Friday, July 20, 2007

Baked S'mores

Baked S'mores

8-10 whole graham crackers
1 box fudge brownie mix
3 C miniature marshmallows
2/3 C chopped peanuts (opt)
1 C milk chocolate chips

Place graham crackers in a single layer on bottom of greased 9x13 pan. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions; pour on top of graham crackers. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Top with marshmallows, peanutes, and chocolate chips. Return to oven to brown the marshmallows. Cool before cutting into squares.

My Notes
Didn't do the peanut option, obviously. I think I let it cool too much (4 hours) before cutting, because the marshmallows wouldn't let go of the knife when we went to dig in.

I did this for my dad's birthday gift. Everyone agreed this was one to make again.

Chicken Roni Casserole

Chicken Roni Casserole

1 C uncooked elbow noodles
1 1/2 C cooked, cubed chicken
1 C shredded sharp cheddar cheese
4 oz Velveeta cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 C milk
1/2 tsp garlic powder, onion powder, and salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 C bread crumbs
1 Tbsp melted margarine

Cook macaroni and drain. In another saucepan combine soup, cheeses, seasonings, milk, and chicken. Heat until cheeses are melted. Add macaroni; turn into 2 qt baking dish. Combine bread crumbs and melted butter, sprinkle on top of casserole and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

My Notes
I cooked a box and a half of macaroni noodles and used a 9x13 pan. I also used 8 oz of Velveeta (the entire small box) and 8 oz of sharp cheddar cheese (the whole bag). I don't know how much milk I used, I just added it until it looked like a good consistency. I also melted about 3 Tbsp of butter and added the bread crumbs until it looked right.

This was pretty well received. Josh wasn't too big on the cheese thing. Caleb ate all of his. Mischa ate about half. I had seconds, and I'm trying not to do the seconds thing. Perry liked it, too.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Tomato, Zucchini, and Squash

This is such a yummy recipe! I was walking through Harry's Market (like Whole Foods Market) one day because I saw that their Ugly Ripe tomatoes were on sale (I've heard about them but had never tried them). There was a guy there making this recipe. It smelled soooo good. But I hate zucchini and squash. Really hate. So I just hung around his stand, torn. I finally gave in, and Oh. My. Gosh. I still hate zucchini and squash in everything else.

Tomato, Zucchini, and Squash

2 Ugly Ripe tomatoes
1 zucchini
1 squash
3 Tbsp olive oil
Pinch of crushed garlic

Chop tomatoes, zucchini, and squash to decently uniform size. Saute everything together until fork tender.

Serve as a side dish or on a bed of rice.

My Notes
I put a spoonful of minced garlic in there, and usually end up sprinkling a little bit of garlic powder, too.