Sunday, April 12, 2009

Pasta Salad

This is one of those recipes that you add whatever you like in it. I am listing what I put in mine but you can add anything from green peppers to radishes or any other vegetable that you like in a salad. I don't recommend tomatoes, cheese, crutons or lettuce because they get mushy after a day or so. But I do add them on when I serve them.

ranch dressing
shell macaroni (or regular macaroni, if you prefer)

Cook your macaroni until done. Meanwhile, wash and slice or chop your vegetables and put in a large bowl. I prefer homemade dressing, so I use the ranch original dressing package and make my own. When macaroni gets done, pour over veggies and mix well. Then add dressing, salt and pepper to taste and refrigerate for 24 hours. Serve with crutons, tomatoes and cheese and it is so yummy.

Another way to fix this is to use spaghetti noodles instead of macaroni and italian dressing. This is really good with italian dishes. Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

April recipe

I love burritoes so I came up with my own version and want to share it with you. My family loves it

My version of Burritos

1 box burrito mix
hamburger meat
1 large can Bush's Chili Beans
Shredded mild cheddar cheese

This is one of those recipes that you have to just know how much meat to fix for your family. I use 3 to 4 lbs for a large casserole dish full of burritos. I also purchase extra tortillas to make enough. So if you are just fixing a few, use the amount in the box. If you are fixing for a large family, purchase extra tortillas.
First brown your hamburger meat in a large pan. Add the seasoning mix in the box and water that it calls for. Then blend your chili beans, (I use mild. If you like it hot, use hot) in a blender until fine. Add this to the hamburger mixture. Stir until blended. Next, put a large tbsp. of meat in your burrito, roll it up and place it in your casserole dish. Keep doing this until you have enough burritos for your family. Then pour the rest of the mixture over your burritos. Top with chedder cheese and bake at 350 for about 20 - 30 min, until cheese is melted.
Toss a salad and wala, you have an easy, yummy meal.
I hope you realize you need extra meat sauce to pour over the burritos. That's why I use 3 - 4 lbs. of hamburger meat.
If you can't find the burrito box, just purchase taco seasoning and tortillas.
Hope you enjoy and I will post a dessert tomorrow. Until next time...