Thursday, February 22, 2007

Scalloped Potatoes & Franks

I made this a few nights ago for the family, Got the recipe from a friend on a recipe group I belong to, It was delicious, Next time though I'll double the recipe for more leftovers :o)

Scalloped Potatoes & Franks

2 tablespoons chopped onion (I used a whole onion!!!)
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups milk
1 cup shredded cheese
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
5 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
8 hot dogs, halved lengthwise and sliced (i used smoked sausages)

In a saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese until melted. Add parsley.

Place half of the potatoes in a greased 2-qt. baking dish; top with half of the sauce.
Arrange hot dogs over the sauce. Top with remaining potatoes and sauce.

Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 1-1/2 hours or until bubbly. Uncover and bake 10 minutes longer or until lightly browned.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Cheese & Beer Bread

Jake's Mom and I Made this while she was here visiting, We didn't have cheddar cheese so we used monterey Jack, we also used a dark beer, not that it would have made much difference but I'm pretty sure the cheese did, anyway it was a yummy hit with my roast and I'm pretty sure it would have been even better with the Cheddar cheese!!

Got this recipe from a recipe group I am on.
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil or marjoram, crushed
1 12-ounce can (1 1/2 cups) beer
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 oz.)
1 tablespoon chopped, seeded fresh jalapeno pepper (optional)

Grease the bottom and 1/2" up the sides of a 8x4x2-inch or a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan, set aside. (we used Olive oil)
In a large mixing bowl stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, oregano, baking soda, salt and basil or marjoram. Add the beer, cheddar cheese and if desired the jalapeno pepper. Stir just until combined (batter should be lumpy).Spoon batter into prepared pan.
Bake in a 375 oven for 35-40 minutes or until golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and serve warm or cool completely on rack.
Yield: 1 loaf 16-18 servings