Monday, February 27, 2006

Recipes used for Saturday's Dinner

-Appetizer-

Crab Dip

This is the first time I made this dip. It was good but it's not my favourite.

1 pkg Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 can real crab
1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach

Mix cheeses and spinach in mixer
Add crab

Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes.


-Main Course-

Starvin' Guy Chicken Pie

I got this recipe from Jen who I think got it from Crazy Plates

1 cup chopped onions
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup low-sodium, reduced-fat chicken broth
1-1/2 cups peeled, cubed potatoes
1-1/2 cups chopped carrots
1 cup sliced green beans (cut into 1-inch pieces) - I left these out
1 can (10 oz) reduced-fat Cream of Mushroom Soup (Campbell's Healthy Request), undiluted
1-1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast (about 3/4 of a lb)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon each dried basil and ground thyme
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Biscuit Crust
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground sage
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/3 cup skim milk

Spray a large saucepan with non-stick spray. Add onions and garlic. Cook over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Add broth, potatoes, carrots, and beans. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Partially cover and simmer for 12 minutes. The potatoes should be slightly undercooked. Remove from heat.

In a small bowl, stir together mushroom soup and flour. Add to vegetables, along with chicken, parsley, basil, thyme, and pepper. Stir well. Pour into a medium casserole dish.

To prepare crust, combine flour, baking powder, sage, and salt in a large bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter or margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk. Form a ball with the dough. Add a bit more flour if dough is too sticky. Roll out on a floured surface to fit top of casserole. Place dough over chicken mixture. Prick several times with a fork. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes, until crust is golden brown. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.

Makes 4 servings.

-Dessert-

Black Forest Mousse Dessert










Ingredients

1-1/2 cups cold milk (use skim, or calcium-enriched skim)
1 pkg. (4-serving size) Jell-O Chocolate Instant Pudding (use the fat-free, sugar-free kind)
2 cups Cool Whip Whipped Topping, thawed, divided (use the ultra-low-fat/95% fat-free kind)
16 Oreo Cookies, divided (there is a kind with 25% less fat - use this)
1-1/2 cups canned cherry pie filling (if you are lucky enough to find 'no sugar added' go for it - I had to use regular)

Directions

1 POUR milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. or until well blended. Gently stir in 1/2 cup of the whipped topping.

2 CRUSH 10 of the cookies coarsely; stir into pudding mixture. Spoon half of the pudding mixture into 1-1/2-L serving bowl. Spread 3/4 cup of the remaining whipped topping over pudding mixture.

3 TOP with 1 cup of the pie filling, remaining pudding mixture, remaining whipped topping and 1/2 cup pie filling.

4 CRUSH remaining 6 cookies; sprinkle on top of dessert.

14 comments:

Jen said...

*drool*
You're making me hungry...

Palmer said...

Wow. Do you charge for this service?

James said...

Let's put it this way...

She doesn't technically charge for this service, but..

I paid for it if you know what I mean

James said...

Wait a sec... what did I just say?

Ferda said...

ya James what do you mean?

Palmer said...

Awww yeah.

Palmer said...

Or...as Al Green would put it...Old Time Lovin'.

Matt said...

I prefer red green

James said...

palmer knows what I'm talkin' 'bout.

Ferda said...

I'm not really sure how it applies Matt but that's a great link. I love this one:

VEGETARIAN: That's an old Indian word meaning "I don't hunt so good."

Matt said...

I saw Palmer reference Al Green, so I tried to search for a similar funny quote from Red Green, Unfortunately, none of the quotes really fit.... No point in letting that hard work go to waste...

So I linked to a red green quote page.

I didn't think anyone would notice...
**Damn Ferda's attentive nature**

Palmer said...

We all noticed, we just didn't want to make you feel dumb.

Matt said...

So your telling me Ferda is trying to make me feel dumb?? Why Ferda???

Ferda said...

because you made fun of me on the uncle rico thread because I had a momentary lapse and missed the significance of the 'i'm feeling very relaxed' comment

v is for vendetta baby!! Speaking of which... that looks like a good movie we should all check it out when it comes out. It's from the same people who brought us that trilogy... what's it called? Matress or something...