Back by popular demand....I am blogging again. This time I decided to have a theme to my blog. I tried to think of something interesting and then I decided to think on it. I have learned a lot over the past few weeks about myself and life in general. It seems that you are always learning no matter what age you are. Just a recap on the past few few weeks for me. Over the past month I have.....gone to the beach...applied to go back to school...moved back to R-town..was a bridesmaid for my best friends wedding......had an awesome Halloween party..... and gone to Houston (to meet my 2 newest cousins.) Whew I am exhausted, not to mention a little sick due to the weather. I have moved back in with the parents and at first I was terrified. You see for those of you who dont know my mother.....we are the same person....literally like its insane. Well....though I have only been back home for a few days...I think that it will work out great. I told my mom the other day that I think the reason we get along better is because I had grown up and gotten more mature. As soon as the words were said....we both started laughing. My dad was thrilled for me to move back home. He has always been so supportive and very patient with every crazy idea that I come up with. He did have one request as to paying him "rent." Ill give you one hint...its something that my mom hates to do and frankly isnt the best at. You guessed it....COOKING! My rent for living in their house is to shop for, prepare, and cook at least 1 meal a week. He told me that I needed to learn how to cook because it was something that I would need in the future. He always has the best ideas (he got me a sewing machine and lessons one year for Christmas). I was thrilled when he told me that I had to cook. I developed a love for cooking while living in Dallas, but I never had anyone to cook for (unless someone came over). The only thing is...my dad is honest about cooking. He will tell me when something tastes funny. Hehe! So all of that said....this blog will mainly be my recipes that I cook.....what I did wrong....what I would have done differently....some pictures of the food...and anything else relating to cooking. Occasionally I will add whats going on in my life! :)
Here are the recipes I have cooked in the past month....
Chicken and Rice Casserole
1 cup uncooked rice
1 can 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup
1/2 soup can of water
1 pkg dry ontion soup mix
4 chicken breast halves
Grease baking dish. Place rice in dish. Combine soup, water and soup mix and pour over rice. Place chicken on top and gently press down into the liquid. Cover and bake at 350 for about an hour, or until the rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
Number of Servings: 4
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LINJEN.
Recipe from www. sparkrecipes.com
Lit'l Smokies® Mummy Dogs
Total Cook Time: 30 minutes
Ready to do the Monster Mash this halloween? Well here's a snack the kids will love! Hillshire Farm® Lit'l Smokes® all wrapped up for their trip straight to your mouth. Add ketchup for that extra effect!
32 Hillshire Farm® Lit'l Smokies®
1 can (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
Mustard or Ketchup, if desired
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Unroll dough, separate at perforations, creating 4 rectangles. Press perforations to seal.
Cut each rectangle lengthwise into 8 strips with a knife or pizza cutter, making a total of 32 strips. Wrap one strip of dough around each sausage stretching dough slightly to look like bandages. Leave tip of sausage exposed to create face. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 10-13 minutes or until golden brown. Draw features with mustard on tip of sausage to create face. Serve with mustard and ketchup, if desired.
Yield: 16 appetizer servings (about 2 Mummy Dogs each)
Prep Time: 20
Cook Time: 10
Recipe from Hillshire Farms
I cant find the other recipe that I cooked the other day. They were both great recipes and easy to cook. Next time I will take a picture to post! :) This weeks agenda.....cook for my dad's birthday. Im kinda nervous because my grandparents are coming to eat! ;)