Left Over Seafood Casserole

Left Over Seafood Casserole

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Place Seafood Casserole in a pot, pour sauce over, sprinkle with garlic and stir.  Heat on low-medium till heated.

Serve with garlic toast.

You may not need a whole can of sauce, depending on the quantity of the leftover.

Turkey Tex-Mex

Turkey Tex-Mex, who said turkey left overs had to be boring.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Thaw the left over turkey if necessary, place in pot on medium heat.  Add the diced tomatoes, cumin, masa flour and garlic.  Stir together and heat till bubbly.

Reduce heat and simmer till ready to serve or serve letting sit for a few minutes to let the juices thicken.

Serve with garlic bread by itself or add your favorite side dish.  Would be good over rice.

Seafood Casserole

Seafood Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 tilapia fillets
  • 1/2 box of whole grain bow tie noodles
  • 1 bag frozen peas & carrots
  • 1 large can New England clam chowder
  • 1 small can cream of mushroom soup or more clam chowder
  • paprika
  • shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

Place your noodles on to cook. Once noodles are added to boiling water, add the frozen veggies as well and cook till pasta is done.

Heat a skillet sprayed with oil, once hot place fish fillets in skillet, sprinkle fish with paprika on one side, then turn when edges of fish start to turn cooked white.  Cook fish till done and flake up and put into a 9 x 13 casserole that’s sprayed with oil.

Drain pasta and veggies well, place back into pot and add soups, stir till well blended.  Either add the fish to the pot and stir or place the pasta mixture into the casserole and gently blend the fish in.

Grade mozzarella onto top or add already shredded to top and bake in a 300 degree oven till cheese has melted.

Serve immediately.

Nachos

My husbands favorite treat, homemade nachos.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

In a skillet, brown your ground meat and your chorizo, mixing well as they cook(do Not drain).  Once browned, add you corn flour, cumin, paprika.  Stir well and heat for about 5-10 minutes, if set for a couple minutes off the heat any juices will be soaked up.

Place your chips on your plate, spoon meat over the chips then your cheese.

  1. My cheese of choice: I use the canned nacho cheese, like you would find on nachos at a sport event.  Rico brand, small cans of it can usually be purchased by the Parmesan cheese on the spaghetti isle.  Otherwise if you can only find the large industrial size, it can be frozen to use only what you want at a later time.
  2. Shredded cheese is nice, i place the plate in the microwave to melt a little more than the heat of the meat.
  3. Velveta can be used as well, it’s just usually cheaper to buy the nacho cheese and a heck more convenient.

Suggested other toppings:  sour cream, jalapenos, avocados, you name it put it on.

Home Made Tortilla Chips

Home Made Tortilla Chips

  • 1 pkg. 6 inch yellow corn tortillas
  • fryer

Heat your fryer to 350 degrees.  Cut your tortillas into four.  place about six or eight pieces in the fryer, the fryer I have has a basket it works much easier getting them out when they are done and has an adjustable temperature control.  Fry for about two minutes then with a long knife or carving fork turn them over and cook for another 2-3 minutes, till golden.

Yellow Corn tortillas work best, the white corn seem to want to fall apart or not crisp up as well.

Remove from grease and drain well on paper towel.

If your not going to serve right away, drain them well on a flat area so not to let the chips on the bottom of your bowl soak up too much grease and become soggy and chewy.

As you remove from the grease, before they have drained too well, sprinkle with salt if desired, the oil will help it stick.

Flour tortillas can be substituted, they are very good fried, you may have to extend the cooking time a bit, cook till golden.

Hashbrown Sausage Casserole

Hashbrown Sausage Casserole, good brunch dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground pork sausage, cooked and drained
  • 12-14 eggs
  • 1 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 2-3 green onions, diced
  • 2 tbsp. My House Seasoning
  • 1-2 packages of shredded hash-browns, drained and dried with paper towel
  • 3/4 c. butter
  • 2 cups shredded cheese

Instructions:

Thaw hash-browns if needed and let drain or dry with a towel.  They need to be free of as much water or moisture as possible.  In large bowl with hands mix the hash-browns and butter together till butter is evenly throughout potatoes.  In a 9 x 13 glass dish sprayed lightly with oil, spread the hash-browns into the dish flattening and forming to the sides like a graham cracker pie crust.

Place in a 350 degree oven for almost an hour, till golden brown, the last 4 – 5 minutes can be placed on broil to crisp up the bottom and edges if necessary.

Meanwhile, cook sausage, dice onion, blend them together.  When potatoes are done, add the sausage mixture to the potato crust, then sprinkle the cheese over the top.

At this point you can place in fridge and do the eggs and cooking in the morning.

Otherwise, blend together eggs, milk and House Seasoning, till well blended and smooth. Pour the egg mixture over the sausage and bake at 300 for one hour, let stand for 5 minutes if seems to be a little juicy. Serve.

Great with salsa.

Bacon Strata

Bacon strata, a good brunch dish.

Ingredients:

  • 12 eggs
  • 2 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 french bread loaf, cut into small or cubed pieces
  • 2-3 green onion stalks, diced or shredded
  • 2 tbsp. My House Seasoning
  • 1 and 1/2 lbs. bacon cooked & broken up

Instructions:

In a 9 x 13 glass dish, spray with oil, add pieces of french bread spread evenly.  Place the onion and bacon over top and with your fingers gently toss into the bread to get the bacon and onion into the breading and not all lying on top.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs, whipping cream, and House Seasoning till well blended and smooth.  Pour eggs over the bread mixture evenly where it seeps down all around edges and through the middle. Cover and place in fridge over night.

Uncover and bake at 350 for one hour.  Could serve 15 people.

Kaylee’s 5th Birthday Cake

Birthday cake fit for any princess.

Kaylee’s beautiful cake, when your niece requests a beautiful cake there’s a lot of pressure to fulfill her wish.

French vanilla sheet cake, chocolate cupcake mountain, twizzler rainbow over a water fall pond, gumdrop decoration and gummy worm trim.  The theme speaks for itself, ponies adventuring in their fairy tale land.