Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday!


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Monday, June 28, 2010

A New Twist on the Sour Cream Chili Bake

It was a May post for Sour Cream Chili Bake that I made for the Chili Cook Off at ONE of our family reunions last Saturday. I did do a few things a little different.
  1. I doubled the batch.
  2. I used 1 can beans of each: pinto, navy, & kidney
  3. I added chili seasoned diced tomatoes in sauce
  4. Extra onion
  5. Extra Cheese
  6. I put SCOOPS to the side so they could get extra to scoop up and eat the chili.
I didn't WIN... but everyone that had some said it was SO YUMMY!!!  =D    That's what means more to me... I'm not into real spicy hot chili... My stomach doesn't do too well with that. So... It's all good and I'm happy!! This got MANY thumbs up for this chili for a CROWD!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hamburger-Noodle Bake

4 pounds ground beef
3 large onions
1 cup chopped green pepper
16 ounces medium egg noodles
3 10 3/4 ounce cans condensed tomato soup
4 cups shredded american cheese
1 12-ounce bottle chili sauce
1/4 cup pimiento (optional)
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups water
3 cups soft bread crumbs
1/4 cup butter, melted

In large skillet cook beef, onion, and green pepper, half at a time, till meat is brown. Drain off fat.

Cook noodles according to package directions; drain well. Return drained noodles to kettle. Stir in meat mixture, tomato soup, cheese, chili sauce, pimiento, salt, chili powder, pepper and 2 cups water; mix well. Divide mixture between two 13x9x2-inch baking dishes.

Toss bread crumbs with melted butter; sprinkle atop casseroles. Bake, uncovered, at 350 till heated through, about 45 minutes. Garnish with green pepper rings, if desired. Makes 2 casseroles, 12 servings each.


I skipped the pimiento, also, I just sprinkled the bread crumbs over without mixing with butter. (Less calories) and didn't do the pepper rings. 

If you are cooking for a crowd, go ahead and cook both. If not, only cook the one you will be serving and freeze the other for use on a busy day within the next 2 months. (I even break it down to smaller dishes, as needed.)
There  was a package of 5 lbs ground beef we'd forgotten about for a while. OOPS!! I pulled it out and checked it and those drawers are luckily REALLY COLD... It was still GOOD! WHEW!! SO, I decided to cook it ALL UP right THEN!! This was the perfect recipe. This only calls for 4 lbs, but I cooked all of it and put 1 lb in the fridge for putting into a recipe tomorrow. I split the recipe into 3 containers. I cooked one and put the other 2 in the freezer for another day. YAY!! We even had leftovers from the one we cooked, so I guess hubby and I have LUNCH tomorrow!!

All but one rated this TASTY!! The ONE doesn't like much of anything and won't even try anything with tomato anything in it... *sigh*


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

CBC10 and New Directions

Went to TX for a week (can read about that at Endure to the End) When I returned I had a day of rest chaos before I went to an AWESOME Blog Conference!! I learned LOTS of GREAT things!! I will also be adding recipes from different places that sound yummy. I'll be sure to put the links and when I make them, I'll tell you ALL about it!  ;D   I'm going to be doing some back posts, as well... I'm going to try to get a few other individuals posting here, also.  If any of you have something from your kitchen adventures to share, please contact me and I'll be happy to have you post and share a link back to your personal blog!  (((HUGS)))