Wednesday, October 1, 2008

September food

As you know, my kids each cook once a month. Tyler didn't this month, but he does normally. They pick the recipe and give me a shopping list. That way we try new recipes and they can pick what they think they will like. No complaining about someone elses' cooking other than to give an opinion on the recipe or ideas to improve it.

Taco Bake
2 lbs hamburger
2 tomatoes
lg onion chopped
2 tsp chili powder
15 oz can tomato sauce
½ tsp salt
pkg taco seasoning mix (mild)
½ tsp pepper
15 oz can kidney beans
12 hard taco shells
2 c grated cheddar cheese
1/3 to ½ head lettuce shredded

Brown beef, add onions, cook until tender/brown. Add seasonings, tomato sauce and beans. Break shells into 1/4ths and place in bottom of 9x13 pan. Spoon meat over shells. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Top with lettuce and tomato.

Everyone loved this one. It's a bit spicy but the lettuce really compliments it.

Old Fashion Pot Roast
2 T margarine
16 oz can beef broth
3 lb pot roast
sweet onion
2 T Kitchen Bouquet
seasoned salt
8 oz can tomato sauce
broth can of water

Sprinkle the roast with seasoned salt. Rub with Kitchen Bouquet (Anyone have an idea what this is for??? It just seemed to make it brown.) In Dutch Oven (or other large pan), melt margarine and brown the roast on all sides. Pour in tomato sauce and beef broth. Stir. Add 1 can of water and the onion. Bring to a slow simmer and cook 2-3 hours on low. When roast is almost tender, add carrots and potatoes. Cook until the vegetables are tender.

This didn't seem to have MUCH FLAVOR! We like this one better. I think it would be better with a couple of packs of beefy onion soup mix thrown in. That extra can of water thins it out too much.

Corn Casserole
2 eggs
15 oz can cream style corn
1 stick butter melted
8.5 oz box Jiffy corn muffin mix
½ c whole milk
15 oz can whole kernel corn drained

Mix eggs, butter, milk, both cans of corn, and muffin mix together. Pour into greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350F for 50-55 min.

This was really easy and the kids really liked it. Just double it for large families.

Pigs in a Blanket
2 cans of crescent rolls
package of little sausages

Heat oven to 350. Separate dough into 8 triangles. Cut each triangle into thirds. Place sausage on shortest side and roll to opposite point. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes.

This one can be easily doubled too.

1 comment:

Lou said...

All that food is making me hungry guess it is lunchtime. Taco bake looks good. Might try that today.
Kitchen bouquet is used to make gravy brown. That is its only job. Mom used to have it. I had some but used it up and haven't gotten more. It makes stuff like gravy look better.