Monday, February 12, 2007

Not a Recipe, But a Great Product

I just tried the Bear Creek Minestrone Soup last night and really liked it. I also got Broccoli and Cheese to try. It was Souper easy:

Boil 8 cups of water.
Add soup mix, add meat or veggies or what have you.
Cook for 15 minutes and eat.

I added half a pound of ground beef to the minestrone and a bit of salt and pepper and everyone had 2nds. So, if you've been thinking about trying this product, I can recommend it. Plus their website has a bunch of recipe ideas which you can try and post your outcomes here. And it was cheap, like $2.89 and it made like 8 servings (or 5 if they're hungry), which is way cheaper than if you buy canned soup and probably cheaper than if you buy all the ingredients and make it yourself.

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Beef Macaroni and Cheese Surprise

This is a really yummy casserole. The night I made it, one kid fell asleep before dinner and wouldn't get up and my husband worked late. I ate a bit and the baby liked it so I saved it for the next day. I had almost no hope for this dish, though I thought it was very tasty, it was now casserole AND leftovers. The surprise was, for the first time ever, I made a casserole and it ALL got eaten up.

For about 8 servings (I halved it for my family)
1 LB bag of elbow macaroni
2 TBS vegetable oil
2 C Green pepper chopped
1 TBS Garlic chopped
2 LBS Lean Ground Beef
3 C canned crushed tomatoes
salt and pepper
1 tsp each dried basil, ground cumin, and dried oregano
2-3 C grated cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 350. Cook macaroni to just done - not over done, drain and set aside. Heat oil in skillet, add peppers, onion, and garlic, saute until soft. Add ground beef and cook until brown. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste, and basil, cumin, and oregano. Combine macaroni and beef mixture. Spread into a 9X13 baking dish. Top with cheese and bake for 20-25 until cheese is lightly brown and bubbly.

Oh, and when I made it I didn't have green peppers, cumin, or basil, so I used celery salt, chives, parsley and Season All. Since then I have bought cumin and can't wait to use it, it smells really good!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Another leftover HAM recipe!

This was one my mom made up when we had Sophie and we love it! We have it everytime we do a ham and it's so simple.

Leftover Ham, cubed
2 cans Crm Mushroom Soup
Dash of Milk
Green Bell Pepper, chopped
Noodles, cooked

We just cube the leftover ham into cooked noodles, add soup and a little milk to thin to desired consistancy and then chopped bell pepper. It's amazingly good!

Ham and Beans
On the ham topic, we also like to soak beans overnight and then add the ham bone to the crockpot the next day with some onion, garlic, salt, and pepper for ham and beans.

****Also just wanted to say THANKS, BRANDY for the barbecue leftover roast idea! Dave LOVED it! Awesome idea, thanks!