Monday, December 22, 2008
Posted by Melia at 9:22 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2008
8 ounces Vermicelli, broken in half
1 can (10 1/2 ounces) cream of mushroom soup;undiluted
1/4 cup half & half
3 tablespoons Dry Sherry (i left this out)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast (about 3/4 pound)
1 cup frozen peas (I USED CANNED)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese1 cup fresh coarse bread crumbs ( i used canned)
2 tablespoons butter;melted
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 8inch square baking dish with non stick coking spray; set aside.
2. Cook Pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
3. Meanwhile combine soup, half and half, sherry, salt, and red pepper flakes in large bowl. Stir in chicken, peas, & cheese. Add pasta; stir until pasta is well coated. Pour into prepared baking dish.
4. Combine Bread Crumbs and butter in a bowl. Sprinkle over casserole; Bake uncovered 25-30 minutes or until heated through and bread crumbs are golden brown.
Posted by Melia at 6:19 AM
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
8 ounces uncooked egg noodles
1/4 up flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/4 pounds beef tenderloin steaks, or tips, (even stew meat or ground beef works)
4 tablespoons butter , divided
3/4 cup chopped onion
12 ounces sliced mushrooms ( i leave these out)
1 can (10 1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cupo sour cream (room Temperature)
fresh chives (optional)
1. cook noodles according to package directions, drain and keep arm.
2. Combine flour, salt pepper in a large resalable food storage bag.cut steaks into 1 1/2 inch 1/2 inch strips; add half the beef to flour mixture. Seal bag; shake to coat well, repeat with remaining meat. Discard flour mix.
3. Melt one tablespoon butter in large nonstick skillet over med-high heat. Add half the meat, stir and cook until brown on all sides, transfer to bowl, repeat with 1 tablespoon butter and remaining meat. transfer to same bowl and set aside.
4. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in same skillet over med-high heat. Add onion, cook 5 mins, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms; cook and stir 5 mins or until tender.
5. Stir in broth, tomato paste, & Worcestershire sauce ; bring to a boil, scrapping up any browned bits.
6. Return beef and any accumulated juice to the skilet; cook about 5 mins or until heated through and sauce thickens. Stir in sour cream; heat through. DO NOT BOIL.7. SERVE BEEF MIXTURE OVER NOODLES. Garnish with chives.
Posted by Melia at 9:03 AM
Sunday, December 14, 2008
OK, beer batter, may sound intimidating, but it's SIMPLE. 2 1/2 cups beer & 2 cups flour. Mix it, set it aside for a couple hours. I also added some seasoning to mine; salt, pepper, & cajun seasoning. I used Tilapia; took the fillets, cut them in half..... dipped em in the batter, then into the hot pot of oil..... It was Delisious.I also made home made fries... they were YUMMY! sliced up the potaotes using my Vidalia Slice Wizard... put them in a bowl sprinkled a little cornstarch, salt, pepper, & cajun sesoning. I let that sit for about 30 minutes. Then into a sperat pot of hot oil. OK, so not a figure friendly meal, but it was delicious, and HOME MADE...so ya know exactly what's goin in there!
Posted by Melia at 11:02 AM
Friday, December 12, 2008
Posted by Melia at 9:00 AM
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wow! Sales picked up a bit this week, wich is GREAT! These are some of the Items I have sold. So I stayed up late lastnight, making and listing a few new items! It's a cold, wet, dreary day here in New jersey, so after i get a few ornaments on my tree, I will be making some more jewelry!
Posted by Melia at 5:47 AM