All about food

Just for fun, I decided to take some pictures of the food we’ve been consuming around here in the past couple weeks. I’ll include a few recipes as well.2016-04-01 18.45.27Grilled sausage from our pigs, Lettuce and hard boiled eggs with homemade dressing, and Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Bacon.

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Bacon

2.5 lbs. potatoes

8 slices bacon

4 oz. cream cheese

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup milk

1 cup cheddar cheese

1 cup mozzarella cheese

salt & pepper to taste

Peel potatoes, cut into small pieces. Cover with water and cook till tender. Fry bacon till crispy. Chop into small pieces. Drain water from potatoes and mash till fluffy. Add cream cheese, butter, milk, sour cream, salt & pepper, half the cheddar cheese, and half the mozzarella cheese, and mix well. Stir in half the bacon. Put potatoes into a buttered dish. Top with remaining bacon and cheeses. Bake at 350 degrees about 30 min.

  • This recipe came from pinterest, but I tweaked it a bit. They added chives to it, which I didn’t think my kiddos would like, so I eliminated that. I also added a bit of onion salt for extra flavor. They all loved them!
Lettuce Salad Dressing
2 cup sugar ( I use a bitย less)
1 cup miracle whip
1 cup milk
1 Tblsp. vinegar
Blend in blender till smooth. Add to lettuce and hard boiled eggs and toss. Yummy ๐Ÿ™‚
2016-04-01 10.47.35Rice Krispy Rollups
Melt 1/2 cup butter and add 1 bag of mini marshmallows. Heat and stir. Add 5 cups rice krispies. Grease wax paper and lay on a 10×15 in. pan. Add rice krispy mixture and spread.
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup peanut butter
Melt together and pour on top of rice krispy mixture. Spread within 1 inch of edge. refrigerate 20 – 25 minutes and roll up lengthwise. cut into slices and wrap each sliceย with cling wrap. We love these!
2016-04-01 10.46.15Breakfast Casserole
12 – 16 slices bread
2 1/2 cups chopped ham ( I use chipped ham)
16 oz. cheddar cheese
16 oz. mozzarella cheese (I’ve also used cheddar/ Monterey jack cheese) You can always use aย lesser amount ofย cheese as well.
6 eggs
3 cups milk
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. onion powder
Grease 9×13 pan. Layer 1/2 bread, 1/2 ham, 1/2 cheeses. Repeat layers. Combine egg, milk, and seasonings. Pour over top. Refrigerate overnight. Cover andย bake at 375 degrees forย 40 – 50 min. Add corn flake topping below.
Topping: 3 cups crushed cornflakes, 1/2 cup butter, melted.
Bake 10 – 20 minutes more. Quick, easy, and good ๐Ÿ™‚
2016-04-01 10.49.42
Enchiladas Americano
1 lb. ground beef
1/4 cup sour cream
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1-2 cups baked beans
You can also add a 4oz. can of mushrooms if you like. Mix all ingredients. Spoon into crunchy taco shells and lay in 9×13 in.ย pan.
Topping:
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup cheddar cheese
1/4 cup salsa
Mix and pour over taco shells. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 – 30 minutes. Serve with lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream or Ranch dressing. This recipe is from the cookbook “Heartwarming Recipes from Our Family’s Table”. I adjusted it a bit to our likes. It calls for soft taco shells, but my family likes it better with the crunchy shells. I love this recipe for something quick and flavorful!
2016-04-01 10.51.41Little cheddar meatloaves, mashed potaoes with cream cheese, bacon crouton salad, and green beans.
Little Cheddar Meatloaves
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1 cup cheddar cheese
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup onion ( I just sprinkle a bit of dried onion piecesย in it)
1 tsp. salt
1 lb. ground beef
Mix and form into 8 small loaves.
Topping:
2/3 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. mustard
Mix and add to top ofย loaves. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr. and 15 min.
Enjoy!
Bacon Crouton Salad
1 head of lettuce
1 cup cheese
croutons
bacon, fried
Dressing:
1 cup mayo or miracle whip
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup oil
3 Tblsp. vinegar
1 tsp. onion salt
1 tsp. celery seed
Blend dressing in blender. Pour over salad just before serving. So tasty!!
2016-04-01 10.44.15Beef Stroganoff Sandwiches
2 lbs. ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 tsp. salt
1 loaf French bread
butter, softened
16 oz. sour cream
12 oz. cheddar cheese
Cut bread in half lengthwise. Spread with butter. Brown beef with onions. Drain and add salt. Remove from heat and add sour cream. Spoon on bread. Top with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 min. Goes great with a salad!
* I think I shared this recipe before, but it’s a favorite quick meal here, so I’ll share it again ๐Ÿ™‚ We like to eat this sandwich with barbecue sauce or Ranch.
Have a great week, friends! It looks cold for around here ๐Ÿ™‚

Beef Stroganoff Sandwiches

2 lbs. ground beef

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 tsp. salt

1 loaf french bread

butter, softened

16 ounces sour cream

12 ounces cheddar cheese

Cut bread in half lengthwise. Spread with butter.Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 042Brown beef with onion. Drain and add salt. Remove from heat and add sour cream.Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 045Spoon on bread.Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 046Top with cheese.Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 048Bake at 350* for 20 min. Slice and enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

I love this for a quick meal! We like eating them with Ranch dressing or b-b-q sauce.

Happy Monday to you! I’m feeling that Spring feeling in the air! Because I can’t wait for Spring, here are a few pictures from last Spring.mostly Jenna 007spring 2014 010 spring 2014 023_edited-1Before we know it, it will be green and flowers will be blooming ๐Ÿ™‚