Sunday, September 26, 2010

Carmelized French Toast

Yum!  I love french toast and I'm always looking for great recipes for french toast. This particular recipe is an overnight french toast recipe that would be a great addition to a brunch or a nice treat for the weekend.
1 loaf sweet French bread pre-sliced
1cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 Tbsp corn syrup
6 eggs
1 cup milk
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 Tbsp cinnamon
1) melt sugar, butter and syrup in sauce pan.  Bring to boil and pour in 9x11 baking dish.
2) cut off crusts and make 2 layers over caramel mixture.
3) Beat remaining ingredients and pour over bread and caramel. Let soak overnight in fridge.
4) Bake for 35-50 minutes at 350 until it puffs like a souffle.


Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Yummy brunch idea or mother's day recipe.

Slice 6 croissants open lengthwise and place 6 halves face up in a casserole dish.

Mix 9 eggs, 1 3/4 cups milk and 1/3 cup syrup.  Beat until thoroughly blended.
Sprinkle most of one container of blueberries over the  croissants, then pour about half the egg mixture over the croissants.  Push any dry portion of the croissants down into the mixture to make sure all are moist.

Place the remaining croissant halves face down in the dish so that they cover the first group.  Sprinkle the rest of the blueberries over the dish.  Pour the rest of the egg mixture over the croissants repeating the above procedure. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar or serve with syrup.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Easy chicken Enchiladas

Here's something yummy if you're looking for Easy Meal Ideas - I'm making it tonight for the second time.  The first time everyone said it was really good.  My husband said it was restaurant quality.
I have to say it was a really yummy chicken enchilada recipe.  Easy too!

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 40 minutes
6 servings

1 can Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup Pace Picante Sauce or another similar brand salsa
2 tsp chili powder
2 cups chopped cooked chicken (Perfect for the day after you've made a baked chicken or bought a rotisserie chicken)
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
6 flour tortillas (6") warmed
1 small chopped tomato
1 green onion sliced

1. Stir 1st 4 ingredients in med bowl.
2. Stir 1 cup of above mixture with chicken and cheese in large bowl.
3. Divide chicken mixture among tortillas.  Roll up the tortillas and place seamside up in 2 quart shallow baking dish.  Pour remaining mixture from step 1 over filled tortillas.
4. Cover baking dish.  Bake at 350 for 40 min or until enchiladas are hot and bubbling.  Top with tomato and onion.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Refried black beans

This is a refried beans recipe that has no lard.  I got it out of the bon appetit magazine.  I put it up here so that I remember to try it. 

Refried Beans

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained
Heat oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté until translucent and beginning to brown, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and stir 1 minute. Add beans and cook until heated through, about 3 minutes. Using potato masher, mash beans until about half of beans are mashed. Season with salt and pepper.

Let me know if you try this and how it turns out.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Meal planning Monday (again)

Well since it worked so well the last time I blogged about it, I'm planning my week's worth of meals again.

Monday:  Chimichurri Rice (from Trader Joes), leftover chicken and salad.
Tuesday: Pork chops, salad, rice
Wednesday: Chicken and stuffing bake with salad
Thursday: Something with shrimp and pasta
Friday: Spaghetti

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Meal Planning

How many times have I tried to plan a week's worth of meals?  I'm really going to try to stick with it this week.

Monday- Red Beans and Rice and Cornbread
Tuesday - Coconut Chicken (I haven't tried this one yet.)
Wednesday- Broiled Tilapia
Thursday - Spaghetti
Friday - Apricot Chicken

A fellow blogger does it by types

Monday- Soup/ sandwiches, salad
Tuesday- pasta
Wednesday- fish
Thursday- chicken
Friday- crockpot
Saturday- something easy/ leftovers
Sunday - something new

What do you do?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Italian-Style Meatloaf

I am trying this meatloaf tonight since it looked a bit easier than the one I usually make.

1lb. ground chuck
1 small finely chopped onion
2 cloves chopped garlic
1 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup fresh parsley (I didn't have this)
1 large egg
1 tsp salt (I left this out since I thought the Worcestershire sauce would probably have plenty)
1/4 tsp fennel seeds (didn't have this either)
1 cup cooked rice

I added some bread crumbs and a couple Tbs of Worcestershire sauce

1 - preheat oven to 350
2- Combine all ingredients with your fingers in a large bowl.  Do not over mix.
3- Pat into a 8-by-4 inch loaf and place on lined baking sheet.  Bake for 1 hour and 15 min or unil thermometer registers 160 and meat is no longer pink.]

Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Do you have a favorite meatloaf recipe? I'd love to hear about it.