Monday, January 16, 2012

Perfect Bacon

It's an easy, convenient, and splatter-free way to cook it. Here's what you do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Cover a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  2. Place the raw bacon in a row on the parchment paper.
  3. Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes until bacon is crisp and cooked.
  4. Remove bacon to paper towel lined plates, pat dry, and use however you want.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Creamy Salisbury Steak

•2 pounds ground beef
•1 package Onion Soup Mix
•1/2 cup cracker crumbs
•1 egg
•2 packets (0.75 oz) brown gravy mix
•1 cup sour cream
•1 small can mushroom stems, optional
•egg noodles, rice or mashed potatoes (I always do mashed potatoes)

1.Make hamburger patties using ground beef, bread or cracker crumbs, egg and soup mix. Fry or grill until patties are browned on both sides.

2.While the hamburgers are cooking, mix together the brown gravy the the water required on the package and whisk in the sour cream.

3.Spray a 9 x 13 pan with nonstick and lay cooked patties in the pan. Cover the patties with the sour cream and gravy mixture.

4.Bake at 350 degrees covered for 30 – 40 minutes, turning patties halfway through. Serve with egg noodles, rice or mashed potatoes.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Ultimate Breakfast Casserole

  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • 1 (2 pound) package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 2 cups cooked ham, cubed
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Season beaten eggs with pepper; pour into baking dish. In a large bowl, combine soup, sour cream, hash browns, ham, onion and cheese. Stir egg and soup mixture together and pour into baking dish.
  3. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Remove and drizzle butter over top of casserole. Return to oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes, until golden

Monday, January 2, 2012

Wilted Spinach and Bacon Salad

 Thanks for the photo of the salad Ash!
2 T ShirleyJ Pizza and Pasta Seasoning Mix
8 strips of bacon
3 oz feta cheese
12 oz bag of baby spinach
1/3 C red onion diced
1/3 C dried cranberries
1 Fuji apple, sliced
1 t brown sugar
1/4 C balsamic vinegar
1 T water

Cook the bacon, save the drippings. Crumble bacon in a bowl with spinach, cranberries and apple. Into a small saucepan combine the bacon drippings, onions, vinegar, water sugar and seasoning. Cook on low 4-5 minutes. Toss warm dressing in the salad. Garnish with Feta.