onion. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook until thickened. Put sloppy mix on hamburger buns and enjoy!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Grandpa Wahlen's Chicken Marinade

My Grandpa created this marinade and WOW, is it ever wonderful! Unless you are a terrible barbequer, this chicken NEVER turns out dry. We never barbeque chicken any other way. It's amazing right off the barbeque but also delicious the next day on a salad.

1 cup oil
1/3 cup lemon juice
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 teaspoon pepper
4 chicken breasts

Combine all ingredients in a ziploc bag. Refrigerate for 4 to 5 hours, turning occasionally. Barbeque and enjoy!

Fruit Salad with Pudding Sauce

Oh my goodness, this is GOOD. I got this off allrecipes but changed it a little. Trust me, this will be LOVED by all!

3/4 cup pineapple juice (you can find it down the juice aisle, in little cans)
1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup sour cream
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
2 medium ripe bananas, sliced
2 cups fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries, thawed
2 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 cups seedless green grapes

In a bowl, combine the pineapple juice, crushed pineapple, sour cream and pudding mix until blended. Cover and refrigerate while cutting up and cleaning the fruit.

In a large bowl, combine the bananas, blueberries, peaches, strawberries, and grapes. Stir the pudding sauce in with the fruit until evenly covered. Enjoy!

Sour Cream Breadsticks

This recipe comes from Betty Crocker. It is delicious with soup or chili.

2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
2 tablespoons fresh chives
1 1/4 cups sour cream
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Heat oven to 450 degrees.

Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Cut in shortening, using a pastry blender or 2 knives, until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in chives. Stir in sour cream until dough leaves side of bowl and forms a ball. Place dough on lightly floured surface; gently roll in flour to coat. Knead lightly 10 times. Roll or pat into 12x8-inch rectangle. Cut rectangle crosswise into 12 strips, 8x1-inch. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush strips lightly with butter.
Bake 10 to 12 mintues or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Cheddar Ham Chowder

My sister, Amy, sent me this recipe. It is amazing and even better the day after it's made. My favorite part, it's quick and easy.

2 1/2 cups water
2 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup sliced celery (I did not make mine with celery because I don't like it)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup butter
1/4 flour
2 cups milk
2 cups cheddar cheese
16 oz frozen corn
1 1/2 cups cubed ham

Bring water, potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, salt and pepper to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes or until veggies are tender. Set aside; do not drain. In second pan, melt butter; blend in flour. Add milk; cook and stir until thick and bubbly. Add cheese and stir until melted. Stir in other veggies and broth (or put cheesy mixture in with veggies and broth); add corn and ham. Heat thoroughly, stirring occasionally.

Cinnamon Blueberry Crumble

YUMMY!! You will enjoy these cinnamon rolls anytime. This recipe is from Rhodes Rolls.

9 Rhodes Anytime! Cinnamon Rolls
21 oz. can blueberry pie filling
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
cream cheese frosting (included with the rolls)

Arrange the frozen rolls in 3 rows of 3 in a sprayed 9x13 pan. Spread blueberry pie filling evenly over and between rolls. Combine butter, flour, brown sugar and sprinkle over the pie filling. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 - 50 minutes. Drizzle with cream cheese frosting while still warm.

Apple Pork Chop Bake

This recipe is super easy to make and freezes really well.

4 pork chops
1 can apple pie filling (I prefer the kind without cinnamon)
1 box stuffing mix

Brown the pork chops on all sides. On the bottom of a 9 inch square pan, spread the apple pie filling. Place the browned pork chops on top. Make the stuffing mix according to box directions. Spoon over the top of the pork chops. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Egg Salad

I LOVE egg salad! Everyone has their own way of making it, but I wanted to share mine. I make it with 9 eggs because that is what fits in my pan.

9 eggs
1/4 cup mayo
1 Tablespoon mustard
1 Tablespoon sweet pickle juice
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Bring a pan of water to a boil. Add the eggs and boil for 18 minutes. Cool eggs and then peel them. Mash the eggs. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until well mixed. Spread on bread (I always use my Sweet Potato Bread) and enjoy!