What have you been up to in the kitchen?

Monday, October 30, 2006

Tater Tot Tastic

So I had to go to a potluck on Saturday. I was also house-sitting and was crunched for time. My friend suggested her recipe of TaterTot Casserole, she said she had the ingredients and said I could cook it there. Problem solved! Everyone loved it, except the veggetarians who didn't eat it.

Rebecca's TaterTot Casserole

1 lb ground beef

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 bag of frozen tatertots

shredded cheese

salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion flakes to taste.

Preheat oven 400 degrees.
Cook the beef. Season it until you're happy. Put in the bottom of a pyrex bowl, or casserole dish. Mix in the can of cream of chicken soup and some shredded cheese. Cover with TaterTots until you're satisfied that it's successfully totted. Cover tots with cheese and bake for 35-40 minutes.

Enjoy......... it's good.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Trader Joeless cooking.

For those of us backwoods heathens who cannot benefit from said miricle store:

Quick Steak Ranchero.
1 can Campbells Ranchero Soup
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 small white onion diced
1/2 red bell pepper diced
1 lb sirloin tips

Mix all above and simmer over low heat till the meat is tender. Spoon the meat into flour tortilla shells, add whatever you like, wrap, and top with sauce. I like mine with just a little more sour cream, some shredded 4 cheese blend. It goes great with refried beans. I dont know about prices nationwide, but $10 will get you everything on the list plus beans, rice, etc here. It actually makes enough sauce for 2 lbs of tips if you want to have plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day. Or if you like really thin ranchero sauce you can add milk to the sauce to thin it out and it changes the taste a bit too.