Thursday, September 8, 2016

Rice Dish (Use this instead of Rice-a-Roni--it's better!)

This is delicious and easy dish to make.  When you want an easy, yummy rice side...this is it!  

yield:
apx. 5 1/2 cups cooked rice

ingredients:
3 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups rice
2-3 dashes onion powder
4-5 dashes garlic powder
several sprinkles of salt 
few dashes of pepper
5 Tbsp. butter

directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 350 and spray a 9x13" pan with non-stick spray.

2.  Place rice and broth in the prepared pan.

3.  Sprinkle onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper over top.  

4.  Cut the butter into 5 separate pieces and place pats of butter throughout the dish.

5.  Cover pan tight with aluminum foil.  Cook for apx. 40 minutes.

Autumn Fruit Salad

I've had this receipt for a while, and I love it.  It's good any time of year--as these ingredients are always available.  

ingredients:
2 medium granny smith apples
1 lime's zest
1 can (11 oz) mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup halved seedless grapes (red are best)
1 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup vanilla yogurt (low-fat or non-fat)
2 Tbsp. chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans)

directions:
1.  Wedge apples, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces.

2.  Combine all the ingredients together.

3.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Baked Beans

We had this several years ago at a block party.  They were delicious.  I'm glad I came across this recipe and thought I'd better put it here...where I can find it!  Thanks Colin M. for the good memories and the delicious recipe!

ingredients:
3--28 oz cans pork and beans
2 lbs. seasoned sausage
1 large onion, diced
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp. dried mustard

directions:
1.  Brown sausage and onion, drain.  

2.  Heat in sauce pan: sugar, ketchup, and mustard. 

3.  Add meat and onions to beans.  Add sauce.  

4.  Cook at 300-degrees for 1-2 hours, covered.  

5.  Refrigerate overnight and reheat to serve.