Sydney Danielle Lough 3/11/07

Sydney Danielle Lough  3/11/07
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Monday, March 24, 2008

Yeah, I Know...Long Time No See Stranger!

I am back among the bloggers. Last week, when I intended to get back into blogging, turned out to be crazier than I anticipated and I just did not get around to blogging at all. I wanted to share a couple of recipes that I tried over the past couple of weeks that I want to share. They were really good!

Taco Casserole

1 lb ground beef
1 onion (chopped)
1 garlic clove or minced garlic to taste
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1/2 c. water
1 c. sour cream
1 pkg crescent rolls
1 bag crushed Doritos or corn chips (or you can mix)
1 box Spanish rice (prepared)
1 c. shredded cheese
tomato (chopped)
lettuce (shredded)

Preheat oven to 375.

Prepare Spanish rice according to box directions. While it is simmering, cook ground beef with onion and garlic. Drain. Add taco seasoning and water. Add sour cream.

In a greased 9X13 dish, press crescent rolls into bottom to form a crust. Press half of a bag of chips into the crust. Spread cooked rice over rolls. Then spread meat mixture over rice. Top with shredded cheese and then remainder of bag of chips.

Bake at 375 for 25 minutes. Serve with lettuce, tomato, salsa and sour cream.

This recipe was adapted from a recipe at Because I'm the Mama. You can also add refried beans, black beans, peppers (or whatever else you think might go well with tacos) as a layer. This meal was great the first time and pretty good as a leftover. The key is to serve it with lettuce when it is leftover to cover the fact that the chips are not that crisp any more.

Better than Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
1 stick Butter, softened
1 1/2 cup Milk
1 cup grated Parmesean Cheese
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder

Melt Cream Cheese, Butter, and Milk together in a saucepan. Add remaining ingredients, Garlic Powder last. Stir with a whisk until all melted together. Pour over cooked pasta.

I found this recipe at What's for Dinner? I don't know that it quite lives up to it's name, but it is really good!

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Crazy Daisy said...

Happy to see you back! Hope all is well. The recipes look great!!

Amy said...

Welcome back! I'm going to have to try the taco casserole.

Sandi said...

Glad to see you back online! I've missed you.

stacey said...

thanks for sharing!

kailani said...

I've also tried that Better Than Olive Garden . . . recipe. I liked it but I still like OG better. Maybe it's because I don't have to make it. hee hee

Ter said...

Welcome Back!

I have a salad dressing recipe that claims to be a mock Olive Garden recipe, but while it's good, it's nothing at all like Olive Garden's!

BTW, I've been meaning to tell you that, I don't know if it's my screen or what, but the words at the top of your middle row of your blog (where you post about your daughter) is hidden behind the photo of you and your husband... not sure if you're aware of that or if it's just my own computer screen...but thought I would mention it anyway. :)