Monday, November 17, 2008

Smothered Round Steak With Egg Noodles

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 7-8 hours
Yield: 4 servings

1 pound round steak, cut into 1-inch chunks
1/3 cup flour
salt and pepper
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 small can sliced mushrooms, drained
1 onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
2 Tbsp molasses
5 Tbsp soy sauce
1 package egg noodles, cooked

In a plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add the meat and shake to coat. Transfer to a slow cooker.

Add the mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, onion, molasses and soy sauce.

Cook on low for 7-8 hours or until meat is tender. Serve over cooked egg noodles.

Tips and Tricks
I used an 8-ounce package of fresh sliced mushrooms in place of the canned and 3 sliced green onions in place of the regular onion. I also used honey instead of molasses.
Make It Healthier
Use no salt added canned tomatoes. Use low-sodium soy sauce.
How Kids Can Help
Shake bag to coat meat. Pour ingredients into slowcooker.

Broccoli and Tortellini Salad

Made this for a family party yesterday and its soooo yummy!

Prep: 15 minutes
Yield: 12 Servings

6 slices bacon
20 oz. frozen cheese Tortellini, heated according to package directions
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsp cider vinegar
3 heads fresh broccoli, cut into florets
1 cup golden raisins
1 cup hulled sunflower seeds
1 red onion, finely chopped

Cook & drain bacon. Crumble and set aside. In small bowl combine mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar to make dressing. Set aside. Combine broccoli, pasta, bacon, raisins, sunflower seeds and onion. Pour dressing over salad and toss.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Artichoke-Spinach Dip

1 can drained artichokes
1 pkg. frozen chopped spinach
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 c. mayonnaise
3 oz. cream cheese
1/3 c. shredded Mozzarella
1/4 - 1/2 c. fresh Parmesan cheese
1/2 to 1 tsp. garlic salt

Cook spinach according to the directions on package and
drain. Drain the artichokes and chop them. Mix the
artichokes and spinach with the remaining ingredients. Put
in greased 1 quart dish and bake at 325 degrees for 20-30

Suggested Sides:
Serve with tortilla chips. Also good served with
sour cream and salsa on the side. Or, serve in a bread bowl.