Friday, January 30, 2009

Ritz Chicken Casserole

Ritz Chicken Casserole

1 lb. chicken breats
1 can cream of chicken soup
8 oz sour cream
1/4-1/2 c milk (depending on how creamy you'd like it)
1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed
1 stick butter, melted

Boil chicken; shred. Mix chicken, soup, sour cream and milk. Pour into a greased 8x8 baking dish. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Mix crackers and butter, then pour over casserole. Bake an additional five minutes.

*I sometimes do only half of the crackers and butter.

Serve with rice or potatoes.

*Also good with a little garlic salt and pepper added in when mixing chicken & soups.

Parsley potatoes

4 baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp dried parsley

Boil potatoes; drain. Top with butter and parsley.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Crock pot beef roast

Tonight for dinner we'll be having a super-easy roast in the crockpot.

3-4 lb. beef roast
2 lg. potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
30-40 baby carrots
1 medium onion
12 oz beer
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper

Slice onions, and place in bottom of crockpot. Salt and pepper roast, then place on top of onions. Top with potatoes, carrots, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Pour beer over beef and vegetables. Cook on low 8 hours. Serve with crusty bread.

Bacon topped everything

For dinner tonight we pan-fried some bratwurst. On the side we had pan-fried pierogies and oven roasted cauliflower. Then we topped it all with bacon. Not the healthiest meal in the world, but delicious!

5 bratwurst links
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 box frozen pieroges (or 12 homemade)
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1 head cauliflower (florets, chopped)
1 lg clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 425.

Mix cauliflower florets, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour onto a baking stone. Bake for 25 minutes.

Begin cooking bratwurst in pan, according to package directions.

Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add in pierogies, and cook, turning often, until browned and crispy.

Plate the bratwurst, pierogies and cauliflower. Top with crumbled bacon.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009


I am not sure if anyone will even be interested in this, but I would like to do it for myself. It's just an easy place for me to collect my recipes, make notations about them, and remark on a few things in life.