Sunday, November 18, 2007

Limeade Punch

1 can of Limeade
2 liters of sprite
1 lime

Empty 1 can of limeade into serving bowl and
then add the 2 sprites. Add lime slices and enjoy!
This is great for parties, because if someone spills
it doesn't stain like red punch.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Strawberry Pretzel Squares

What You Need:

2 cups finely crushed pretzels
1/2 cup sugar, divided
2/3 cup butter or margarine melted
12 oz. (1-1/2 [8 oz] pkg) cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. milk
1 cup thawed cool whip
2 cups boiling water
1 pkg (8 serving size) strawberry jell-o
1-1/2 cups cold water
1 qt (4 cups) strawberries, sliced

Preheat oven to 350. Mix pretzels, 1/4 cup of the sugar and the butter. Press firmly onto bottom of 13x9 inch baking pan. Bake 10 min. Cool

Beat cream cheese, remaining 1/4 cup sugar and milk until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. Spread over crust. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Meanwhile, stir boiling water into gelatin in large bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate 1-1/2 hours or until thickened. Stir in strawberries. Spoon over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm. And enjoy.

Savory Crescent Chicken Squares

I haven't made this one yet, but they were a HUGE hit at a party I was at last weekend. YUM.

This recipe makes 4 squares. Preheat to 350.

3 oz. cream cheese, softened
3T butter, melted
2 cups cooked chicken in pieces or 2 cans (5 oz.) boned chicken
¼ t. salt
1/8 t. pepper
2 T. milk
1 T. chopped onion
8 oz. can crescent rolls
¾ C. seasoned croutons, crushed

In bowl blend cream cheese and 2 T. butter (reserve 1T). Add next 5 ingredients. Mix well. Separate dough into 4 rectangles, firmly pressing perforations to seal. Spoon ½ C meat into each rectangle. Pull 4 corners of dough to top center, twist (the dough, not you) to seal then close any side gaps. Brush top with reserved butter then dip into crouton crumbs. Place on ungreased or parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake 20-25 min.
Option: reduced fat rolls, cream cheese and croutons.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Turkey Enchiladas

2 c. cooked turkey
1 c. sour cream
1 can of Cream of Chicken soup
1 can diced green chilies
3 small green onions, sliced
12 tortillas
1 1/2 c. sharp cheese
1 1/2 jack cheese

Mix sour cream, soup, and green chilies together. Put half
of this mixture on the bottom of a pan. Then mix 2 cups of
cheese, onion, and turkey together. Fill tortillas with
turkey mixture. Place filled tortillas, seam side down, on
sauce and then pour remaining sauce over the top.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 for 3o minutes.

We make these a couple of days after Thanksgiving using our
left over turkey. Yum!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Orange Rolls

1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 orange peel, grated
18 frozen dinner rolls

Combine melted butter, sugar, and grated orange
peel in a bowl. Dip rolls in mixture and place in
muffin tins. Allow to rise for three hours. Bake
at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until
lightly browned. Frost with Orange glaze while
still warm.

Orange Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons orange juice
mix ingredients together

Lazy Betty

This cobbler is called Lazy Betty, simply because of how easy it is! This is one of the standard dishes on my family's Thanksgiving dinner table. I love it and can't wait to have it next week!

2 cans cherry pie filling
1 box yellow cake mix
1 medium bag of walnuts
1 cup melted butter

In a 9 X 13 baking dish or pan, layer as follows: pie filling, dry yellow cake mix, walnuts, then melted butter. Bake at 350* for 45 minutes. Thats it!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

I stole this off my friend, Kristi's, blog. I made it for dinner the other night and it was quite tasty!

1 lb cooked, shredded Chicken( I stuck 3 uncooked chicken breasts in the crockpot with everything and then shredded it with a fork when it was done)
1 can Rotel
1 can petite diced Tomatoes
1 can Black or Pinto beans
1 medium Onion, chopped
2 cloves Garlic, minced
2 cans Chicken Broth
1 (10 oz) pkg frozen Corn
2 c. water
1 Tbsp. chopped Cilantro
A healthy dash of lime juice
Taco Seasoning to taste
Salt & Pepper to taste
Shredded cheese
Sour Cream
Tortilla Chips

Place Chicken, Rotel, Tomatoes, Beans, Onion, Garlic, Corn, Cilantro into a slow-cooker. Then add Chicken Broth, Water and Lime Juice. Top it off with the seasonings. Cover and cook on Low setting for 6 to 8 hours, or on High setting for 3 to 4 hours. To serve, sprinkle soup with cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream and avocado.