Sunday, June 13, 2010

Audrey's Go To Meals . . .

I know you are all in shock that I am actually posting a recipe. I have throughly enjoyed lurking on our blog and trying out many of your delicious recipes, but I have finally been shamed enough to start contributing:)

1. Chicken Tortilla Soup
1 family size can Campbells Chicken and Rice Soup
1 can of Corn undrained
1 can Texas Style Beans
1 can Mexican Style Rotel Tomatoes
2-3 chicken breasts cooked and chopped or shredded

Throw all ingredients in a big pot. Add two small cans of water. Heat thoroughly. Serve with Doritos Nacho Cheese chips or regular tortilla chips (Doritos are better), sour cream, shredded cheese, and avacado.
So easy and so yummy! I often will double or even triple this and then freeze the left over in large ziploc bags for later.

2. Crockpot Beef Stroganoff
1 lb. stew meat
2 cans Cream of Mushroom soup
1 pkg. Brown Gravy Mix
1 cup Sour Cream

Brown meat with Lawry's seasoning and pepper. Place meat and drippings along with the soup, gravy mix and about 1/2 cup of water in crockpot. Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4. About an hour before serving add sour cream. Serve with rice or noodles.

3. Strombolli
Rhodes frozen bread loaf
mozzarella cheese
parmesan cheese
colby jack cheese
dried oregano
Toppings(whatever you like on your pizza)
we usually use
pepperoni
ground sausage
olives
onions

Defrost and roll out dough into large rectangle. Cut stips on the two outside edges of the dough about 1" wide and 2" deep. Fill the center of the dough with pizza toppings of your choice and a variety of cheeses sprinkle with oregano. Braid dough over toppings, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with parmesan and oregano on top. Bake the strombolli at 375* for 20-30 minutes.

This is probably my family's very favorite meal. We cut it into slices and dip it into either marinara sauce or homemade ranch dressing. And honestly Scott's Grandmas ranch dressing is probably my most "go to recipe." I never buy ranch dressing anymore because no one in my family will eat store bought anymore.

Ranch Dressing
1 8oz. cream cheese
2 cups mayonnaise (Best Foods)
2 cups Buttermilk
1/2 tsp. Pepper
1/2-1 tsp. Garlic Salt
1/2-1 tsp. Onion Salt
1-2 T. Parsley Flakes

Soften cream cheese and cream together with mayonnaise. Add the rest and mix together.

3 comments:

dan s. said...

these meals are good, but my go-to has always been homemade pizza! i always have a frozen crust in my freezer and some tomato sauce, plus some cheese lying around. but your suggestions are solid too!

ivy said...

Yeah! about the ranch dressing! Cool recipies. Very unique blog.

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