Tasty Tuesday

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Registered: 10-08-2004
Tasty Tuesday
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 7:54pm

Happy Tuesday!

Busy moms often need quick and tasty meals to make.


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Registered: 10-08-2004
Tue, 01-11-2011 - 1:17pm

Creamy Sausage Pasta

you need:

1 lb of sausage (I use to uncooked turkey sausage)

1/4 cup half and half

1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes

2 tsp garlic salt

pinch of red pepper flakes

1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, grated

italian seasoning *to taste but I like to add about 1-2 tsp

1 bay leaf

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 box of pasta cooked (I have used several different pasta shapes in this, all were great)

what you do:

brown your sausage then add tomatoes and spices, cook for about 15 mins.


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Registered: 10-08-2004
Mon, 01-10-2011 - 6:26pm
I have made this before! :) We love to top ours with some avocado.


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Registered: 05-28-2000
Mon, 01-10-2011 - 12:39pm
I won't be around much tomorrow. I'm volunteering at the school all day & then I have a meeting in the evening. Here's a favorite quick chicken chili recipe. I make this several times during the winter. I've made it with / without the cumin. It's from the Bush's bean can.

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 (16 ounce) cans BUSH'S® Great Northern Beans
1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
1 1/2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken breast
Shredded Monterey Jack cheese (optional)
Sour cream (optional)
Salsa (optional)

In large skillet, cook onion in oil for 4 minutes or until transparent. Add chilies, flour and cumin; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add beans and chicken broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened. Add chicken; cook until hot.
Garnish with cheese, sour cream and salsa, if desired.

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Registered: 10-08-2004
Tue, 01-04-2011 - 6:06pm
ooooo...the fresh asparagus sounds great in it!


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Registered: 05-28-2000
Tue, 01-04-2011 - 5:03pm
One of my easy meals is to pick up a bag of frozen shrimp. I get the deveined, but tail still on. I warm them up in garlic butter in a skillet.

I cook a package of angel hair pasta, drain it, and toss it with a can of Italian seasoned diced tomatoes & parmesan cheese. I don't heat the tomatoes. Don't drain the tomatoes.

I pour the shrimp over the pasta.

Serve with salad and rolls.

The recipe is so easy to adapt. I've added lemon, fresh herbs, asparagus, Tony's, etc. It's a great way to use leftover shrimp from a party. I've also used Schwan's garlic shrimp :)

I've used this meal for last minute company for years and it is always received well.
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Registered: 10-08-2004
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 7:56pm

Antipasto Pasta Salad

3/4 box of multicolored rotini pasta cooked and drained

3 large tomatoes chopped into large pieces

1 package of fresh mozzarella (you can get the chunks and dice them, I found the mozz. pearls at Publix and sprinkled them in)

1 can of black olives, drained

1/2 pack of pepperoni ( I used turkey pepperoni by Hormel )

6 slices of salami chopped large ( I used the beef cotto salami by Oscar Meyer )

Croutons (I make my own with half a loaf of french bread. I coat them in olive oil, garlic salt and italian seasoning. Then I bake them on 380 for about 10-20mins)

2 handfuls of parmesan cheese ( I like the Sargento grated parmesan )

3/4 jar of Maries Creamy Italian Garlic Dressing

***I do add diced onions and green pepper, but not to the bowls for my son and husband. They are not onion and pepper lovers like me.

Toss the entire salad together and voila!