Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cheesy Fiesta Pie

Another great meatless recipe from my friend Brenda. This was also brought to our family when I broke my leg last year and has become a favorite.
Cheesy Fiesta Pie
1 pkg hash brown potatoes
4 cups very hot water
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1 egg slightly beaten
Cover potatoes with hot water. Let stand 15 minutes. Drain thoroughly and mix with melted butter and egg. Press potato mixture on bottom and sides of a ungreased pie plate.
Bake 20 minutes at 375 degrees.
2 cups shredded Colby-jack cheese
1 can diced green chilies
2 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk
Sprinkle cheese on potato crust. Mix the remaining ingredients and pour over cheese.
Bake 35 minutes at 375 degrees.
Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
Top each slice with sour cream and shredded lettuce.

Cheese Tortellini Soup

Last year, when I broke my leg, my friend Brenda, who is a vegetarian, made my Friday meals. I was excited about that, as I knew she would come up with some great meatless ideas.
She did not disappoint.
Cheese Tortellini Soup
Saute: 1 chopped onion
2 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Then add to the crockpot along with these ingredients:
42 oz vegetable or beef broth
14 oz stewed tomatoes (I used diced tomatoes with green chilies--this made the soup very hot, which hubby loved!)
1/2 cup mild picante sauce
1 tsp Basil
1 green pepper, diced
Simmer for hours, then 15 minutes before eating add
7 oz dried tortellini
The picture is shown before the soup is done, but it becomes a very red, salsa-looking soup.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Easy Ice Cream Dessert

Cool Whip
Ice Cream Sandwiches
Toffee Bits
Layer the ice cream sandwiches in a 13x9 pan, spread cool whip on like frosting, then add toffee bits.
Repeat layers for a double layer dessert!
Freeze and enjoy!