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Meal Plan: February 5 - 11, 2012


Day 1
Dinner: 
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Slow Cooker Rice
Fruit Salad with Pineapple Dressing
Warm Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Day 2
Dinner: 
Cheesy Cream of Broccoli Soup
Maidrites

Day 3
Dinner: 
Southwest Chicken Salad
Simple Garlic Bread
No-Bake Cheesecake

Day 4
Dinner: 
French Dip
Mashed Potato Casserole 9
Gourmet Italian Peas
If your family does not care for peas, substitute their favorite frozen vegetable.

Day 5
Dinner: 
Sausage Pasta Skillet
English Muffin Bread
RASPBERRY ICED TEA 2
Toasting the English muffin bread makes it even better with this casserole.

Day 6
Dinner: 
Easy Homemade Pizza
Pizza Sticks 2
Cherry Dessert Pizza
The homemade pizza can be made with the ingredients shown or use your family's favorite pizza toppings.

Day 7
Dinner: 
Beef Burgundy
Roasted Vegetables
Crunchy Tossed Salad 3
Lemon Meringue Pie
If preferred, serve Beef Burgundy over rice.

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

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This easy, no-fuss preparation produces a delicious Italian-style entrée.
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 3 hours
READY IN: 4 hours
Container: 4 or 5-quart slow cooker
Serving Description: 2 pieces chicken plus sauce
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Ingredients
  • 8 chicken thighs or legs, skin removed
  • 1 cup tomato based Italian pasta sauce, homemade or purchased
  • 1 sweet pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 cup dry wine (substitute water and 2 teaspoons vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
Directions
  • Spread half of the tomato sauce over the bottom of the slow cooker. Add pepper, onion, celery, carrot, mushrooms, and garlic. Cover with chicken pieces.
  • Mix the remaining tomato sauce with wine, soy sauce, and tapioca. Pour over chicken.
  • Cook on HIGH about 3 hours, or on LOW about 6 hours.
  • Delicious served over pasta, polenta, rice, or potatoes.
TIP: Slow cookers vary in temperature; therefore, the amount of time each food takes to cook completely will also vary. Get acquainted with the characteristics of your slow cooker to help you estimate whether a particular dish may require more or less time to cook than what is called for in the recipe.

Slow Cooker Rice Recipe

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An easy recipe for preparing a side dish to go with any meal.
Slow Cooker Rice Recipe
Container: 2 quart slow cooker
Serving Size: cup
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups raw white rice
  • 4 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules (or 4 bouillon cubes)
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
Directions
  • Use 1/2 tbsp. of the butter to coat the bottom and walls of the crock from a 2 or 3 quart slow cooker.
  • Add the rice to the buttered crock. Cut the remaining butter into slices and place on top of the rice.
  • Boil the water, add the bouillon to it, and stir until it is dissolved. Pour bouillon over the rice. Note: Canned chicken broth can be used in place of the chicken bouillon or water if desired. If using broth or water, add 1 teaspoon of salt.
  • Cover the slow cooker and turn it on low. Allow the rice to cook for 1 1/2 hours and then lift the lid and gently stir, but do not over stir. Stir only enough to turn rice over from top to bottom.
  • Replace the cover and cook another hour on low. Note: The rice does not have to be stirred if you are not there to do it but it will help the rice cook a little more evenly.
  • Taste the rice to see if it is done. The texture should be tender, if not, allow the rice to cook longer. If done, serve while warm. If left in the crock with the slow cooker turned off, the rice will stay warm for 1 to 2 hours.

