Thursday, December 27, 2007

Ranch Panko Chicken

For dinner last night, I made Ranch Panko Chicken. I served this with cornbread stuffing and corn.

1.5lb of chicken breasts
1 envelope of Ranch dressing
1C of Panko bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix envelope of ranch dressing with Panko breadcrumbs in a small bowl. Wet each chicken breast and dip into bread mixture. Place in a greased 9X13 glass baking dish. Cook in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Pot Roast

I am so far behind in updating my blog that I am just going to enter my most recent recipe.

Sunday I made homemade pot roast in the crock pot.

3lbs bottom round roast
1 bag of baby carrots
1 small onion
1 can beef broth
4 potatoes

Peel and quarter potatoes. Slice down the onion.

Heat oil in skillet over med-high heat. Season roast with thyme, parsley, salt and pepper. Brown each side of roast.

Layer in crock pot: potatoes, carrots, onions, roast. Pour beef broth over the roast.
Cook in crock pot for 6 to 8 hours.


Friday, October 19, 2007

Homemade calzones

I made this for lunch last Sunday to eat while we watched football. This recipe is quick and easy and perfect for dinner on movie night or while watching a sporting event.

1 roll of Pillsbury pizza crust dough
Mozzarella cheese
pizza seasonings
garlic seasoning
your choice of topping
Pizza sauce

Preheat oven to the temperature specified on outside of Pillsbury dough container.

Roll out the pizza dough and divide in half. On one half of each square put cheese, pizza seasonings, and your choice of toppings. Fold pizza half over half with toppings and close with a fork.

Bake calzones for 13-18 minutes until calzones are golden brown.

For outside of calzone melt butter in microwave and put garlic into melted butter and brush garlic on outside of calzone.

Put pizza sauce in individual cups for dipping and Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*******Extra Info********
In my calzone I just had pepperoni and cheese and in DH's there was pepperoni, cheese, and banana peppers. Both of use thought bacon would be good in one of these calzones.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Baked Ham!

I am about 3 weeks behind on this post, but here it is nonetheless!

For Sunday night football, I made baked ham. This is one of the easiest things I have ever made. It makes quite a bit so we had enough for leftovers.

Baked Ham:
Pre-cooked ham (choose whatever size works best for your family)
Brown Sugar

Pre-heat oven to the temperature stated on outside of ham. Put ham on foil lined pan. Make slits across the top of ham and stick cloves all over the top.

For glaze:
Mix equal amount of honey and mustard and 1T of brown sugar. Stir until mixed completely.

Bake ham for time stated on outside of ham. 20 minutes before the ham is complete, add glaze to the ham. Once the ham is finished cooking, remove cloves and slice down.

When we had this I also made mac n cheese and green beans. Try it on a cool day this fall, it is a wonderful and filling meal.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Football Chili!

We have purchased the NFL ticket on Direct TV so we have set up a sports bar in our basement. We already had a bar and a big screen, but we have also added 3 additional tvs so we can watch 4 games at once. We have about 3 friends over each Sunday. Yesterday I made a huge pot of chili and we ate on it all day. This is the easiest recipe ever!

4 pounds of ground beef
5 cans of tomato soup
2 cans of light red beans
2 cans of dark red beans
1T Onion powder
3T chili powder
3T Cumin

Brown ground beef and drain.

Put beef in stock pot, add all other ingredients. Taste throughout cook time and add extra of each ingredient as necessary. Let cook on low/medium heat for 30 to 45 minutes. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Beer cheese dip

I made beer cheese dip for our fantasy football draft and it was almost gone by the end of the night. This dip is very very easy and I recommend this for everyone.

1 can of cheese sauce
1/4 can of beer

In a pan heat cheese sauce and pour in 1/4 can of beer on medium heat. Stir continuously until beer and cheese sauce are thoroughly mixed. Only needs to be on the stove for about 4 minutes.

To Serve -
Create a bread bowl out of Rye or Pumpernickel bread and pour cheese in center.

