Monday, January 18, 2010

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Easy is the new hard. And this is an easy dinner.

1 can (10 3/4 oz.) cream of celery soup
1/2 cup milk
1 cup cooked peas
2 cans (about 6 oz. each) tuna, drained and flaked
2 cups hot cooked medium egg noodles
2 tbsp. dry bread crumbs
1 tbsp. butter, melted

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Mix soup, milk, peas, tuna and noodles in 1 1/2-qt. baking dish.

Bake 20 min. or until hot. Stir.

Mix bread crumbs with butter. Sprinkle on top. Bake 5 min.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pork w/ Orange Sauce

1 pork tenderloin ( 1 1/4 lbs.)
1 lg. navel orange
1 tsp. olive oil
1 sm. red onion (sliced)
1 tbl. dijon mustard
salt & pepper

Cut pork into four slices, press each slice with the palm of your hand to flatten a bit. Season both sides with 1/4 tea. salt and 1/4 tea. pepper. From orange, grate 1/2 tea. peel and squeeze 1/2 c. orange juice.

Heat skillet on med. high heat and add oil, then pork in a single layer. Sprinkle onion in the pan and cook 4 minutes until pork browns. Turn pork over and stir onion, cook 5 mins. longer. Transfer pork to plate while leaving onion in skillet.

Add mustard, orange peel, and juice in skillet and cook for 1 min. stirring occasionally.

Serve pork over brown rice and spoon sauce over the top.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mashed & Stuffed Potatoes

This may seem like a DUH recipe- but I care not. It was delicious beyond words.

4 large/medium red potatoes (sliced, but not skinned)
1/3 c. butter
1/4 tea. salt
shredded cheddar cheese
bacon pieces (the kind that is pre cooked but needs to be refrigerated)

In a large pot, boil potatoes until very, very tender. Drain and then toss into a large bowl, add butter, cut up into pats to help with melting. Beat on medium, and pour in milk to desired consistency. Add salt and continue to beat until smooth- although it will still be a bit lumpy with the skins in there. Add cheese and bacon to taste and mix thoroughly.