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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas Crunch

2 lbs white chocolate
1 cups creamy peanut butter
4 cups cheerios
2 cups miniature marshmallows
2 cups peanuts

Melt chocolate. Add peanut butter. Add Cheerios, marshmallows
and peanuts. Drop on wax paper lined cookie sheet.

Chili Cheese Strata

1 1/2 cup milk
6-7 large eggs, beaten
1/4 cup onions-chopped
1/4 cup red peppers
1/4 cup yellow peppers
1/4 cup salsa
6 oz tortilla chips, broken
8 oz shredded cheese
1 small tomato, sliced in pieces for garnish
1/2 c cilantro or parsley for garnish

Mix first 6 ingredients well in a large bowl. spray a 2 qt dish
and pour in half the crushed chips. Top with 1 cup cheese.
Pour half the egg mix and repeat layers of chips, cheese and
egg mixture. Cover and chill 2-3 hours or overnight.

Bake 350º F fo 45-50 mind, or until done. Let stand 10 mins
before serving.

Christmas Morning Strata

2 pounds( hot or mild) bulk sausage
8 slices bread with crust removed
3/4 lb grated sharp cheddar cheese
8-9 large eggs, beaten
3 cups milk
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 ½ teaspoons dry mustard

In a large pan, brown sausage, crumble and drain grease.
Butter 9x13 casserole dish. Place bread (torn ito small pieces)
in bottom of dish. Place sausage on top of bread. Sprinkle
cheese over top. In large bowl, mix beaten eggs, milk, salt and
dry mustard. Blend well. Pour over other ingredients. Cover
and refrigerate overnight. Next day, bake at 350º F. for 45
minutes, uncovered. Slice into squares.

White Chocolate Cranberry Bars

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup soft butter
2 eggs (beaten)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 pkg sweetened frozen coconut
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (optional)

Mix in food processor or large bowl, flour and sugar. Pulse or cut in butter to form fine crumbs.
Press firmly into 13x9 baking pan. Bake in 350 º F oven for 12 minutes, until lightly browned.
Mix together in large bowl, eggs and sweetened milk. Stir in white chocolate chips, cranberries
and coconut. Pour over crust; bake 20-22 mins, until done. Drizzle melted chocolate chips
over top. 50 squares.

Sausage and Rice Casserole

1 lb. bulk sausage
1 cup rice
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 onion , chopped
1 cup chopped celery

Preheat oven to 350º F. Brown Sausage. Add onions and celery. Cook until tender.
Add sausage to rest of the ingredients and pour into greased baking dish. Cook 1 hr.

Dirty Rice

1 cup rice
1/2 lb bulk, hot or mild, sausage
2 cups chicken broth

Brown sausage in sauce pan, Add rice. Stir, while heating approximately 2 mins.
Pour in chicken broth. Stir. Cover. Cook approx. 20 mins., or until rice is done.
Remove lid. Stir to fluff rice. Serve immediatly. Serves 4

Tuna or Salmon Casserole

1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 small can evaporated milk
1 can chow mein noodles
1 (14 oz) can peas
1 (12 oz) can tuna or salmon

Mix all in a buttered casserole dish.
Bake 350º F. for 30-45 min.

Crockpot Macaroni & Cheese

1 ½ cups macaroni, cooked & drained
3 eggs
1 can evaporated milk
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Put cooked & drained macaroni in crock pot.

Mix eggs,evaporated milk & shredded cheese together.

Pour over macaroni & stir.

Add additional shredded cheese to the top if desired.

Put lid on and cook on low for 3 hours. Do not remove lid.

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