Slow cooker turkey breast, wasp and 5 great appetizers among the recipes
The air is full of delicious aromas, and we are full of projects, hopes and dreams. And a lot of us are in the kitchen.
Yeast of the Ridge is on the hunt for a slow cooker recipe that has escaped its fingertips. âIt was a variation of the casserole made with rolled up chicken breasts, dried ground beef and canned condensed soups. Does anyone have this recipe in a slow cooker version? “
Along with a repeated request for white lasagna, here is a piggyback request for veg-only lasagna, with noodles that don’t need to be cooked ahead.
Nancy Seale not only sends great food, but gives these recipes interesting names, and the ones she sent in today are quick, too.
1 pound of ground beef
1 pound of mild sausage
Oregano to taste
Garlic powder to taste
1 pound of Velveeta cheese, cubed
2 packets of original English muffins, divided
Brown beef and sausages, stirring often to crumble. Drain. Add oregano and garlic powder to taste. Over low heat, add the Velveeta cheese and stir until the cheese is melted.
Spread a thin layer of the meat and cheese mixture over the muffin halves until the tops are smooth. The delicious filling will cover all 24 muffin halves.
To serve, place under the broiler until bubbly / hot.
If you have any remaining portions, place them on a cookie sheet and freeze until firm. Then store them in zippered freezer bags and remove them as needed. If it’s taken out of the freezer the night before, a trip under the grill does the trick. If frozen, place it in the microwave at 10 to 15 second intervals to âthaw and reheatâ the muffin before placing it under the broiler.
Bacon slices cut in three
Wrap the bacon in the middle of the club crackers. Place on a sheet of microwaveable bacon lined with paper towel. (The amount depends on the size of the bacon tray. I usually squeeze as much as I can.) Cover with paper towels to soak up the grease. Cook until the bacon is cooked. You will have to watch carefully. While the bacon cooks, it sets up the crackers in the middle, hence its name.
What’s not to love about bacon crackers?
Ritz and Rolos
Rolo chocolate candies
The hardest part of this recipe is unwrapping the Rolo chocolate candies, but kids love to help.
Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Place the Ritz crackers “pretty side down”. Place unwrapped Rolos in the center of the crackers. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and place âpretty side upâ Ritz crackers on Rolos. Press gently to crush Rolo; you don’t want to break crackers.
It is best to eat them by placing the whole cookie in your mouth at one time. Trying to be primitive and appropriate usually results in a lot of crumbs.
Betty Domal sent in a historic recipe for the vacation, straight from Moore County. âThe wassail bowl originated in medieval England and means’ Here is for you ‘or’ Be healthy. This is an updated version that I found in a magazine years ago. The original mix contained hot beer, eggs, cream, roasted apples, nuts and spices. It’s good with thin slices of fruit cake (which my whole family loves) or cookies. “
This would make an aromatic toast and warming in season.
1 gallon of apple or cider juice
6 long cinnamon sticks
48 whole cloves (1 tbsp)
3 teaspoons whole allspice
1 1/2 to 2 cups white sugar
1 cup of orange juice
6 tablespoons of lemon juice
In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring all the ingredients to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Filter and pour into a punch bowl. Serve hot. Makes about 20 servings.
Roseann Strazinsky’s recent celebratory collection included an appetizer and a vegetable.
Appetizer of marinated chicken wings
12 whole chicken wings, about 2 pounds
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
Cut the chicken wings into 3 sections; discard the wing tips. In a bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients. Reserve 1/4 cup for basting; cover and refrigerate. Place the wings in a large plastic bag or shallow glass bowl. Pour remaining marinade over wings and flip to coat. Seal or cover and refrigerate overnight. Drain and discard the marinade. Place the wings in a shallow baking dish. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 1 hour, brushing several times with the reserved soy sauce mixture during the last 30 minutes of cooking. Refrigerate leftovers.
Makes 2 dozen.
Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes
1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
Pinch of cayenne pepper
A dash of Worcestershire sauce
1 ounce of rum
24 cherry tomatoes
Toss cheddar cheese with mayonnaise, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce and rum.
Cut a slice from the top of each cherry tomato. Remove the seed. Fill each tomato with 2 teaspoons of the cheese mixture, topped.
SWEET OR DESSERT PAIRING?
A holiday recipe from Bright School’s Fork Knife Spoon Cookbook is attributed to Sharon Anderson. Although the cookbook doesn’t say so, it’s a sweet side dish or dessert. The following turkey breast recipe is from the same cookbook.
Apple and Cranberry Casserole
6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
2 cups of fresh cranberries
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons of flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup walnuts
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Combine apples and cranberries; coat with sugars and flour. Melt the butter and pour over the apples and cranberries. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nuts. Bake, uncovered, 30 to 45 minutes. Serve hot.
A different way to prepare turkey involves a fresh brisket in a slow cooker with herbal seasonings. The recipe comes from Mary Cherry.
Turkey breast with herbs
4 to 5 pounds of fresh turkey breast
2 tablespoons of soft butter
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup garden vegetable flavored whipped cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon of thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
Place the turkey in the slow cooker. Mix the rest of the ingredients and brush the turkey. Cover and cook over low heat 10 to 12 hours or high 5 to 6 hours.
With each other’s help, it looks like we’re about to create a feast or two. Tell us how your feasts are going next week, right?
– Casserole made with chicken breasts, beef scales, canned soup
– White lasagna
– Vegetable lasagna
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