Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hearty Chicken and Noodle Casserole

When I saw this recipe, it looked like a great weeknight meal. It was simple to put together and only took 25min to bake. Next time I might even make it the night before to have ready to pop in the oven. Even less work after a long day at work. :)

(Sorry about the fuzzy picture, I took it with my phone.)
Hearty Chicken and Noodle Casserole
From: sisterstuff.blogspot.com
Approx: 8pts.
1 Can mushroom soup
1/2 C. milk
1/4 Tsp. ground pepper
1/4 C. Parmesan cheese
1 C. frozen mixed veg.
2 C. cooked cubed chicken
2 C. cooked egg noddles
1/2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
Stir soup, milk, black pepper, Parmesan cheese, vegetables, chicken, and noddles in 1 1/2 qt. casserole dish.
Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until hot. Stir and then top with cheddar cheese.

Monday, January 11, 2010

A couple of Sides

Here are a couple of sides that I made awhile back and have forgotten to post. My sister is the one who gave me the recipes and they all turned out great!

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
4 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups cornflakes cereal, crushed
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

Bake sweet potatoes at 400° for about 1 hour or until tender. Let cool to touch; peel and mash sweet potatoes.
Beat mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, and next 5 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon potato mixture into a greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish.
Combine cornflakes cereal and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle diagonally over casserole in rows 2 inches apart.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle alternate rows with marshmallows; bake 10 additional minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

You'll love the ease of this casserole. You can make it ahead of time, refrigerate it, and then bake it while the turkey rests. It's smart to let chilled casseroles come to room temperature before you bake them.

Prep: 10 min.; Bake: 1 hr., 20 min.

Yield: Makes 10 to 12 servings
1 (32-ounce) package frozen Southern-style hash browns
1 (16-ounce) container sour cream
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups crushed cornflakes cereal
1/4 cup melted butter

Stir together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.
Spoon potato mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with crushed cornflakes, and drizzle evenly with butter.
Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until bubbly.

Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings

3 pounds fresh asparagus
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Snap off and discard tough ends of asparagus; place asparagus on a lightly greased baking sheet. Drizzle evenly with olive oil; sprinkle evenly with garlic, salt, and pepper.
Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or to desired degree of tenderness. Transfer asparagus to a serving dish; sprinkle with almonds.

Salisbury Steak

Although this one isn't the most pretty to look at, it definitely packs alot of flavor. My husband loves this one and has already started to request it again for dinner! It does take some time to bake, but the assembly is fairly easy.

Salisbury Steak
approx 8pts
(Half recipe, but make 4 patties, 6pts if make 5 patties)
From: http://marinscreations.blogspot.com/

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten1 small onion, minced
1 26 oz. OR 2 10.75 oz. cans of cream of mushroom
1 envelope onion soup mix

In a bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, and onion.

Form into 5-6 patties.

In a separate bowl, combine cream of mushroom and onion soup mix.

Place patties in a lightly greased 9X13 pan and pour soup mixture over patties.

Place foil over pan and bake for 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees. Remove foil the last 30 minutes.