Friday, August 21, 2015

LOADED CAULIFLOWER



LOADED CAULIFLOWER 

You won't believe it's low carb!!! 

Ingredients:
1 large head of Cauliflower cut into bite size pieces (approx 6 cups)
6-8 strips of bacon cooked and crumbled (Cooked in oven at 400° for 20 mins)
6 Tbs chopped Chives
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Sour Cream
2 cups Colby Jack Cheese ( may use cheddar)
8 oz container sliced mushrooms (I don't use mushrooms in mine)(optional)


Directions:
Preheat oven to 425°
In a large pot boil water and cook Cauliflower for 8 - 10 minutes, drain and let cool.
In a large bowl combine sour cream, mayo, 1/2 of crumbled bacon, 3 tbs chives, 1 cups of cheese,mushrooms and cauliflower and mix well... place in baking dish and cover with remaining 1 cup of cheese and rest of bacon crumbles. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted. top with remaining 3 T chives and serve.


ENJOY!!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Taco Pie



Taco Pie

You'll Need:
1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup milk
1 package Taco Bell seasoning mix (Copycat recipe on Budget101)
2 1/2 cups mashed potato flakes (or left over mashed potatoes-omit butter & milk)
1 pound ground beef or Turkey
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup salsa
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 medium tomato, diced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Sour cream, optional


Preheat oven 350F.

In a medium sauce pan, melt butter & Add milk, 2 Tbs taco seasoning, mixing well.
Remove from heat, add potato flakes, mixing until incorporated.
Press mixture into the bottom of a regular pie plate, then Bake the "crust" for 7-10 minutes until it just BARELY turns golden brown. In the meantime, cook beef & onions in a skillet until beef is browned and cooked through. Drain. Add Salsa & remaining taco seasoning. Cook until bubbly.
Pour into crust. Bake for 15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
Let cool for 5 minutes. Top with cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes, black olives, jalapeno slices, etc


Copycat Taco Bell Seasoning Mix http://www.budget101.com/…/copycat-taco-bell-taco-seasoning

Friday, August 14, 2015

Quilting Fabric Calculator






SITE has a fabric calculator so you can know how much fabric to purchase for your quilt.  I tried to put the measurements into this, but it sends you to an error page.  You will need to click on the link below the chart to go to the actual page I found the calculator on.  Hope this helps you to determine your fabric requirements.


Fabric Calculator
Width of Block:
(include seam allowance)
Height of Block:
(include seam allowance)
Number of Blocks Across Quilt:
Number of Blocks Down Quilt:
Fabric Width:
This is a picture of a calculator
Calculate
Total Yardage Required:


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Crab Pie



Crab Pie 

2- 9" deep pie crusts (baked 3 minutes and cooled)
1 lb. lump crab meat *
4 eggs
2 Tbsp. flour
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup whole milk
8 oz. shredded Swiss cheese
8 oz. shredded Cheddar cheese
2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
1- Tbsp. finely chopped onion
1- Tbsp. finely chopped green pepper



1. Pre-heat oven to 350º - par bake your crust for 3 minutes. We used Pillsbury pie dough and it worked out great. We did spray the pie pans with Pam spray to keep the crust from sticking.
2. Combine eggs, flour, mayonnaise and milk, mix well. Add remainder of the ingredients (except crab meat) and mix well.
3. Fold in crab meat and try not to separate the lumps of crab meat too much. Pour into 2 separate pie crusts, sprinkle with additional Old Bay Seasoning.
4. Bake at 350º for 50 minutes or until knife comes out clean. (Check at about 40 minutes to avoid burning, since ovens vary).

Notes
* - Use any crab meat you prefer. It's all good!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Christine Switzer's Pinterest

I post Recipes, Crafts, Facts etc. that I find online that I haven't or can't Pin to Pinterest so that I can share with everyone.  Hope you look around and enjoy the Posts that I have shared for everyone to see and/or use.  Check out my Pinterest I have LOTS of pins.  There are a lot of Recipes, Sewing, and Quilting plus many other topics.    Christine Switzer https://www.pinterest.com/cswitz685/

Healthier Fall Treats



Healthier Fall Treats for those school parties- Since the bananas have a tendency to brown quickly dip them very briefly in 7-up or Sprite. It will prevent browning, but without the sourness of lemon juice. Use chocolate chips for eyes & mouth on the "ghosts" and a piece of celery for the pumpkin stems.

 #Halloween #HealthyHalloween #HalloweenTreats #budget101

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

GARLIC & LEMON CHICKEN WITH RED POTATOES and GREEN BEANS



INGREDIENTS:

4 tablespoons olive oil
2 lemons, 1 thinly sliced, 1 juiced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 pound trimmed green beans
8 small red potatoes, quartered
4 chicken breasts


DIRECTIONS:


Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a large baking dish or cast-iron skillet with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Arrange the lemon slices in a single layer in the bottom of the dish or skillet.
In a large bowl, combine the remaining oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper; add the chicken, green beans and potatoes and toss to coat. Pour this mix into the pan and spread around evenly.
Roast for 50 minutes or until cooked through.


Found on Facebook post