Hi there! We've been outside playing on the swingset. It occurred to me that I hadn't given you the recipes we've talked about for the week. Y'all are gonna fire me. Here's some to get you started.
I'm not sure where this recipe came from, but I wrote on the card 1998, so you know it's been around awhile. If I'm in a hurry (which I usually am), I skip the first step and just add onion powder or minced onion.
1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
3/4 c. chopped onion 1 tsp. seasoning salt
2 lb. ground beef 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 c. bread crumbs 1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 eggs 1/3 c. ketchup
1/2 c. milk 1/3 c. bbq sauce
1 1/2 tsp. oregano 1/4 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. basil 1 1/2 tsp. vinegar
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Heat olive oil over medium-hi heat. Add onion; saute 10 minutes. Combine next 10 ingredients in a large bowl, add onions. Shape into balls. Bake uncovered 20 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients in a sauce pan on medium heat. Drain grease from meatballs, cover with sauce. Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake 20 minutes more.
Crockpot Mac & Cheese
This recipe comes from the pastor's wife at our church. It's always a hit when she takes it to dinners at church and it's very convenient because she can keep it warm in the crockpot. Thanks Sheila.
2 c. macaroni, cooked & drained 3 c. cheddar cheese, grated
3 eggs, beaten 1 c. evaporated milk
1 stick butter
Mix all ingredients, except 1 cup of cheese, together. Pour into crockpot. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cook on low 3 hours. See, isn't simple better?
Ham & Cheese Gratin
I'm pretty sure this one came from an old Taste of Home magazine. That is a great source for recipes, and I definitely recommend it to someone just learning how to cook.
1 lb. pasta shells 8 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
1 (10 oz.) pkg frozen peas 1/4 c. + 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 c. heavy cream 1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 c. cooked, cubed, ham 2 Tbsp. bread crumbs
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease casserole dish. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook 8 minutes. Stir in frozen peas; cook 1 minute. Drain. Add remaining ingredients except 2 Tbsp. Parmesan and breadcrumbs. Spoon into dish. Combine breadcrumbs and remaining Parmesan in a small bowl; sprinkle over pasta. Bake 30 minutes.