Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Few Recipes Might Help

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.

Anytime Meatballs
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.


Anonymous said...

a funny hairy story , and I like the Strowberry

Kelly Mac said...

Yes, if it's strange, it's sure to happen to me. I like the strawberry picker too, she's a keeper.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the great recipes...joey

Kelly Mac said...

You are welcome. The buffalo shrimp were spicy, but well worth the heat. Try 'em if you dare.

Jennifer S. said...

Aunt Kelly - that mac and cheese looks wonderfully simple! But the stick of butter is killing me! Do you ever cut it back? If so, how does it turn out? Do you add anything else to compensate? I'm a fan of saucy mac and cheese so I'm wondering if this recipe is such. Keep it up, love reading your blog!

Kelly Mac said...

Hi Jennifer, I think you could probably cut the butter in half and it'd still be fine. This recipe is more the baked kind than the saucy kind. I love the saucy kind best too. I've got some recipes for those and will post you one or two to try. Thanks for the compliment. I love sharing with you all.