Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Quick Hamburger Crescent Ring Meal


Yesterday I went to the grocery store and bought a pretty big order because I am planning some new recipe dinners and desserts this week.  Fall is on it's way and I am pumped again to get some new recipes to you.

I had some time to glance over a few of the recipes I thought would be easy for those who need to change their summer menu and are thinking fall and comfort foods. Note:  It is a very good idea to check and mark the items you need for a recipe before you go to the store.  It will save you loads of time in the long run.


I saw this recipe that was made with crescent rolls, went to look it up and couldn't find it so here is what I came up with.  Tasty meal!  For a large family you'll have to buy 2 or 3 pkgs of crescent rolls because this meal is a grab and go type and it will be gone 123.

Hubby and I were fine with one package and I did have enough meat mixture to make two with the amount of ingredients I have listed below.








1 1/4 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion grated
4 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup pepper cheese
canola oil
salt and pepper
1 pkg. crescent rolls

Brown beef and onion in oil.  Add salt and pepper, cream cheese and pepper cheese. Stir until the cheese has melted.  Set aside to cool or refrigerate until ready to use. I think I could have done a little better in presentation as I was hurrying to get this on the table.  The filling was a quick thought so I am sure you could change the pepper cheese to another cheese if you prefer.

Place on ungreased baking sheet.  Bake 375 degrees 15 minutes or until browned.  Yummy!

Note:  I cut up a fresh tomato and seasoned it to our liking and spooned it into the center of the ring.  Hubby thought it was mighty fine.



Frosted Banana Oatmeal Cookies


In our house banana bread, muffins and the like are something we consider favorites so why not try some banana cookies?

I found this recipe (chef in training) and altered it a bit to my liking and they are delicious.  Moist, light and chewy these cookies are delicious and cutting back on a little sugar and butter in the recipe did not alter the taste a bit.






Here is my recipe:

1 1/2 cups all purpose pre sifted flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup softened butter
4 oz. unsweetened apple sauce
2 bananas, mashed
1 egg
1/3/4 quick oats
1/4 cup chocolate chunks (optional)  I did half of the recipe with chocolate chunks and the other without.

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Place dry ingredients in large bowl or upright mixer.  Add butter, egg, applesauce, bananas and oatmeal.  Beat on low to medium until blended. Batter will be soft and spoon able.



Drop by tablespoons on parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly browned.

Frosting:

8 oz. confectionery sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 to 4 T milk (start with a little at a time until desired consistency)

Using a wire whisk blend above.

Note:  These cookies are very moist so allow to dry thoroughly before storing. 


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Overnight Blueberry French Toast

Blueberries, blueberries, blueberries!   Soon it'll be the season for everything made with blueberries!

  Today I got a head start using some fresh Florida blueberries and decided to make Overnight Blueberry French Toast courtesy of allrecipes.com.   I changed it a bit to my liking and everyone who ate it at the Brunch loved it, so I know it was a success!!   Every single bit disappeared before my eyes!  I did manage to get a taste and  I'd have to say it was delish! 

 Enjoy some yum from my kitchen to yours,


M.J.




The blueberry topping really gave it the added umph to make it all the better.  Enjoy!










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  • Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange half the bread cubes in the dish, and top with cream cheese cubes. Sprinkle 1 cup blueberries over the cream cheese, and top with remaining bread cubes.
  • In a large bowl, mix the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and syrup. Pour over the bread cubes. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove the bread cube mixture from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Cover, and bake 30 minutes. Uncover, and continue baking 25 to 30 minutes, until center is firm and surface is lightly browned.
  • In a medium saucepan, mix the sugar, cornstarch, and water. Bring to a boil. Stirring constantly, cook 3 to 4 minutes. Mix in the remaining 1 cup blueberries. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, until the blueberries burst. Stir in the butter, and pour over the baked French toast.
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