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Monday, October 28, 2013

Garlic Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes"

Garlic Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes"

1 large head cauliflower (cut into florets and peeled/chopped stem)
5 large cloves garlic, sliced

2 Tb butter
salt/pepper

Layer cauliflower stems, half the florets, garlic, then rest of florets, salt/pepper, and steam.

Drain and blend in Vitamix with pepper and butter until smooth.

Easy Spanish Rice

Easy Spanish Rice

6 Tb butter
2 onions, chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
2 14.5oz cans Rotel
1 C uncooked white rice
salt/pepper
1/2 C sour cream
1/2 C shredded cheese

Melt butter and saute onions and peppers until soft.

Add Rotel, rice, salt, and pepper.  Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat, cover and simmer 40-5 minutes.

Garnish with sour cream and cheese to serve.

Pesto Chicken Stuffed Shells

Pesto Chicken Stuffed Shells

12-16 jumbo pasta shells
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 C grated parmesean or asiago cheese + 1/4 C for topping
3 Tb pesto
2 C shredded cooked chicken
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt/pepper

Cook pasta shells until al dente at most - drain and set aside.

In large bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients except the topping.  Fill shells and place in baking dish.  Sprinkle topping over - well - the top!

Oven to 350 and bake shells uncovered for 30 minutes.

To freeze - load shells in a freezer/oven proof dish, top with topping, cover and freeze.  Defrost when ready to prepare.  Oven to 350 and cook 35-40 minutes.

Honey Lime Chicken

Honey Lime Chicken

 chicken breasts, cut into strips or bite-sized pieces
1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 Tb oil
1 20oz can pineapple tidbits (keep the juice)
1/2 C honey
3 Tb lime juice
2 Tb soy sauce
2 tsp corn starch

Sprinkle chicken with garlic salt.  heat oil in skillet over med-high heat and add chicken.  Cook until golden brown.  Drain pineapple and add 1/4 C juice to the skillet.  Cover and simmer 6-8 minutes.  Remove chicken from pan.

Add honey, lime juice, soy sauce, corn starch, and remainder of juice to the pan.  Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  cook and stir until thick and clear, about a minute.  Add chicken and pineapple and heat through.

Serve over rice or chow mein noodles, and garnish with lime wedges.

Freezes well.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Church Ladies' Quick Rolls

Church Ladies' Quick Rolls

1 C sour cream
1 stick butter
1 3/4 C flour
1 Tb baking powder
1 tsp salt

Oven to 400.

Cream sour cream and butter.  Add flour, powder, and salt.  Load into ungreased muffin tins.  Bake 20 minutes and serve hot.