Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Poppy Seed Chicken

Poppy Seed Chicken---This seems to be a big hit with picky kids! :)

2 cans chicken(or 2 cups cooked chicken)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 cube butter
2 Tbsp poppy seed
1 pkg. ritz crackers

Layer chicken in casserole dish( I use 8x11.5). Mix sour cream and soup, pour over chicken. Crumble crackers and mix with poppy seed and melted butter. Bake at 350 for 30-40 min.

Some like more topping, just double butter and crackers. I only use 1 Tbsp of poppy seed. Reminder...if you or your hubby are drug tested at work, poppy seed will give a positive test, its still good without the poppy seed! :)

Ranch Dressing

This recipe makes a lot, so cut it in half if your family doesn't go through a lot of salad dressing. It stays good in the fridge for 3-4 weeks or maybe longer. I always go by the date on my buttermilk, but I've been told it lasts longer than that- I'm just paranoid!

Ranch Dressing

2 cups buttermilk
8 oz. cream cheese- softened
2 cups real mayo
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. season salt
1 tsp. onion salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. accent
1/2 tsp. dried parsley (crushed with fingers)

Mix soft cream cheese and mayo together in bowl first. Then add buttermilk and spices. Mix well. Refrigerate a few hours before serving. Enjoy!

**Make sure cream cheese is very soft, or there will be chunks in dressing. Also, real mayo is required. I've tried reduced fat mayo and dressing doesn't turn out.

Funeral Potatoes

This is a recipe that we probably all have, but it's one of my favorites!

Funeral Potatoes

1- 2 lb bag frozen hash browns
1 cup melted butter
2 cups sour cream
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can cream of chicken soup
3-4 cups grated cheese (I use "fiesta blend")
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
3 cups crushed corn flakes

**Combine all ingredients, reserving 1/2 cup butter. Pour into buttered 13x9 casserole dish. Combine cornflake crumbs and remaining butter and spread over potato mixture. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Bake uncovered. If cornflake crumbs start to burn, cover with tin foil last few minutes of baking.

**It's hard to find a 2 lb bag of hash browns. 1 lb, 14 oz. works just fine!