Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Betty Crocker

Can I say these are the quickest and best way to make instant hot out of the oven cookies. My teenage son whips up a batch in no time for his brother & sisters. They turn out perfect everytime. What a great way to teach him to cook.

Lasagna Rolls & Garlic Bread

Here's a great recipe to make coming into fall. Serve with garlic bread & a salad. It's quick & easy too!

Lasagna Rolls

9 lasagna noodles
1 lb. ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic
1 jar (26 oz) pasta sauce
1 container (16 oz) ricotta cheese
1 1/4 shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Coat a 13×9 baking dish with cooking spray.

Prepare the noodles according to the packaging directions. Drain noodles. Rinse with cool water; drain again. Lay noodles flat on wax paper.

Cook the ground beef, onion, garlic in a skillet until browned. Drain fat. Add pasta sauce and heat to a boil. Spread 2 cups of meat sauce into prepared baking dish.

Mix ricotta and 1 cup mozzarella in a large bowl. Spread cheese mixture over each noodle.

Roll up noodles tightly. Place seam side down on top of the meat sauce in dish. Spoon the remaining sauce over rolls and sprinkle with parmesan. Bake rolls until heated through (about 30 minutes). Sprinkle remaining mozzarella and let stand for 5 minutes.

Garlic Bread

One loaf of French Bread, cut in half lengthwise.

Spread with this mixture: One cube of butter softened mixed with a little italian dressing (use the pkg. for making dressing) Don't use the whole thing. Can top with mozzarella shredded cheese & some parsley to make really good cheese bread. Enjoy!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sesame Chicken Wings

I tried this and it was really good. My children loved it.

3 lbs. chicken wings (I used chicken legs)
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup splenda sweetener
2 sliced green onion
2 Tbs. sesame seeds
1 tsp. bottled fresh garlic
Vegetable oil for deep frying


Cut off and discard tips of chicken wings. Cut wings at joints to form two pieces.
Place in resealable plastic bag set in shallow dish.

In medium bowl stir together eggs, cornstarch, soy sauce, flour, sweetener, green onions, sesame seed, and garlic. Pour over wings in plastic bag. Seal bag. Marinate in refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours, turning occasionally.

Preheat oven to 300 f. Drain wings. Discard marinade. Fry chicken pieces, a few at a time, in vegetable oil heated to 365 f. until chicken is no longer pink. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm in oven while frying remaining chicken pieces.

Makes 24

Friday, August 22, 2008

My humanitarian act for the day

Have you tried this one?

Apparently, I am saving starving children by stuffing my face with Ben & Jerry's.
So go buy some today.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Cache County Fair

Since I've been crocheting and making lots of stuff this year. I entered some of the stuff I made in the fair.
Thanks to Pat, I wouldn't have created any of this. So, off to the fair I go with my creations.
I received 6 blue ribbons and 1 red. I received $21.25 prize money and Riley is really glad I finished his John Deere colored afghan. I'm looking forward to making more stuff to enter next year. My Hello Kitty was a big hit. I am in need of making more of them. My daughters ran off with the blue ribbons. I was one sort for my picture. The girls loved going to the fair and looking at the stuff and eating cotton candy, and riding on the rides. The Fair, You got to love it!

Max Our Cat!

Max is a pretty good cat. He has been with us for over two years and has a routine all of his own. He sleeps during the day and when your in the kitchen he hears you and comes for food. You know those cute cupcake holders, I don't make cupcakes that often so it displays my cats food. Pictures please!

When it's night time he likes to go out and sit on the front steps and growl at anything going by. Good Kitty!