Sunday, April 10, 2011

Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole

We actually just had this for dinner, and it was delicious.  VERY easy to make, and SUPER yummy.  For dinner, or breakfast...this was a hit with the family.  The kids even asked for seconds (a sure sign of acceptance)!

ingredients:
4-5 cups tater tots
1 lb. sausage (I used turkey sausage)
4 eggs
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded cheese (your favorite: Swiss, cheddar, jack mix)
salt
pepper

directions:
1.  Cook tater tots according to package directions.  Set aside.

2.  Chunk up sausage and brown/cook through.  Drain off fat.

3.  Mix together eggs with milk. 

3.  Spray a 9x13" baking dish with non-stick spray.  Evenly spread the sausage on the bottom of the baking dish.  Sprinkle cheese over sausage.  Pour the egg mixture gently and evenly over the sausage and cheese.

4.  Salt and pepper lightly. Place tater tots over the top. 

5.  Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Salsa Chicken

Thanks Sara for this tasty, quick and easy recipe. Our family loved it and I can see us using it a lot in the future!

ingredients:
boneless skinless chicken breast tenderloins
1 packet taco seasoning

1 can cream of chicken soup (I used 98% fat free)
1 cup salsa

directions:
1. Place chicken in the bottom of your crock pot. Sprinkle each piece with the taco seasoning.

2. In a bowl, mix together soup and salsa. Pour over chicken in crock pot.
3. Cook on low, 6-8 hours, or on high for 4 hours.
4. Serve over spanish rice: Spanish Rice Recipe
or shred chicken and use in burritos, chimichungas, taco, etc.


*garnish wish a sprinkle of cheese and a dollup of sour

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Mom's Pizza Dough

My mom made homemade pizza on several occasions--Christmas Eve, Conference weekend, family gatherings, etc. At some point I had her help me figure out her recipe. We love it! My kids think it's the best pizza ANYWHERE. I've now begun to make them individual doughs, and they make their own pizza...they LOVE this!

yield:
2 pizza crusts
3 thin pizza crusts

ingredients:
1 1/2 cups very hot tap water
1 1/2 packet yeast (or 1 1/2 T.)
3 tsp sugar
3 3/4 cups flour
1 glug olive oil (apx. 1 1/2 tsp)
directions: 1. Dissolve yeast into water, add sugar.
2. Add flour and then olive oil. Mix together well with dough hook in mixer. Let knead in mixer for 2-3 minutes. Add more water or flour depending on consistency, until dough is not too wet, but not too dry either...it should stick to sides, but as it mixes, pull away from the mixer bowl. 3. Turn out onto floured surface. Knead, forming a dough ball.
4. Place dough into a greased bowl, coating the dough with the oil. Cover dough with plastic wrap--placing wrap softly ON the dough.

5. Let rise, punch down, and the dough is now ready to use. You can let it rise again, but this is not necessary. Refrigerate to slow the rising (if desired).
6. Cut dough in half. This yields 2 pizza crusts. Roll out onto pizza pan/stone.

To Cook: 1. Cook at 400 for 17 minutes with all toppings but cheese (sauce, toppings).
2. Apply cheese and turn down oven to 350 for apx. 10 minutes, until cheese is melted.