Mar 6, 2008

Recipe Swap

Lysa TerKeurst, Proverbs 31 ministries, is having a recipe swap today. I am joining in on the fun AND getting some recipes for the ****** household as the season begins to change.

Salisbury Steak

1 lb ground chuck
1 packet onion soup mix
1/4 cup of water
1 can beef broth
1 package brown gravy mix
Red and/or green bell peppers

Mix ground chuck, onion soup mix and water together. Form into patties. Brown patties on medium to low heat, cooking each side for 10 minutes. Add broth and gravy mix, and simmer w/ lid for 20 minutes, until gravy thickens. Add sliced bell pepper just before serving.

Serve w/ twice baked potatoes and sauteed spinach. (See below)

Twice sweet baked potatoes

6 sweet potatoes, cleaned
4 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons softened butter
4 ounces softened cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger (optional)
1/2 cup pecans
marshmallows (small)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Place sweet potatoes on cookie sheet and bake for 1 hour or until soft.
Split potatoes down the middle and remove the inside to a medium sized bowl. (use a melon baller if you have it)
In another bowl, add brown sugar, butter, cream cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger and mash and pecans and mash with a fork. Dash of salt to taste.
Add this to the sweet potato pulp, meat, you know, the inside of the potato and put the mixture in the potato skins.

Bake for 15 minutes, add marshmallows on top for 1 min or until golden brown.

Sauteed spinach - My kids can't get enough

Frozen spinach
2 slices turkey bacon
1/2 can chicken broth
1/2 purple onions
1/2 white/yellow onion
Salt to taste
1 tsp EVOO (Extra virgin olive oil)

Place EVOO in a saute pan, skillet, whatever you have on hand, add 2 slices of turkey bacon (cut or torn), and white onion. Saute or stir on low to medium heat for 7 to 8 minutes. Add frozen spinach and saute (cook) for 10 minutes on low heat. Add chicken broth and continue to stir for 5 minutes. Add purple onion and salt to taste and cover for another 5 minutes. MMMMMMM

BooMama had a soup carnival last year and I entered these.

Lastly, a quick and easy salad. - Hubby's favorite!

Strawberry Spinach Salad

2 bunches fresh spinach
1 1/2 cup of strawberries, sliced (slither size)
1/2 cup sliced pecans, walnuts or almonds
1/2 Feta or Gorgonzola cheese (crumbled)
1/2 can drained mandarin oranges (optional)

Mix all ingredients and serve with poppy seed dressing. Sometimes, we add a grilled chicken breast!
Yummmm ..


BethAnne said...

YAY! Four for the price of one! these sound great!!

Anonymous said...

These all sound great! Thank you!
Be blessed!

Angie said...

I just stopped by from my sister-in-laws blog ( and saw your recipes. Those all sound awesome!! I will be trying them soon!!

Becky said...

I'm Angie's sister-in-law and she called me to make sure I didn't miss these recipes. They all sound great. I can't wait to try them. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

: ) Becky