Not So Sloppy Joes:
I browned my ground beef and added the can of Sloppy Joe mix.
As it heated the Sloppy Joe mixture I pre-heated my oven and began to roll out the Grand’s Biscuits
I spooned the Sloppy Joe mixture onto the flattened biscuit…and sprinkled on the shredded cheddar cheese.
I baked the pockets in a 360 degree oven until brown like a biscuit.
They were a hit…and seconds were expected. Man were they easy! The clean up was even easier.
Try it…they will like it!
Have a great day!
I just took it out of the oven!!! The aroma spilled out into the kitchen as I moved the Summer crop filled pie out of my oven. I can’t wait to share this amazing recipe with you! So as promised…Here it is…A taste from my Summer Kitchen Part 2.
Let’s call it a Cheesy Tomato Pie:
3 large tomatoes…peeled, seeded, and sliced
1tsp salt (I used Light Salt)
1 refrigerator pie shell
4 slices of bacon
3 thinly sliced onions
1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese (lower fat cheese can be used)
1 cup of mayonnaise (light mayo can be used)
1/4 tsp pepper
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese (cheese of choice)
2 Tbsp breadcrumbs (Ritz Crackers)
Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees…
Place seeded tomato slices on paper towels and pat moisture off the slices…use half the salt and sprinkle on top of the slices to draw out moisture for about 30 minutes.
Cook your four slices of bacon…(I used Lower Sodium Precooked Bacon that I zapped in the microwave)
Place the pie crust in the deep dish pie pan and bake until lightly brown.
While it is baking slice the onions and sauté in bacon drippings or favorite oil. (I used a Light Virgin Olive Oil)
Combine the breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese and sprinkle over the top of the pie.
( I used 5 Reduced Fat Ritz Crackers and Mozzarella mixed with Sharp Cheddar Cheese and tossed in the crumbled bacon.
Bake till brown.
I sent pictures to my friend who shared the recipe with me yesterday…she mentioned she would have to come by and taste mine…and how she was going to use my altered recipe. You will want to try this recipe…It is wonderful!
Have a great day!
This is a Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart similar to the one I will prepare later today. My concept started with a pic and a friend’s recipe. I got the recipe from her yesterday and immediately began tweaking it. My friend made her Tomato Tart yesterday and said she would share the ins and outs with me this morning. I will write again later and show you, step by step, how to have a taste of summer from a Summer Kitchen.
You will not have to wait long…I plan on starting this delicious recipe before lunch. (translation: after the two older boys go to work!) I will also be making another Peach Cobbler today! Mmm! I do love the summer fruits and vegis! See You Then and Wish me Luck!
I told you My family loved that recipe! Yesterday I gave you a potato recipe and said I was teetering about fixing it. Well, I broke down and made time. It is not that it takes a long time to prepare; it is the time needed to prepare and cook while helping my 5th grader with his homework. I took a few pics and altered the recipe a little bit…
I have a wonderful family who are a great help around the house. “Silly sarcastic tone slipped in..sorry!” I took some clothes upstairs and the boys decided to serve up dinner for me and tore into the dish before I could get a finished product pic for you. Needless to say there were no leftovers.
“Funny…I did not even use the bacon this time!” My husband bragged, on the phone how I slaved in a kitchen all day cooking dinner and baking. It was nothing! Oh…we had a Triple Dark Chocolate cake for dessert. “What diet?”
I was back at church yesterday afternoon preparing for the second sound check and practice. The conversation turned to dinner and the list of possibilities from the others on the stage did not include cooking at home. I leaned out and said…”Mine is already cooked and ready to eat.” the shocked faces turned to face me…”I fixed a Chicken Pot Pie and it was almost done when I left for choir practice.” I was asked how I could make it in the time I was at home… “Well, the recipe is easy because my husband does not like soupy Chicken Pot Pie. The recipe is quick and I just hope they took it out of the oven.” I smiled and then said ” If they do eat before I get home I will only have the Crust Around the Edge!”
They really love this recipe and it is very versatile. I told them I would get them the recipe.
Chicken Pot Pie
4 Chicken Breasts
Large bag of frozen Broccoli Florets
3-4 cups of shredded cheese
1-2 refrigerated pastry/pie shells
Place 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts in a pot of water and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and let cook for about 15 minutes or until tender.
Remove from heat.
Add broccoli florets to the pot and let sit for 5-7 minutes.
Remove the chicken and, with two forks, begin shredding and pulling apart.
Combine the chicken and broccoli and place in a greased casserole dish.
Additional items that you can add: bacon crumbled, diced onion
Cover with your favorite cheese…cheddar used here.
Lay the pie crust shell on top and tuck around the edge. I use two shells because of the shallow rectangular dish I used.
Because the ingredients are already cooked the only thing left to do is browning the crust.
Follow the directions for baking on the package and brown.
Serve with a green salad.
This serves 5 people….well three growing boys and two adults on diets.
My family really like this recipe and it is not a time consuming procedure. I knew I would not be home in time to prepare dinner and get my youngest off to bed if I waited to cook when I got home. Planning ahead is the best! Besides…why cause strife about my schedule and not cook at home.
This recipe is quick and easy and a family favorite!
When I got home someone had already sampled it! I served up the portions and fed my youngest and sent him to bed. “School in the morning…remember!” and actually got some for myself and not just “The Crust Around the Edge!.
I hope you get the chance to try this recipe…let me know! I am off to exercise class! I will tell you about that experience another day. Wish me luck and have a great day!