Thursday, March 20, 2014

Cheesy Rice, Spinach, and Sausage One Pot Casserole!

This is a great fast meal with easy clean up! Everything is done in one pot. It is definitely doing into my family regular rotation!What you need:
  • 1 T minced garlic
  • 2 T olive oil
  • sausage, either sliced or removed from the case(I used 2 regular sized and removed the casing)
  • 1/2 onion diced (I dont like big pieces so we put it in the food processor and shred it)
  • 1 can condensed cheese soup
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water
  • spinach
  • salt
  • pepper
What you do:
  1.  In a skillet, heat oil.
  2. Add onions, garlic and sausage. cook until the onions are tender. about 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add rice, water, soup, salt and pepper.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Bring to boil. Cover and simmer.
  6. 15-20 minutes. Until rice is tender.(this depends on the rice you use. Check what the directions for the rice says and base it off of that.)
  7. Remove from heat. Stir in a couple handfuls of spinach.
  8. Serve hot.
It is really yummy! Hope you like it!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Amazing Homemade Mac and Cheese

This is such an easy recipe that is so good. It is great for both kids and adults. Much better then the boxed stuff.

What you need:
  •  3 cups dry pasta
  • 4 T butter
  • 4 T flour
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded mild cheese
What you do:
  1. Cook pasta. Drain and set aside. 
  2. Melt butter in sauce pan
  3. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper. Cook 3-4 minutes.
  4. Whisk in milk and stir until it starts to thicken(2-3 minutes)
  5. Reduce heat to simmer. stir in cheese.
  6. Mix in pasta.  
  7. Serve warm.
This is a thicker sauce. If you want it thinner after you mix in pasta just slowly add in milk until it is the texture you like.