Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Patrician Potatoes

This is a great potatoe side dish. It makes a lot but it keeps really well for left overs. Would be a great side dish to meat for company or feeding the missionaries (we do a lot of that around here).

5 lbs. potatoes, peeled and cooked
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 pkg (8 oz) Light cream cheese (you can use regular if you want)
1 cup Low fat sour cream
3 tsp salt
2 tsp minced chives (you can use fresh or the freeze-dried kind you get in the spice isle)
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (I just use the grated kind in the can and it works great)
1 tsp paprika

Cook potatoes and drain. Add butter, cream cheese, and sour cream and mix until like mashed potatoes. Add salt and chives. Put in a casserole dish and sprinkle with parmesan cheese and paprika. Cook at 350 for 20-25 min.

We all really like these potatoes and they are even great the next day and the next!

Frosty Toffee Bits Pie

You will LOVE this Pie!!! It is so easy, so fast, and ohhhh so yummy! You will want to make it every weekend. Especially this summer.

3 oz. cream cheese softened
2 TBSP sugar
1/2 cup half & half (don't have half & half, but you have cream in your fringe?- use half cream, half milk- that's what half & half is)
1 carton (8 oz) Cool Whip thawed
1 pkg (8 oz) Toffee bits (you get them next to the chocolate chips- Health make them- just like the candy bar)
1 graham craker or shortbread prepared crust- I used the shortbreat crust and we really like that one. They are right next to the graham cracker crusts.

Mix the cream cheese and sugar. Pour in the half & half and mix until smooth. Fold in the Cool whip and then fold in the toffee bits. Pour in the crust and freeze for a few hours- 2- 4 is usually good. The whole family loves this easy pie. Great for a fast FHE treat!!

Sloppy Joes

I wish I could say this is a Family Favorite, but I cannot for the life of me get Savannah to eat Sloppy Joes. However, Kayla can't get enough of them. She'll eat a whole one and want more and want them for 3 nights in a row.
I know some of you may be Manwich people out there, but I never grew up on Manwich so to me making them from scratch is easier than having to remember to buy the Manwich.
2 lbs. ground beef
1 onion chopped
1 1/4 cups ketchup
1/2 cup water
1 TBSP brown sugar
1 TBSP white vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground mustard (the dry kind, but I'm sure you could use the wet kind if thats all that you had)
1/2-3/4 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground allspice (the secret ingredient that makes these so good)

Cook and drain ground beef. Add the rest of the ingredients and put on toasted buns!! Yummy and really fast!!
Easy to Freeze:
Freeze leftovers or make a whole batch and freeze for a busy day.