Thursday, June 9, 2011

Honey Lime Enchiladas

6 T. honey
5 T. lime juice
1 T. chili pwd.
1/2 t. garlic pwd.
1 lb. chicken, cooked and shredded (3 small breasts)
8-10 flour tortillas
monterey jack cheese, shredded
16 oz. green enchilada sauce
1 c. heavy cream

Mix the 1st 5 ingredients and let it marinade all day. Pour 1/2 c. enchilada sauce in 9x13 pan. Fill tortillas with chicken and cheese. Place in pan. Mix remaining sauce with cream and leftover marinade. Pour on enchiladas. Sprinkle with cheese.

Bake 350 for 30 minutes or till brown and crispy on top.

Chicken Rice Broccoli Casserole

A yummy version of chicken and rice.

1 lb. chicken breast
8 oz. broccoli, cut up
1/2 c. uncooked rice
3 slices bread, torn into pieces
salt and pepper
3 T. butter, melted
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1/2 c. mayo
1/2 c. sour cream
1/4 t. curry pwd.
1 1/2 c shredded cheese

Cook the chicken in saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and cook 20 min. Remove chicken. Reserve the stock. cut into bite-sized pieces. Set aside. Cook the rice, and add to chicken. Cook broccoli just till tender in boiling, salted water 2-4 minutes.
Pulse the bread into crumbs. Mix with butter.
In a saucepan, mix and heat soup, mayo, sour cream, and seasonings. Add up to 1 cup of stock, till the desired moistness. Stir together and spoon into 9X13 pan. Top with cheese and crumbs.

Bake 350 Degrees 45 minutes, or till bubbly.

Serve with hot rolls and salad

Food Nanny Pancakes

This is the best recipe for pancakes I've found. Also really easy. Really ridiculously good. Perfect every time.

2/3 c. flour
1/4 c. whole wheat flour
2 T. sugar
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 egg
1 c. milk
2 T. butter, melted

Whisk the dry ingredients together in a bowl. In another bowl, beat the egg and milk together. Add the butter. Add to the flour mixture and mix till combined. Cook on hot griddle till bubbles. Flip and cook a few seconds more.

Heather Lloyds Taco Salad

This a a really yummy one-dish meal. A nice change to the typical taco salad.

1 head lettuce
1 lb. ground beef
1 bunch green onions
grated cheese
2 chopped tomatoes
1 can kidney beans
1 can green chili salsa (or pace picante red salsa)
1 pkg. Nacho Doritoes
1-8 oz. bottle green goddess

Brown hamburger. Mix together. Eat immediately.

Baked Potato Soup

A quick, easy recipe when you have leftover baked potatoes laying around.

1/2 c. butter
1 small onion, diced

Add 1/2 c. flour, stir
2 c. hot water w/2 chicken bouillon cubes (or 2 cans chicken broth)
Add 2 c. milk

Stir with a whisk till thickened. Add 3 large baked potatoes.

Top with:
Green onions
bacon bits
sour cream

Pot Roast

This is a food nanny recipe. DElicious! It has super yummy flavor.

red potatoes
whole carrots
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 T. soy sauce
1 T. worchestershire sauce
3 T. cider vinegar
1 c. beef broth
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 packet onion soup mix

Put the roast in crock-pot. Cover with veggies. Whisk together the rest and pour on top. Cook 6 hrs. on high.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Spaghetti with Cheesy Tomato Cream Sauce

This is a food nanny recipe, with a lighter red sauce that is really tasty.

1/4 c. olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 small white onion, minced
2-14 oz. diced tomatoes (puree for smooth sauce)
1/2 c. parm. cheese
1/2 c. cream or half and half
1/4 c. low fat ricotta cheese
20 fresh basil leaves or 1/2 t. dried
1/4 t. coarse salt
1/4 t. black pepper
1/4 t. crushed red pepper flakes

8 oz. spaghetti

Heat oil over med-high heat. Cook & stir garlic and onion till fragrant. Add rest. Cook over low heat 10-15 minutes till the sauce coats the back of the spoon.

Serve with salad and italian bread.

Steak and Shake Chili

This is my go-to chili recipe. I've never tried the chili at steak and shake, but this is just delicious! LOVE it with cinnamon rolls, or flatbread like mom used to make.

2 T. oil (if using extra lean ground beef)

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 t. salt

1-10.5 oz. can french onion soup, blended in blender till smooth.

1 T. chili pwd.

2 t. cumin

1/2 t. pepper

2 t. cocoa pwd. (trust me)

2 can beans:pinto and kidney

1-6 oz. can tomato paste

1-8 oz. can tomato sauce

1 c. cola (dr. pepper, root beer)

Brown beef and salt. Add all to crock-pot.

Cook on high 2 hrs. Low 6 hrs.

Banana Slush

This is a Lloyd family Christmas tradition, every Christmas eve and throughout the holidays we enjoy this yummy drink. I've never heard of anyone else doing that, but guess what, Mikes family does! It just shows it truly was meant to be :) Actually pretty healthy, subbing club soda in for the sprite.

6 large yellow bananas

2 c water

Blend together and pour into a large bowl with lid or ice-cream bucket.

Add to the banana mix:

1 46-oz. can pineapple juice

1 12-oz. can orange juice concentrate

6 oz. can frozen lemonaid concentrate

20 oz. can crushed pineapple

Stir together and freeze.

Let set 15 minutes before serving with 7-up or sprite.