Fruit Salad with Pineapple Dressing Recipe

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A sweet combination of pineapple, oranges, and bananas. The pineapple juice creates the perfect dressing for this fruit salad.
Fruit Salad with Pineapple Dressing Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 can pineapple chunks (15 oz. can) - reserve juice for dressing
  • 1 can mandarin oranges (11 oz. can)
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
Directions
  • Combine the egg, sugar, flour and pineapple juice in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly until thick.
  • All dressing to cool completely.
  • Mix together the pineapple chunks, oranges, sliced banana and marshmallows in a medium bowl.
  • Pour cooled dressing over fruit mixture and stir to coat evenly.
  • Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

Warm Chocolate Molten Lava Cake Recipe

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Warm Chocolate Molten Lava Cake Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 35 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 6 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (not sweetened)
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, diced
  • 3 eggs (large)
  • 3 egg yolks (large)
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • Whipped cream (optional)
Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Butter six 3/4 cup souffle dishes or custard cups. Dust lightly with cocoa powder.

Stir chocolate and butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium-low heat until melted and smooth; cool.

Using electric mixer, beat eggs, egg yolks, sugar and salt in large bowl at high speed until pale yellow and thick, about 5 minutes.

Fold cooled chocolate into egg mixture. Sift flour over; fold until well incorporated. Divide batter equally among prepared dishes. Transfer to baking sheet. Bake until set at edges, but still soft in the center, about 18 minutes.

Before serving, run a sharp knife around the edge of the ramekin. Flip over onto a serving dish, tap a few times until the cake fall out. Serve warm with real whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

TIP: Take the cake out of the oven when the uncooked portion in the middle is the size of a quarter.

NOTE: The batter can be made ahead the day before and stay in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake it. Cooking time varies greatly depending on how cold or room the batter is.


Cheesy Cream of Broccoli Soup Recipe

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Creamy and cheesy soup that is loaded with flavor. Process in the food processor or you could even leave it chunky. Served up with a hot pressed sandwich for a meal.
Cheesy Cream of Broccoli Soup Recipe
Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 box Velveeta Cheese, chunked (small pkg)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 boxes frozen broccoli
  • 1 tablespoon onion, chopped
Directions
Mix milk, cheese and soup, heat slowly over low heat.

While cheese is melting, cook broccoli and onions. Drain and chop in blender or food processor.

Mix all together and simmer until hot and cheese melted.


Maidrites Recipe

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Seasoned ground beef loose meat sandwiches that are similar to a sloppy joe without the tomato base. These work great for feeding a crowd and keep warm nicely in a slow cooker.
Maidrites Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
Container: large skillet
Serving Description: 1 sandwich
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Ingredients
  • 4 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion - diced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons mustard
  • 5 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons horseradish - creamy
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt - or to taste
Directions
  • Brown the ground beef and onion together until the ground beef is no longer pink and the onions are translucent. Drain off excess grease.
  • Add in the water, mustard, ketchup, horseradish, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Mix all together and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Serve on your favorite bun.
  • Can add a slice of cheese, barbecue sauce or your favorite toppings to each sandwich.
  • Note* The meat mixture freezes beautifully.

    Southwest Chicken Salad Recipe

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    Using McCormick® Taco Seasoning in a marinade is a great way to infuse chicken with a Southwestern flavor. Sliced chicken over a bed of lettuce makes a delectably light dinner.
    Southwest Chicken Salad Recipe
    PREP: 5 minutes
    COOK: 10 minutes
    Serving Description: Makes 6 servings.
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    Ingredients
    • 1 package McCormick® Taco Seasoning Mix
    • 1/4 cup oil
    • 1/4 cup lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves
    • 8 cups salad greens
    • Assorted toppings. such as salsa, sour cream, shedded Cheddar cheese and sliced black olives (optional)
    Directions
    1. Mix Seasoning Mix, oil, lemon juice and water in small bowl. Place chicken in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add marinade; turn to coat well.

    2. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor. Remove chicken from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.

    3. Broil or grill over medium-high heat 6 to 7 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked through, turning frequently.

    4. Cut chicken into thin slices. Divide salad greens evenly among serving plates. Top with sliced chicken. Serve with assorted toppings, if desired.Test Kitchen Tip: Try also with McCormick® 30% Less Sodium Taco Seasoning Mix, Mild Taco Seasoning Mix, or 30% Less Sodium Mild Taco Seasoning Mix.

