Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easy Garlic-Cheese Biscuits

  • 2 cups Original Bisquick mix
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (2 oz)
  • 1/4 cup butter or magarine, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Heat oven to 450 degrees. In medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, milk and cheese with wire whisk or fork until soft dough forms; beat vigorously 30 seconds. On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by 10 to 12 spoonfuls about 2 inches apart. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. In small bowl, stir butter and garlic powder until well mixed. Brush on warm biscuits before removing from cookie sheet. Serve warm.

Turkey Club Casserole

  • 1 1/2 cups (8 oz) diced cooked turkey breast
  • 2 tablespoons Hormel BaconBits
  • 3/4 cup peeled, diced fresh tomato
  • 1/2 cup Kraft fat-free mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup (3 oz) shredded Kraft reduced fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 (7.5 oz) can Pillsbury refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In an 8x8 inch baking dish sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, layer turkey, bacon bits, and tomato. In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, and basil. Evenly spread mixture over tomato layer. Separate biscuits and cut each into 4 pieces. Sprinkle biscuit pieces evenly over top. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until biscuit pieces are golden brown. Lightly spray top with butter-flavored cooking spray. Place baking dish on a wire rack and let set 5 minutes. Cut into 6 servings.

Hamburger-Potato Casserole

  • 8 oz ground 90% lean turkey or beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups (or one 16 oz can) cut green beans rinsed & drained
  • 1 (10 3/4 oz) can Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 3/4 cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/3 cups (3 oz) instant potato flakes
  • 1/3 cup Carnation Nonfat Dry Milk Powder
  • 1/3 cup (1 1/2 oz) shredded Kraft reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 inch baking dish with butter-flavored cooking spray. In a large skillet sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, brown meat and onion. Add green beans, mushroom soup, corn, and black pepper. Mix well to combine. Pour into prepared baking dish. Bake 20 minutes. Place baking dish on a wire rack while preparing potato mixture. Cook water until boiling. Remove from heat. Stir in potato flakes and dry milk powder. Mix gently until blended. Layer potato mixture on top of meat mixture. Lightly spray potatoes with butter-flavored cooking spray. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top. Bake an additional 10 minutes. Place baking dish on a wire rack and let set 5 minutes. Cut into 4 servings.

Apple Goody (Apple Crisp)

  • 6 cups sliced apples
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 T flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup oatmeal
Mix together first four ingredients and place in greased 9x13. Mix together remaining ingredients and put over apple mixture. Bake 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until apples are tender.
(Tastes great when served with cool whip or ice cream)

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Family Vacation in Galena, IL

All of my cousins on my Dad's side of the family except for 3.
I just got home today from a family gathering in Galena, IL. It was so much fun! I love getting together with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. My family has always been pretty tight-knit and I love it. During the day, we went our separate ways a bit and looked at some of the shops. In the evening/at night we were able to use the hotel's meeting room and spent our time visiting and looking through old family photo albums. I love looking at that stuff. I especially love when my grandparents are there to narrate the pictures. I really need to video record this one day. Anyways, I have a few of the pictures loaded on to my computer and will someday soon be making a post about some of these photographs. Now I need to get some photos from my mom's side of the family. Like I said, I am really fascinated by family history. My dad and I are going to put together a family tree chart. I am really excited about that.

2008 Chevy Impala
Something else happened this weekend: I got a new (used) car. I traded my old car to my dad for this one that he just got. It is really nice! I haven't driven it much yet, but will be venturing back to Madison on Tuesday. I have to hit the DMV as soon as I get home and get some plates. Also on Tuesday I will be voting and running a couple more errands. This week I am going to start inquiring about going back to school. I am going back for certain, but not sure if I am just going to try to get into the dislocated worker program or if I will actually try for a more long term certificate. There are pros and cons with both. I just want to talk to someone about it before I make my decision. Regardless, I will need to take a compass test and should get that done and over with in the next couple of weeks. I'm afraid of algebra and hope that it all comes back to me. :/