Monday, April 6, 2009

Creamy Potatoes and Veggie Gravy

A couple of weekends ago, our ward activities commit put together dinner parties. We got to have dinner with 3 other couples. It was very fun. We had a very yummy dinner. The hostess made stuffed pork chops and corn, another guest brought corn bread, we brought mashed potatoes and gravy and the other couple brought cupcakes from the SweetTooth Fairy. It was all very good. I felt bad, one of the women at dinner was allergic to dairy- so, I should have made the potato smashers. Oh well. Here's the recipe for my creamy potatoes and gravy.
12-15 red potatoes (I like mine with the skin on)
1/2 cube of fat free cream cheese
3/4- 1 cup fat free sour cream
1/3- 1/2 cup skim milk
Boil the potatoes until soft. Drain the potatoes. Smash the potatoes, add the cream cheese, sour cream and milk. Whip til smooth. Add a little more milk or cream cheese if necessary.
Once whipped, put in oven at 350 until you are ready to serve.
For the gravy...
2 tsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 1/2 c vegetable broth
In a sauce pan, melt the butter and whip in the flour, until it makes a paste. Add the broth, and bring to a boil. Whisk frequently. It will thicken as it cooks.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

"Chocolate Raspberry Pie"

For April Fool's Dinner we had "Chocolate Raspberry Pie" made with meatloaf and mashed potatoes.
You'll need...
3/4 lb ground beef
1/2 onion finely chopped
1/2 cup oats
1/4- 1/2 bottle of spicy honey BBQ sauce
1 teaspoon cocoa
1 prepared pie crust
instant mashed potatoes
red food coloring
To make:
Preheat oven to 350. Combine the ground beef, onions, oats, cocoa and BBQ sauce. Fill the pie crust with the meat. Level out the meat and pour more BBQ sauce over it. Bake for an hour. When the "pie" is almost done, prepare the potatoes according to package instructions. Add the red food coloring before stirring in the liquid. Then mound the potatoes on top of the pie and serve.

April Fool's Lunch

I love April Fool's Day. Here's what we had for lunch. There will be another dinner post.

Fish Stick- or so they thought

For each fish stick:
3 sugar wafer cookies
peanut butter
rice krispie cereal

First, put a cup of Rice Krispies in a plastic bag. Use a rolling pin and crush the Rice Krispies. Set aside. Layer 3 wafers- stick them together with peanut butter. Then cover the wafer with just enough peanut butter. Take your plastic bag of Rice Krispies and put one "fish stick" in at a time. Completely coat the "fish stick" and place it on your plate. Repeat.

Tarter Sauce:
2 tablespoons white frosting- melted

Carrots and Peas:
Fruity Tootsie Rolls in green and orange

Slice the orange ones and set aside.
Slice the green ones, then third the slices. Roll each little piece into a ball (Thanks Miss Kim for your help on this part).

Put all in a bowl and mix them up. Serve.

Call the kids over for lunch and watch with delight. You'll be glad you did.

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