    Simple Garlic Bread Recipe

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    Simple Garlic Bread Recipe
    Ingredients
    • 1 loaf Italian round bread
    • 1 stick butter
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • Salt
    Directions
    Slice bread into thick slices.

    Melt butter in microwave and add the minced garlic.

    Using a basting brush coat both sides of the bread with the butter/garlic mixture and then lightly salt both sides.

    Broil in oven, toaster oven or grill it. Watch closely and flip when browned.


    No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe

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    Only the crust requires minimal baking in this easy cheesecake that's perfect when time is limited.
    No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe
    PREP: 45 minutes
    READY IN: 45 minutes
    Container: 9 inch pie plate, dish or tin
    Serving Size: 1 slice
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    Ingredients
    • 18 graham cracker squares, crushed
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1/3 cup butter, melted
    • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 8 ounces Cool Whip
    Directions

    For crust, preheat oven to 350° F: Combine crushed graham crackers, sugar and butter. Bake in oven for 6 to 7 minutes. Cool completely.

     
    For cheesecake:
    •  Beat cream cheese and sugar together until smooth.
    • Add sour cream and vanilla. Beat until mixed well.
    • Add Cool Whip and beat on low until well blended. Do not overbeat.
    • Pour into cooled crust and refrigerate until well chilled.

    French Dip Recipe

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    This unbeatable classic American sandwich, named for the French bread it is prepared with, can be served au jus (French for “with juice”) or with a creamy homemade horseradish sauce.
    French Dip Recipe
    PREP: 30 minutes
    COOK: 45 minutes
    READY IN: 1.25 hours
    Container: dutch oven or saucepan, medium bowl
    Serving Description: 1 sandwich
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    Ingredients
    • HORSERADISH SAUCE:
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1/4 cup horseradish
    • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    • 2 green onions - finely chopped
    • AU JUS:
    • 1/2 pound stew beef
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon pepper
    • 1/4 cup flour
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 cup onion - finely chopped
    • 1 clove garlic - chopped
    • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
    • 28 ounces beef broth - low sodium or regular
    • 28 ounces beef broth - seasoned
    • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 bay leaf
    • SANDWICH:
    • 1 1/2 pounds roast beef - deli style
    • 6 hoagie buns
    Directions
    • Season stew meat with salt and pepper.
    • Dredge the pieces in flour, coasting all sides.
    • Heat oil in a dutch oven or saucepan on medium-high heat.
    • Add prepared stew meat and brown on all sides. When the meat is all browned, add the onion, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the onions are tender and starting to caramelize - approximately 10-15 minutes.
    • Add garlic and tomato paste, cook for 3 minutes.
    • Add the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce and bay leaf. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
    • Remove the cover, increase the heat to medium and simmer another 25-30 minutes. The broth will reduce to about 3 cups.
    • Taste the broth, add salt if needed.
    • Strain the broth, discard the bay leaf and reserve the meat for another recipe. The meat would be great in a bbq beef sandwich or on top of egg noodles.
    • To assemble the sandwiches, split the rolls horizontally, but do not cut all the way through.
    • Place in the oven just until warmed all the way through, approximately 5 minutes at 325°F.
    • Add the sliced, deli style beef to the au jus in the sauce pan until warmed through.
    • Remove the beef from the au jus and divide it up amoung the warmed rolls.
    • Keep the sauce warm and pour into individual cups for serving.
    • Add horseradish sauce or sliced cheese to the sandwiches if desired.

