Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Chicken Bacon Crescent Rolls #92

This is the combination of a recipe a friend gave me and a pampered chef recipe.

The case

- 2 cans crescent rolls
- 3 cups chicken
- 1 cup shredded cheddar
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 5 strips of bacon crumbled
- egg white

1.  Roll out crescents.
2.  Combine the rest of the ingredients.
3.  Place spoon fulls of mixture on crescent.  Layer an additional crescent on top.  (I made a Pampered Chef wreath)
4.  Brush egg white over crescent and sprinkle additional cheese.  Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.

The ruling:
Easy and satisfying.  What's not to like?

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Mini Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

These are quick to make and delicious!

- Rolls
- Deli ham
- Swiss cheese
- 2 Tablespoons Honey Mustard
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1-2 Tablespoons poppy seed

1.  Cut rolls lengthwise. 
2.  Spread honey mustard over tops of rolls.  Lay down ham and then Swiss cheese. 
3.  Bake rolls at 400 for 10 minutes. 
4.  Melt butter and mix together with honey mustard and poppy seeds.
5.  Brush mixture over rolls.

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs #91

I never liked meatballs until a few years ago.  Randomly, I tried one at a banquet catered by the UT dining department of all places.  They were delicious.  I've been trying to find a good recipe for them ever since. 

The case:
1 pound ground beef
2 eggs
1 cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons dried minced onion flakes
9 drops hot pepper sauce
seasoning salt to taste

3/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup vinegar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons dried minced onion flakes
1 teaspoon mustard powder
4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
6 drops hot pepper sauce

1.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
2.  In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, eggs, rolled oats, minced onion flakes, hot pepper sauce and seasoning salt. Mix well and form into 1 inch meatballs. Place into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 30 minutes.
3.  Meanwhile, in a separate medium bowl, combine the ketchup, water, vinegar, brown sugar, minced onion flakes, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce. Mix together well and set aside.
4.  Remove meatballs from oven and pour reserved sauce over them. Cover with foil and return to oven.
5.  Bake, covered, in a preheated oven for 1 hour.

The ruling:
I was in a hurry so I just made the sauce with frozen meatballs.  I threw it all in the crockpot for about 3 hours.  These were delicious!  I loved the sweet and spicy flavors together.  I'm sure they would have been much better with homemade meatballs.

Sausage Wontons

I can finally announce why I haven't been blogging.  It's because I am nauseous just about 24/7.  I'm proud to announce Michael and I are expecting our first child in April!  While I am very excited about this, the thought of most foods, especially having to cook them, is enough to send me running to the bathroom.  I finally decided to fight it out today.  I love cooking tailgating foods for football season.  I made a few of my regular favorites and even tried a new one!    My friend Lindsey Spencer gave me this recipe, and I've made it over and over again ever since. 

- 1 1/2 lbs sausage
- 1 cup ranch dressing
- 4 cups cheese (I use 2 cups cheddar and 2 cups Monterrey jack)
- Wonton wrappers

1.  Brown sausage; drain.
2.  Mix with with cheese and ranch.
3.  Put wontons in muffin tin, creating a bowl.  Bake at 350 for 5 minutes, until hardened.
4.  Fill wonton with mixture and bake for an additional 7-8 minutes until cheese is melted.