Sunday, November 25, 2007

Hybrid Pancakes

I decided to make a cross between my mom's pancake recipe and the one I make for Lincoln. Result: Hybrids!
3/4 cup whole rolled oats (ground into a course flour by blender)
1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Stir in:
1 1/4 cup milk
1 egg
3 Tbsp cooking oil
1 Ripe banana (optional)
Mix until ingredients combined and lumps are small. Use a measuring cup to scoop out small amounts of batter into the pan. Cook on medium or a little lower until bubbles form and stay after popping. Then flip and cook for a couple of minutes on the other side. You can serve these plain, with butter, or with butter and any number of pancake toppings. They are delicious!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

My "lasagna"

1-2 boxes rotini pasta
16 oz. container cottage cheese
16 oz. shredded mozzarella
1 jar spaghetti sauce
Boil noodles in salted water. Drain noodles when they are al dente. In a 9x13 pan layer noodles, sauce, cottage cheese, and lastly mozzarella then repeat until you have a nice full pan. (Usually 2-3 layers.) Make sure there is a lot of cheese on top. Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes until the cheese is starting to brown. You may substitute lasagna noodles for the rotini, but this will take longer to layer. I don't usually use all the sauce or cottage cheese if I am making a single batch. That is personal preference.

Chicken Enchiladas #1

I've decided to add some recipes even if I haven't cooked them in a while. I'll add pictures later.
2 chicken breasts (boiled and shredded)
1 generous cup shredded cheddar
1 can diced green chilies
1 can refried beans
1 can red enchilada sauce
1 package flour tortillas
Mix the shredded chicken, cheese, chilies, and beans in a bowl. Coat a tortilla with the enchilada sauce and spoon filling onto the tortilla. Roll up and place in a 9x13" pan that has some enchilada sauce in the bottom. Repeat until you run out of filling and tortillas. Sprinkle cheese on top and bake in a 375 degree oven for about 35 minutes.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Kate's Pasta Salad

1 box/bag penne (boiled)
1 can/bag/jar artichoke hearts (pulled apart)
1 bag/box cherry tomatoes
1 package Italian Salad Dressing (prepared)
1 can black olives
1 container feta
1-2 breasts chicken (cooked and shredded)
It was sooooo delicious and easy!