    Mashed Potato Casserole 9 Recipe

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    Ingredients
    • 12 servings Mashed potatoes (instant)
    • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 1/4 cup chopped chives
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 cup Fried onion Rings
    • Salt & Pepper
    Directions
    Make instant mashed potatoes according to box directions. Mix all ingredients. Pour into casserole dish. Place onion rings on top. Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

    Gourmet Italian Peas Recipe

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    I don't do much with peas but the seasonings and the garlic are a great flavor enhancer to the frozen peas. Here's a green vegetable that will brighten up your plate and your palate.
    Gourmet Italian Peas Recipe
    PREP: 1 minute
    COOK: 10 minutes
    READY IN: 10 minutes
    Serving Description: 1/2 cup
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    Ingredients
    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons garlic
    • 1 package frozen peas (16 oz pkg)
    • 3 tablespoons thyme
    • 1/4 cup water
    Directions
    In a fry pan, sauté garlic and butter for a 1-2 minutes, being careful not to burn the garlic.

    Add peas, thyme and water. Cook until peas are tender.


    Sausage Pasta Skillet Recipe

    Quick and easy weeknight meal.
    Sausage Pasta Skillet Recipe
    PREP: 10 minutes
    COOK: 15 minutes
    READY IN: 25 minutes
    Serving Size: 1 cup
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    Ingredients
    • 8 ounces pasta or egg noodles
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1 pound kielbasa sausage, cut into chunks
    • 1 red onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 red or green pepper, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons cilantro or basil, chopped
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    Directions
    Cook pasta according to package directions.

    Over medium heat, heat olive oil in large skillet. Brown sausage, onion and garlic for 3-5 minutes.

    Add red pepper and cook for 5 more minutes.

    Drain pasta and pour pasta into skillet with cilantro or basil and black pepper. Stir to combine and serve.


    English Muffin Bread Recipe

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    Toast this bread up for a crunchy, delicious breakfast treat.
    English Muffin Bread Recipe
    PREP: 20 minutes
    COOK: 25 minutes
    READY IN: 1.5 hours
    Container: 2 8x4x2 inch loaf pans, large mixing bowl, medium saucepan
    Serving Description: makes 2 loaves
    Ingredients
    • 1/2 cup cornmeal enough to sprinkle pans and on top of dough
    • 6 cups flour
    • 2 packages active dry yeast
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 2 cups milk
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    Directions
    • Grease 2 pans lightly. Sprinkle with cornmeal to coat the bottom and sides of the pan and set aside.
    • In a large bowl, combine 3 cups of flour, yeast and baking soda. Set aside.
    • In a medium saucepan, heat and stir milk, water, sugar and salt just until warm (120°-130°F.)
    • Using a wooden spoon, stir the milk mixture into the flour mixture.
    • Stir in the remaining 3 cups of flour.
    • Sprinkle a work surface with a little flour, dump the dough out and finish incorporating the ingredients with your hands.
    • Divide the dough in half and place each in a prepared bread pan.
    • Sprinkle the tops with some more cornmeal.
    • Cover with a damp cloth and allow it to rise in a warm setting until it is doubled in size, approximately 1 hour.
    • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
    • Bake approximately 25 minutes or until golden. The dough will not rise to the top.
    • Immediately remove from the pans and cool on a wire rack.

    RASPBERRY ICED TEA 2 Recipe

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    Ingredients
    • 8 1/4 cups water, divided
    • 2/3 cup sugar
    • 6 individual tea bags
    • 3 cups unsweetened raspberries
    Directions
    In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Remove from the heat; add tea bags. Steep for 5-8 minutes. Discard tea bags. Steep for 5-8 minutes. Discard tea bags. Add 4 cups water. In another saucepan, bring raspberries and remaining water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Strain and discard pulp. Add raspberry juice to the tea mixture. Serve over ice.

    Easy Homemade Pizza Recipe

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    Preparing pizza at home is easy, if you start with convenient prepared pizza crusts such as Boboli. Keep a couple in the freezer so you can have pizza anytime.
    Easy Homemade Pizza Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 10 minutes
    Serving Description: Makes 6 servings.
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    Ingredients
    • 1 (12-inch) or 2 (8-inch) prepared pizza crusts
    • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 2 cups thinly sliced vegetables, such as red bell pepper, zucchini and mushrooms
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Basil Leaves
    • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Oregano Leaves
    • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Red Pepper, Crushed
    • 1/4 cup sliced black olives (optional)
    Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 450° F. Place pizza crust on large baking sheet. Mix mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses in small bowl. Spread 1/2 of the cheese mixture over crust.

