Friday, November 12, 2010

Nanny's Cornbread Dressing

Cornbread Dressing
1 cup Cornmeal, self-rising
1 1/2 cup Flour (self-rising)
1 Egg(s)
1/2 cup Cooking Oil plus small amount (*see below)
1 1/2 cup Milk
2-3 Chicken - Boneless Skinless Breast, boiled and diced (save broth)
4 Egg(s), boiled and diced
1 Onion, diced
4 stalks green onions, diced

Make Cornbread:
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix cornmeal, flour, 1 egg, 1/2 cup cooking oil, and milk. Put enough cooking oil* in the bottom of an oven-safe skillet (cast iron is best) to cover the bottom. Preheat the skillet and oil. (Oil is ready when a drop of mixture sizzles in pan.) Pour mixed ingredients into skillet. Bake 15-17 minutes until center springs back. Broil until golden brown. Set aside.

Cook chicken. Save 4 cups of broth. Set aside.

Boil Eggs. Set aside.

Cook onions and green onions in oil*. Set aside.

After everything is done, combine all ingredients including saved broth and put in 9x13 pan. Cook at 350 for 30 minutes.

(Mary Hagan "NANNY")

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Beef Taco Foldovers

1/2 lb Ground meat
1/4 cup Onion, chopped
1/2 cup Black Beans (15 oz), drained
1 8 oz can Tomato Sauce
1 tbsp Taco Seasoning
1 can Biscuits, Pillsbury Grands! 
1 cup (4 oz) Cheddar Cheese, shredded
Salsa for garnish
Sour Cream for garnish

Heat oven to 375. Cook groundmeat and onions until brown, drain. Stir in beans, tomato sauce, and seasoning mix. Simmer 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed. Seperate dough into 5 biscuits. Press or roll each to form 5-inch round. Spoon 1/2 cup meat mixture onto center of each flattened biscuit. Sprinkle cheese evenly onto biscuit. Fold half of biscuit over filling; press edges with fork to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Top with salsa and sour cream. 

YIELD: 5 sandwiches 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Apple Butter Spice Cake

1 cup packed light Brown Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
1/2 tsp Nutmeg, ground
1/2 cup Pecans, chopped
2 cups Flour (all-purpose)
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Butter, softened
1 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Apple Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 cup Bran Cereal, whole bran
1 cup Sour Cream - 16 oz
2 Egg(s), beaten
Pam, quick sprayCrisco, enough for pan

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease one 9x13 pan.
2. Prepare the topping by mixing together the brown sugar, cinamon, nutmeg, and chopped pecans.
3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
4. Blend together butter and sugar; add eggs and beat well. Add apple butter, vanilla, and bran cereal.
Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with sour cream; mix well with each addition.
5. Pour 1/2 batter into pan, sprinkle 1/2 the topping over top. Pour remaining batter and top with remaining topping.
6. Bake for 40 minutes.

This is a great recipe to take and share.

Taco Soup with Black Beans

1 pound Ground meat, browned and drained
1 can Crushed Tomatoes
1 can Corn, whole kernel - Can (SB), undrained
1 can Black beans, undrained
1 can Kidney Beans, undrained
1 pkg Ranch Dressing Mix
1 pkg Taco Seasoning
1 small Onion, chopped
1 bag Chips, Fritos or Tostidos
Cheese - Cheddar (shredded), 1 cup
1/2 cup Sour Cream

Combine all ingredients except chips, shredded cheese, and sour cream in crock pot.

Cover and cook on LOW 4 to 6 hours.

Garnish individual servings with chips, cheese, and sour cream.

Makes 6-8 servings. This is an easy recipe to double.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Rice Balls

Rice Balls

1 pound Ground meat

1/2 cup Rice, long-grain

1/3 cup Milk

1 can Tomato Soup

1 can Zesty Tomato Soup

Mix ground meat, rice, and milk. If desired, season with salt, pepper, chopped onions, celery, and green pepper or creole seasoning. Form mixture into balls about 1-1/2 to 2 inches in diameter. Put in a covered casserole dish. Pour tomato soups and 1 can of water over the meat balls. Cook slowly (250 degrees) for 1-1/2 hours. Check rice for doneness.

*** Can also be added - saute onions and bell peppers to add to the riceballs.

*** Can use minute rice for less cook time.

*** Instead of the tomato soups, use a spaghetti sauce that includes green peppers.

*** Highly recommended to eat these with Corn. Heather won't eat them unless they are served with corn! True story!