White Jumble

One of my favorite recipes to make during this time of yer is white jumble. Quick, easy, and good, this recipe is one to keep around.

1 lb. White Chocolate

1 (12 oz.) can Spanish peanuts

2 Cups thin broken pretzels

Melt white chocolate in microwave in microwave proof bowl for two minutes. Stir, if white chocolate is not fully melted. Stir in the peanuts and pretzels. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Makes about 6 dozen.

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Mashed Turnip

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, there are some things that I look forward to. Right next to waking up to the Macy’s Day Parade and family time, there is the food that I don’t eat except for on this day. One of those is mashed turnip, which I have to wonder why. It is one of the easiest things to prepare and set up. 

Ingredients:

I medium size turnip

2 cups of water

Peel and chop up turnip. Put in a pot and add the two cups of water. Boil turnip until the turnip is soft. Drain turnip and mash up in pot. Let the turnip cool and enjoy. If the turnip cools too much, then just place in the microwave for five to ten minutes. Enjoy!

You see that easy, I know that many people add butter, sugar, etc to their turnip. In fact, this really doesn’t sound like a recipe when I wrote it. All you need is water and turnip. But, at my house we make it plain and enjoy as is.

 

Steak Divan

A couple of weeks ago I did a post on chicken divan. Today, I am doing a post on steak divan. Pretty similar to the chicken one with a few changes.

Ingredients

1 flank steak

1 8oz. can of Cream of Mushroom soup

1 cup frozen corn

1 cup frozen carrots

1 cup frozen peas

Preheat the oven to 350. Cut up the steak and cook in a pan until the steak is done. Layer the corn, carrots, and peas in a 9×13 pyrex. Take the cooked steak and layer on top of the vegetables. Then layer the cream of mushroom soup on top of the steak. Cook in oven for 20 minutes. Enjoy

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Chicken enchilada casserole has to be one of the easiest thing to make. It sounds hard, but is not at all.

Ingredients

2 cups shredded boiled chicken

1 (18 oz) can of black beans

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. oregano

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1 (10 oz) can of enchilada sauce

6 to 8 (8 inch) wheat tortillas

2 cups Mexican cheese

1 (8 oz) container of sour cream

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Combine and stir the chicken, black beans, cumin, oregano, and garlic powder together in a frying pan on medium. While this is cooking, tear up the tortillas. Take the enchilada sauce and drizzle half of the can in a 13 by 13 dish. Take the half of the tortillas and lay them over. Once the chicken and bean mix is done pour half of it over the tortillas. 1 cup of the cheese and sprinkle over. Then take five scoops of the sour cream and place on top of the cheese. Repeat the following instructions up until the cheese and sour cream. Place in the oven for 20 minutes with aluminum foil over the dish. Once done, place the rest of the cheese and sour cream on the casserole dish and place back in the oven for 15 minutes.

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes have been made in many different ways. However, my mom found the best way to make them. I picked up on making them a couple years ago and they taste as good as every. Mashed potatoes are a part of Thanksgiving dinners as well as all year round meal.

Ingredients

8 red skinned potatoes

1 8 oz. cream cheese

1/2 cup milk

2 Tbsp butter

Boil the potatoes (I keep the skin on). Once the potatoes are done boiling mash up the potatoes. Add the cream cheese and mash again. Add in the butter and milk and mash again. Warm up again in the microwave on high for ten minutes in a microwave proof dish or until warm. Then enjoy!

Salsa Chicken

Quite possibly one of the easiest recipes in my house to make is salsa chicken. All you need is a jar of salsa, two chicken breasts, and a slow cooker. Put it all together before you leave for work, and when you come home you have dinner ready.

Ingredients:

3 uncooked Chicken breasts

1 jar of salsa

Pour salsa into slow cooker and add chicken. Put slow cooker on low for eight hours or until chicken is done. Eat and enjoy.

Eggplant Patties

One of the easiest ways to cook an eggplant is to make a patty out of it. I love this following recipe because there are so many ways that you can use an eggplant patty for. You can make a sandwich or serve over pasta.

Ingredients:

1 Eggplant

2 cup Panko Crumbs

2 eggs

2 Tbsp Milk

3 tsp of Mrs. Dash Seasoning

Cut up the eggplant, keep in circular form. Stir the milk and eggs into a small bowl. Take the Panko crumbs and Mrs. Dash Seasoning and mix together. Take the pieces of eggplant and dip in the egg and milk mixture. Then dab in the Panko Crumbs/Mrs. Dash seasoning. Place each one on a cookie tray that has been sprayed. Cook on 350 for 20 minutes or until done. They are done when the crumbs are a golden brown color. Eat the way you want and enjoy.

Mrs. Dash Spice

In my last recipe entry, the tilapia, I added in Mrs. Dash as a spice. Mrs. Dash is an amazing season blending are salt and MSG free. They taste just as good as a regular spice does. The two kinds that I have tried so far are table blend and Italian medley. There are many more kinds from Mrs. Dash as well. In the future, I plan on substituting Mrs. Dash for many more spices in recipes involving seasoning. Here is the website: http://www.mrsdash.com/

Tilapia with Veggies

Tilapia is one of my favorite fish to eat. In fact, with the exception of sushi it is probably the only fish I eat. Early this week my mom created a healthy tilapia recipe that I have decide to share with you

1 pound tilapia (In three steaks)

1 T Olive Oil

1 Zucchini

1 Summer Squash

Mrs. Dash

Instructions: Cut up zucchini and summer squash and cook in a skillet. Pour in the olive oil, stir on medium heat until veggies are heated up. Take the tilapia and spread over a 9×13 dish. Once the veggies are ready put them in the dish with the tilapia. Sprinkle Mrs. Dash seasoning. Turn the oven on 350 and cook for 30 minutes or until done. Turn the oven OFF! Enjoy

Canyon

Canyon

Super Moon - Point Imperial, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, United States of America

A hole with ground surrounding

Land to walk on

No water in site

A hole that used to be a lake

A canyon

With a mystery written all over

What happened to the water?

Why was there water there before?

There is mystery inside the canyon

There is mystery in the rock

In the dust

From the bottom of the canyon

I look up and see mountains

I see the moon

Above me shining down

The canyon is long

I see there is water ahead

Where did this water come from?

Why is it here?

Was there water in other places?

Water and canyons tend to mix

In a mysterious way

Why is there water in one part of the canyon

And not the other?