Wednesday, November 28, 2007

RECIPE OF THE WEEK


EASY TAMALE CHEESE DIP

This recipe is a hit with my family, especially the men, and it's super easy to prepare.

Ingredients:

2 lb. box of Velveeta cheese
1 can tamales, unwrapped
1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilis

Cut Velveeta into chunks and place in a microwave safe bowl. Add Rotel. Microwave until cheese is melted, stirring at 3 minute intervals. Add tamales and stir until smooth. Keep warm in a crockpot on low setting. Serve with tortilla chips.

Note: This can also be made in the crockpot.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

CHEESE BALL

This cheese ball is a family favorite....my mom makes it for us every Christmas and it is delicious!

Ingredients:

2 - 8 oz pkg. cream cheese
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
1 glass olive-pimento cheese
1 heaping tsp finely chopped onion
1 heaping tsp. finely chopped bell pepper
2 tsps lemon juice
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
Dash salt

Mix all ingredients together, form into a log or ball and roll in chopped pecans. Serve with Ritz (or your favorite) crackers.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Our Newest Family Member.......Beau


Hi everyone.....meet Beau, the newest little boy in our family! Doesn't he look sweet? My husband calls him our "miracle dog". Beau was abandoned about half a mile from our house and came to us one afternoon about a month ago covered in ticks and fleas and very, very hungry. I called the nearby neighbors to be sure he didn't belong to anyone and after no one claimed him he became our little boy. He immediately got a good bath and annointed with tick drops and a flea collar and has been my little shadow every since. I took him in to the vet for a check over and found out he is about 6 months old and a full-blood Jack Russell terrier. Beau is very well-mannered and is already housebroken and has claimed his spot on the foot of the recliner or the bed (when he isn't IN the bed, completely under the covers and at the foot of the bed). As you can see in these photos, Beau was very lucky to find a family to love him.

Christmas Stocking Blog Swap

Thanks so much to Michele for the beautiful stocking she created and sent to me filled with the goodies shown in the picture. This was my first blog swap and it was so much fun!

The Littlest Spooks!


This little skeleton and witch are our grandchildren, Landon (2) and Evee (3), all dressed up to go trick-or-treating.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

RECIPE OF THE WEEK


This is a "family recipe" that I consider to be a comfort food. Strangely enough, all of the women in our family love it, but none of the men care for it at all. So when my mom and daughters and I are together we always make our version of Tuna Casserole to enjoy.

TUNA CASSEROLE

1 can tuna, drained
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup sliced green olives w/pimientos
3 T.flour
1 to 1-1/2 cups milk
2 T. butter or margarine
Salt and pepper to taste

5-6 white potatoes, boiled and mashed with milk, butter, salt and pepper.

Saute chopped onion in butter or margarine in skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in flour and add milk slowly until the consistency of gravy. Add salt and pepper to taste.Add tuna and sliced olives and stir well until heated through. Remove from heat.

Spray casserole dish with Pam or similar spray. Pour gravy mixture into casserole. Spoon mashed potatoes to cover top of gravy mixture. Sprinkle with paprika and bake at 350* for about 20 minutes to heat through. Serves 5-6.

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