“A good cook knows that it's not what's on the table that matters, it's who is in the chairs.”

Monday, December 26, 2011


I adapted this recipe from one of my Scarf Sisters.  Here is the original link.

4 Chicken Breasts, cooked and chopped or
1 Rotissiere Chicken, deboned, skinned and chopped
2 Med Onions, chopped
1 TBL Oil
4 Cloves, Garlic, minced
4 oz. Chopped green Chiles
2 tsp. Ground Cumin
1 1/2 tsp. Oregano or Italian Seasoning
2 (16 oz each) Great Northern Beans, drain and rinse
2 cans Chicken Broth
2 Cups Shredded Cheddar or Monterey jack Cheese.

Saute onions in oil until transluscent, add garlic, chiles and spices, cook additional 5 minutes. In Crockpot place onion-spice mixure, chicken, broth & beans, cook on low *5 hours. 10 minutes before serving, stir in  cheese  and stir thoroughly. Ladle up servings topped with additional cheese and sprinkle with crushed tortilla chips or serve with warm bread!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Baked Potato Salad

3 - 5 lb bag of redskin potatoes, cut up, and cooked (not too mushy)
1 bag of bacon bits (I get them at Aldi - they are called Real Bacon bits or something)
2 handfuls of cheese (you can determine how big your handfuls are)
5-6 green onions cut up
equal parts of sour cream and mayonaise
~2 T of dried parsley
salt and pepper

Cook potatoes.  drain.  while still warm... add bacon bits and onions.  doing this warm releases the oils in these foods and makes it in all the potatoes.

Once cooled...  mix in cheese.  Remember to be kind of gentle - potatoes are delicate

Mix together mayo & sour cream, parsley, and salt and pepper.

Mix into potato mixture


Sorry this is kind of 'this and that' but that's how I cook!

Ham, Broccoli, Rice Casserole

Great leftover casserole.  Found it and adapted it...

1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
1 cup cooked rice
1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
1 8oz pkg cream cheese
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted

In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Toss bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until heated through.