May 30 Thought For The Day

People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing – and I’ve had some doozies!

Ravioli Taco Bake

I receive a newsletter from Recipe Lion and have found some of their posted recipes really good and some only so-so. They have a lot of copycat recipes listed for places like Cracker Barrel and many others and again some of them I have tried have been very good and very close to the original, some not so much. This recipe is one they had listed on their list of favorite casseroles for 2011. I haven’t tried it yet but it is so different that I have added to my list of “want to trys”. If you give it a go I would love to hear your response!

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May 29 Thought For The Day

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and love is the best pair of rose-colored glasses available.

King Ranch Chicken

I received this recipe from a co-worker years ago and it has always been one of my favorites. It’s easy to make and reheats really well IF you have any leftovers.

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May 28 Thought For The Day

The only real failure in life is the failure to try.

Doritos Casserole – Updated

On the 11th of May I posted a recipe for Dorito Casserole.  The other day, looking in my pantry for inspiration on what to make for supper, I spied a bag of Nacho flavored Doritos and recalled this recipe. Decided to give it a try. As I usually do the first time I make a new recipe, I followed the recipe exactly. As I was making the casserole several questions came to mind that were not answered in the recipe. The first thing was that the recipe did not state what flavor of Doritos to use. I had nacho cheese flavored and since this is a 1977 recipe and nacho cheese was the first Dorito flavor I decided that was probably going to work. I think it worked great and the nacho flavor definitely went with the other flavors. The recipe also did not state whether the Doritos were to be crushed or left whole. I decided to go with whole and again I think that was the right decision. The amount wasn’t stated so I poured some into my baking dish so that the bottom was completely covered. Then I used 1/2 of the soup and meat mixture, put another layer of the chips and then the remaining 1/2 of the soup and meat. Lastly, the amount of cheese to use was not stated so I used what I had, Monterey Jack shredded and put on plenty (I really like cheese!) I baked for 25 minutes until it looked hot and bubbly and then served with shredded lettuce, sour cream and some chopped tomatoes I decided to add.

I was very pleased with the way the casserole turned out. I thought the flavor was really good and it was definitely different that other casseroles I have had. I think the only change I would make when I make it again is to add some sliced black olives, simply because I like them in Mexican food. It was easy to make and took very little time and leftovers heated up will the next day. Overall I am giving this recipe a definite thumbs up and will be making it again!

 

May 25 Thought For The Day

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.

May 24 Thought For The Day

Thought for today speaks for itself!

Zucchini Bread

There are many good recipes around for zucchini bread and this is the one I have used for years and have had very good luck with. As anyone who has a garden and grows zucchini knows, at harvest time you need lots of good recipes for using it all up. Friends, for some reason, stop answering their door when they see you coming, afraid you have more zucchini for them. This bread freezes very well and it is nice to be able to thaw it out for a winter treat. I also freeze grated zucchini in 2 cup containers so I can mix up a batch whenever the mood strikes.

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May 23 Thought For The Day

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.

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