Friday, February 6, 2009

7 layer Mexican dip...

*This is a meal in itself!! :)

2 cans refired beans with green chilies

5 avacados, smashed

16 oz. sour cream

3 tomatoes, chopped

1 c. green onions, chopped

2 cans sliced ripe olives

6-8 oz. cheddar or colby jack cheese, grated.

Layer ingredients in order given. Made a day ahead and serve with chips.

*I make this for supper when I know we are going to need a quick and easy meal the next day. I just throw this all together and the next evening it's ready!! Bring out the chips and EAT!! My family LOVES this meal! :)

Party sandwiches...

You need:

2 pkgs of 12 dinner rolls

1/2 stick butter, melted

4 tablespoons poppy seeds

4 tablespoons mustard

4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Sliced ham

Swiss cheese

1 T. minced onions

In a bowl - mix together the butter, poppy seeds, mustard and Worcestershire sauce.Spread sauce on both sides of rolls and put a piece of ham and cheese on each.Srinkle minced onions on top of bread.Cover and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until cheese melts. Best if served warm!!

*Got the basic recipe for this from my mother -in-law, Barbara, and decided to switch around a few things. I found a similar recipe on the internet and just kind of combined the two to get these delicious sandwiches! Yummy!! We serve these with chips, pickles and olives. :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Beef Enchiladas....

1 lb hamburger meat
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 can of sliced black olives
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 can of Enchilada sauce
8 oz of shredded colby jack cheese
6-8 corn or flour tortillas(Charlie likes corn; I like flour; we trade off) :)

Brown the meat with seasonings and saute the onions in with it. Once that is done, add in the olives and let it heat and then add in 3/4 of the cheese and let it melt - mix it all together. Fill tortillas with the meat mixture and roll up. Combine the mushroom soup and enchilada sauce and pour on top. Top with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.

*Or you can follow instructions and instead of rolling up the tortillas do this:

1. Spray 9X13 pan with cooking spray
2. Add thin layer of soup mixture
3. Add some meat mixture on top of that
4. place tortillas on top of meat mixture like layering lasagna
5. continue layering soup mixture,meat mixture,tortillas; on top pour remaining soup mixture and add more shredded cheese. Continue baking according to above instructions.

This may sound complicated but it is SO easy!!! Any questions? Sometimes I am not clear with instructions! Let me know & I will try to clear it up for you! :)