If you need to keep it warm, pour cheese into a crock pot (keep on warm / low). Cut up a loaf of dark rye or pumpernickel bread.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Basic Deviled Eggs

I made 20 deviled eggs for the draft this past weekend. I do nothing fancy with mine, but if you are looking to make excellent deviled eggs.

10 eggs

Boil 10 eggs for 10 minute and then remove from heat and chill in refrigerator.
Peel eggs, cut in half, and remove yolk.

Smash the yolks, add a tablespoon of mustard and stir. Add enough Mayo to make the yolks/mustard creamy.

Take a plastic bag fill with yolk/mayo/mustard mixture. Cut hole in corner of plastic bag and fill the half eggs.

Alternate: Add paprika, chives, bacon bits, etc on top on deviled eggs.

Marvelous Meatballs!

I have made these meatballs probably 2 or 3 times, but this year they were requested for the draft. If you need an easy appetizer - This is definitely it.

4 packs of frozen meatballs - 80 meatballs total, but we had about 15 guys there.
3 packets of brown gravy

Put meatballs in crockpot.
Prepare gravy as directions say to and pour over meatballs.
Add any seasonings you desire - I used a little thyme this time :)

Cook for 4 hours on low heat - stirring occasionally.

Draft Day!!!!

Saturday August 25th we had our big fantasy football draft at our house. I had so much fun with it this year. I made all kinds of good food and really didn't have many leftovers. I am a very picky eater and unfortunately I didn't make anything that I would eat, except the brownies, but everyone said everything was good. I will post the recipes today with what I made :).

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Meatloaf Monday - Yummy!

Last night my husband and I needed some comfort food so I made meatloaf. Below is the recipe that I use everytime I make meatloaf.

2lbs ground beef
1 C bread crumbs
1 C milk
1/4 C parsley
Salt & Pepper
Dash of oregano.
1 egg
1/4 T ketchup

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix thoroughly ground beef, bread crumbs, milk, egg, parsley, oregano, salt & pepper.

Form into a loaf and put into the oven. Top loaf with ketchup.

Cook 1 hour.

With this I made mashed potatoes, corn, and texas toast with cheese.

This is an excellent feel good meal.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Simple Chicken and Rice

Tonight we had a chicken and rice dish that was wonderful and easy on a weeknight. Instead of paying / eating the Campbell's box dinner - I just created my own.
Preheat oven to 375.

Take 1/2 a box of white rice and stir in 1/2t of oregano, parsley, and chicken seasoning and put into a 13X9" glass baking dish. Pour in 2.5 Cups of hot water and 2T of butter. Mix together. Put chicken breasts on top of rice and pour Campbell's chicken gravy over each chicken breasts. Break up Ritz like crackers into very small pieces and put on top of the gravy covered chicken breasts. Cook for 30 minutes or until juices run clear.

Serve with corn and some rolls and you are good to go.

Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

Last night we had these for dinner. They were fabulous. The crust on the outside is very flavorful. My husband does not normally comment on what I make - since he will eat just about anything as long as he does not have to cook it, but last night he said he really liked these and would like to have them again. In addition to the pork chops, I served mac n cheese, green beans, and rolls. This recipe is quick and easy - give it a try! (I have pictures and will add them at a later date)

Pork Chops (however many you need)
2 Eggs
Italian bread crumbs
Parmesan Cheese
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper

Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Whisk 2 eggs together in a bowl. Put bread crumbs (enough to cover each pork chop) on one plate and on another plate put parmesan cheese on another plate (enough to cover each pork chop). Season each pork chop with salt and pepper. Cover each pork chop with parmesan cheese, then dip in egg, and cover with bread crumbs. Put into skillet and cook until outside is golden brown. It took me about 6 minutes per side. Enjoy!

I am not sure where I found this recipe but if it is yours - please let me know so I can give you the credit!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

No time to cook!

Is anyone else out there having the same trouble I am? I cannot find any time to make real meals since we do something every night of the summer. I am so ready for fall and football season so I can cook again. Please check back later and hopefully there will be more things on here :)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Getting started!

Thanks for stopping by. I am currently working to get my blog up and running so stop by again and hopefully I will have more on here :)