Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hearty Hash Brown Sidedish

  Our family filed into the house last Sunday afternoon after morning church service.  As usual, everyone was hungry!  
  I had thawed some salmon filets to put in the oven, but what did I have that would make a hearty sidedish?  This crew of guys has big appetites when it's cold out and they haven't eaten yet!  
  I pulled a bag of hash browns out of the freezer and put together a potato casserole using what I had.  It was very popular!  At the end of lunch, every bit was gone.  Hubby even had seconds...and he's the picky eater!

Marcia's Potato Casserole
1 pkg.  Frozen hash browns
1/3 C finely-chopped onion
1 can of low-fat cream of celery soup
1/2 C milk
1/2 C. Low fat sour cream or plain Greek Yogurt 
1 8 oz. pkg. shredded cheddar
Salt and pepper (garlic powder) to taste

Mix thoroughly and put in a greased casserole dish.  Slice Roma or cherry tomatoes on top.  Bake in 350-400 degree oven until cheese is golden on top and casserole is hot and bubbly around sides of the cheese -about 20-30 min.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Warm Peach Turnovers in Minutes!

I make really easy and quick desserts on weeknights.  Even though I don't want to devote a lot of time, that doesn't mean that we don't want something warm and delicious with our hot tea in the evening. 
Last night I threw together a quick little treat that made the house smell yummy and made everyone happy.  It was so easy and only took 4 ingredients!

Quick Peach Turnovers
1 can of refrigerated crescent rolls
1 can of peach (you could use any fruit pie filling here, including sugar-free)
Powdered sugar

Spread out roll dough onto a greased baking sheet.  Put 1 TBSP of peach filling on the wide end of the triangle and roll it up.  Continue until all crescents are filled and rolled.  (You could sprinkle with a little cinnamon if you like it!). Bake in a 350 oven.  Ice with a  glaze (of powdered sugar and butter) or just sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Eat while warm!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Easy Cheesy Sausage Ball Appetizers!

I made some sausage balls for an office breakfast, and I thought I would share.  I use the basic recipe, but change it up to make the sausage balls a little more savory.  This is a no-fail easy appetizer.  I do like to mix them up the night before.  I find that it's easier to roll into balls once it has chilled overnight.  These would be great for an easy Christmas morning breakfast,too!  Just add some fresh fruit skewers and everyone can help themselves.

Sausage Balls
3 C packaged baking mix
1 lb Jimmy Dean pork sausage
8 oz shredded cheddar
8 oz shredded Swiss
1/2 grated Parmesan 
1/2 C milk
1 1/2 tsp Tones Rosemary/Garlic seasoning
1 1/2 tsp parsley
Mix all together and chill in refrigerator overnight.  In the morning, lightly grease cookie sheets, preheat oven to 350 degrees, and roll mixture into TBSP-sized balls.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until brown (I turn them over halfway through baking).