    2. Toss vegetables, oil, basil, oregano, garlic powder and crushed red pepper in medium bowl. Spread mixture evenly over crust. Top with remaining cheese mixture and olives, if desired.

    3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into slices to serve. Sprinkle with additional crushed red pepper, if desired.

    Pizza Sticks 2 Recipe

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    Ingredients
    • 1 tube refrigerated bread-sticks (11 ounce tube)
    • 24 pepperoni slices
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 cup pizza sauce, warmed
    Directions
    Unroll bread stick dough and separate into eight pieces. Place three pepperoni slices on the bottom half of each bread stick, leaving about 3/4" of dough at the end. Fold top of dough over pepperoni and pinch end to seal; twist bread sticks. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Combine the Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic powder; sprinkle over bread sticks. Bake @ 350° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with pizza sauce.

    Cherry Dessert Pizza Recipe

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    A delicious dessert pizza that is perfect for pizza night or an after school treat.
    Cherry Dessert Pizza Recipe
    PREP: 20
    COOK: 25
    Container: Pizza pan
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    Ingredients
    • 1 package pizza mix (prepared as directed)
    • 1 can cherry pie filling (20 ounce)
    • CRUMB TOPPING:
    • 1/2 cup flour
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup softened butter
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    Directions
    • Prepare pizza dough as directed. Spread pizza dough on greased pizza pan and prick with a fork 8-10 times.
    • Place in preheated oven at 450 degrees for 5 minutes.
    • Remove pizza dough from oven and spread with pie filling. Sprinkle with crumb topping and place back into oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
    • Remove pizza when dough is golden brown.

    Beef Burgundy Recipe

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    Warm comfort food that is sure to please. Tender beef with the creamy sauce is perfect over egg noodles. Serve with a side salad.
    Beef Burgundy Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 1 hour
    READY IN: 1.25 hours
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    Ingredients
    • 8 ounces beef , cut into 1/4 inch pieces
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 2 tablespoons onion
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
    • 3 cloves garlic , minced
    • 8 ounces mushrooms
    • 1 cup beef broth
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 whole clove
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    Directions
    • In a Dutch oven, melt butter over medium high heat. Add beef, onion, salt and pepper; stir to brown on all sides, approximately 8-10 minutes.
    • Add garlic and mushrooms. Cook for 1 minute more. Add beef broth, water, bay leaf and clove. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 1 hour until beef is tender.
    • In a small bowl, combine remaining water and flour. Add to beef mix and bring to a boil. Stir until thickened.

    Roasted Vegetables Recipe

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    Roasted vegetables brings out a whole new flavor. Add any combination of vegetables that your house enjoys.
    Roasted Vegetables Recipe
    PREP: 10 minutes
    COOK: 15 minutes
    READY IN: 25 minutes
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    Ingredients
    • 1/2 onion , chopped
    • 2 zucchini , halved and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
    • 1 summer squash , halved and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
    • 1/2 head cauliflower , cut into florets
    • 2 cloves garlic , minced
    • 1 tablespooon olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon steak seasoning
    Directions
    • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • Place vegetables on the lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with olive oil and seasoning; stir to coat evenly.
    • Bake for 12-14 minutes until vegetables start to carmelize.

    Crunchy Tossed Salad 3 Recipe

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    This salad has all the right ingredients, from crisp lettuce, to salty bacon, to crunchy almonds, with an light dressing. Dress it right before you are ready to serve to keep the textures.
    Crunchy Tossed Salad 3 Recipe
    Ingredients
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 2 tablespoons vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 head lettuce, chopped
    • 6 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled
    • 1/3 cup almonds, sliced or slivered. toasted
    • 1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted
    • 3/4 cup chow mein noodles (optional)
    Directions
    In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine oil, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Shake well. Chill for 1 hour.

