Thursday, November 20, 2008

How I used my stockpile today

My two year old and I started out by making some Fruit and Jello cupcake Jigglers. I saw a recipe for these in the sunday inserts a couple weeks back and they made my mouth water. Plus I have all of that FREE Meijer Jello to use. I didn't have everything they called for so I deviated from the recipe a bit:

2 - 4 serving packages of Jell-O - I used 1 strawberry and 1 orange
1 can of crushed pineapple - I only had I crushed them myself
frozen fruit

drain the can of pineapple into a measuring cup, then add enough water to make 2 cups. Heat water and juice until boiling. Add water and juice to bowl with Jell-O in it. Stir until disolved. Then add pineapple. I also took some mixed frozen fruit, minced it in my magic bullet, and added it to the Jell-O mixture. Pour into cupcake cups and refridgerate for 2 1/2 hours. Their recipe also called for a can of cranberry sauce and walnuts...that could be good.

Then, after naptime, we made daddy some no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies.

1/2 cup butter or 1 stick
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
4 Tbsp. cocoa
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups quick oats

Heat butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa until a rolling boil. Let boil for 1 1/2-2 minutes. You should have the other ingredients prepared in another bowl and wax paper or tin foil already spread out on the counter or flat surface. Pour the boiling mixture into a bowl with all other ingredients. Quickly mix and spoon cookies onto your flat surface. If done correctly, the mixture should harden quickly.

For dinner I mixed up a concotion. Don't know what to call it, but it was pretty good!

1 lb. venison from our freezer
1 package of green giant steamer (free at Meijer this week with $1/1 coupons)
1 can cheese soup
milk - I didn't measure
potatoes - enough to fill the bottom of a large baking pan
shredded cheese ($3/2 at walgreens this week)
1 jar salsa (I have a ton of these from the $1.50/1 at Meijer making them .39 each)

Grands Biscuits that I got for free at Meijer with $1/1 coupon last week.

I browned the venison while cubbing potates and putting them in the bottom of the baking pan. Layered veggies on top of potatoes and venison on top of veggies. Then I mixed the cheese with milk until it was pourable. Poured that on top and salsa on top of that. Stuck it in the oven, covered, at 400 for about an hour. When it was just about done I layered some shredded cheese on top. Biscuits on the side!

1 comment:

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

Your casserole recipe looks great. I love venison and will keep this in mind next time Bambi visits my freezer.

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