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Monday, April 2, 2018

Squash Casserole

Everyone needs a good squash casserole recipe in their book.  This one can be made with just squash or a mixture of squash and zucchini.  I know it isn't squash season but it will be right around the corner and you will be looking for new recipes to try with all that fresh squash that either comes from your garden or your neighbors'.

This is a nice and cheesy casserole.
The ingredients are easy enough to keep on hand.
Start with 2 Tablespoons butter in a skillet.
Chop an onion and saute in the butter.
Add in about 4 cups sliced squash
Saute the squash and onions until they are cooked tender.
In another bowl add 2 eggs
Whisk them.
Add 1 cup milk
1 cup grated cheddar cheese.
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Add the squash to the liquid mixture.
Melt 2 more Tablespoons of butter.
Salt and pepper
Pour the melted butter into the mixture.
Spray a 9x13 baking dish.  (All mine were in use).  Add casserole.
Add a sleeve of butter crackers to a zip lock bag.
Crush the crackers.
Add to the top of the casserole.  Preheat a 350 oven and bake for 45 minutes.
Then enjoy.

Squash Casserole Recipe

2 Tablespoons butter
4 cups sliced yellow squash
1 onion chopped
2 eggs
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup milk
2 Tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 sleeve butter crackers.

Preheat oven to 350.  Bake for 45 minutes.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Oatmeal Coconut Cookie Scrub

This is the last of the sugar scrubs from the holidays.  Everyone knows that oatmeal is suppose to be good for your skin.  It is soothing to take an oatmeal bath, especially if you have dry skin.  I think you will like this scrub to make you skin feel really good. 
They fit well in these little jars.  Be sure to label the tops especially if you are making several different kinds. 
Looks like you are making breakfast. 
Start with 1/2 cup oatmeal.
Add it to the food processor and process until you make a fine dust.
See how it almost makes a flour like consistency.
Add 1 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoons baking soda
Mix that well.  Smells good too.
Melt 6 Tablespoons coconut oil.
Pour into the dry mixture. 
Place into your container to store.

Oatmeal Coconut Cookie Scrub

1/2 cup oatmeal
1 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
6Tablespoons melted coconut oil.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Loaded Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole

This is a perfect winter comfort casserole.  There's something so nice about a cheesy noodley casserole on a cold winter night to warm you.  I think you will like this casserole.

Doesn't this look good?  It is also good left over.
Don't all these ingredients scare you, it's really easy to put together.  It uses not one but three kinds of cheese!
Start with a can of cream of chicken soup.  You could use mushroom and I usually do.
1 cup sour cream
1 1/4 cup half and half
Cook 10 slices of bacon.  I bake mine.  You can cook it anyway you like.
Chop and onion
Cook your noodles per the directions.  Cook about one to two minutes less than the directions call for.  Yes you are juggling all these things at one time.
Saute the onions in a little olive oil.
Chop up some cooked chicken.  You can use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken or cook some yourself.
Drain the noodles
Add the onion to the mixture.
Ad the noodles.
Add about a cup thawed green peas.  I used more than a cup.
Add about 2 oz or as many as you like of the fried onions to the mixture.
Chop up all but two or three pieces of bacon.  Add to the casserole.
Grate 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup colby cheese, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese.  You are going to use part of all these inside the casserole. Add as much as you like.
Pour the casserole into a 9x13 pan.
Top with remaining cheese or grate some more. Add the extra bacon too.
Cover tightly.  Place in a preheated 350 oven.  Bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven.  Uncover.
Add the remaining onions on top.  Put back in the oven for about 5-7 minutes.  This casserole can be made ahead of time and you would just bake for a little longer.
Then enjoy.

Loaded Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe

3 cups chopped cooked chicken
chopped onion
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
1 1/4 cup half and half
salt, pepper and garlic powder
10 pieces of bacon
1 cup frozen peas
12 oz egg noodles
2/3 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup colby cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
4 oz fried onions
Preheat oven to 350.  Bake covered for 30 minutes.  Uncover, add fried onions put back in oven for 5-7 minutes.