Tuesday, February 15, 2011

One Hour Challenge Recipes #2

These are a few of my "emergency recipes".  All pretty good and you can keep the ingredients on hand for a fast meal anytime.  Fred worked for Halliburton for over 30 years and I had to have recipes that I could have a meal on the table in under 30 minutes.  There were a lot of nights that he'd just have enough time to run home, eat a bite and go right back to work.

Ham and Potatoes Au Gratin

2 cups of cubed ham
1 package Au Gratin potatoes

Prepare potatoes according to package directions.  Stir in cubed ham and bake until potatoes are tender.

This can be made in the microwave too.


Rice Pizza

I know this may sound weird but it's really good.  One night I wanted to make a pizza and didn't have time to make crust and let it rise so I substituted cooked Minute Rice.  My son and DH loved it!

1 lb. sausage
8 oz. can tomato sauce
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
8 oz. grated Mozzarella cheese
4 cups cooked rice

garlic powder

Cook sausage and drain well. 

In a microwavable container, mix tomato sauce  with garlic powder, paprika and oregano and heat thoroughly.  I prefer to do this rather than using a jar of pizza sauce.

Spread the rice evenly in the bottom of a cassserole dish; top with Parmesan cheese, sausage, tomato sauce and Mozzarella cheese.

Bake until cheese melts.  This can be prepared in the microwave also.


Barbequed Weiners

2 packages wieners
1 can condensed tomato soup
18 oz. bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce

Mix the soup and barbeque sauce in a saucepan.  Slice wieners into 1/2" thick rounds and add to sauce mixture.  Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally.


B.L.T. Sandwich in a Flash

bacon bits
sliced tomato
sliced bread

Spread bread with mayonnaise.  Top with bacon bits, lettuce and tomato slices.

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