Sunday, February 15, 2009


It's almost St Patty's day. So I played with a cabbage roll recipe to make it a casserole. This is very good and works well with ground turkey also. The pic is of the ground turkey version.

1 pound of ground beef/turkey
1 small onion-chopped
2 garlic cloves-minced
1 can(80z) tomato sauce-divided
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dill weed
1/2 tsp sage
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
4 bacon strips-cooked and crumbled
1 small 10oz bag of red cabbage-shredded(or green)
1 cup mozz. shredded cheese

In a large skillet cook meat, onion & garlic until meat no longer pink. Drain and stir in seasonings and can of diced tomatoes and 1/2of the can of sauce. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and cover. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Stir in bacon. Remove. Layer 1/3 of cabbage in a 2 qt greased baking dish. Top with 1/2 of meat mixture. Repeat layers and top with remaining sauce over top. Cover and bake 375 degrees for 40 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand a couple of minutes before you serve it--it's very hot. Serves 4-5

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Ok, anyone who knows me knows I love to do one dish meals....ala casseroles. They cover everything for a meal.
So, since whole roaster chickens have been so cheap around here lately-I have plenty in the freezer-I thought I would work with one. This is what I made....and it's a goodie. Simple but almost like a tuna noodle casserole taste-but no fish-or a hot chicken salad.

2 cups cubed or shredded cooked chicken
2 cups sliced celery
1 cup mayo
1/2 cup "ranch" seasoned almonds-you buy in the salad section
1/2 of an onion
1 can of green beans (drained)
1/2 tsp salt
pepper to taste
1 cup shredded sharp cheese

Saute the celery and onion in some butter until soft. Mix all the other ingrediants-except cheese-and put them in a greased casserole dish 1 1/2 quart. Sprinkle the cheese on top of casserole. Bake in oven uncovered for about 20 min in a 425 degree oven. Serves 3-4

I would have taken a pic but between my husband and my employee and me--well there was none left.