Monday, June 29, 2015

RECIPE REVIEW Taco casserole

Creamy Taco Casserole

Serves 6
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 1/2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese
  • 1/2 (14 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 (4 oz.) can green chilies, drained and chopped
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cooked corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 (1.25 oz) packet taco seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • Doritos or plain tortilla chips, as needed
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and brown beef until cooked through and no longer pink.
  3. Drain fat, reserving 1 tablespoon, and sautè onions until softened and tender.
  4. Return beef to skillet and season with taco seasoning, salt and pepper, then add green chilies and corn kernels to the skillet.
  5. Transfer mixture to a large baking dish (9x13 or 11x15) and stir in cheese, salsa and chicken soup.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix together cream cheese, sour cream and chili powder until smooth, then spread mixture over the beef and vegetables.
  7. Place baking dish in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, then remove and gently push chips into the cream cheese surface.
  8. Transfer to serving plates and serve immediately.
Recipe adapted from Six Figures Under
very yumy!!!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Life is tough and then you fight thru the crap


So what is girl to do when she starts to get all the thoughts in her head. . .  restart her blog and put them into words.  Who knows what i will chat about but so far I am working my way thru a pinterest board of eating and crafts.

So lets start with a menu plan to keep me on track for eating.  i seem to be on a Mexican kick right now.

Cheeseburger casserole
taco casserole
German mac & cheese - a celebration to my heritage (which is cheese spaetzel)

I need to look again i need like a crockpot meal something I can fix and heat while I am at cardiac rehab.  Since most recipes leave a great deal of leftovers this is all i will plan to get started.

Again thank you for coming back and I look forward to reading your comments,