    Just before serving combine lettuce, bacon with toasted almonds and sesame seeds in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss. Top with chow mein noodles, if desired.


    Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

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    A delicious lemon pie with real lemon flavor. With the sweet-tart flavor of lemon, fluffy meringue, and a flaky crust, this lemon meringue pie is sure to be a favorite.
    Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe
    PREP: 1.5 hours
    COOK: 30 minutes
    READY IN: 2 hours
    Container: 9 inch pie pan or plate
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    Ingredients
    • CRUST:
    • 1/2 cup flour
    • 1/4 cup shortening
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • FILLING:
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup cold water
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 1/2 cup lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
    • MERINGUE:
    • 3 egg whites
    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
    Directions
    CRUST:
    • Combine flour, shortening, salt, milk, and mix until well blended. Form dough into a ball and then flatten. Roll out dough and put into a 9 inch pie plate.
    • Bake at 350°F until crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside.
    FILLING:
    • Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in a sauce pan.
    • Beat egg yolks and cold water together and add to the mixture in the saucepan; and then add the lemon juice and butter.
    • Pour in the boiling water and bring this mixture to a full boil; boil for one minute.
    • Remove from the heat and add the lemon extract; stir to mix well and then pour into the baked pie crust.
    MERINGUE:
    • Beat egg whites to a soft peak; and then add the powdered sugar and cream of tartar. Beat until whites form stiff peaks.
    • Spread over pie filling and bake at 350°F until meringue is golden brown. It is best to let the pie cool before serving to allow the filling to firm up.

