Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Red & White Pasta

My friend, Nita made this for me and my family when I sick a few months ago. It was so delicious! 
I had to share!

Ruby's Red & White Pasta
1/2 cup butter
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 pint heavy cream
1/2 c shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 lb Penne pasta
1 jar spaghetti sauce
shredded mozzarella
Start cooking pasta. In seperate pan, melt butter on medium/low heat
 when melted, add cream cheese and garlic powder. whisk together, stir in cream and bring to a boil. Decrease heat and simmer, stirring often . Simmer 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat and add Parmesan cheese. 
 Drain Pasta and spread a thin layer of spaghetti sauce into 9x13 pan. Mix white Alfredo sauce with drained pasta. Put in dish on top of spaghetti sauce. Spread a thin layer of spaghetti sauce over pasta. Sprinkle Mozzarella, the spaghetti sauce again and then more mozzarella.
 Bake at 350 degrees, covered for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake until cheese is fully melted and cheese is bubbly. 

Monday, August 24, 2015

So Long Summer-Street Tacos

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We managed to slip in a quick trip to So. Cal before school started up again.  There is nothing so wonderful as sun, sand and surf!  We experienced it all!

Growing up at our house my mom used to have Taco Night.  We all looked forward to taco night because we all loved our mom's tacos.  My sister, Carri has taken that recipe, added a little Southern California flair and come up with her version of Street Tacos!  

After a day at the beach Carri treated us to these savory, crunchy, Cali fresh tacos.

Carri's Street Tacos
1 doz corn tortillas
1 lb. seasoned meat (hamburger, chicken, fish)
vegetable oil (for frying)
shredded lettuce
shredded cheese
sour cream

Heat the oil in a deep frying pan till hot.  Spoon seasoned meat into tortilla shell.  Carefully lay one side of tortilla in hot oil till desired crisp, then flip to other side.  Make sure you are allowing the shell only in the oil.  Place on a paper towel plate to soak up some of the oil.  Continue this process until tortilla shells and meat are combined.

Let cool slightly, then add your favorite toppings.

(Carri seasons her fish with Teriyaki sauce)

So Long Summer!

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Hi Friends! I was getting a little treat ready for some ladies I visit teach and thought I would share this yummy recipe we got long ago from one of Kellie's friends. Its the best banana bread I think there is! For those of you who are not LDS, Visiting Teaching is something that the women of our church do every month. We are assigned a few ladies in our wards to go and visit and to fellowship and help them where we can. Sometimes that is being a listening ear, a meal to fix, a baby to watch or a house to clean. Visiting teaching is a wonderful way to serve others.

 Banana Bread
2/3 cup Shortening
1 cup sugar
Mix and add 4 eggs
Mix and add 1 cup flour
Mix and add 2 cups blended banana
Mix and add 1 cup flour
Mix and add 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp salt
Mix and add 1 cup flour
Mix and add 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 cup flour
Mix and add 1 bag milk chocolate chips

Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes loaf pans or 22 minutes muffin tins

I found the August 2015 Visiting Teaching Message already made cute on this blog. I just printed it and attached it to the bread. I wrapped the bread in saran wrap and tied a piece of 2x12 scrapbook paper around the loaf.