Sunday, February 21, 2010

Loaded Bacon Baked Potatoes

6 Baking potatoes
Olive oil, sea or coarse salt
1 lb. bacon
4 oz. shredded cheese
Butter, salt, pepper
8 oz. sour cream

Heat oven to 450*. Coat whole potatoes w/olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Place on an open oven rack; Bake 45 min. or until knife runs through easily. Fry bacon crisp & break up into make bits. Serve potatoes with bacon bits and sour cream. Salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with tomato soup topped w/shredded cheese.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Pepper Steak w/ Glazed carrots

2 lbs. round steak
(1 Tbsp. paprika, 2 Tbsp. butter)
(Garlic powder to taste)
1 can beef broth
1 lg. green pepper
3/4 c. diced onions
(1/4 c. water, 2 Tbsp. cornstarch, 1/4 c. soy sauce)
2 14oz. cans diced tomatoes
(white rice)

Cut round steaks into 3" strips & season w/ paprika. In lg. skillet, brown steak in butter; add garlic and beef broth. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours until meat is tender. Add green peppers on onions; cook an additional 10 min. In mixing bowl, combine water, cornstarch, and soy sauce; mix until cornstarch is dissolved. Add to meat mixture & cook 5 min. Add tomatoes w/ liquid; simmer 10 min. Prepare rice per directions. Serve meat over rice.

Glazed Carrots

Boil mini carrots in water for approx. 10 min. or until tender. Drain and return to pan. Add butter & brown sugar. Stir to coat. Serve and enjoy!

Easy Potato Soup

32 oz. pkg. frozen hash brown potatoes
1 c. chopped onions
2-14oz. cans chicken broth
(2 c. water, 3 c. milk)
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
(salt and pepper to taste)
Shredded cheddar cheese

In lg. saucepan combine potatoes, onions, chicken broth, and water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover & simmer 30 min. Stir in milk and both cans of soup. Heat thoroughly. Salt & pepper to taste. Sprinkle with cheese if desired.

Serve with lettuce wedge and your choice of creamy dressing. Also serve with garlic bread. Yum!