    Grocery List

    Ingredient Recipe
    8 chicken thighs or legs, skin removed Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
    1 cup tomato based Italian pasta sauce, homemade or purchased Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
    1 sweet pepper, chopped Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
    1 onion, chopped Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
    1 stalk celery, sliced Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
    1 large carrot, sliced Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
    8 ounces mushrooms, sliced Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
    2 garlic cloves, minced (or more to taste) Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
    1/2 cup dry wine (substitute water and 2 teaspoons vinegar) Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
    1 tablespoon soy sauce Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
    2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
    2 cups raw white rice Slow Cooker Rice
    4 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules (or 4 bouillon cubes) Slow Cooker Rice
    3 1/2 cups water Slow Cooker Rice
    2 tablespoons butter Slow Cooker Rice
    1 egg Fruit Salad with Pineapple Dressing
    1/2 cup sugar Fruit Salad with Pineapple Dressing
    1 tablespoon flour Fruit Salad with Pineapple Dressing
    1 can pineapple chunks (15 oz. can) - reserve juice for dressing Fruit Salad with Pineapple Dressing
    1 can mandarin oranges (11 oz. can) Fruit Salad with Pineapple Dressing
    1 banana Fruit Salad with Pineapple Dressing
    1/2 cup miniature marshmallows Fruit Salad with Pineapple Dressing
    6 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (not sweetened) Warm Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
    3/4 cup unsalted butter, diced Warm Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
    3 eggs (large) Warm Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
    3 egg yolks (large) Warm Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
    6 tablespoons sugar Warm Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
    1/8 teaspoon salt Warm Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
    6 tablespoons all purpose flour Warm Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
    2 cups milk Cheesy Cream of Broccoli Soup
    1 box Velveeta Cheese, chunked (small pkg) Cheesy Cream of Broccoli Soup
    1 can cream of chicken soup Cheesy Cream of Broccoli Soup
    2 boxes frozen broccoli Cheesy Cream of Broccoli Soup
    1 tablespoon onion, chopped Cheesy Cream of Broccoli Soup
    4 pounds ground beef Maidrites
    1 onion - diced Maidrites
    1/2 cup water Maidrites
    4 tablespoons mustard Maidrites
    5 tablespoons ketchup Maidrites
    3 tablespoons horseradish - creamy Maidrites
    1 tablespoon garlic powder Maidrites
    2 teaspoons pepper Maidrites
    2 teaspoons salt - or to taste Maidrites
    1 package McCormick® Taco Seasoning Mix Southwest Chicken Salad
    1/4 cup oil Southwest Chicken Salad
    1/4 cup lemon juice Southwest Chicken Salad
    1/4 cup water Southwest Chicken Salad
    1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves Southwest Chicken Salad
    8 cups salad greens Southwest Chicken Salad
    1 loaf Italian round bread Simple Garlic Bread
    1 stick butter Simple Garlic Bread
    2 cloves garlic, minced Simple Garlic Bread
    18 graham cracker squares, crushed No-Bake Cheesecake
    1/4 cup sugar No-Bake Cheesecake
    1/3 cup butter, melted No-Bake Cheesecake
    8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature No-Bake Cheesecake
    1/2 cup sugar No-Bake Cheesecake
    1 cup sour cream No-Bake Cheesecake
    2 teaspoons vanilla No-Bake Cheesecake
    8 ounces Cool Whip No-Bake Cheesecake
    1 cup sour cream French Dip
    1/4 cup horseradish French Dip
    2 teaspoons Dijon mustard French Dip
    2 green onions - finely chopped French Dip
    1/2 pound stew beef French Dip
    1 teaspoon salt French Dip
    1 teaspoon pepper French Dip
    1/4 cup flour French Dip
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil French Dip
    1 cup onion - finely chopped French Dip
    1 clove garlic - chopped French Dip
    2 teaspoons tomato paste French Dip
    28 ounces beef broth - low sodium or regular French Dip
    28 ounces beef broth - seasoned French Dip
    1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce French Dip
    1 bay leaf French Dip
    1 1/2 pounds roast beef - deli style French Dip
    6 hoagie buns French Dip
    12 servings Mashed potatoes (instant) Mashed Potato Casserole 9
    8 ounces cream cheese, softened Mashed Potato Casserole 9
    1 cup sour cream Mashed Potato Casserole 9
    1 clove garlic Mashed Potato Casserole 9
    1/4 cup chopped chives Mashed Potato Casserole 9
    1/2 teaspoon paprika Mashed Potato Casserole 9
    2 tablespoons butter Mashed Potato Casserole 9
    1 cup Fried onion Rings Mashed Potato Casserole 9
    4 tablespoons butter Gourmet Italian Peas
