Sunday, August 17, 2008

Philly Cheesesteak

Ok, so Philly Cheesesteaks never look too appetizing but they take less than 5 minutes to make and they are Deeliccciousss!!

1 box of Thinly Sliced Philly Beef Steak (You can buy a box at Walmart in the meat department in their freezer chests for I think $3.00)

2 slices of provolone cheese per sandwich

Hoagie bread (I like to get Le Francais soft french rolls, they are sooo soft, can be found near the bagels)

1/2 an onion, sliced

1/2 a bell pepper, sliced

Sprinkle Italian Seasoning over the top.

Cut up your onion, bell pepper, and prepare provolone cheese in the hoagie sandwhich as the next part goes quick.
Toss your sliced veggies in a medium to high frying pan and then add your meat cooking everything together.
Meat may be cooked from frozen or thawed. Place beef in preheated pan for 20- 30 seconds, tun beef over and begin to stir the meat to break it apart. Cook for another 2 1/2 mintues or until throughly browned.
Salt and Pepper the meat and vegetables really well.
Place inside the haogie with cheese already layed out inside.
Sprinkle italian seasoning over the sandwhich. Enjoy!
Total cooking time is 3 minutes.
Depending the number of beef patties used determines the serving size.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Happy Trails Mix

1 cup Chex-mix snack(any flavor)
1/2 cup frosted animal cookies
1/4 cup M&M's
1/4 cup raisins
Ice Cream cones

In A Ziploc bag mix all ingredients and pour into the Ice Cream cones. Makes a healthy snack for the kiddos. I usually use the colored ice cream cones.


black bean taco meat

Since we have been on the topic of tacos, here is a super simple way to spice up your taco meat!!
All you need is:

1 can black beans
1 lb. ground beef
1 8 oz can tomato sauce

Brown the ground beef and drain. Then add 1 can black beans and 1 can tomato sauce.
There you go, that's it! It is great for tacos, nachos, or beef burritos.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

One- Pan Taco Beef and Noodle Skillet

I made this recipe for the first time.
It was easy to make and my family enjoyed
the taste, especially the chips.

Prep Time:
10 min
Total Time:
30 min

4 servings, 1-3/4 cups each
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 pkg. (1-1/4 oz.) Taco Seasoning Mix
2 cups water
1 pkg. (7-1/4 oz.) Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
1/3 cup Sour Cream
1 large tomato, chopped
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 cup tortilla chips, broken up

BROWN meat in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat; drain. Add seasoning mix, water and Macaroni; mix lightly. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. Simmer 7 min. or until noodles are tender and liquid is almost completely absorbed.

STIR in sour cream and Cheese Sauce Mix until well blended.

TOP with tomatoes, lettuce and tortilla chips.

A Kraft foods recipe

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Taco Soup

We had this for dinner last night and my kids loved it! Nothing left for today! It is so easy to make too.

Taco Soup

1lb hamburger
1 onion, chopped
1pkg taco seasoning
2-16oz cans diced tomatoes
1-5oz. can kidney beans, drained
1-16oz can corn, drained
2-8oz cans tomato sauce
Brown sugar to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste

Brown hamburger with onions. Remove any grease. Stir in remaining ingredients. Serve with cornbread, rolls or tortilla chips. Can add cheese and sour cream to your bowl of soup if desired.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Mac & Cheese Tuna Casserole

My kids love this easy and simple dinner.

Box of Macaroni and Cheese
Can of Tuna
Can of Cream of Celery

Boil macaroni until noodles are soft, drain.
Mix tuna and cream of celery in a medium casserole dish.
Then add your macaroni and cheese powder, mix well
then add a little milk and stir.(add just enough to make it creamy,not soupy)
Place in Oven at 350* until warm (10-15 min.)

*You can mix in diced red peppers which is very yummy
and then top it off with crushed potato chips, place in oven.
Happy Eating!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Oven Steak Fries

5 potatoes, with skins, cut into thin wedges
3 tbl evoo(extra virgin olive oil)
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp steak seasoning blend like Montreal Seasoning by McCormick Or salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

Preheat oven to high. Cut potatoes and spread out on a cookie sheet. Coat potatoes with EVOO, dried herbs, and steak seasoning or salt and pepper. Spread potatoes to the corners of the cookie sheet and cook in a very hot oven, 25 minutes, turning them once halfway. Serve fries hot from the oven.


Sunday, August 3, 2008

Broccoli chicken Alfredo with Penne Pasta

We had this tonight and it was so good. All of my family loved it , too! This dinner would also work great as a casserole, too!

Broccoli chicken Alfredo with Penne Pasta

First cut 4-6 chicken breasts into strips. Saute chicken in olive oil, salt & pepper, garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning.

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. Melt butter in a medium, non-stick saucepan over medium heat. Add cream cheese and garlic powder, stirring with wire whisk until smooth. Add milk, a little at a time, whisking to smooth out lumps. Stir in Parmesan and pepper. Remove from heat when sauce reaches desired consistency. Sauce will thicken rapidly, thin with milk if cooked too long

Toss with hot pasta to serve. Top with chicken and broccoli and some grated parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

A little twist to a basic peanut butter cookie.

These are so so yummy...
They are fast and very easy.
It's your basic peanut butter cookie recipe.
Then roll in sugar and place in mini muffin pan, bake.
when done push down a reese's peanut butter cup in the middle.
let cool. Then eat and enjoy with a cold glass of milk.