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Friday, May 11, 2018

MOM’S MUSHROOM MEATBALL CASSEROLE

Mom's mushroom meatball casserole was an instant hit! This recipe reminded me of my mom, and how she would make cream of mushroom meatballs in her electric skillet.  This was an easy week-night casserole that had plenty of leftovers for my husband's and son's lunch the next day. 



Have you ever picked up the phone to call/text your mom about a recipe? You remember her making something, but you can't remember all the steps? I had one of those moments this week.  It was a quick text to mom, and making sure I was doing it right.  I wanted to make her meatballs into a casserole and make sure I was correct on all the ingredients.  




Prepare noodles and meatballs and assemble in a 9x13 pan. I didn't use all the noodles in the bag, but I made sure to have extra plain noodles for the third kid who always wants  his first serving with plain noodles. 


Pour the cream of mushroom soup on top of the noodles and meatballs.  Cover the casserole with mozzarella cheese. 


Cover with aluminium foil, and bake the casserole in the oven for 45 minutes.  Or the same time it took me to take my daughter to town and and get  back home! Whatever works when you have a busy schedule, but I was able to prepare this casserole after work, and get it in the oven. 




MOM’S MUSHROOM MEATBALL CASSEROLE
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INGREDIENTS FOR MOM’S MUSHROOM MEATBALL CASSEROLE

2 lbs hamburger
½ onion chopped
¾ cup bread crumbs
1 egg
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic salt
12 oz bag egg noodles
1 large can cream of mushroom
2 cups water

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

HOW TO MAKE MOM’S MUSHROOM MEATBALL CASSEROLE


  1. Preheat oven 425 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, combine hamburger, chopped onion, bread crumbs, egg, salt, pepper, and garlic salt.  Create small meatballs and place in a pan and prepare on stovetop.
  3. While meatballs are cooking, heat water in large pot to a boil, and cook the egg noodles al dente.
  4. Mix the large can cream of mushroom and 2 cups of water in a microwave safe bowl, and place in microwave for 5-7 minutes.  
  5. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and add the egg noodles.  
  6. Add cooked meatballs.
  7. Cover noodles and meatballs with cream of mushroom soup.
  8. Top with mozzarella cheese. Cover casserole pan with aluminum foil.
  9. Bake in oven for 45 minutes at 425 degrees.

NOTES ON MOM’S MUSHROOM MEATBALL CASSEROLE - I prepared the meatballs comparable to the size of a golf ball. - I did not use all of the noddles in the package, keep in mind what you need to use per pan size. - You can use beef and pork mixture. - I placed the casserole under the broiler to brown the cheese for 5-7 minutes.







Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Pizza Bagels

Adult treat or kid treat? Everyone will be happy with Pizza Bagels, because they can make them with their favorite toppings! 




Spring is here.  Farmers are in the fields, and making lots of planting progress within the past week. My kids have been  busy with ball practice, and this is a fun and quick meal!



Ever tried to order a pizza at a restaurant for a family? Thank goodness we can split the toppings, and keep everyone happy! Pizza bagels is a great way to keep the servings personalized! These went so fast, kids grabbed them up! 



It was fun to have help with this meal, kids took ownership on their own toppings! These are not perfect, but they are personalized!





PIZZA BAGELS

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INGREDIENTS FOR PIZZA BAGELS

Bagels - We used mini bagels
Pizza Sauce
Ground Sausage
Shredded cheese
Pepperoni

HOW TO MAKE PIZZA BAGELS
Cut bagels in half and place on cookie sheet
Cover bagel with pizza sauce
Top with prepared ground sausage, pepperoni, cheese, or other favorite toppings.
Place in 375 degree oven for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted

NOTES ON MAKING PIZZA BAGELS
  • We prefer using mini bagels.
  • Use ground hamburger or ground sausage.













Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti

If you love pasta, Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti is a great one-pan dinner.  It is a creamy and flavorful meal, you will want to make again! This is a great recipe when you have company over! 

If you love pasta, Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti is a great one-pan dinner.  It is a creamy and flavorful meal, you will want to make again! This is a great recipe when you have company over!  Chasing Saturdays



We have been busy with the kid's 4-H project - PIGS! One thing we love to do this time of the year, is to spend some time with the pigs in the pen.  The pigs are getting used to  being in the new barn, and we are spoiling the pigs with some treats.  I am sure you are thinking, pigs will eat anything! They especially love pudding, jelly beans, marshmallows and marshmallow creme! 

