Wednesday, February 06, 2008

recipe bug...

every now and again i get the urge to "cook". i love to cook, just never really am in the mood to do so! well, lately i have been a cooking fool! my new favorite website is they have amazing stuff!

my new favorite thing to do is type in whatever i have... such as ... ham or chicken... and it will generate a million recipes with that ingredient. i love it!

last night for dinner i made: (mine didn't look like this... but it was still good!)

1/2 pound ground beef
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
10 3/4 fluid ounces skim milk
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 (14.5 ounce) can French style green beans
1/2 (32 ounce) package tater tots

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a large skillet over high heat, brown the ground beef and drain fat. Stir in condensed cream of mushroom soup, skim milk, garlic salt and green beans. Pour the mixture into a medium-sized casserole dish and layer with the tater tots.
Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until tater tots are browned and crispy.
i needed to use my leftover ham, so i added it instead of ground beef. i wanted a cheesy flavor, but i was out of cheese, so i added a cheese chip dip... very yummy!
then today i needed to use some whipped topping i had in my fridge before it went bad and found this delicious recipe!
2 (12 ounce) containers frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup grapefruit juice
In a large bowl, beat together whipped topping and condensed milk. Gradually beat in lemon and grapefruit juices, until evenly blended.
i didn't have grapefruit juice, so i added pineapple juice instead! oh .... my .... gosh.....!!! so yummy! it tastes like a key lime pie without the crust! so good!
ok... there you have it! dinner and dessert ideas for tonight!


Brenda said...

I love Tater Tot Casseroles! This one sounds really good with your modifications. I love tweeking my recipes from time to time to make them my own.
Oh and this Citrus Mousse sounds really yummy. I wish that I had the whipped topping- I would so make this for dessert tonight!

Joyismygoal said...

Thats fun to modify and create new recipes

Dawn said...

My kids are huge tater tot casserole fans - with ham and lots of cheese! LOL

MaryRuth said...

I love tater tot casserole but have never had it with ham. I'll have to try it!

I'm on a recipe kick too... we should swap.

miss you!

melissa c said...

All I have to do is look at food and I gain weight! I hate it because I love food and I would like to try new things too.

Great website! thanks!

Beth said...

Comin' over from Dawn's blog. :-)

All recipes is a great site -- I use it a lot!

And we love tater-tot casserole over here, too. Well, I love it, anyway. My super-picky toddler has yet to try it (as does the baby, but he's just a little too young still) and my husband doesn't seem to LOVE it, but he'll eat and enjoy. I've never tried it with ham, though -- interesting!