Friday, December 31, 2010

Chicken Ranch Pasta Salad

1 chicken breast - boiled, cooled and shredded

16 oz pkg pasta - cook according to package directions
1/2 c. craisins
2-3 oz. cheddar cheese - cut in small cubes
2 green onions - chopped
1 stalk celery - finely chopped
equal parts of mayonnaise and ranch dressing (approx 1/2 c. each)
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients, stir in equal parts of the dressings until the consistency you like your salad. Chill. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Grandma's Hot Christmas Punch

This recipe is from Sean's mom.  SO yummy for Christmas morning or any cold day when you need a hot yummy drink.

Grandma's Hot Christmas Punch
22 c. water
2 1/2 c. sugar
12 oz frozen orange juice concentrate
2 c. pineapple juice
1/3 c. lemon juice
12 cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
Combine in large pan. Simmer on low for a few hours before serving. Serve hot.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Potato Cheese Soup

Peel 6-8 potatoes and chop into 1” pieces.  Place in large soup pan and cover with water.  Chop 1/2 onion and add to potatoes.  Boil until potatoes are tender.  Drain.  In your pan, melt 1/2 stick butter.  Add 1/3 c. flour and stir to make rue over medium heat.  Add 1 pint of cream. Put your potatoes and onions back in pan and add enough milk to cover.  Add 1 tsp chicken bullion, 1 tsp parsley flakes and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer on low heat until thickened.  Top with bacon bits, chopped green onions and grated cheese.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Blueberry Muffins

1/2 c. milk (warmed)
1/4 c. butter (melted)
2 eggs
1 c. sugar
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. frozen or fresh blueberries

Mix all ingredients except blueberries with a fork until blended. Carefully fold in blueberries.
Bake in a greased muffin tin or paper lined muffin tin
at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until don.
Makes 12 muffins.
Recipe from Becky Nielson

He-Man Chili

Simmer 2 lbs of stew meat in your crock pot on high for 2-3 hours. (salt and pepper to taste)

3 lg. cans Hunts chili beans
1 diced onion
2 cans diced green chiles
1 can tomato juice
1 tsp. garlic powder
1-2 T. chili powder
Stir together and let simmer for another 4-5 hours. Serve with grated cheese.