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Mexican Chef Salad

This recipe comes from Mamaw

Ingredients:        

1 Head 

Lettuce, Torn Up 

¾ Cup 

Grated Cheddar Cheese 

1 Small 

Onion, chopped 

1 or 2 

Tomatoes, chopped 

1 Can 

Kidney Beans 

1 Lb. 

Hamburger 

1 or 2 

Avocados, cut up 

   

Directions:

  1. Brown the hamburger and onions.
  2. Add kidney beans and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Drain off juice and add to rest of ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Dress with Mayonnaise to taste.

 

 

Note: Very good served with Tostitos or Doritos.

Classic Greek Salad

Ingredients:        

2 Tbsp. 

Greek Seasoning 

¼ Cup 

Crumbled Feta Cheese 

2 Tbsp. 

Fresh Lemon Juice 

1 Head 

Romaine Lettuce, torn 

2 Tbsp. 

White Wine Vinegar 

1 Med. 

Cucumber, peeled & sliced 

½ Cup 

Olive Oil 

½ Cup 

Black Olives, sliced 

   

1 Cup

Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half 

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, blend together Greek Seasoning, lemon juice, vinegar and oil.
  2. Gently stir in cheese.
  3. Refrigerate 15 minutes or longer.
  4. Meanwhile, wash and dry lettuce.
  5. Place lettuce and vegetables in a large bowl.
  6. Just before serving, stir dressing; pour over salad.
  7. Toss to coat.
  8. Garnish with onion slices and extra feta cheese, if desired.

Chinese Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from Bobbi K

Ingredients:

1 Head 

Lettuce, Torn Up 

4 Tbsp. 

Sugar 

1 Cup 

Sunflower Seeds 

½ Cup 

Vegetable Oil 

¼ Cup 

Sesame Seeds 

2 tsp. 

Salt 

4-6 Tbsp. 

Rice Vinegar 

1 tsp. 

Pepper 

 

Cooked Chicken 

2 Tbsp. 

Sesame Oil

 

Rice Sticks 

   

Directions:

  1. Cook rice sticks in hot, deep oil.
  2. Mix all ingredients together.

Chicken and Broccoli with Rice

This recipe comes from Mom

Ingredients:

1 ½ Cups 

Water 

½ Can

 

Milk 

1 ½ Cups 

“Minute” Rice 

2 Tbsp. 

Dijon Mustard 

1 Lb. 

Chicken Breasts 

½ Cup 

Cheddar or Swiss, Grated 

2 Tbsp. 

Oil 

1 ½ Cups 

Frozen Broccoli, thawed 

1 Can

 

Cream of Chicken Soup

2 Tbsp. 

Chopped Pimiento

Directions:

  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Stir in rice.
  3. Cover and remove from heat.
  4. Cook and stir chicken (cut into strips) in hot oil until lightly browned.
  5. Stir in soup, milk, mustard and cheese.
  6. Add broccoli and pimiento.
  7. Bring to a full boil.

Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Serve over rice.

Italian Soup

This recipe comes from Aunt Bonnie

Ingredients:

1 Lb. Hot Italian Sausage 1 Lb. Mild Italian Sausage
2 Cans Beef Broth 2 Cans Italian Stewed Tomatoes
2 Cans Black Beans 2 Cans Butter Beans
Parmesan Cheese

Directions:

  1. Brown and drain sausage.
  2. Rinse beans.
  3. Add all in large pot and simmer on medium for 30 minutes.
    • OR add all ingredients to crock pot and simmer on low for 5 hours.

Top w/ Parmesan cheese if desired.

Zucchini Alfredo

Ingredients:

5 Large 

Zucchini (about 2 ½ lbs.) 

¾ Cup 

Half-and-half or light cream 

1 tsp. 

Salt 

½ Cup 

Parmesan Cheese, finely shredded 

2 to 3 

Garlic Cloves, minced 

 

Black Pepper, coarsely ground 

2 Tbsp. 

Olive Oil 

 

Nutmeg, ground 

8 oz.

Cream Cheese, cubed & softened 

 

Parmesan Cheese, finely shredded 

Directions:

  1. Cut zucchini in half crosswise. Cut lengthwise into ¼-inch slices, and then lengthwise into long, thin strips about ¼-inch wide (resembling strips of fettuccine). You should have about 8 cups. In a large colander toss the zucchini with the salt. Allow to drain for 1 hour. Rinse and drain. Pat dry.
  2. In a 12-inch skillet cook the zucchini and garlic in hot oil over medium-high heat for 2 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer mixture from skillet to a large bowl.

In the skillet heat the cream cheese and half-and-half over medium-low heat until smooth. Stir in the ½ cup Parmesan cheese. Stir in zucchini; heat through. Transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with pepper, nutmeg, and additional Parmesan cheese.

Stuffed Manicotti

Ingredients:

1 Lb. 

Mild Pork Sausage 

15 Oz. 

Ricotta Cheese 

2 – 15 Oz. Cans 

Tomato Sauce, Italian 

3 Cups 

Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded 

1 – 6 Oz. Can 

Tomato Paste 

Egg 

¼ Cup 

Water 

1 Tsp. 

Parsley Flakes 

½ Tbsp.  

Brown Sugar 

 

Grated Parmesan Cheese

12 

Manicotti Noodles, cooked, rinsed and drained 

Directions:

  1. Brown sausage in a large saucepan and drain.
  2. Remove and set aside half the sausage.
  3. Stir tomato sauce, paste, water and brown sugar into remaining sausage.
  4. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine other half of sausage, ricotta, 2 Cups Mozzarella, egg and parsley.
  6. In a 9″ x 13″ pan, pour 1/3 sauce mixture.
  7. Stuff manicotti noodles w/ ricotta mixture and place in pan.
  8. Pour remaining sauce over noodles.
  9. Top with remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese
  10. Bake at 350º for 20 minutes.