Well I have a special and EASY dinner favorite for you to try tonight. Seriously, this one is so easy. When it comes to pizza, my kids are weird! They are not the biggest fans! I know, I can't believe it either (I guess, unlike when I was growing up, we just have it too much. LOL!). So I decided to try a recipe I found in pinterest but put my own flare on it. I hope you try this recipe and you do the same! Add your own personal flare and share what you did.
8ct crescent roll dough (I had to double for my family of 5)
Large pepperonis (I used publix brand)
4 slices munster cheese (or any other cheese you prefer)
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
2. Spray muffin tin with Pam
3. Lay dough in each muffin holder
4. Lay pepperoni on top of dough
5. Cut slice of cheese in half and lay on top of pepperoni
6. Close dough around on itself ( it is okay if you still see cheese or meat)
7. Bake for 10-20 minutes (you want the cheese melted and dough golden-brown)
8. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping
The great thing about these are they pop right out of the tin, but you can store them in a bag and save them for later. When you are ready just pop a couple in the toaster oven and you are good to go! So try it out and share in the comments how you liked them!
Yes you heard that title right! A friend of ours makes a crazy good crack dip. So I took that recipe and altered it just a bit. This has been liked by everyone and there is so many ways to add your own special touch to it. Lets get started!
Bell peppers (we needed 8 to get us through the week)
6 Chicken breast (you can use sausage or any other meat)
4 8oz. Cream cheese
4 can Rotel (we did mild)
6 cubes Chicken bullion
Salt and pepper
(That's IT!!! Really easy to make!)
1. In crock pot cook chicken, chicken bullion, water and salt and pepper on low until tender and falling apart
2. Shred chicken, pour out broth (you can keep it for another meal!), return shredded chicken to crock pot
3. Add cream cheese and rotel and continue to cook on low or warm until melted
4. Wash, de-seed and cut in half bell peppers
5. Scoop crack dip into peppers
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes
This meal is also great if you want to have company over but can't spend a fortune.
I have to say this was probably the funnest meal I made with the kids. It was our Family Fun night and instead of pizza or tacos I decided to try something new since they were kind of getting burned out. Let me tell you, this was a blast. It was so easy to let the kids help sprinkle the toppings on. Briseis is also getting to the age she browned the meat for me as well and Leonidas cut the black olives. So without further delay here is how to make the Castor's Loaded Nachos!
1 bag of chips (we used two bags) Mexican cheese (as much as you want)
1-2 pounds ground beef 1 packet taco seasoning
canned jalapenos (optional) 1 can black olives (sliced)
1 can Rotel mild 1 can green chili peppers
sour cream picante sauce mild
1. Brown ground beef with taco seasoning in it (drain grease)
2. Arrange chips on pan
3. Add ground beef, cheese, jalapenos, black olives, Rotel and green chili peppers to the top
4. Baked at 350 degrees until cheese is bubbling
5. Serve and add sour cream and picante sauce if desired
Now I know what you are thinking! Meatloaf?! Yuck! Trust me, I was with you 100%. I hated meatloaf. But then my awesome mom made the Heloises Meatlof and that was it. I can't speak for other meatloaves but I can tell you, you will LOVE this one. The neat things about this meatloaf are, it has a sauce for it, the sauce is a sweet and tangy sauce which goes awesome with the ingredients, and for those that love spicy... you can make this sucker SUPER spicy if you chose. So try this recipe and give me your feed back!
1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 Tbs yellow mustard
3/4 cup ketchup (this will be divided up) 1 dash hot pepper sauce
2 lbs ground beef 1 egg (beaten)
2/3 cup cracker crumbs (we use saltine) 1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup finely chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp sage
1/2 tsp black pepper ***optional crushed pepper***
So a little back story on the "optional crushed pepper". My mom's recipe she wrote to me says "chopped red pepper". Well the first time I made this I thought that meant crushed red pepper. I am blond after all. LOL. Anyway, my husband and his dad love spicy so instead of doing 1/4 cup bell pepper I did 2 CUPS CRUSHED RED PEPPER!!! Yeah! It was crazy spicy, they loved it despite the physical pain it caused them...men. I have never been able to bring myself to make it that spicy again even though my husband begs me to. I just had to share where that extra ingredient came from. I have since edited my mom's notes to include the word "bell" before pepper so I remember. I'm fine with you laughing at me, haha.
(meatloaf portion) 1. In a large bowl combine ground beef, egg, cracker crumbs, milk, onion, bell pepper, salt, sage, black pepper, (crushed red pepper if you chose) and 1/2 cup of the ketchup
2. Mix all ingredients together until hamburger like consistency
3. Press meat mixture into a large, sprayed casserole dish
(sauce portion) 4. In a large bowl with spoon, mix brown sugar, mustard, hot pepper sauce and 1/4 cup ketchup (I usually do 8x these amounts so people can put more on and if you have left overs it's nice to have extra sauce)
5. Spread half of the mixture over the top of meatloaf
6. Bake in pre-heated 350 degree oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Add remaining sauce on top while cooling for 10 minutes
*** Glass casserole dishes and white ceramic will most likely take longer to cooks, especially if very thick! So keep that in mind.***