Thursday, June 25, 2009

Swiss Steak and Mushrooms...

1 round steak, 1 inch thick, about 11/2 lbs.
1/4 c. flour
Salt, pepper to taste
1 lg. rib celery, sliced
1/4 lb. mushrooms, sliced
1 lg. onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 (8 oz.) can stewed tomatoes
1/4 tsp. each; dried crushed basil,oregano, thyme

Trim excess fat from around steak. With edge of heavy saucer or meat mallet, pound flour into both sides of steak. Heat oil in large skillet; add steak and brown well on both sides over medium high heat
. Place steak in a baking dish (about 12 by 8 by 2 inches). Lightly cook onion, celery, mushrooms, and garlic in the drippings in the skillet. Stir in tomatoes, basil, oregano and thyme. Pour over steak. Cover tightly with foil. Bake in a 300 degree oven (no need to preheat) until steak is tender, 1-1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.

We did this in a skillet and omitted the tomato's...

Rocky Road Bars...

1 (16 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
2 c. Bisquick or Jiffy Mix
1 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 c. mini marshmallows
1/4 c. chopped nuts

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan. Melt 1/2 cup chips and margarine together. Mix baking mix, sugar, vanilla and eggs. Stir into chocolate mixture. Spread into pan and bake for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with marshmallows, nuts and chips. Bake 10 - 15 minutes or until marshmallows are light brown. Cool completely. Cut into 2 inch squares. Makes 30 bars.

Easy Chicken Taco's

4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 package taco seasoning packet
1 cup of water

Mix ingredients together in crockpot. Cook for 6-8 hours on low
Shred chicken with until evenly shredded.
Put mixture in hard or soft tortillas, and put shredded cheese, hot sauce, black beans, tomatoes, sour cream.

Cheddar Mashed Potato's

8 servings instant mashed potatoes-prepared
10 oz. Mild Cheddar Cheese-shredded
8 oz. Bacon-diced, fully cooked 1/4 cup Parsley-fresh, chopped 1/4 tsp. White Pepper

Prepare instant mashed potatoes, fully cooked and drain bacon, shred cheddar cheese. Mix ingredients thoroughly. Bake at 350F for 15 minutes, covered.

Banana Brownies...

1 cup butter
6 very ripe bananas
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter. Add bananas, sugars, vanilla, and eggs and mix well.
Add flour, soda, and salt and mix well. Mix in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Spread into greased 13x9 inch baking pan. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips on top. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes. Use a knife to swirl the melted chips on top. Return to oven and bake
another 25-30 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.

Corn Dogs

1 cup Bisquick
2 tbsp. yellow cornmeal
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 egg
1/3 cup milk...

Mix well...Dip hot dogs on a stick into batter...Fry 3 minutes in hot oil...Covers about 1 pound of hot dogs...