Monday, April 27, 2009

Chicken Tetrazzini

1 package (7 ounces) spaghetti, broken in to 2 inch pieces
2 cups cooked chicken breast, cubed
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 med onion, chopped
1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
1/3 cup skim milk
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/8 tsp peper
Additional shredded cheese

Cook spaghetti according to package directions, drain. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the next nine ingredients and mix well. Spoon in to a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle top with cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until heated through.

(If you want a little larger casserole you can use 12 oz of spaghetti and 2 cans cream of mushroom soup.)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

My Mom's Meatloaf

1 - 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
3 slices soft bread
1 cup milk
1 egg
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp mustard
1/4 tsp sage
1/4 tsp celery salt
1/4 tsp garlic
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Tear bread into a large bowl, add milk and egg and mix. Next add meat and seasonings. Mix thoroughly. Put meat mixture in bread pan or 8X8 pan. Bake 1 hour total. After 30 minutes, drain the fat and top with ketchup sauce and then put back in the oven to finish baking.

Ketchup sauce

3 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
]1 tsp mustard
1/8 tsp nutmeg

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sour Cream Banana Bars

I LOVE these! This recipe is my mom's, and they are the greatest!! They freeze really well too, and I also love them right out of the freezer.

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 3 large)
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour jelly roll pan (15 1/2 X 10 1/2). Mix sugar, sour cream, butter, and eggs in a large bowl on low speed for 1 minute. Beat in bananas and vanilla on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat in flour, baking soda and salt on medium speed for 1 minute. Stir in nuts. Spread in pan. Bake until light brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool. Frost with browned butter frosting. Makes 48 bars.

Browned Butter Frosting

Heat 1/4 cup butter or margarine over medium heat until delicate brown; remove from heat. Mix in 2 cups powdered sugar. Beat in 1 tsp vanilla and 3 Tbsp milk until smooth and spreading consistency.