Friday, June 27, 2008

OOPS -Missed Something

How the heck did THAT happen??? Between February 10th and now (actually some time last week) I have generated ONE HUNDRED posts! I jumped from my 100th post-a-versary back then to over 200 now!!!

So I think that means Giveaway time. But this time I won't give unless I get - so in the spirit of summer potluck picnics - entry requires you to post a comment with your favorite "go to" dish to pass AND THE RECIPE PLEASE!!!

I'd love to say I was ambitious enough to cook them all up and pick the yummiest, but I know my own limitations - so it will be a random draw.

The winner can expect a "squishie" full of summery goodness, including one of my hobo lunchbags (which doubles as a hat!)


Michele said...

That would have to be my Momma's potato salad. The "recipe" is rather loose, but here goes:
Boil potatoes and eggs until done. How many depends on how much potato salad you want; for the two of us I usually use 2 medium potatoes and 3 eggs. (My kids won't eat potato salad.)
Let cool, peel potatoes and dice to about 1/2" cubes; peel eggs and dice whites a bit smaller.
Smash yolks in a bowl and add 1 smallish spoonful mustard, 1 biggish spoonful dill relish, and 1 smallish spoonful sweet relish. Dump in diced potatoes and eggs and enough mayonnaise to hold it all together. Salt and pepper (and more relish or mustard if you like) to taste. Chill - this is better cold, so it's *best* made the day before.

Kim West said...

My favorite dish is really easy; Chicken Casserole - though you might need a sign to state it is chicken and not tuna.

1 large can of chicken (I use Tyson - it flakes better IMO) - drained
1 bag ex wide egg noodles (or elbow noodles, etc)
1 can campbell's cheese soup
1 can campbell's cream of mushroom soup
8 oz frozen peas
Large pot of water
Dash of milk

Place water on to boil, once boiling, add the peas. Let water come to boil and add pasta. Boil for required amount to make "al dente".

While pasta is boiling, mix all other ingredients in a separate bowl.

When pasta is done, drain and mix with other ingredients into casserole pan. Top with shredded cheese and pop into oven for 10 minutes.

Higgins Design Studio said...

Mine is our family's recipe of Mac 'n Cheese from Mom's old Red Rose Flour cookbook. Regina, you already have that recipe. I always add more cheese than the recipe calls for. MMMMM - also a great comfort food!
Love you sis!

Gina said...

Well mine is Storcupboard Mince.
You fry up minced beef with a chopped onion and chopped chillies, then add anything from the cupboard such as tinned tomatoes, baked beans, frozen peas and then add some gravy or beef stock and simmer. I then serve it with mashed potato, pasta or chips (fries). Nice and quick and easy.

love and hugs xxx

Suzan said...

Quick, easy, yummy and doesn't heat up the kitchen!
Crockpot Chicken
1 can cream of mushroom(roasted garlic is best!)soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cheddar cheese soup
4 large chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
Season the raw chicken (I use Johnny's Seasoning Salt and some pepper) and put in bottom of crockpot. Mix together all the soups (no water!) and dump over the chicken. Turn crockpot on low for 6 hours.
Serve with rice or noodles - quick steam of some veggies in the microwave and you have supper!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Mine would have to be Shepherds Pie my mother's way. Fry up ground beef and onions. Line a casserole dish with mashed potatoes and then layer meat over bottom, layer more potatoes, then a layer of your fav veggie, my kids always pick corn. Just keep layering and finish with top layer of potatoes. Cover with chedder cheese (or cheese of choice) and bake till hot through. Feeds a ton of people and kids love it too.
Great idea for your giveaway, Regina!
Regina in MI

Dana said...

First, I always love a good give away and this sounds like a GREAT one. Please enter me! My favorite go to dish for a summer picnic is fruit salad. Whatever fruit is abundant and fresh. Add some sunflower seeds, honey and maybe some dates or raisins and your set. So tasty!

Second, what a lovely blog you have here. I'll be back for sure!

Barb said...

Regina ~ My "go to" recipe is also Mac & Cheese... here's how I do it:
2 tbsp cornstarch; 1 tsp salt;
1/2 tsp dry mustard; 1/4 tsp white pepper; 2 1/2 cups milk; 2 tbsp butter; 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese; 1 pkg elbow macaroni (cooked)
In medium saucepan combine cornstarch, salt, mustard & pepper. Stir in milk and add butter. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium high heat and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted. Pour over macaroni in baking dish and bake uncovered 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
It's a hit every time!