Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Chicken and Bows

Freezer meal - great to give to family with new baby. TOH Most Requested Recipes

16 oz bow tie pasta
2 lbs chicken breast, cut into strips
1 cup chopped red pepper
1/4 cup butter, cubed
2 cans (10 3/4 oz each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
2 cups frozen peas
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 - 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2/3 cup grated parm cheese

Cook pasta. Meanwhile in dutch oven cook chicken and red pepper in butter until chicken is no longer pink.

Stir in soup, peas, milk, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, simmer uncovered for 1 -2 minutes or until heated through. Stir in cheese. Drain pasta; add to chicken mixture and toss to coat.

Serve half immediately. Cool remaining mixture; transfer to freezer container. Cover and freeze for up to 3 months (yield 3 casseroles 6 servings each)

To use frozen casserole: thaw in fridge overnight. Transfer to ungreased shallow 3 - qt microwave safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 8 - 10 minutes or unti heated through, stirring once.

French Toast Casserole

From TOH Most Requested Recipes - was very good and a fun change for a breakfast casserole

1 loaf (10 oz) french bread, cut into 1 inch cubes (10 cups)
8 eggs
3 cups milk
4 tsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp salt


2 Tb butter
3 Tb Sugar
2 Tsp ground cinnamon

Serve with maple syrup

place bread cubes in a greased 13 X 9 inch pan. In a large bowl, wisk the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt. Pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

Remove from fridge 30 minutes before baking. Dot with butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the top

Cover and bake at 350 for 45 - 50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes. 12 servings

Fruit Smoothies

Healthy Fruit Smoothies that the girls like - from TOH Most Requested Recipes Book

1 cup fat free milk
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed
1/2 cup canned unsweetened pineapple chunks
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
4 ice cubes
2 Tb sugar

In blender combine all ingredients, process for 30 - 45 seconds or until smoothed. Serve immediately - 4 servings

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Kindergarden Book

Supposed to be a good book to read before and during kindergarden: My Kindergarden

Beer Boiled Brats

Buy the brats that aren't cooked

Put brats in dutch oven, pour beer over the top until they are pretty covered. Sprinkle in some peppercorns and add a chopped up onion (1/2 to a whole one depending on how big it is)

Simmer for 10 - 15 minutes

Grill for 5 - 10 minutes

To Scan into the Computer

Start - HP - HP Director

Scan Document

To Restart Modum - Instructions

unplug the silver box first
Unplug the black box second

Wait 30 seconds
Plug the black box in until the first four lights light up
Plug the silver box back in