    2 tablespoons garlic Gourmet Italian Peas
    1 package frozen peas (16 oz pkg) Gourmet Italian Peas
    3 tablespoons thyme Gourmet Italian Peas
    1/4 cup water Gourmet Italian Peas
    8 ounces pasta or egg noodles Sausage Pasta Skillet
    1/4 cup olive oil Sausage Pasta Skillet
    1 pound kielbasa sausage, cut into chunks Sausage Pasta Skillet
    1 red onion, chopped Sausage Pasta Skillet
    2 cloves garlic, minced Sausage Pasta Skillet
    1 red or green pepper, chopped Sausage Pasta Skillet
    2 tablespoons cilantro or basil, chopped Sausage Pasta Skillet
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper Sausage Pasta Skillet
    1/2 cup cornmeal enough to sprinkle pans and on top of dough English Muffin Bread
    6 cups flour English Muffin Bread
    2 packages active dry yeast English Muffin Bread
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda English Muffin Bread
    2 cups milk English Muffin Bread
    1/2 cup water English Muffin Bread
    1 tablespoon sugar English Muffin Bread
    1 teaspoon salt English Muffin Bread
    8 1/4 cups water, divided RASPBERRY ICED TEA 2
    2/3 cup sugar RASPBERRY ICED TEA 2
    6 individual tea bags RASPBERRY ICED TEA 2
    3 cups unsweetened raspberries RASPBERRY ICED TEA 2
    1 (12-inch) or 2 (8-inch) prepared pizza crusts Easy Homemade Pizza
    1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese Easy Homemade Pizza
    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Easy Homemade Pizza
    2 cups thinly sliced vegetables, such as red bell pepper, zucchini and mushrooms Easy Homemade Pizza
    1 tablespoon olive oil Easy Homemade Pizza
    1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Basil Leaves Easy Homemade Pizza
    1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Oregano Leaves Easy Homemade Pizza
    1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder Easy Homemade Pizza
    1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Red Pepper, Crushed Easy Homemade Pizza
    1/4 cup sliced black olives (optional) Easy Homemade Pizza
    1 tube refrigerated bread-sticks (11 ounce tube) Pizza Sticks 2
    24 pepperoni slices Pizza Sticks 2
    2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese Pizza Sticks 2
    1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning Pizza Sticks 2
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Pizza Sticks 2
    1/2 cup pizza sauce, warmed Pizza Sticks 2
    1 package pizza mix (prepared as directed) Cherry Dessert Pizza
    1 can cherry pie filling (20 ounce) Cherry Dessert Pizza
    1/2 cup flour Cherry Dessert Pizza
    3 tablespoons sugar Cherry Dessert Pizza
    1 tablespoon brown sugar Cherry Dessert Pizza
    1/4 cup softened butter Cherry Dessert Pizza
    1/8 teaspoon salt Cherry Dessert Pizza
    8 ounces beef , cut into 1/4 inch pieces Beef Burgundy
    1 tablespoon butter Beef Burgundy
    2 tablespoons onion Beef Burgundy
    1/4 teaspoon salt Beef Burgundy
    1/8 teaspoon pepper Beef Burgundy
    3 cloves garlic , minced Beef Burgundy
    8 ounces mushrooms Beef Burgundy
    1 cup beef broth Beef Burgundy
    1/4 cup water Beef Burgundy
    1 bay leaf Beef Burgundy
    1 whole clove Beef Burgundy
    2 tablespoons water Beef Burgundy
    2 tablespoons flour Beef Burgundy
    1/2 onion , chopped Roasted Vegetables
    2 zucchini , halved and cut into 1/2 inch pieces Roasted Vegetables
    1 summer squash , halved and cut into 1/2 inch pieces Roasted Vegetables
    1/2 head cauliflower , cut into florets Roasted Vegetables
    2 cloves garlic , minced Roasted Vegetables
    1 tablespooon olive oil Roasted Vegetables
    1 teaspoon steak seasoning Roasted Vegetables
    1/2 cup vegetable oil Crunchy Tossed Salad 3
    1/4 cup sugar Crunchy Tossed Salad 3
    2 tablespoons vinegar Crunchy Tossed Salad 3
    1 teaspoon salt Crunchy Tossed Salad 3
    1/4 teaspoon pepper Crunchy Tossed Salad 3
    1 head lettuce, chopped Crunchy Tossed Salad 3
    6 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled Crunchy Tossed Salad 3
    1/3 cup almonds, sliced or slivered. toasted Crunchy Tossed Salad 3
    1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted Crunchy Tossed Salad 3
    3/4 cup chow mein noodles (optional) Crunchy Tossed Salad 3
    1/2 cup flour Lemon Meringue Pie
    1/4 cup shortening Lemon Meringue Pie
    1/8 teaspoon salt Lemon Meringue Pie
    2 tablespoons milk Lemon Meringue Pie
    1 1/2 cups sugar Lemon Meringue Pie
    6 tablespoons cornstarch Lemon Meringue Pie
    1/4 teaspoon salt Lemon Meringue Pie
    1/2 cup cold water Lemon Meringue Pie
    3 egg yolks Lemon Meringue Pie
    1/2 cup lemon juice Lemon Meringue Pie
    2 tablespoons butter Lemon Meringue Pie
    1 1/2 cups boiling water Lemon Meringue Pie
    1/2 teaspoon lemon extract Lemon Meringue Pie
    3 egg whites Lemon Meringue Pie
    1/2 cup powdered sugar Lemon Meringue Pie
    1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar Lemon Meringue Pie
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