Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake - lazy version

1 Package of shortcake cups (I was lazy, lol! You could make your own or use pound cake)
6-8 Strawberries, rinsed and chopped
2 T. Sugar or Splenda
Whipped cream

Mix the strawberries with the sugar and let it sit in the fridge for about an hour, this was it creates it's own syrup. Place cakes on a plate, spoon the strawberries nice and high into the cup. (some spilling onto the plate is fine!) Top with whipped cream, and spoon some of the strawberry syrup over the whipped cream for a nice presentation!

We enjoyed this. It was a light little dessert after a heavy meal, and very easy to prepare. 4 Stars.

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Hashbrown Casserole

This is a Farmers Wife Original.

4 medium-large baking potatoes, peeled and diced (or shredded)
1 Can cream of mushroom soup (I used lowfat)
1 Cup sour cream
1 t. pepper
2-3 Cups shredded cheddar cheese

Mix potatoes, soup, sour cream, pepper and half the cheese together. Pour into an 8x8 glass pan and cover with foil. Cook at 375 degrees for about 1-2 hours (less if shredded). The last half hour, sprinkle remaining cheese on top of the potatoes to melt. Potatoes are done with it's bubbling in the center, and the potatoes are fork tender. You could also do this in a crock pot, but mine was already full from the ham.

Mine took forever to cook, but it was worth it. These were delicious, and overall pretty easy. They went well with the ham. They made wonderful leftovers, a little ham and this on a roll, YUM! 3.5 Stars

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Cinnamon Apples

This is from our Easter meal! My recipe

4 Gala Apples
2 T. Lemon Juice
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 1/2 T. Cinnamon
1/8 t. Cloves
1/8 t. Nutmeg
1 T. Butter, melted

Peel apples, then core and slice using an apple cutter. Place the apples in a medium saucepan and toss with the lemon juice. Add in the dry ingredients and melted butter and mix. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally about 8-10 minutes or until apples are soft and golden.

These were DELICIOUS!!! My 2 year old devoured them as soon as they were on his plate. My hubby and I both enjoyed them, and it was a great addition to the Ham. 4 Stars.
(I bought a Smithfield ham with a glaze, so I can't take much credit for the Ham and won't be posting the recipe. But I did cook it in the crock pot instead of the oven, if you'd like info on that leave me a message!)

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Apologies! (and Chicken Noodle Soup!!!)

Hello all! I know I promised the Easter recipes weeks ago, and I apologize for not posting them. I have been unable to get the pictures to upload onto my computer, and though I could post the recipes without the photos, if you're anything like me you judge a recipe by it's photo, and not the ingredients. I am working to figure out this problem and get these recipes and more up here. I have a ton of recipes that I'm dying to post for you all, I know you will enjoy them once I do!! I will leave you with one, minus the picture, but trust me it's GOOD!
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup:
4 Cups Chicken Broth
4 Celery stalks, diced
1-2 Carrots,diced
1/4 Onion, diced
2 Chicken Breasts (I put them in frozen)
1-2 teaspoons Poultry Seasoning
1-2 teaspoons Garlic Powder, or grated garlic
Fresh grated Pepper, to taste
8-10 oz. Cooked Rotini Noodles

Place everything minus the noodles in the crockpot and cook on low for 5 hours. Once done shred chicken, and place back into crockpot and add the noodles. Cook another half hour on low. This can be kept on warm until you're ready to serve.

I made this last night for my hubby who wasn't feeling good and we all enjoyed it. It's very easy, but had a great flavor. The secret to good Chicken Noodle Soup is the garlic, trust me!! Would be great with homemade bread bowls. 3.5 Stars.

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