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Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese

This is apparently an Alton Brown recipe. My family thought the sharp cheddar was a bit much, might be worth going half and half with a mild cheddar. Either way, it is a good place to start.

Ingredients
1/2 pound elbow macaroni
4 tablespoons butter
2 eggs
6 ounces evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Fresh black pepper
3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
10 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded


Directions

1. In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente and drain. Return to the pot and melt in the butter. Toss to coat.
2. Whisk together the eggs, milk, hot sauce, salt, pepper, and mustard. Stir into the pasta and add the cheese. Over low heat continue to stir for 3 minutes or until creamy.


Battleship again

I took Henry to see the movie Battleship again. It was a bit of an improvement this times because I actually got to see the whole thing this time. We might end up owning this one since Henry is a big fan. I would call it a good movie if you accept it for what it is. This is a fun little action movie to burn through some popcorn with. If you need more than that there are plenty of other options. However, sometimes you do not need more than that.

Pineapple Lush Cake

Ingredients:
1 can (20 oz.) Crushed Pineapple in Juice, undrained
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) vanilla instant pudding
1 cup thawed whipped cream
1 pkg. (10 oz.) round angel food cake, cut into 3 layers
10 small fresh strawberries

Steps:
1. Mix pineapple and dry pudding mix.
2. Gently stir in whipped cream.
3. Stack cake layers on plate, spreading pudding mixture between layers and on top of cake.
4. Refridgerate 1 hour.
5. Top with berries.

How to cut the cake:
Use toothpicks to mark cake into 3 layers. Use a serrated knife to cut cake, in sawing motion, into layers.

Variations:
Prepare using Lemon Flavor Instant Pudding.

Green Tomato Mince

Makes 11 or 12 quarts

1 Peck Green Tomatos (chopped up fine, run through grinder)
Drain juice & add that amount of water.

Put in about 6lbs of apples (chopped up fine)
Drain juice & do not replace juice with water.

Boil a little then add 4lbs of brown sugar, 2 lbs of raisins, 2 tablespoons (good ones not level or heaping) of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, & salt

Than boil until done (1/2 hr) & add 1 teacup of vinegar. cherries may be added (mom does)

Stir occasionally while boiling

Mom uses Macintosh apples & Dark sweet Pitted cherries

You're going to can in quart jars.

Peanut Butter Smores

19 oz White Cake Mix
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup Egg substitute
1 cup marshmellow creme
1/2 cup chopped Dry Roasted peanuts
1/2 ccup semisweet chocolate chip

375 degree oven combine 1st four ingredients stir until well blended into a 13x9 greased pan.
Bake 10 minutes spread marshmellow creme.
Sprinkle peanuts & chips
Bake 10 minutes
Cool complete
Serves 18 -4pts

Pecan Sandies

1 cup butter (Room temp.)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teas. water
2 teas. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans (chop them fine)

Cream butter and sugar add 2 teas water and vanilla mix well.
Blend in flour and nuts.
Shill in frig 4 hours.
Bake on ungreased cookie.
Sheet at 325 degrees about 20 minutes.
Remove from pan. cool.
Roll in confectioners sugar.

Tim Miley's Sister's Vegetable Pie

Get a premade pie crust.
Put small holes in the bottom of the piecrust with a fork.
Add frozen vegetables, cheese, and a can of condensed cream of mushroom soup.
Cover with the pie crust and cut holes into the top.
Bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees.

Tim used frozen cauliflower, broccoli, carrots and green beans.

Rasberry/Blackberry Pie

1 Premade Crust
Frozen Berries 2-3 Bags
1/2 C Sugar
1/2 Package of Jello
3-4 TBSP corn starch

Bring to boil smushed berries about 1/4 cup and sugar, jello, and starch stir until thick about 10 min. Put rest of frozen berries in pie crust pour on sauce and bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes Serve with Ice Cream

Pumpkin Pecan Pie Square

(12 servings)

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned or instant oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 can (15oz) Libbys Pure Pumpkin
1 can (12 fl. oz.) Evaporated milk
2 large eggs
2 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
Whipped cream

PREHEAT oven to 350 F
COMBINE flourine, oats, brown sugar, and butter in small bowl. Beat at low speed until crumbly. Press on bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
BAKE 15 minutes.
Combine granulated sugar, pumpkin, milk, eggs, and pie spice in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed 1 to 2 minutes; pour over crust.
BAKE 20 minutes. Combine pecans and brown sugar in small bowl. Sprinkle pecan topping over filling. Continue baking 15 to 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan. Top with whipped cream.

Meatloaf

1 pkg of Lipton Onion Soup MIx
2 lbs hamburger
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 t. salt

350 degrees for 1 hour.

Meatballs Sauce

1 24 oz ketchup (3 cups)
1 cup water
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbls Worcestershire sauce

Mix

Meatballs

2 lbs hamburger
1 1/2 cup cracker crumbs (saltines)
1 pkg Mrs. Grass Onion Soup Mix
4 teas worcester
2 tbls Onion Flakes
1 can evaporated milk

make into balls
put on cookie sheet
400 degrees for 10 min do not turn.

Hash Brown Casserole

Servings: 8

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients

1 bag frozen southern style hash browns
8 ounces sour cream
8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of potato soup
1 stick butter
Grated parmesan cheese

Mix all ingredients except butter and parmesean cheese. Spread in a 9x13 baking dish.
Melt butter and drizzle over the top. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top.
Bake for 1 hour at 375 degrees.

Goulash

2 lbs hamburger
1 28 oz tomato sauce
1 28 oz diced tomatos
2 cups dry macaroni

Cook macaroni
Brown hamburger
Add together
Salt & pepper to taste

Fourth of July Bean Casserole

source - July Maatman

1/2 lb. sliced bacon, diced
1/2 lb. ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1-28 oz. can pork & beans
1-17 oz. can butter beans, rinsed and drains
1-15 oz. can kidney beans, rinsed and drains
1/2 cup BBQ sauce (Sweet Baby Rays)
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp. prepared mustard
1 Tbsp. molasses
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. chili powder

Can add a small can of Bush's Baked Beans (original) large can for double recipe.

In a skillet, cook bacon, beef, and onion until meat is browned and onion is tender; drain. Transfer to a 2-1/2 qt. baking dish or to crock pot; add all of the beans and mix well. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; stir into beef and beans mixture. Cover and bake at 350* for 45 minutes or in crock pot on desired setting until bubbling hot.

Yield: 12 servings