Friday, August 11, 2017

Butter Beans, Italian Sausage, and Chard Stew

Not stew weather yet, but it will be!

Butter Beans, Italian Sausage, and Chard Stew

12 oz. Italian chicken sausage -- sliced
1 Tbsp. oil
1 med. onion -- sliced
2 cloves garlic -- chopped
1 can butter beans -- drained
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 bunch Swiss chard
2 Tbsp. Balsamic vinegar

Wash Swiss chard, cut off stems, and chop. Set aside. In a large skillet, sauté sausage, onions, and garlic in oil. Add beans, chicken broth, and spices. Bring to boiling and simmer for five minutes. Add Swiss chard, cover, and cook for three minutes until wilted. Stir in vinegar.

Chicken ala King

One of the first "real" recipes I remember making as a newlywed!

Chicken ala King

6 Tbsp. butter
1/2 cup green pepper
1 can mushrooms
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/4 cups chicken bouillon
2 cups chicken pieces -- already cooked
8 pieces toast

 Melt butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook green pepper and mushrooms in butter, stirring occasionally, until pepper is crisp-tender. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Cook on medium, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Stir in milk and bouillon. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir one minute. Stir in chicken and cook until hot. Serve on toast.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Cheesy Spinach Grits with Eggs

This makes one serving.  ONE SERVING.  Adjust as necessary to feed however many people you're feeding.  

Cheesy Spinach Grits with Eggs

For ONE serving, you need:

1 tsp. oil
1 Tbsp. onion -- minced
3/4 cup baby spinach
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup milk
1 packet instant grits
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar
1 egg -- beaten
1 strip bacon -- cooked and crumbled

Sauté onions and spinach in oil until onions are translucent and spinach has wilted. Add milk and water and bring to a boil. Slowly stir in grits and simmer until thickened. Add garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add cheese and stir until melted. Add eggs and stir until eggs are set. Stir in bacon.

Cheesy Mushroom Fish Bake

Another extremely easy recipe.

Cheesy Mushroom Fish Bake

1 lb. fish fillets -- we usually get swai because our kids like it
1/4  cup Italian Dressing
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2  cup shredded Mozzarella

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place fillets in a 9x13 pan. Drizzle fish with dressing. Bake for 20 minutes. Drain liquid. Top with mushrooms and cheese. Bake 5 minutes or until done.

Cheesy Broccoli and Tuna

We have been making this recipe for years and years and years.  It's VERY easy, and quite tasty too.

Cheesy Broccoli and Tuna

2 1/2  cups egg noodles
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can evaporated milk
1 Tbsp. onion flakes
2 cans tuna -- drained
1 can mushrooms -- drained
3 cups Frozen broccoli -- thawed
1 cup shredded Cheddar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend soup and evaporated milk into a smooth sauce. Stir in onion flakes and mushrooms. Layer one half of noodles, 1 can of tuna, and 1/2 of the broccoli in a 2-quart casserole. Pour in 1/2 of sauce. Repeat layers. Bake uncovered 20 minutes, add cheese, and bake 15 more minutes.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Crunchy Asian Veggie Noodle Salad

You can buy already-spiral-sliced butternut squash at some grocery stores.  It's also called 'veggie noodles.'

Crunchy Asian Veggie Noodle Salad

1 lb. butternut squash -- spiral-sliced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 bunch green onions -- chopped
1/4 cup almonds
1 cup soybeans -- cooked
1/4 cup sesame garlic sauce

Sprinkle squash with salt and let stand for 10 minutes. Pat dry with a paper towel. Toss with remaining ingredients.

Cheese and Spinach Calzones

Calzones are pretty easy, but look impressive.  And soooooooo yummy :-9

Cheese and Spinach Calzones

2 cans Jumbo Biscuits
1/2 Tbsp. oil
1/2 cup onions -- chopped
4 cloves garlic -- minced, divided
1 package frozen spinach -- thawed and squeezed dry
2 tsp. Italian seasoning -- divided
1 Egg
15 oz. carton Ricotta cheese
1 cup chredded Mozzarella
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 16 oz. can tomato sauce

In a medium saucepan, cook onions and half of garlic in oil. Stir in spinach and 1 tsp. of Italian seasoning. In a medium bowl, beat egg and stir in cheeses. Spread the biscuits into 6" circles. Spoon 1/16th of both spinach and cheese mix into the center of the circles. Fold in half and pinch edges to seal. Place on two greased, foil-lined cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, stir remaining garlic and Italian seasoning into the tomato sauce in a small saucepan. Heat through.