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Friday, December 17, 2010

Beef & Tortellini Marinara by Andrea

1 lb. beef stew meat
2 T. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 jar marinara or spaghetti sauce
2 c. beef broth
1 bag frozen green beans, cooked
1 can Italian diced tomatoes
2 envelopes spaghetti sauce mix
1 T. dried minced onion
1 t. coarsely ground pepper
sprinkle of parsley and rosemary
9 oz. refrigerated cheese tortellini

Brown Beef in oil until no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to crock pot. Stir in rest except the tortellini. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
Stir in tortellini. Put in bag to freeze or cover and cook 30 minutes more to heat tortellini through.

From frozen: Defrost and warm until all is heated through about 30 minutes.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Grandma's Sausage Balls by Jackie

1 lb. bulk pork sausage
10-12 oz. finely shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 c. onion
2 1/2 c. Bisquick
1 egg

Mix all ingredients and form into 1" balls.

To eat now: Bake on greased cookie sheet at 350 for 15 minutes.
To freeze:
Option 1: Freeze balls raw in Ziploc freezer bag.
Option 2: Bake at 350 for 7 minutes. Cool completely. Freeze in Ziploc freezer bag.
Option 3: Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Cool completely. Freeze in Ziploc freezer bag.

Serving Day:
Option 1: Bake frozen balls at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until brown.
Option 2: Bake frozen balls at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through
Option 3: Thaw completely and reheat in oven or microwave.

I did Option 2 for yours. Enjoy!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Parmesan Chicken by Amy

4 - 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/3 cup olive oil
1 clove of garlic (crushed)
3/4 cup bread crumbs (fine - can be Italian)
1/2-3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. of minced parsley
1/4 tsp. ground thyme
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 jar of 3 Cheese Prego sauce
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese

1. Mix olive oil and garlic in shallow dish. Mix other dry ingredients in similar bowl for coating. Dip chicken in oil, then in mix. Place in 9x13 baking dish.  Cover

Serving Day:
1. Thaw completely. Remove foil and plastic wrap. Bake - 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Turn meat and continue baking for 20 minutes more.
2. While chicken is baking, heat sauce in pan. Pour sauce and sprinkle 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese over chicken the last 5 minutes of baking.

3. Serve over spaghetti noodles.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Chickaroni (formerly: Chicken Macaroni Bake) by Jackie

My kids renamed this meal after they asked what's for dinner and I accidentally said, Chickaroni instead of Chicken Macaroni. It kind of stuck and we decided Chickaroni is a much more fun name!

I love this meal because you can cook it from frozen if you want.

You can find the recipe and leave comments at this link: