Saturday, January 24, 2009

Mixing sisters

My sister is coming on Sunday and we are mixing up some mixes! I am so excited! I will try to take as many pictures as possible.

The plan is:

*Kaloches (blog link and recipe)

Gator Mix

Cream of

Taco Seasoning

**Hamburger Helper Mix

Master Meat Mix/Missouri Mix

Pasta Noodles - just to make them for fun - they really do taste like the real thing. Try it!

Pizza dough - to show her how a food processor can make dough, and send some home with her.

*Kolache/Dinner Rolls in the Bread MachineBasic Dough
1 c. warm water (110 degrees F)
3 c. bread flour
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/4 c. white sugar
2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
3 tsp. Quick Rise or Bread Machine yeast
1 tsp. salt(Do not add gluten)

Add ingredients in order listed for your machine. Mine is a Sunbeam, and you add wet ingredients, then dry ingredients, then make a well and add the yeast. Set for "Dough" setting.

For rolls:
When dough is done, grease a 9x13 pan or muffin tins. Turn your oven on to 200 degrees, for 5 minutes or so, and then turn OFF. (You just want it to be warm) Remove bread pan and punch dough down. Grease your hands -this dough is soft. Pull off golf-ball sized chunks and roll into a ball. If you use muffin tins, you can make 3 little balls together to make cloverleaf rolls. I just put the golf-ball sized dough barely touching in the 9x13 pan. Let rise 1 hour in warm oven, until doubled in size. Then turn your oven on to 350 degrees and bake 15-30 minutes (ovens vary). Take them out when they are brown. It should sound hollow if you tap the top with your fingers. Rub a stick of butter or brush with melted butter/margarine while still hot. Remove from pan to cool. Makes 18-24 rolls, depending on size.

For Savory Sausage Kolaches:
Get a package of sausage links (hotdog size). I use Bar S. Make dough in breadmaker. Divide dough into about 9-10 portions. Wrap around sausage, pig in a blanket style. You can wrap the whole thing, or leave the ends of the sausage out. Place in warm oven, let dough rise 1 hour. Bake 350 degrees 15-20 minutes until golden.Serve with sauerkraut, good mustard, and horseradish. (You can cut the sausages in half and make 18-20 kid sized ones too).


**Hamburger Helper

Ingredients:
2 cups nonfat dry milk
1 cup corn starch
1/4 cup beef bouillon powder
2 tablespoons onion flakes
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 tablespoon garlic powder

***Chili Mac:***
1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
1 cup water
1/2 cup macaroni noodles (uncooked)
2 cans chopped tomatoes
1 Tb chili powder
1/2 cup mix

***Stroganoff:***
1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
2 cups water
1/2 cup mix
2 cups uncooked egg noodles
1/2 cup sour cream

***Potato Beef Casserole***
1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
3/4 cup water
6 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 cup frozen mixed veggies
1/2 cup mix

***Quick Lasagna: ***
1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
1/2 cup mix
1 onion, chopped
2 cups water
16 ounces tomato sauce
3 cups lasagna noodles, uncooked, broken in bits
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions:
Mix the ingredients together and store in an air tight container. Use mix as a base for the following dinners.

Chili Mac: Combine all and simmer 20 minutes or until macaroni is cooked.

Stroganoff: Combine all except sour cream Simmer 20 minutes or until noodles are tender. Stir in sour cream and serve.

Potato Beef Casserole Combine all and simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove cover and cook until excess water is evaporated.

Quick Lasagna: Combine all except mozzarella in large skillet. Bring to a boil, let simmer for 15 minutes or until noodles are cooked. Top with mozzarella. Turn off heat and let cheese melt.

1 comment:

Melanie said...

can I come too? lol Sounds fun, have a great day with your sister!