macaroni & cheese

boil: 1 pkg of macaroni noodles

in a sauce pan over medium heat melt:

1/4 c. butter

2 c. shredded cheese (cheddar, colby-jack)

1 1/2 c. half & half

1 pkg. cream cheese

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

grease 9x13 baking pan

combine drained noodles & sauce.  pour into pan.

top with mixture:

1 c. dry bread crumbs

2 tbsp. melted butter

2 tbsp. parsley

bake at 350f for 30 min.

sloppy joes

brown: 1 lb. ground turkey

add: 1/2 tsp. garlic salt

3 tsp. brown sugar

1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste

1 c. h2o

1 tbsp. (or less) chili powder

1 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. (or less) cumin

1 tsp. oregano

several dashes worcestershire sauce

3 tbsp. ketchup

1 tsp. mustard

serve on hamburger buns with shredded cheese on top of meat.  glorious to keep warm on low in a crock pot for hours.

chicken cordon bleu pasta from taste of home magazine

3 c. uncooked penne pasta

2 c. heavy whipping cream

1 pkg. cream cheese, softened & cubed

1 1/2 c. shredded swiss cheese (or another white cheese)

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. garlic salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

3 c. sliced chicken breast cooked fully

3/4 c. crumbled cooked bacon

3/4 c. fully cooked ham

3 tbsp. dry bread crumbs

1.  cook & slice chicken, bacon, & ham

2.  preheat oven to 350f.  cook pasta according to package directions for al dente; drain.

3.  meanwhile, in a large sauce pan, heat cream & cream cheese over medium heat until smooth, stirring occasionally.  stir in 1 c. of cheese, onion powder, garlic salt, & pepper until blended.

4.  in a large bowl, combine chicken, bacon, ham, & pasta.  add sauce; toss to coat.  transfer to a greased 9x13 baking dish.  sprinkle with remaining cheese, top with bread crumbs.  bake uncovered for 18-22 min. or until heated through.

fettuccine alfredo

melt together in a sauce pan:

1/2 c. butter

1 c. cream (heavy whipping or half & half)

add: 1 1/2 c. or 5 oz. fresh parmesean cheese grated

1/2 tsp. salt

dash of pepper

garlic & parsley optional

keep on low heat.

boil fettuccine noodles while making sauce.  drain noodles, combine noodles & sauce in pan or large bowl.

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homemade goddess

yummy veggie casserole

1 box frozen chopped spinach

8 oz. fat free sour cream

1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey

mushrooms (if desired)

16 oz. jar of salsa

2 zucchini (or 4-5 small ones)

1 bag frozen chopped broccoli & cauliflower

1 1/4 c. part skim mozzarella cheese

4 tbsp. parmesan cheese

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/4 tsp. onion salt

1/4 tsp. garlic salt

cook chopped frozen spinach, drain thoroughly.  combine spinach with fat free sour cream, pepper, garlic salt, & onion salt.  spread mixture on bottom of 9x13 in casserole dish.

cook ground turkey & season to taste.  layer ground turkey on top of

spinach mixture.  pour entire jar of salsa on ground turkey as third layer.

cook chopped broccoli & cauliflower & add as fourth layer.

slice & brown zucchini in pan sprayed with pam & season to taste.

bake at 375f for 40 min.  serves 12 (3 pts. per serving)

excellent reheated on the next day!