Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Zucchini Salad

Zucchini Salad.
I tasty alternative to lettuce salads.    :-)

2 medium zucchini, spiralized or cut into noodles.
1/2 of a hot house cucumber sliced into half moons.
2 medium tomatoes cut into small wedges.
1/4 medium red onion sliced thinly into half moons.
2 1/2 ounces of feta cheese.
15 olives halved.

1/4 cup Greek yogurt.
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic.
1 tablespoon feta cheese.
1 tablespoon lemon juice.
1 tablespoon olive oil.
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce.
1/2 teaspoon honey.

Cut Zucchini into fine long 'noodles'. I use a spiral slicer.
Add zucchini noodles, cucumber, tomato, red onion,feta cheese and olives to a large bowl.
Toss with 2/3 of the dressing. Add more dressing if needed.
Enjoy right away, or store in fridge up to a day.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Cucumber, onion and tomato salad

Cucumber, onion and tomato salad.
This is one tasty dish!  Simple and delish!
2 med cucumbers peeled and sliced 1/4 inch.
1 med onion sliced, cut rings in half and separate.
3 med tomatoes cut into wedges.
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Combine veggies in one bowl and all other ingredients in another. Mix liquids well and add to veggies and stir until well coated. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Slow-Cooker Spicy Cheddar Chicken Cornbread

 Slow-Cooker Spicy Cheddar Chicken Cornbread


Chicken Mixture
3 cups chopped cooked chicken
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1 can (10 1/2 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup milk
1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso original taco seasoning mix
3 green onions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
2 jalapeño chiles, seeded and finely chopped (1/3 cup)
Cornbread Topping
1 pouch (6.5 oz) Betty Crocker cornbread & muffin mix
1 can (14.75 oz) cream style sweet corn
1 egg
3 tablespoons butter, melted

    1.   Spray 5-quart oval slow cooker with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix chicken, cheese, soup, milk and taco seasoning mix. Stir in green onion whites and jalapeño chiles. Pour into slow cooker; spread evenly.
    2.   In medium bowl, mix cornbread & muffin mix, corn and egg. Stir in melted butter. Pour evenly over chicken mixture. Place folded, clean dish towel under cover of cooker. This will prevent condensation from dripping down onto cornbread.
    3.  Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 to 4 hours or until instant-read thermometer inserted in center of mixture reads at least 165°F and toothpick inserted in center of cornbread comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Top with green onion greens.
Now of course, we used 2% cheese and fat free milk and skipped the chiles. And still delicious!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

taco cups

A very tasty twist to regular tacos!

Servings: 12 taco cups

1 pound lean ground beef
1 envelope (3 tablespoons) taco seasoning
6 ounces diced tomatoes
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
6 large flour tortillas

1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and drain any remaining fat. Transfer to a bowl.
3. Add taco seasoning, tomatoes and green chiles to the ground beef and stir to combine.
4. Cut flour tortillas into a square shape and cut each into 4 smaller equally sized square pieces.
5. Generously coat a standard size muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
6. Line each cup of prepared muffin tin with a tortilla sheet.
7. Add 1.5 tablespoons taco mixture. Top with 1 tablespoon of cheese. Press down and add another layer of tortilla sheet, taco mixture, and a final layer of cheese.
8. Lightly brush the top edges of the tortilla with cooking oil.
9. Bake 18-20 minutes until cups are heated through and edges are golden brown.
10. Enjoy!

Monday, February 16, 2015

French Onion Pork Chop Skillet

French Onion Pork Chop Skillet
This is an easy, one pan meal!

6 boneless pork chops, 1/2 inch thick.
2 onions, thinly sliced.
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce.
1 pkg. (6oz.) stove top stuffing mix.
1 1/2 cups hot water.
1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese.

 Cook chops and onions in a large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat 8 min.,  turning chops and stirring onions after 4 min. Remove chops from skillet. (chops will not be done)
Cook onions additional 5 min. or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Stir in Worcestershire sauce. Return chops to skillet: spoon onion mixture over chops.
Combine stuffing mix and water; spoon around edge of skillet. Top chops and stuffing with cheese; cover. Cook 5 min. or until cheese is melted and chops are done. Remove from heat. Let stand 3 min. before serving.
Serve with sides of your choice.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Crock-pot pork chops

Crock-pot pork chops
This has got to be the simplest, tastiest recipe!
1 pkg pork cutlets, bonless.
1 can cream of chicken soup.
1 pkg ranch style dressing mix, dry.

Layer pork in bottom of crockpot.
Add cream of chicken soup.
Sprinkle with ranch dressing.
Cover and cook on low 6 hrs or high 4 hours.
Remaining sauce is great for gravy on mashed potatoes!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Casserole
This was one really tasty meal!

2 packages of thin chicken breasts.
a few slices of prosciutto.
a half bag of fresh spinach.
an 8oz. package of mushrooms.
1 envelope Lipton Recipe Secrets Savory Herb and Garlic.
 1/2 cup white wine
1/4 cup olive oil.
8 oz. shredded Swiss or mozzarella.

Preheat oven to 375.
spray a 13x9 pan with Pam. Craig used a 11x11.
Layer chicken breasts in pan. Craig diced his chicken.
Cover with prosciutto, spinach and mushrooms.
Whisk together olive oil, wine and savory herb envelope, then pour over everything.
Lightly cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove foil, top with cheese and bake 5 minute more.
Now when Craig took the foil off, there was so much liquid, he drained it off before adding cheese. I think next time he'll saute the mushrooms first to eliminate a lot of the water.
Pared with roasted asparagus for a delicious meal!
We even had enough for leftovers!