Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Stuffed Shells

20 jumbo pasta shells
1 lg. egg
2 c. small curd cottage cheese
1/2 c. shredded Mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 tbsp. dried parsley
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. pepper
24 oz. spaghetti sauce (I like Prego)
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
Cook shells in boiling water until tender but firm. Drain.
Beat egg in bowl stir in cottage cheese, 1/2 cup Mozzzrella cheese, parsley, oregano and pepper.
Spread 2 c. spaghetti sauce over bottom of 9x13" pan. Stuff shells with about 2 Tbs cheese mixture. Place in baking dish. Top with remaining sauce and Parmesan cheese.
Cover with foil and bake at 350 for about 30-40 min. until bubbling, hot, and cheese is melted.

*We like this. It's basically lasagna in a shell, but meatless. A good meatless meal!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Thai Chicken

We had the Thai Chicken (on page 74) in the Crock-Pot book tonight. We really like it!! My Sister-in-Law actually introduced me to a recipe very similar to this, so I combined the two. To this recipe I just used about 1 1/2 lbs chicken instead of 2 1/2 lbs. I used mild salsa (fresh would be even better), added 1 green pepper, diced, and 1 Tbs fresh, minced garlic.

I also didn't use the crock-pot. I just did it on the stove. I combined the chicken and green pepper and cooked them, then added the rest of the ingredients. Yummy!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Edith's Pork Chops

6 or so pork chops
whole wheat flour
one egg, stirred in bowl
salt and pepper
1 sliced onion
1 - 2 sliced apples
9x13 pan

Wash and slice onions and apples. Place a layer of onions and apples on bottom of 9x13 dish.
Rinse pork chops and pat dry with paper towel. Dip each chop in stirred eggs and then in flour. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Brown in olive oil in hot fry pan until golden brown on both sides. Place breaded pork chops on onions and apples, sprinkle desired amount of salt and pepper.
Cover chops with a second layer of onions and apples. Add a half cup of water to bottom of dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for 90 minutes.

Halved potatoes may be placed on top of chops/onions and apples. Make gravy with drippings but use milk instead of water to thicken it.