Thursday, March 8, 2012

Mini Garlic Monkey Breads

Tonight I made meatloaf for dinner so I decided to try a new recipe that I found on Pinterest to go with it. The recipe was for garlic monkey bread. The monkey bread was delicious, add some cheddar cheese and they would taste just like Red Lobster's biscuits.

Mini Garlic Monkey Breads
2 (7.5 oz) cans buttermilk biscuits
6 Tbsp. butter, melted
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. dried parsley flakes
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
    plus 2 Tbsp. to sprinkle on top
Cut biscuits into 4 pieces and place in a bowl.  Combine remaining ingredients and pour over biscuit pieces.  Gently toss to evenly coat.  Use a greased 12-cup muffin tin and place 6-7 pieces in each cup.  Sprinkle remaining 2 Tablespoons of cheese over the top.  Bake at 400 degrees for 12-14 minutes.  Serve warm.  Makes 12.  

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Salsa Chicken Nachos

I came across a recipe for salsa chicken a couple weeks ago and I have been itching to try it out. I couldn't decide whether I wanted to eat it in a taco, on a salad or by itself, so instead, I decided to make nachos with it. It was great! After trying it with nachos and loving it, I would like to try it other ways also. I love good, easy recipes and definitely found a keeper.

Chicken in the crockpot after I shredded it.

Chicken made into nachos.

Salsa Chicken
3-4 chicken breasts
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 jar salsa
1 jalapeno, chopped
3/4 cup lime juice
1 tsp. cilantro

Combine all ingredients in a crockpot. Cook on low for 6 hours. Makes nachos, salads or tacos.

Spicy Sausage Spaghetti

If we can't decide what we want for dinner, spicy sausage spaghetti is always our first choice. In the short time we have been married, I can't even count how many times we have made's just that good.

Sausage browning on the left and vegetables on the right.

Finished product. So easy and yummy!

Spicy Sausage Spaghetti
1 lb. spicy sausage
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 pkg. mushrooms, chopped
1-2 tbsp. butter
1 pkg. spaghetti noodles, cooked and drained
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 pinch salt and pepper

Remove sausage from casing and brown. Saute onion, bell pepper, mushrooms and butter over medium heat until onions become clear. Add spaghetti sauce, seasonings and sausage. Simmer on low for 15 minutes. Serve over spaghetti noodles.

Valentines Day!

Our computer charger broke so I haven't been able to post anything lately....time to catch up since my last post.

This year was our first Valentine's Day as a married couple and it was great! I had a class that I had to take for my job (I'm a high school teacher) until 6pm on Valentine's Day. When I came home my wonderful hubby had cleaned our house, bought me flowers, a card, and champagne and cooked me an amazing dinner.

Picture of the flowers, card and champagne.

Here is a picture of our dinner. Hubby smoked steaks with blue cheese, sauteed onions and mushrooms, sauteed fresh green beans and made baked potatoes. There was so much food, the baked potato didn't even make it in the picture. Best Valentine's Day dinner EVER!