peg's ham & cheese strata
Peg’s Ham & Cheese Strata was another dish that was always enjoyed at my home!! And again, it is so good that it can be eaten as a breakfast dish, lunch dish, dinner side-dish, dinner main dish or even as a snack!! It is loaded with protein because of the eggs & meat. It’s also good for you because of the milk & vegetables! You can substitute various meats (chicken, for example, just make sure the meat is cooked first). You can also add or substitute various vegetables you desire. And like I’ve said before - try it and enjoy!!
1 loaf French bread, sliced approximately 1-1½” thick
1 lb. ham, cut into bite-size chunks
1 lb. cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup mushrooms, chopped
6 eggs, or 1 ½ cups Egg Beaters
3 cups milk
Salt, Pepper, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Chives to season
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tom's famous red potato casserole
Tom’s Famous Red Potato Casserole was always a hit at my office & my home!! It is so good that it can be eaten by itself or as a vegetable side-dish! It can be eaten as a breakfast dish, lunch dish, dinner side-dish, dinner main dish or even as a snack!! Like I’ve said before - try it and enjoy!! I know that my Mom would have approved - it’s made with potatoes!!
Red potatoes, approx. 6-8 medium (cut into bite-size chunks & parboiled)
Onion, approx. ½ medium (cut into small bite-size chunks)
Bacon, 8-10 slices (already cooked, cut)
⅔ cup mayonnaise
½ cup cream cheese, softened
1 (1-ounce) packet Ranch Dressing/seasoning mix (dry)
1 ½ - 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Pepper, Chives to season
God Bless, Peg
“Sometimes things don't go your way, but you get up and keep going.” --C.M.Punk
My Creamy Kielbasa & Veggie Soup is a must-have, especially for the winter! A bigger bowl of it can be eaten as a dinner alone, say with some bread (Tom just found us Vanilla Brioche, Marketside Brand at Walmart). Or it can be enjoyed as a cup & be an accompaniment to almost any meal you have planned! The other really nice thing about this soup is that you can choose any kind of Kielbasa - beef, pork or turkey. My favorite splurge for veggies is the potatoes! It's also sort of Slovak because Kielbasa shows up in plenty of my Mom's old recipes!
3 red potatoes, peeled & cut into bite-size chunks
1 cup diced celery/onions (I can purchase already diced from my local Vons)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
32 ounces chicken broth
1 cup water
10.5 ounces cream of mushroom soup
12 ounces Kielbasa sausage, sliced into bite-size chunks
Spray large pot with Pam & put over medium heat. Add potatoes, celery/onion, garlic, broth & water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat & simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in cream of mushroom soup & Kielbasa. Continue to simmer until heated through & slightly thickened, about 30-45 minutes. Season with chives, salt and pepper. Serve hot with the bread.
God Bless, Peg
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” -- Winston Churchill
no-bake energy poppers
Before you start Therapy be sure to try these! These No-Bake Energy Poppers only take 20 minutes from Start to Finish! I found them very easy to make, even with only one arm/hand functioning! They are especially nice because they don't require to be baked and because they are full of many nutritional values. So please check them out.
MAKES 30 SERVINGS.
God Bless, Peg
“In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.” -- Andrew Dykstra