Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rhubarb Dump Cake

I got this from Rachel Robbins. It was made by her mom, Rebecca Jones, many times growing up and became one of their family favorites. 

4-5 cups Rhubarb cubed
1 cup sugar
1-3oz package strawberry dry Jello mix
1 white cake mix(18oz size)
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup melted butter

  1. Layer ingredients in the order given in a greased 9x13 inch cake pan. Do not mix.
  2. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Serve warm, with ice cream.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Shepherd's Pie

1/2 pound extra lean ground beef
1 medium onoin chopped
1 can tomato soup
1 can green beans, drained
1 can corn, whole-kernel, drained
5 medium potatoes cooked, mashed, or 6 servings instant potatoes
1/2 cup mozzarella or cheddar cheese shredded. or sliced

Brown meat and onoins. Drain well. Add soup to meat mixture. Layer meat and vegetables in a 2 quart casserole dish. Place mashed potatoes evenly over the top. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Makes 6 servings.

Source: Dana's Cookbook, cooking lean-not extreme, page 156

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bread pudding

Bread Pudding
This was so good Ken and I had seconds. Thanks Moms who think
2 cups whole milk (or 2 cups half & half)
1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup brown sugar (light or dark, depending on taste preference)
3 eggs
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups bread, torn into small pieces (french bread works best)
1/2 cup raisins (optional)

1. In medium saucepan, over medium heat, heat milk (or half & half) just until film forms over top. Combine butter and milk, stirring until butter is melted. Cool to lukewarm.
2. Combine sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed for 1 minute. Slowly add milk mixture.
3. Place bread in a lightly greased 1 1/2 quart casserole.
4. Sprinkle with raisins if desired. Pour batter on top of bread.
5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes or until set. Serve warm.

Bread Pudding Sauce

1 cup whole milk
2 Tablespoons butter
1/3 cup granulated white sugar (light brown sugar can be substituted)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon flour
dash of salt
Mix everything together and bring to a boil for 3 - 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Set aside for 5 minutes, then pour on warm bread pudding.