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December 15, 2009

Rolo Pecan Squares

1-15oz Bag Waffle Pretzels (square)
2-12 oz Bags of  Rolos (1 bag has about 55 rolos in it) (if you only want to do 1 cookie sheet full  you can buy 1 bag and 1 to2 individual Rolls of Rolos)
(1 cookie sheet makes approximatly 126 squares- about 63 rolos)

Preheat oven to 275'.  Cover cookie sheet with a sheet of parchment paper, then lay out pretzels side by side until bottom of cookie sheet is covered. 

Unwrap rolos and cut in half. 

Place 1 cut rolo on each pretzel cut side face down. 

When each pretzel has a rolo and oven is preheated back in oven for ONLY 3 minutes just long enough to melt the chocolate. 

Take out and immediatley press one pecan on top of each melted rolo.  If you run out of Peans or prefer some without nuts, use another pretzel on top instead of the pecan.

My hubby took a box of these into work and the guys devored them quickly!
They are a big hit!!

Originally got this recipe from my sister Heather

Shephards Pie

1 lb itlian sausage or hamburger
8-12 large potatoes
1 can cream of soup ( I like broccoli, chicken or mushroom)
8 oz bag shredded cheese

Cook meat in skillet until well done.

Add 1 can of your favorite cream soup

Mix well with cooked meat and put on low heat while you make potatoes

Dice potatoes and add to large pot. 

Put enough water in pot to cover the potatoes and Boil  on high heat until potatoes are soft.  Turn off heat.  Drain water from potatoes and put back into the pot.  Add 1/2 a stick of butter then Mash potatoes.  If you like creamer potatoes add about 1/4 cup milk and extra butter if desired, mash until lumps are gone.  If you prefer lumpy potaotes only mash slightly and dont add milk.

Put mashed potatoes in the bottom of a 9x11 and spread evenly.  Add Meat mixture on top of the potatoes and spread evenly.  Top with cheese.

Bake at 350' until cheese is melted approxmatly  10-15 minutes

December 04, 2009

Chicken Verde CrockPot Meal

This is awesome all by it self or served in the ways listed below

3lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken
1- 28oz can Green Enchilada Sauce (we like La Victoria or Herdez)
1- 12oz can diced green chilies
1- 8oz jar Verde Salsa
1 medium onion finely chopped

Combine all ingredients in crock pot.  Set to low for 5 hours.
When chicken is done use a spoon to break up chicken, it should shred easily.
Spoon over rice or use suggestions below.  Leftovers can be frozen.

Suggested Substitutions for Chicken:
Beans, Pork, Shredded Beef, Stew Beef
Can also change the sauce and salsa to red

Suggested Dishes:
Chicken Tacos          Chicken Nachos
Taco Salad                Fajitas
Enchiladas                  Burritos