Sunday, July 21, 2013

The best cornbread I've ever had (Yes, even better than the yellow cake mix kind.)


I think the title speaks for itself.  

{What you need}
2 cups cornmeal
2 cups flour
1 1/3 cups white sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups sour cream
1 cup butter, melted
4 eggs

Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl.  Incorporate the wet ingredients and mix until blended. Pour batter into a greased 9x13 glass dish and bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes.

original recipe found here

Meatball Stroganoff

This came together in under 20 minutes and is bursting with flavor.  A perfect recipe for a weeknight, but fancy enough for Sunday dinner, too!  We will definitely be putting this in our regular meal rotation.  It would also freeze well or be a great dinner to take to a neighbor who just had a baby or something like that.

{What you need}
1 bag Rosina Italian style meatballs (found at Target)
3 Tbsp olive oil for browning the meatballs
2 cups beef broth
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 1/2 tsp oregano
1 1/2 tsp basil
1 1/2 tsp parsley
1 cup sour cream
1 cup heavy whipping cream or cream cheese
cooked noodles of choice (we used 2 packages of the spiral-y kind because we were feeding Elders)

In a large saucepan, heat the oil.  Add the meatballs to the hot oil and brown.  Deglaze with the beef broth and bring to a boil.  Add the seasonings and stir for about 2 minutes.  Add the sour cream and whipping cream and bring back to a boil for 2 more minutes so the creams can thicken the sauce a bit.  Add the noodles and stir around to evenly coat everything.  The end!

original recipe found at Menu Musings 

Chicken Quesadillas

This came together quite easily and quickly on a weeknight.  I was surprised at how yummy they turned out!  It's a nice variation on regular cheese quesadillas.  James loved it, too, so I think it'll be a hit with your kiddos.

{What you need}
1 pound chicken, baked and shredded
1 Tbsp taco seasoning 
1 can Rotel
1 can black beans
1 Tbsp dried onion
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
12 tortillas
cooking spray

In a large saucepan, combine everything except the cheese, sour cream, and tortillas.  Stir until heated through over medium heat.  Start heating a separate frying pan with cooking spray on it.  As it heats, incorporate the cheese and sour cream into the chicken mixture and stir until cheese is melted throughout.  Take two tortillas and sandwich 1/6th of the chicken mixture in between them.  Fry one side on medium heat until crispy, about 4 minutes.  Flip and do the same to the other side.  Repeat with remaining ingredients.
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