Wednesday, July 30, 2008

striped delight oreo bars

(from Kraft Foods)

35 OREO Cookies
6 Tbsp. (3/4 stick) butter, melted
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. cold milk
1 tub (12 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
3-1/4 cups cold milk
2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding

PLACE cookies in food processor; cover. Process to form fine crumbs. Transfer to medium bowl. Add butter; mix well. Press firmly onto bottom of 13x9-inch dish. Refrigerate 10 min. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese, sugar and 2 Tbsp. milk in separate bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Stir in 1-1/4 cups of the whipped topping. Spread over crust.
POUR 3-1/4 cups milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. or until well blended. Spoon evenly over cream cheese layer. Let stand 5 min. or until thickened. Spread remaining whipped topping over pudding layer.
REFRIGERATE at least 4 hours. Store leftover dessert in refrigerator. ~Emily Stinger

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hawaiin Haystacks

Brown Rice
green bell peppers
1 can chicken
Cream of chicken soup
Soy Sauce

Cook the rice. In small sauce pan, combine chicken and cream of chicken soup. Top brown rice with these and any other favorite toppings. Sprinkle with soy sauce to taste. This is kindof what we had at that enrichment activity. Denice Bench
Broccoli Casserole - Karen’s Rick’s

1 cube margarine
10 oz. package chopped broccoli (frozen)
1 med. onion
1 c rice or 1½ minute rice or 1c regular rice
1 c. cream of chicken or mushroom soup
1 small jar cheese whiz (8 oz)
½ c milk

Sauté margarine, broccoli, & onion. Cook rice. Then add soup, cheese whiz & milk. Bake covered 30 min. at 350* Fattening, but again really good. Denice Bench
Potato Chowder - Kristin Briggs

7 c potatoes, peeled & diced
1 c finely chopped onions
1 c grated carrot
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
1 T dried parsley flakes
8 chicken bullion cubes
6 c scalded milk
3/4 cube butter
3/4 c flour

In large Dutch oven or kettle, combine potatoes, onion, carrot, salt, pepper, parsley flakes and bullion cubes. Add enough water to just cover vegetables. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 15-20 min. Do not drain. Scald milk by heating until tiny bubbles form around the edge of the pan. (Milk may stick slightly to bottom of pan. do not scrape bottom of pan when stirring.) Remove 1½ c hot milk and add it to butter and flour in a separate bowl. Stir flour mixture with a wire whisk until free of lumps. Add the other 4½ cups hot milk to undrained vegetables, then stir in thickened milk mixture. Stir until blended and thick. Simmer 15 min. on low heat. This was given to me from a friend from my married student ward in Logan. It's really good. Also, if you don't want to worry about the bottom of the pan or burning your milk when scalding, cook it in the microwave in a large microwave safe bowl. I think it's 5-10 min. I hope you like it. Denice Bench
Navajo Fry Bread - Carma Crippen

4 c flour
1 tsp. salt
1 T baking powder
13/4 c warm water

Mix the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the warm water. Mix and knead with your hands until soft dough forms (about 5 min.). Pinch off pieces of dough and roll into balls about 2½" in diameter. Let the dough raise. Roll out the dough to 1/8" thick and fry in about 2 inches of hot shortening. (makes 8).

Navajo Tacos - Carma Crippen

Fry bread
Favorite taco toppings

Top fry bread with chili and toppings. Hope you like them. Denice Bench
Tuna Burgers - Carma Crippen

1 can tuna
3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 c grated cheese
1 T grated onion
1 T grated olives
2 T pickles, chopped
½ c mayonnaise

Wrap in tin foil and bake for 10 min. at 350*F. I really like these. I'm surprised I haven't made these forever. Denice Bench
Tomato cups - Carma Crippen

7 oz chicken cut-up
½ c sliced celery
¼ c sliced green olives
¼ c sliced green onions
1 T lemon juice
¼ tsp. salt
dash of pepper
2 hard cooked eggs, chopped
¼ c mayonnaise
4 medium tomatoes

In a mixing bowl combine chicken, celery, olives green onion, lemon juice, salt & pepper. Gently stir in eggs and mayonnaise. Cover and chill. Prepare tomatoes by placing stem down and with sharp knife, cut tomatoes in 6 wedges, cutting to, but not through the stem end. Spread apart slightly. Salt. Fill. Serve on lettuce. I never wedge my tomatoes. I just chop my tomatoes and add everything together. If you're wanting to do a really nice dinner and are willing to spend the time cutting every tomato in a cute wedge, be my guest. This is really tasty!

Denice Bench

Lumpias- Karen Ricks

Lumpias - Karen Ricks

1 lb. ground beef (I use turkey burger or cabbage)
1 c carrots (grated)
½ pkg. broccoli (frozen)
1 (16 oz) pkg. Azumaya egg roll wrappers
½ c vegetable oil (for deep frying)

Brown ground beef and mix together: carrots, broccoli and ground beef. Spoon by tablespoons onto egg roll wrappers. Fold edges and fry in pan. Dip in a mix of mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise or whatever dip you prefer. I got this from my sister. We really like it a lot. But, it takes a little time. Denice

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Minestroni Pasta Salad

This salad is a summer staple at our house. It's really easy to make, nutritious, feels light, but filling. I'm sure it is meant to be a side dish but we eat it for a main dish and it lasts for a few days.
- One box pasta cooked: We use penne or shells
- Baby carrots chopped into large chunk
- 1 green pepper chopped into large chunk
- 1 can red Kidney beans
- 1 can Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- Italian dressing
- Parmesan Cheese
Mix all ingredients together and toss with dressing to liking. Spinkle with more cheese. Enjoy!
Posted by Jessica Strong

Monday, July 14, 2008

Wheat Bread

Wondering what to do with all that wheat you have stored up? Here is a great recipe for bread, Thought I would share. It is the easiest one I have found and we love the bread. You can find dough enhancer and Wheat Gluten at a health food store...
4 c. warm water
1 Tbsp. salt
1/3 c. Olive Oil
1/3 c. Honey
1 1/2 Tbsp. Dough enhancer
2 Tbsp. Yeast
7 c. Wheat flour
1/2 c. Wheat gluten
1/4 c. ground flax seed (optional)

Preheat oven to 170
Put ingredients into bowl in order. You can use a bread machine just
mixing or kitchaid mixer or just knead by hand for 12 minutes.
Make into loaves and put into greased bread pans. Turn off oven and
put loaves in for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes leave loaves in oven-turn heat to 325 for 35 minutes.
Makes 3-4 Loaves

Hope you enjoy your bread!!
Okay Rochelle forwarded this to me awhile ago from her friend Melanie.
Thought it was good enough to pass on.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Peanut Better Playdough

This is fun and tasty! Your kids will love it!

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 ¼ cup dry milk
1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
1 cup light corn syrup or honey

Knead until all ingredients are well mixed. Play and eat!

Angela Hadlock