My Broccoli Salad

4 cups chopped broccoli
1 cup Craisins
1 small red onion, chopped fine
3/4 cup Miracle Whip
1 TB vinegar
2 TB sugar

Put veggies in large bowl.
Blend sugar, vinegar and Miracle Whip.
Pour over veggies and stir well.
Allow to marinate for several hours
Delicious when served on top of cottage cheese.

Add cauliflower, fresh mushrooms, bell peppers, nuts etc.
Very easy to personalize!

Beyond Meatloaf Minis

1 lb Beyond Meat Patties (2 packages)

3/4 cup bread crumbs

1 egg

1/2 pkg Lipton Beefy Onion Soup Mix

1/2 cup catsup

1/2 cup frozen onions/peppers, thawed

1/4 cup warm water

 

Mix all ingredients except Beyond Meat Patties.

Stir in patties, make sure totally blended.

Spray cupcake pan with Pam.

Add 1/4 cup of meat mixture to each cupcake well.

Top with extra catsup.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

Makes 12 mini meatloaves

Absolutely delicious as meatloaf sandwiches!
Toast hamburger bun,  spread mayo and  flatten 1 1/2 patties per bun.
Not much to look at, but the taste is worth the effort.

 

New Years Black Eyed Pea Calico Salsa

1 can hominy, rinsed and drained
1 can black eyed peas, rinsed and drained
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2-1  tsp minced garlic, to taste
4 green onions, chopped
1 cup salsa
sprinkle of sugar, salt if needed

Mix and cover for an hour.
Serve with chips or over cornbread.

Can also add chunked avocado right before serving.
This is an HEB recipe that I tweaked a tiny bit.

Crock Pot Taters and Cheese

 

1 can cream of celery soup

2 cups sour cream

1 1/2 cups onions and red/green bell peppers

4 heaping TB margarine, melted

2 cups mozzarella/colby jack cheese shreds

30 oz bag of frozen shredded hashbrowns

 

Mix first five ingredients well.

Stir in potatoes.

Cook in crock pot on low for 4 hours.

Turn off  crock pot,and remove lid, add 1 cup cheese to top of potatoes.

Put lid back on and let potatoes rest  until cheese is melted.

Top with buttered cracker crumbs or Frenchs Fried Onions.

 

6-8 servings

Many variations of this online.

Add/subtract your fave ingredients, but keep the basics.

(Hash browns, cream of  whatever soup, cheese, margarine, sour cream)

 

 

 

Crockpot Smoked Sausage and Veggies

1/2 of a 14 oz pkg Slovaceks Smoked Beef Sausage , chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
6 new potatoes, chopped
1/2 of 12 oz pkg mini carrots
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 tsp basil
1 tsp parsley
1 can French Onion soup
Worcestershire Sauce

Add all ingredients except soup to large crock pot.
Pour soup plus 1/2 can water over all.
Add Worcestershire on top ( I used quite a few shakes) and stir.
Cook on low for 6 hours

Many similiar recipes online, this is my version- husband approved!