Thursday, April 19, 2018

Muenster Chicken

This is one of our favorite recipes! When Teenblock was younger I would refer to it as Monster chicken. ;)

Oven-Baked Muenster Chicken via biz and giggles
3-4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

6-8 slices of Muenster cheese
Plain or seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 c. dry white wine
Salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 350 F. Wash and pat chicken breasts dry. salt and pepper chicken. Dredge both sides of chicken in bread crumbs. Place in greased, foil-lined pan. Bake at 350 F for 16 min. Remove from oven and pour wine in bottom of pan. Place 2 slices cheese over ea breast. Return to oven and bake 16 min, til done. (This can take 30-40 min if the breasts are touching)

Sloppy Joe French Bread Pizza

Sloppy Joe French Bread Pizza via Yellow Bliss Road
1 loaf French Bread, cut in half lengthwise
2 bell peppers (any color)
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 pound Ground Chuck or Sirloin Beef
1 15-ounce can Manwich Bold Sauce
2-3 cups shredded Cheddar and Jack Cheeses (combined)

Preheat oven to 350 .Line a sheet pan w foil and place bread halves side by side, cut side up.
In large saute pan, heat T EVOO. Add onion and cook 2 min, then add bell peppers and cook for 3 min, til veggies beginning to soften. Crumble in gr beef, season w salt and pepper. Cook. Drain. Stir in Manwich and heat through. Spread meat mix even on fr bread halves. Top w cheese. Bake 10 min, til cheese  melted. Cool for a few min before slice in 2" pieces.

Cheesy Chicken and wild rice casserole

Cheesy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole via Picky Palate
1 med onion, finely diced
3 stalks celery, finely diced
3 carrots, peeled and diced
2 Tablespoons fresh minced garlic
2 C shredded, cooked chicken breast
2 C steamed white rice
16 oz prepared wild rice
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic

cheese sauce
4 T butter
1/4 C flour
1/4 t kosher salt
1/4 tblack pepper
2 C chicken broth
2 C shredded cheddar

Top with 1 1/2 C shredded cheddar

350  F.  Heat oil in med pot over med heat.  Saute onion, celery and carrots til soft, 10 min.  Stir in garlic and cook 1 min.  Stir in chic, both rices, salt, pepper and garlic.  Reduce heat to low.

To prepare cheese sauce: melt butter in med pan over medhigh heat.  Whisk in flour, salt and pepper then slowly pour in broth whisking continuously.  Whisk til thick and nearly boiling then stir in cheese til melted.  Pour cheese sauce into cooked rice mix then transfer to a 9×13 dish. Top w additional cheddar and bake 25-30 min til cheese is melted through. 

Faux Cracker barrel casserole

Copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole via  Cincy Shopper
1 bag (about 30 oz) Frozen Hash Browns, thawed
1 stick Butter, melted
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 small Onion, chopped
8 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1 cup Sour Cream

Grease 9x11" baking dish. Preheat oven to 350. In a bowl mix onion, soup, pepper and all but 1c cheese. Add sour cream and mix well.Add hash browns and melted butter. Mix well. Transfer to prepared dish. Bake 45-55 min til bubbly.

Cauliflower "breadsticks"

Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks via jo cooks
4 cups cauliflower riced, about 1 large head of cauliflower
4 eggs
2 cups mozzarella cheese I used a Tex Mex blend
3 tsp oregano
4 cloves garlic minced
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup mozzarella cheese or more, for topping

Preheat oven to 425 F . Prepare large baking sheet w parchment. Cauli chopped in florets. Add florets to food processor. pulse til resembles rice. Place cauliflower in micro container. cover w lid. Nuke 10 min. Let cauliflower cool til no more steam. Place cauliflower in large bowl and add eggs, 2 c mozzarella, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix everything together. Separate mix in 2 and place each 1/2 on prepared sheets. Bake crust (no topping yet) 25 min til golden.  crust is not soggy. Once golden, sprinkle w remaining mozzarella and bake 5 min til cheese melted. Slice and serve.

Bourbon Cider Ham

Bourbon Cider Glazed Ham via Cooking In Stilettos
4-5 pound fully cooked, spiral cut, bone-in ham
2 cups of Apple Cider, divided
1/3 cup of light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/3 cup of Dijon Mustard
1 clove of garlic, finely minced
1 cup of Bourbon

Heat oven to 350 F. Line roasting pan w foil. Place ham, cut side down, in pan. Pour 1 c apple cider over ham and place in the oven. roast  45 min while prepare a heavy bottomed pan, add remaining cider, br sugar, mustard, and garlic.  Whisk to combine. Let mix come to boil, then turn off heat. whisk in bourbon and return to heat. Bring bourbon cider glaze to boil and reduce to simmer til mix reduced by half. When reduced, set aside sm amt for serving.After 45 min, remove ham from oven and flip ham so it is resting on side. Glaze ham w bourbon cider mix and continue to baste every 15 – 20 min til ham is fully heated through and glaze has formed a nice, crisp coating.
Remove  ham from oven and let rest 15 min  before serving.

Chicken Parm Meatball Casserole

 1 pound lean ground chicken
 1 cup panko bread crumbs
 1 egg
 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
 1/4 cup milk
 1 pound campanelle pasta (any small shape is fine, such as ziti)
 1 jar (24 ounces) marinara sauce
 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Cook pasta 1 min less than package directions. Preheat oven to 450F. While pasta is cooking, prepare  meatballs. Add all ingredients to large bowl and use hands to mix. Form into 1" diameter and place on a parchment lined sheet.Bake 10 min til cooked through and no longer pink. Remove from oven and reduce oven temp to 350 F. Add sauce to large bowl and stir past and meatballs. Stir gently to coat everything in sauce. Spread half pasta and meatballs into 9x13 dish. Top w half mozzarella. Repeat layers. Sprinkle w Italian seasoning. Bake 20 min til cheese melted. Serve immediately.

*To freeze: stop just short of baking casserole, cover tightly w foil, and freeze til ready to bake. Bake at 350F for 45 min til hot and bubbly.*