Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cream Cheese Chicken Bundles

Cream Cheese Chicken Bundles
{serves 4, but doubles/triples easily!}
3 oz. pkg softened cream cheese (I leave out on counter for awhile)
2 tbs melted butter
2 cups cooked diced chicken (or if time is short....canned chicken)
2 Tbs. milk
1 Tbs. chopped white or yellow onion
salt & pepper
8 oz. can crescent rolls
For topping:
More Melted Butter & Bread Crumbs
Blend cream cheese and butter til smooth. Add milk and onion. Blend. Stir in chicken. Separate rolls into four rectangles. (press two crescent rolls together to make a seam in the middle of the rectangle).
Spoon 1/2 cup mixture into center of each rectangle. Pull up opposite corners and press to seal, then pull up remaining opposite corners and seal. Brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake on cookie sheet @ 350 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mothers Ham Casserole

Mother's Ham Casserole Recipe
4-6 Servings
Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min.
35 25 60
2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
1 large carrot, sliced
2 celery ribs, chopped
3 cups water
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
7 tablespoons butter, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
In a saucepan, bring the potatoes, carrot, celery and water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook about 15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
In a large skillet, saute the ham, green pepper and onion in 3 tablespoons butter until tender. Add to the potato mixture. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish.
In a large saucepan, melt the remaining butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add the milk, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; add cheese and stir until melted.
Pour over the ham mixture. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Nutritional Analysis: 1 cup equals 374 calories, 25 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 89 mg cholesterol, 1,208 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein.
Mother's Ham Casserole published in Country Woman March/April 2000,

Cheesy Chicken and Noodle Casserole

6 ounces medium noodles, cooked
1 (10 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted (lowfat)
2 cups cooked chicken, diced
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup sour cream (fat free)
1 dash pepper
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 50 mins
1 Combine cooked noodles, chicken, soup, butter, sour cream, pepper and 3/4 cup of mozzarella cheese.
2 Mix well and put into a 2 quart casserole dish.
3 Bake covered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
4 Uncover and add remaining mozzarella cheese and bake 10 minutes more.

I added a can of mushrooms too.

Worth 11 points on weight watchers if you do 4 servings.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Lemondae Makin' Mama's soft chocolate chip cookies

The best soft chocolate chip cookies ever:
*mix in small bowl and set aside:
2 1/4 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
*combine and beat til smooth and creamy:
1 c. softened butter
1/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 pkg. vanilla instant pudding mix
2 eggs
*Add dry mixture to the creamed mixture and stir in one package of chocolate chips.
*Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets, and bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hubby's Mom's Meatballs

Super easy to make - but my mom's just won't do for hubby!

1 small jar grape jam
1 jar pizza sauce

meatball mix - (I just prep my groundchuck like I would for meatloaf - same seasonings, crackers, and all)

Cook the meatballs. (You can also use premade frozen ones - but homemade are MUCH better). 400 in the oven for 20 minutes or so usually does it.

Toss everything into the crockpot on low for 6 hours. (use ketchup to taste) You can even throw in some little weenies if you'd like.