Apples with Cinnamon (unless you are highly allergic to cinnamon)
Slice apples with apple cutter, or just a plain ol’ paring knife (if yours hasn’t been stolen), and sprinkle with cinnamon. There are two benefits to this, one no one will know if the apples start to turn brown, and this will taste a bit like apple pie, without all of those extra calories from the yummy butter and sugar.
Super Bowl Sunday
Giant Nachos (They get to be first because they are the NFC team)
Queso (Velveeta with rotel)
Layer chips on a plate and then top with all of the ingredients, or use larger tostada chips and spread the beans on first before topping with all the other goodness.
Patriot Chili Cheese Fries (They get to be second because they are the ‘home’ team)
Frozen French fries
Queso (from above)
Fried Cheese (frozen)
Blueberries (to make the meal healthy)
Add ½ cup chocolate chips to a plain brownie mix to make it extra special
1. Cook extra chicken tonight for Thursday’s King Ranch.
2. Bake russet potatoes while your chicken bakes to use in Wednesday night’s soup.
Roasted Red Potatoes
Dr Pepper Pork Roast (Pioneer Woman)
Peel the onion and cut it into wedges. Lay them in the bottom of a crockpot.
Cheesy Grits (Pioneer Woman)
Heat remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and butter. Add diced onion, bell pepper, and chilies and cook for five minutes or so. Pour in grits, then add chicken (or beef) broth and water. Stir, then bring to a boil . Reduce the heat to low, then cover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 30 minutes, add half-and-half. Cook for another 20 to 30 minutes, or until grits are tender. Remove from heat and stir in grated cheese.
Baked Potato Soup
3lb potatoes, baked
1 c finely chopped onions
2 tsp minced garlic
2 c chicken broth
3 c milk
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
Toppings: bacon, shredded cheese, chives, sour cream
Bake potatoes and peel when cool enough to handle. Melt butter in a 4 qt pot over medium-low heat. Stir in onions and garlic, cover and cook 10 minutes until soft, but not brown. Add 2/3 of potatoes and mash with potato masher. Add broth, milk, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Cut remaining potatoes in a small cubes. Add to soup and stir gently to reheat. Sprinkle each serving with toppings.
King Ranch Chicken
2-3 c cooked chicken
1 can cream mushroom soup
1 can mushrooms, drained
1 can cream of chicken soup
½ c sour cream
1 can Rotel (partially drained)
Corn tortillas (cut in wedges)
Green onions for garnish
You can use the crockpot to simmer this all day (minus the tortillas, cheese and green onion) or put it in a saucepan before layering chicken with tortillas and cheese and baking in the oven. Bake at 350 for ~20 minutes, or until bubbly.
Tomato & Avocado Salad
Lay crescent rolls out flat on baking sheet, spread a small amount of sauce on dough, layer on pepperonis and a little cheese. Carefully roll up. Bake at 375 for 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
Carrots w/ Ranch
Girl Scout cookies
If you haven’t purchased any yet, please cut a girl a break and buy at least one box when they ask. My family knows if the girl asks I will buy, so they always walk past them looking very hopeful, pleading and begging with their eyes. When S was a teenager, he would shout to them, “Just ask her, please…”