All-day Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients

8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
4 cups (16 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

How to prepare

Place the cooked macaroni in a 3 1/2-quart (or larger) slow cooker that has been coated with nonstick cooking spray. Reserve 1 cup of the cheese, add the remaining cheese and the other ingredients to the macaroni, mix well. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup cheese, then cover and cook on the low setting for 5 to 6 hours or until the mixture is firm and golden around the edges. Do not remove the cover or stir until the mixture has finished cooking.

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Lamb or beef vindaloo

Ingredients

1.5 lb of meat (beef, lamb, goat)
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp ground chili powder
1 tsp black javanese pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cardamom
1 tsp coriander

1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp fenugreek
5 tsp vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp brown sugar
mix above spices to make vindaloo sauce.
1 or 2 onions
oil
1″joint” of ginger, cut into spears
garlic to taste

How to prepare

Saut

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Barbecued Spareribs

Ingredients

10 thick spareribs
2 tablespoons oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 onion, sliced
1 cup catsup
1 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons Worcestershire
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

How to prepare

1. Brown ribs in oil in skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Place in 13″ by 9″ glass baking dish, reserving 2 teaspoons pan drippings.

2. Saut

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Angel’s Hair Pasta With Pesto, Shrimp & Vegetables

Ingredients

1 medium-size red pepper
1 medium-size yellow pepper
1 medium-size zucchini (about 12 ounces)
3/4 16-ounce package angel’s hair pasta or thin spaghetti
olive or salad oil
salt
1 10-ounce package frozen peas
3/4 pound shelled and deveined large shrimp
1 7-ounce container refrigerated pesto with basil

How to prepare

1. Slice red and yellow peppers into julienne strips. Cut zucchini crosswise in half; cut each half lengthwise into thin slices. Cut each slice into julienne strips.

2. In saucepot, prepare angel’s hair pasta as label directs, but do not use salt in water.

3. Meanwhile, in nonstick 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, in 1 tablespoon hot olive or salad oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt, cook red and yellow peppers until lightly browned; add zucchini and frozen peas and cook until peas are heated and zucchini is tender-crisp. Remove vegetables to large bowl.

4. In same skillet over medium-high heat, in 1 tablespoon hot olive or salad oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt, cook shrimp, stirring constantly, until shrimp turn opaque throughout and are lightly browned. Add shrimp to vegetables in bowl.

5. Drain pasta and add to bowl with vegetable mixture. Add pesto and toss to mix well.

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Stuffed Green Peppers

Ingredients

6 medium Green peppers
1 1/2 pounds Ground beef
1 cup Minute rice, cooked
1/2 cup Onion(s), diced
1 can Tomato sauce special
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Basil
1/2 package Velveeta cheese, diced

How to prepare

Cut tops off of pepper and remove seeds. Cook peppers in boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water and set aside. Combine raw beef, cooked rice, onion, tomato sauce special, Velveeta, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a bowl and spoon into peppers. Place in a greased 13x9x2 baking dish. Cover and bake at 350

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Balsamic Chicken with Potatoes and Arugula

Ingredients

6 large skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 1
1/4 pounds)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon salad oil
1 pound medium-size red potatoes
2 bunches arugula
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons balsamic or red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce

How to prepare

1. Cut each chicken thigh in half. In bowl, toss chicken with flour and salt. Peel garlic cloves and cut each lengthwise in half.

2. In nonstick 12-inch skillet over medium heat, in hot salad oil, cook chicken thighs and garlic, covered, 20 minutes or until chicken is browned and juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a knife, turning once halfway through cooking time.

3. Meanwhile, cut each potato into quarters. In 2-quart saucepan over high heat, heat potatoes and enough water to cover to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 7 to 10 minutes until potatoes are just tender; drain and keep warm. Wash arugula; drain well.

4. In cup, stir brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, and soy sauce. When chicken is done, add vinegar mixture to skillet, tossing to coat chicken well. Remove skillet from heat; add potatoes and half of arugula, tossing to mix well. Arrange remaining arugula on platter or 4 dinner plates; top with chicken mixture.

About 345 calories, 9 g fat, 117 mg
cholesterol, 920 mg sodium.

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Peanut dressing with pickled garlic

Ingredients

3 lg heads pickled garlic – see recipe
1 tbsp raw peanuts
5 tbsp peanut oil
2 tsp minced garlic
4 hard boiled egg yolks
2 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp brine from pickled garlic
5 tbsp vinegar

How to prepare

Discard the outer skins, stems and bases of the pickled garlic, thinly slice the heads and place in a blender. Dry roast the raw peanuts in a skillet for about 10 minutes taking care not to burn them and add to the blender. Heat a well seasoned skillet over med-high heat, add the oil. When oil is hot add the minced garlic and stir-fry until brown and crisp being careful not to let the garlic burn. Add the browned garlic and 1 tsp of the oil to the blender along with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until the mixture becomes thick and creamy.

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Barbecued Chicken Kabobs

Ingredients

1 10-ounce package medium-size mushrooms
1 7-ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained
1 bunch green onions
1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken-breast
cubes for kabobs or 1 1/4 pounds skinless,
boneless chicken-breast halves
1 cup bottled honey-Dijon barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon salad oil
1 head Boston lettuce
1 bunch watercress

How to prepare

1. Preheat broiler as manufacturer directs. Cut mushrooms in half, if large. Cut roasted red peppers into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Cut off roots from green onions. Cut green onions into 3-inch lengths. If using chicken-breast halves, cut into 2-inch pieces.

2. On each of 4 long metal skewers, alternately thread chicken cubes, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, and green onions. In small bowl, mix barbecue sauce and salad oil until blended.

3. Place skewers on rack in broiling pan; brush all over with half of barbecue mixture. Place pan in broiler about 3 inches from source of heat; broil kabobs 7 minutes. Turn skewers; brush with remaining barbecue mixture and broil 7 to 8 minutes longer until chicken and vegetables are tender and chicken loses its pink color throughout.

4. Arrange Boston lettuce and watercress on platter. Arrange skewers over greens.

Each serving: About 355 calories, 10 g fat, 91 mg
cholesterol, 1235 mg sodium.

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Pickled garlic

Ingredients

1 cup white vinegar
4 cups water
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp salt
6 garlic heads

How to prepare

The emphasis here is on the sour rather than the sweet. In a medium saucepan, bring the vinegar, water, sugar and salt to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Drop in the garlic. Return to boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat. Cool, and fill sterilized, screw-top jars. Store in the refrigerator for at least 1 week before eating. Continue to refrigerate, tightly covered, between serving.

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