Category Archives: Main Dishes

JD’s Lasagne

1 lg. pkg. Lasagna Noodles
1 lb. Ground Beef
1 lb. Pork Sausage
1 lg. Onion, chopped
1 pkg. Spaghetti Sauce Mix
3 (6 oz.) cans Tomato Paste
8 oz. Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
8 oz. Provolone or Jack Cheese, shredded
8 oz. med Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Add Butter or Oil to water for boiling Noodles

Okay, the following directions were not written down, so I have to adlib here…..

Boil Noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.

While the noodles are cooking, cook the ground beef, pork sausage, and onion in a skillet, stirring so as to break up the meat; drain.

Prepare spaghetti sauce mix according to package directions, using the 3 cans of tomato paste.

In large heavy sheet cake pan (9×13), layer 1/3 of the sauce, 1/3 of the noodles, 1/3 of the meat mixture, and 1/3 of the shredded cheese. Repeat another couple of times, using everything up, and making sure you end with the cheese.

Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for about an hour.

Chicken Casserole

4 cups diced, cooked Chicken
2 Tbsp. Butter
1/2 cup Celery, chopped
1/2 cup Onion, chopped
1 (4 oz.) can mushroom pieces
1 can Cream of Celery Soup
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 cup Chicken Broth

Topping:
1 small pkg. Stuffing Mix
1 cup Chicken Broth
1 stick Butter, melted

Saute the onion and celery in the butter. Add the rest of the ingredients except the topping. Mix topping and spread over the mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Let stand at room temperature one hour, then bake at 350 degrees ’til brown and bubbly.

– From Nana’s Recipe Collection

Buffalo Wings

24 Chicken Wings/Drummettes
1/4 cup Hot Pepper Sauce
1/4 tsp Paprika
1 envelope Hidden valley Ranch Dressing Mix
1/3 cup Butter, melted
3 Tbsp. Vinegar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Dip chicken in dressing, then in mixture of butter, pepper sauce and vinegar. Place on baking pan and sprinkle with paprika. Bake 25-30 minutes. Turn chicken, sprinkle other side with paprika and bake at 450 for 20-25 minutes or until brown.

– From Nana’s Collection

Beef & Mushroom Teriyaki Stir-fry

1/2 cup Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Water
2 Tbsp. Sugar
2 med. Onions, sliced
1 tsp. minced Garlic
3/4 tsp. ground Ginger
2 lbs. Round Steak, cut into thin strips
1 lb. fresh Mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup Oil
2 cups shredded Cabbage
1 can Bean Sprouts
1 can Water Chestnuts, drained and sliced

Combine soy sauce, water, sugar, vinegar, garlic and ground ginger.  Add beef to marinade.  Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.  In wok, or 12 inch skillet, heat oil, add mushrooms, saute 2 minutes, add cabbage, saute 5 minutes.  Add beef and marinade, stir fry 5 minutes.  Add bean sprouts and chestnuts, cook 5 minutes longer.  Serve over rice. 

-From Nana’s Recipe Collection

Barbecued Meatballs

MEATBALLS
2 Eggs
2 cups Oats
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
2 tsp. Chili Powder
1 (13 oz.) can Milnot
1 Tbsp. minced Onion
2 tsp. Salt
3 lbs. lean Ground Chuck
Sauce (Recipe Below)

Beat eggs, add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Shape into balls. Place in greased pan. (It will fill 2 9×13 pans). Pour sauce over top, one layer to a pan. Bake at 350 for one hour.

SAUCE
4 cups Ketchup
4 Tbsp. Liquid Smoke
1 Tbsp. minced Onion
2 cups Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
Heat ingredients until sugar is dissolved and pour over meatballs.
– From Nana’s Collection

Raspberry and Chicken Salad

3/4 cup roasted garlic-flavored seasoned rice vinegar, divided
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 cup fresh raspberries
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 navel oranges
1 (10-ounce) bag mixed greens
1/4 cup pecans

In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup rice vinegar, tarragon, and salt; mix well. Add chicken to dish, cover and marinate in the refrigerator at least 1 hour.

While chicken is marinating, make the dressing: In a blender, combine raspberries, 1/4 cup rice vinegar, the honey, oil, and zest from 1 orange; cover and blend until smooth.

Grill or sauté chicken until no pink remains. Cool slightly and slice each breast.

Divide greens evenly among 4 plates. Place sliced chicken over greens.

Peel and slice each orange crosswise into 8 slices. Arrange 4 orange slices on each plate.

Pour raspberry dressing over chicken and salad. Sprinkle with pecans and serve immediately.

Chicken Chow Mein Casserole

4-6 Chicken Breasts, boiled
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 lg. can Milnot
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
2/3 cup Milk
1 can Cream of Celery Soup
1 Tbsp. Minced Onion
1 lg. can Chow Mein Noodles

Tear or cut chicken into bite size pieces. Mix soups, milnot, milk, onion and chicken together in pan, cook until creamy.

Add 2/3 can of chow mein noodles to soup mixture. Pour into 13×9 pan and cover with remaining noodles. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until bubbly.

– From Nana’s Recipe Collection

Chicken Just in Thyme

1 boneless chicken breast per person
salt
pepper
thyme

Set oven to 350 degrees.

Spray baking dish with pan spray.

Layer chicken breasts in baking dish and sprinkle with salt, pepper and thyme to taste. I usually go light on the salt and heavy on the thyme.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes, turning once half-way through. Should be golden brown on top.

If chicken starts to look too dry, you can baste it with butter.