• Dixie Ryan: Cooking up a lot of new recipes

  • Cooking! Cooking! Cooking! It is pretty hard to believe that it is June 8 and I am cooking lots of new recipes to try and keep my house warm.

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  • Cooking! Cooking! Cooking! It is pretty hard to believe that it is June 8 and I am cooking lots of new recipes to try and keep my house warm.
    To add to the problems I had a plumbing problem this week and had to have the septic tank cleaned out and then a Roto-Rooter job. Found out that we had a large tree root and had to cut down a tree and doctor the stump with some root killer. It does not look like our summer is going to be very good and with being snowed in for a month during the winter I am getting a bit discouraged.
    Pork Casserole
    6 pork chops
    Onions, carrots and potatoes
    (enough for your family)
    Salt and pepper to taste
    1 (10 1/2 ounce) can tomato soup
    1/2 soup can water
    1 cup half and half or rich milk
    Season and brown the pork chops. Cover chops with a thick layer of sliced onion, a layer of carrots and a layer of sliced potatoes. Season with salt and pepper and pour over the top tomato soup and water. Cover and cook in slow cooker until vegetables are tender. A few minutes before serving pour 1 cup of half and half or rich milk and cook for a time until warm.
    Green Rice
    1 (10 ounce) packages chopped broccoli, cooked and drained
    7-ounce package minute rice or two cups cooked rice
    1 can either cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup
    1 small jar Cheez Whiz
    2 tablespoons butter
    Combine all of the above ingredients and bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees
    Favorite Meal Loaf
    1 1/2 lbs ground beef
    1 envelope dry onion soup mix
    1 (6-ounce) can evaporated milk
    1 egg, slightly beaten
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    pepper to taste
    Mix all ingredients together and form loaf in lightly greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Serves 4-6
    Twinkie Pie
    1 box Twinkies
    2 packages vanilla pudding (instant)
    1 pound strawberries, fresh or frozen
    2-3 bananas
    2 (8-ounce) cartoon Cool Whip
    Slice Twinkies in half lengthwise. Place in bottom of a 9 x 12 glass pan. Add half the strawberries, sliced. Add half the bananas sliced. Cover with one package of pudding and add another layer of strawberries and bananas, reserving one to two strawberries for garnish. Cover with second box of pudding. Spread cool whip over the top. Garnish with strawberry. All ingredients can be adjusted more or less to taste or fit you favorite pan. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
    We are supposed to have rain again tonight. I can hardly wait for more rain. Enjoy the recipes and I will see you next week.
    Page 2 of 2 - Dixie Ryan lives in Odessa and has enjoyed sharing her cooking talents and secrets with readers for many years.

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