If you love pasta, Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti is a great one-pan dinner.  It is a creamy and flavorful meal, you will want to make again! This is a great recipe when you have company over!  Chasing Saturday's


We are still dealing with cooler than normal temperatures in April, and we are keeping the pigs warm with heat lamps and a small heater in the barn.  It's time for the farmers to start field work, but because of the cooler temperatures, snow, and rain we have received the first part of April, ground temperatures are still too cold to start planting. Soil temperatures are reported in the mid-30s and we need more warm days to increase soil temps.  Soil temperatures need to be around 50 degrees for corn to germinate and soybeans need a soil temperature of 54 degrees.  If seeds lay dormant in the ground, and do not germinate, they are more susceptible to diseases and insects.  


If you love pasta, Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti is a great one-pan dinner.  It is a creamy and flavorful meal, you will want to make again! This is a great recipe when you have company over!  Chasing Saturday's


Pasta is one of my favorite dishes.  I can claim my kids on this decision.  We have pasta dishes weekly!   We normally go for the kids favorites, spaghetti, or pasta, but this is a grown-up version.  It's packed with so much flavor! 


If you love pasta, Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti is a great one-pan dinner.  It is a creamy and flavorful meal, you will want to make again! This is a great recipe when you have company over!  CHasing Saturday's


I couldn't wait to try this dish! All my favorite ingredients in one pan! You cannot go wrong with bacon, spaghetti, cheese and chicken! 




If you love pasta, Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti is a great one-pan dinner.  It is a creamy and flavorful meal, you will want to make again! This is a great recipe when you have company over! Chasing Saturday's

 The fire roasted tomatoes are easy to find in the isle with the other canned tomato products.  First time I had tried fire roasted tomatoes, and it bring another layer of flavor to the meal! 


If you love pasta, Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti is a great one-pan dinner.  It is a creamy and flavorful meal, you will want to make again! This is a great recipe when you have company over!  Chasing Saturday's





If you love pasta, Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti is a great one-pan dinner.  It is a creamy and flavorful meal, you will want to make again! This is a great recipe when you have company over!  Chasing Saturday's




TUSCAN CHICKEN SPAGHETTI

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INGREDIENTS FOR TUSCAN CHICKEN SPAGHETTI 

3 chicken breasts - sliced in half, cut in thin strips
1 lb. bacon - cooked until crisp
2 cloves garlic - chopped
2 tsp olive oil
1 cup heavy cream
1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 small onion - chopped
1 lb angel hair spaghetti
1 large bag spinach
2 cups chicken broth
3 cups water
1 cup chardonnay
Salt and pepper
Parmesan cheese, grated
½ cup basil leaves


HOW TO MAKE TUSCAN CHICKEN SPAGHETTI 

Fry bacon, until brown.  Place on plate, covered with a paper towel.


In a large pot, place spaghetti, chicken, garlic, tomatoes, onion, salt and pepper, and half the bag of spinach.


Add chicken broth, water and chardonnay.


Bring to a boil, and stir well.  Keep chicken and spaghetti separated. Boil for 7-8 minutes.


Turn down heat.   Add heavy cream, 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, and simmer for 1-2 minutes.  Turn off heat. Add remaining spinach and basil. Stir until spinach is wilted. Top with cheese, bacon and more basil.

NOTES ON TUSCAN CHICKEN SPAGHETTI

This is an easy recipe to make in one pan, if you prefer, you can cook the chicken separately, or ahead of time. Add the chicken at the end to combine with all other ingredients.


If you love pasta, Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti is a great one-pan dinner.  It is a creamy and flavorful meal, you will want to make again! This is a great recipe when you have company over! Chasing Saturday's





Monday, April 02, 2018

Top 13 Easy Spring Time Recipes Round Up

Springtime can be a very busy season for many of us!  There are so many outside projects we want to be done. Spring planting will be in full force soon, so quick and easy meals will be our go-to very soon!

Jennifer Campbell from The Farmwife Feeds shares her experiences in the field during the busy Spring season.  The Farmwife Feeds explains 5 Reasons for Farm Planting Technology. Farmers work hard to produce high yielding crops, and the ever-evolving technology helps farmers achieve that goal.

I have compiled a round-up of easy meals that will help you get the meals out to the fields faster, easy meals that will be ready when you get home from work before you have to take the kids to the ball games.  

I have a list of 13 easy recipes for you to try this spring! These recipes will help you get the food to the table, or your farmer in the planter quickly! 

Have a safe spring! 
















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