Saturday, May 5, 2007

Lemon Butter Haddock

Lay out in a 8x12 pan:
1 lb fresh, firm haddock fillets
sprinkle salt and pepper

Melt 1/2 cup of butter, and add:
1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley
1-2 T lemon juice
Pour over the fish.

Top with 1/2 cup Ritz cracker crumbs, and sprinkle 1/2 tsp paprika.

Bake at 350 until done, 20-30 minutes.

Hash Brown Casserole

Layer in an 8x13 pan, in this order:

1 bag hash browns (large cut)
1 small onion, chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 250 mL tub sour cream

Bake at 350 about half an hour. (Scientific, I know.) Then top with 2 cups grated cheddar, then with crushed Corn Flakes, about 1 cup, and then 1/2 cup melted butter. (Trust me!) Bake again for about 15 minutes.

If you're feeling lazy, you can throw all the layers on at once and bake 40 minutes.

This one's great for showing off at pot lucks, or serving up at a barbecue.

Hello Dolly Squares

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup melted butter

Mix, and pack in an 8x8" pan

Sprinkle on:
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 cup walnuts (optional)

Pour on top:
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Don't eat them all, you'll be fat.

Old Fashioned Rice Pudding

Combine in a medium/large saucepan:
5 cups whole milk
1 cup instant rice
1 6-serving pkg of coconut cream pudding mix (the cooked kind)*
1/4 cup raisins
1 egg, well beaten

Bring to a full boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool five minutes in the pot, stirring twice. Pour into dessert dishes or a serving bowl, and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve warm.

* some prefer vanilla

Sweet & Sour Pineapple Pork

Brown in 1 tsp oil:
1 lb pork cubes

Add, and stir fry:
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion
2-3 stalks celery, chopped
1 green pepper, or 1/2 red, 1/2 green

1 can pineapple chunks, drained, reserve sauce!

Blend in a saucepan, cook until thickened:
reserved pineapple juice
2 T cornstarch
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 T vinegar
1 T soya sauce
Pour over pork, simmer 5-10 minutes

1 large tomato, wedged
heat through

Serve over hot rice