Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Rosemary Garlic Green Beans

We loved steamed green beans even my kids! I am so thankful that they are vegetable eaters!!!

For a new twist on your normal green beans, try topping them with this delicious seasoning.

Here is what I do:

I place my fresh green beans in a covered dish and add a little water to the bottom. I sprinkle a little of this seasoning on top. (Don't overdo it or it will be quite overpowering!)

Microwave until your desired tenderness.

It is a quick, healthy side dish that is sure to be a family favorite!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Potato Soup

6 to 7 med. potatoes shredded in big chunks (or more)
2 to 3 carrots shredded in big chunks
Put in a large pot, fill with water (to just the top of potatoes) and cook

While cooking add:
4 to 5 chicken bullion cubes (I like it very flavorful so I add 5)
1 Tbsp parsley flakes
1 cup chopped onions
a couple of dashes of celery flakes or a tsp of chopped celery (optional)

When almost done cooking add:
1 can evaporated milk (12 oz) Don't add milk too early or it will scorch.
2 Tbsp of butter
salt to taste
sprinkle with paprika

This was given to me by my friend, Karen. It is so delicious. Especially as the weather is starting to get cool again!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Spinach and Cheese Lasagna Roll-ups

15 oz. ricotta cheese
1 10-oz. pkg. frozen spinach
1 egg
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 lb. lasagna noodles
1 15-oz can tomato sauce
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese

Combine ricotta cheese, spinach, egg, Parmesan, salt & pepper. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water until done.

Spread with spinach mixture and roll up.
Place seam-side down in 9×13 in. baking dish. Top with tomato sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 min.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cheeseball

This is a fun recipe to serve at a kids party.

8 oz. Cream cheese
1/2 c. butter softened
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 c. confectioners sugar
1 pkg. mini chocolate chips, divided

Beat the first 3 ingredients together. Then add the sugar and 3/4 of the chocolate chips. Form the mixture into a ball and chill.

Once chilled, roll the ball in the remaining chocolate chips.

Serve with Teddy Grahams or Graham Cracker Sticks.

Note: Photo from Google Images

Monday, January 11, 2010

White Bean Chicken Chili

My family loves different varieties of chili. When I saw this recipe, I knew it was one I just had to try. It is similar to one of my favorites, Creamy White Chicken Chili.
...and more figure friendly too.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup diced onion
2 (14.5 ounce) cans Great Northern Beans, undrained
2 cups cooked, diced chicken
2 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup salsa (I use Chunky Medium)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.

Add the remainder of the ingredients, except the mozzarella cheese.

Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the soup comes to a simmer.

Add the mozzarella cheese one handful at a time, stirring to let each addition melt before adding the next.

Stir to combine and make sure all the cheese has melted and serve.