Crescent Roll Taco Bake

We had this a few nights ago and it was so yummy … Just thought I would share it here!!!

Pillsbury's Crescent Roll Taco Bake Recipe

Ingredients: 

12 crescent rolls (1.5 Tubes)

1 LB ground beef ( or ground turkey)

1 packet taco seasoning

1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese or to your liking

Shredded lettuce

1 or 2 diced tomatoes depending on size

1/2 small can sliced olives if desired

Sour cream (optional)

Sliced avocado (optional)

Directions:

1. On a round baking sheet (I use one with holes in it for grease draining) lay out the two tubes of crescent pastry, thick sides in. If left overs use to make center a bit thicker

2. Brown beef/turkey (Drain and rinse fats) and add taco seasoning

3. Lay out 2 crescents without separating them then surround the center with the wide ends in the center forming a multi-point star.

4. Lay beef in a circle inside the laid out crescent rolls.

5. Add plenty of cheese to the top of meat mixture

6. Pull points of crescent roll and tuck in over meat and cheese.

7. Follow cook time on the pack of crescent rolls, and once it’s done, you’re good to go ( I baked mine for 20 minutes)

8. Add cheese,lettuce,tomato,black olives,sour cream or whatever else you desire in the middle and enjoy.

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Chocolate Poops aka No Bake Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 5 tbsp milk (or water)
  • 1 stick butter (1/4 Cup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 cups quick oats

Supplies:

  • Cookie Sheet
  • Medium Sauce Pan
  • Stirring Spoon
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Wax Paper

What To Do:

  • Heat everything except oats Just to boil (5 to 10 boil bubbles)
  • Remove from heat
  • Stir in oatmeal
  • Drop on waxed paper…Fast

Note: If you over heat they are dry, crumbly and powdery.  If you under heat they are gooey and runny.  First batch is always a gamble.

Fall Apart Pork Chops

Ingredients:

  • 2 – 6 Pork Chops
  • 1-2 tsp. Butter
  • 1-2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1-2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • Pinch of Black Pepper
  • 4 Qts. & 1/2 cup Water

Supplies:

  • 12″ – 15″ Non Stick Skillet
  • 1 Pair Tongs

What To Do:

  • Melt butter in pan over medium-high heat.
  • Place desired number of pork chops in pan.
  • Sprinkle garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper on and around pork chops. Turn over and sprinkle garlic and onion powder over the pork chops.
  • Allow the seasoning in the pan to turn a light to golden brown.
  • Add the 4 Qts. of water to the pan.
  • Bring to a boil and then turn down to simmer.
  • Allow to simmer partly covered for at least 3 hours.
  • Once the water has boiled down to a slight covering in the pan allow it to begin to brown the seasonings.
  • Using the 1/2 cup of water and a pair of tongs, drag the pork chops around the pan creating a coating on each side, adding small amounts of water to keep the seasonings and pork chops from becoming too dark.

Complementary Side Options:

  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Corn
  • Stuffing
  • Peas

Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg. Strawberries
  • 1 cup Half & Half
  • 3-4 tbs. Sugar

Supplies:

  • Medium Size Bowl w/Lid
  • Fruit/Vegetable Masher
  • Sharp knife
  • Spoon

What To Do:

  • Wash all strawberries
  • Cut off tops and remove core
  • Smash approximately half the strawberries
  • Add Half & Half & Sugar
  • Blend together until sugar is dissolved
  • Refrigerate for one hour
  • Pour over desired cake/biscuit
  • Slice up remaining Strawberries & use them on top

Cake Ideas:

  • Pound Cake
  • Vanilla Cake
  • Angel Food Cake
  • Bisquick Biscuits

Garden Rotini Bake

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Hamburger
  • 1 lb. Hot Pork Sausage
  • 4 – 15 oz. Cans Tomato Sauce
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Italian Seasoning
  • 1 large Green Bell Pepper
  • 2 – 3 Large Fresh Mushrooms
  • 2 Cups Shredded Italian Blend Cheese
  • 10oz Garden Rotini Pasta

Supplies:

  • Large Crock-pot
  • Cooking Spoon
  • Large Skillet
  • 13×9 Baking Pan
  • Spatula
  • Sharp Knife

What to Do:

  • Brown Hamburger and Sausage, drain, rinse thoroughly and set to the side
  • Dice up green pepper and toss into crock-pot
  • Slice up mushrooms and toss into crock-pot
  • Empty all 4 cans of sauce into crock-pot
  • Season to taste using garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasoning
  • Allow to cook on low for at least 4 hours to allow the mushrooms and green peppers to soften
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cook pasta according to package directions
  • Drain pasta and pour into 13×9 baking pan~ Spoon sauce over pasta
  • Spread cheese over pasta
  • Bake until cheese is thoroughly melted and starting to turn a light golden brown
  • Let set for 5-10 minutes to cool 

Complementary Side Options:

  • Cesar Salad
  • Garlic Bread
  • Garlic Cheese Bread