Monday, July 27, 2009

Crock Pot Cherry Jubilee

If you do not try this- I can say with a complete certainty you are missing out on a plate of heaven. Eat it for dinner- eat the whole pot full. Promise me just this one thing.

2 cans (21 oz. each) cherry pie filling
1 pkg (18 oz.) yellow cake mix
1/2 c. melted butter (or margarine)

Spread pie filling in the bottom of a greased slow cooker. Sprinkle dry cake mix powder over the top. Pour melted butter over that, and wham! Cover & cook on high heat for 2 hours or low heat for 4 hours.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Mexican Rice, Beans, & Sausage

  • 1 1/2 c. long-grain white rice
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 package (13-ounce) Mexican-flavored smoked turkey-and-chicken sausages, cut crosswise diagonally into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 tbl. olive oil
  • 1 c. (14 1/2-ounce) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 c. water
  • 1 c. (15-ounce) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 c. (7-ounce) whole-kernel corn, drained
  • 2 tbl. chopped fresh cilantro leaves

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In 2 1/2-quart casserole or Dutch oven, combine rice, onion, sausages, and oil mixing to coat rice completely with oil.
  2. In 1-quart microwave-safe measuring cup in microwave oven or in saucepan over medium heat, heat broth and water to boiling. Pour broth mixture into casserole and cover.
  3. Bake rice mixture 30 minutes. Stir in black beans, corn, and cilantro. Cover and bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until all liquid is absorbed.
  4. Use as a dip with tortilla strips or wrap in a burrito.

Spinach & Mandarin Salad

An easy 5 minute salad. Use pre-washed bagged spinach and canned mandarins. Easy!

2 bags (5-6 oz. each) Spinach salad
1/3 c. bottled sesame seed dressing
1/2 lemon
1 can (11 oz) light mandarin oranges
1/2 c. honey roasted almonds

Place spinach in large salad bowl. Drizzle dressing on top; squeeze juice from lemon half over salad. Just before serving, toss to combine and top with orange sections and almonds.