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Apr 15, 2010

BACON POTATO SOUP




4 c diced potatoes

1 ea jar (12-oz) bacon pieces

1 ea chopped onion

4 tb butter/margarine

1 c chopped celery

1 c chicken broth

1 ea sliced carrot

2 c milk



In 3 quart casserole, combine 1st 7 ingredinets.Cover loosely

with plastic wrap. Microwave on high 13-15 minutes or until

potatoes are tender; stirring once. Stir in milk, salt and

pepper. Recover. Cook at high 8 minutes or until heated

through.
Steak and Potato Soup




1lb. boneless beef round steak

1lb. small red potatoes,cut into 1/4 in.slices,or 4 cups of cubed

potatoes

2 medium stalkes of celery,chopped

1 medium onion,chopped

2 cloves of garlic,finely chopped

1 T. beef bouillion granules

1/2 t. salt

1/2 t. pepper

4 cans(14-1/2oz. each) beef broth

1 jar(6oz.) sliced mushrooms,undrained(optional)

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup all-purpose flour



Trim excess fat from beef.Cut beef into 1x1/4-inch pieces.Mix

remaining ingredients except water and flour in 5 quart Crock Pot.

Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 or 9 hours untill meat and

vegetables are tender.

Mix water and flour.Gradually stir flour mixture into soup untill

blended.Cover and cook on high setting about 30 minutes or till

slightly thickened.
Diet Soup




1 medium head cabbage, chopped

1 onion, chopped

3 large carrots, chopped

3 stalks celery, chopped

3 tomatoes, chopped

1 lb. frozen green beans

2 (1 ounce) packages dry onion soup mix

6 cups water



Combine water, soup mix and vegetables in large pot;

bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until

vegetables are tender. 8 servings.
Creamy Spinach Rice



2 packages cream cheese (8 oz each) -- softened


2 cans condensed cream of mushroom soup* -- undiluted

4 packages frozen chopped spinach (10 oz each) -- thawed/well

drained

2 cans french-fried onions (2.8 oz each)

2/3 cup saltines (about 16 crackers) -- crushed

1/4 cup butter or margarine -- melted


In a bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add soup; mix well. Stir in


spinach and onions. Transfer to a greased 2 1/2 quart baking dish. Combine

cracker crumbs and butter; sprinkle over spinach mixture. Bake, uncovered,

at 325 for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.
Baked Ziti

Ingredients
1 pound dry ziti pasta
1 onion, chopped
1 pound lean ground beef
2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced
1 1/2 cups sour cream
 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions Step-by-step ViewDirections




1.Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes; drain.
 
2.In a large skillet, brown onion and ground beef over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.
 
3.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. Layer as follows: 1/2 of the ziti, Provolone cheese, sour cream, 1/2 sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese and remaining sauce mixture. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
 
4.Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted.