Sunday, December 7, 2014

What’s Cooking?

The smells of the season bring back so many memories. And a lot of those memories involve food; Gramma’s cookies, Mom’s casserole, and Uncle Phil’s chili. The JET TEAM has some recipes they would like to share so you will have something new to try whether you are hosting a party or going to a potluck.

From Gemstones on My Mind:
Easiest and tasty meatballs: go to the store, pick up some Farm Rich original meatballs (not italian). Pour them in a crockpot. In a bowl mix 1 jar of sugar free Apricot Preserves with 2 bottles of standard (not sweet like Baby Rays) BBQ sauce. Add to meatballs and simmer for several hours.. mmmm good.

From Chickie Vintage Love:
Easy appetizer: Tortillas, brie and grapes is all you need. Make a quesadilla basically, cut grapes in half, space around the cheese, heat, cut and serve- so easy and always a hit.

Goat cheese roll: can of diced Italian tomatoes, red pepper flakes, olive oil, thyme and fresh french bread for dipping. In casserole type dish add the cheese, pour in the canned tomatoes, drizzle oil, add pepper flakes to spice level you want and sprinkle thyme around. Bake for approximately 15 min or until cheese is warm and soft. Slice bread and you have a cheap, fast appetizer :)

From Adroit Jewelers
Broccoli Slaw: 1 pkg broccoli slaw, 2 pkgs beef Ramen noodles, 1/3 C. white wine vinegar, 3/4 C. vegetable oil, 1/2 C. sugar, sunflower seeds, almonds, (anything else you want to put in). In a bowl make the dressing mixing the sugar, veg. oil, vinegar, and 2 seasoning packets of Ramen noodles. In another bowl, put the broccoli slaw. In a plastic bag, crush the 2 pkgs of Ramen noodles. Do no cook them. Add the crushed noodles to the broccoli slaw and add the dressing. Mix all together. Add sunflower seeds and almonds.

From Anyonymous:
Appetizer ~ Always a hit! Just like a Reuben sandwich!

Reuben Dip
• 2-1/2 cups cubed cooked corned beef (thick sliced deli meat is great)
• 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
• 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
• 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
• 1 cup mayonnaise
• Snack rye bread

Directions
1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first five ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until heated through and cheese is melted, stirring occasionally. Serve warm with rye bread. Yield: about 5 cups. **if you need this fast, a microwave on low setting, stirring constantly, will work to get it going as will a double boiler. Then transfer to crock pot. **Reduced-fat cheese and mayonnaise are not recommended for this recipe

Calico Beans
• package of bacon, diced
• 1 pound ground beef
• 1/2 cup chopped onion
• 1 can (21 ounces) pork and beans
• 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
• 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained
• 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
• 1/2 cup ketchup
• 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
• 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
• 1 teaspoon salt

Directions
1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain. Discard drippings.
2. In the same skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Combine the beef mixture, bacon, beans, brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, mustard and salt. Spoon into a greased 2-qt. baking dish.
3. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 45-60 minutes or until the beans are as thick as desired. Recipe can be easily doubled for a larger group

The JET TEAM on Etsy would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Please feel free to share your own recipe in the comment section.

12 comments :

Erika Price said...

Mmmm, delicious sounding recipes - thanks for sharing!

Rough Magic Mollie said...

Yum. Oh ..... Yum! I can't wait to try them all! Thanks so much for sharing all these delicious recipes!

Urban Pearl Studio said...

Off to the grocery store to get the fixins!

capitalcitycrafts said...

I'm hungry just reading this!

Tracy said...

I need a snack!

MadeByTammy said...

Yum, Yum, Yum!

Brooke said...

These recipes are great for party season, thank you!

SendingLoveGallery said...

thanks! can't wait to try!

Gemstones on My Mind said...
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Gemstones on My Mind said...

As others before me have said - Yum Yum, these all sound so good. No better word for it, haha! I'll be trying them also...

jemsbyjb said...

Yum! Would love to have sampling party.

TheBrassHussy said...

The Ruben dip sounds delish!