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Southwestern Chicken Garden Casserole

10-oz. package frozen spinach, thawed
3 small yellow summer squash, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 Tbs. peanut oil
3 cups cooked chicken, cubed or shredded
12 small corn tortillas, cut into pieces
10 3/4-oz. can cream of celery soup, undiluted
8-oz. container sour cream
8-oz. jar picante sauce
4.5-oz. can chopped green chiles (do not drain)
one packet of fajita seasoning
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drain chopped spinach and pat dry with paper towels. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté squash, bell pepper, and onion for 6 minutes or until tender, then remove from heat. Stir in spinach, chicken, next 6 ingredients, and 1 1/2 cups cheese. Transfer to a lightly greased 9×13 baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, then bake for 5 more minutes.

Chicken Noodle Casserole

1 can condensed chicken-noodle soup
2 cups milk
8 oz. uncooked elbow macaroni
3 cups boned chicken, diced
2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup onion, minced
4 hard boiled eggs, shelled and sliced
3 pimientos, chopped and drained
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1/3 C. grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend soup and milk in a baking dish., then stir in macaroni, chicken, cheese, onion, eggs, pimientos, and salt. Cover and bake for an hour and 25 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with Parmesan, and bake for another 5 minutes, or until cheese is golden brown.

Creamy Southwestern Chicken Casserole

6 cooked chicken breast halves, diced
12 corn tortillas, cut into quarters
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
10 3/4-oz. can condensed cream of mushroom soup
10 3/4-oz. condensed cream of chicken soup
8 oz. shredded Cheddar cheese
1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
salt, to taste
cayenne pepper, to taste
2/3 C. chicken broth

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray, then pour in 1/3 C. chicken broth. Layer half tortilla pieces, then half the chicken, onion, green pepper, and each soup. Add a little garlic powder, salt, cayenne pepper, and repeat layers. Add tomatoes over the top along with remaining broth. Cover with foil and bake for 45 or 55 minutes or until bubbly.

Sweet & Sour Chicken and Rice Casserole

1 lb. chicken tenders or chicken breasts, cut in bite-size pieces
1 8-oz. can pineapple chunks, drained and juice reserved
1 cup uncooked rice
2 carrots, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, cut into small pieces
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can chicken broth
1/3 cup soy sauce
3 Tbs. sugar
3 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbs. sesame oil
1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. Mix together chicken, pineapple, rice, carrots, pepper, onion, and garlic in the dish. Heat small saucepan over high heat, then add chicken broth, pineapple juice, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, sesame oil, and ginger. Bring to a boil, then pour over chicken. Cover with foil and bake for about 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and rice is tender.

Mexican Chicken & Potato Casserole

1 32-oz. pkg. frozen diced hash browns, thawed
1/2 med. onion, chopped
1 4-oz. can chopped green chilies, drained
1 jalapeno pepper, diced
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup red bell peppers, diced
1 16-oz. container sour cream
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
1 cups heavy whipping cream
8 oz. Mexican Style Velveeta Cheese, cubed
2 cups shredded Mexican Blend Cheese or shredded Cheddar cheese
2 cups tortilla chips, crushed
2 green onions, diced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13×9-inch baking dish with a non-stick cooking spray; set aside.

Place the potatoes in a large bowl. Stir in the onions, chilies, jalapeno, corn, beans, red peppers, sour cream, and soup. Add the chicken, cream, and cheeses; combine well. Transfer mixture to the baking dish.

Bake about 50-55 minutes or until potatoes are tender and mixture is hot and bubbly, stirring twice while baking. During the last 6-10 minutes of baking, sprinkle the crushed tortillas and green onions over potatoes and return to the oven. Remove casserole and let set 5-10 minutes before serving.

Onion Pork Chops

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
6 bone-in pork chops, 1/2-inch thick (about 3 pounds)
1 medium onion, sliced (about 1/2 cup)
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Cream of Celery Soup
1/2 cup water

Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook until well browned on both sides.

Add the onion and cook until the onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in the soup and water and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes or until the pork is cooked through.

Wild Rice Stuffing for Turkey

1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 cups chopped onions
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups uncooked wild rice
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves
5 to 6 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain brown rice
2 cups chopped celery (about 4 medium stalks)
2 cups shredded carrots (about 3 medium)
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp pepper

In 4 quart pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in wild rice, thyme and 5 cups of the broth and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Stir in brown rice and celery. Cover and continue to simmer 40 to 50 minutes longer or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Add more broth, if necessary to prevent scorching.

Stir in carrots, bacon 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Uncover; cool 30 minutes before stuffing turkey. (Stuff turkey just before roasting.)

Put any extra stuffing in a greased casserole dish and keep in refrigerator until time to heat up. This casserole can be baked uncovered in a 375 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through.

Summer Slaw

3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
1 package (16 ounces) coleslaw mix
2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup sweet pickle relish

In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, oil, water, salt,
pepper and pepper flakes if desired. Cook and stir over medium heat
until mixture comes to a boil. Cook 2 minutes longer or until sugar
is dissolved. Cool to room temperature, stirring several times.

In a large salad bowl, combine the coleslaw mix, tomatoes, onion,
peppers and pickle relish. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Cover
and refrigerate overnight. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 10-12

Black-Eyed Peas and Collards Casserole

1 cup dried black-eyed peas
2 1/2 cups water
2 tsp canola oil
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
4 oz mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
12 oz collards, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tbsp molasses
3 tbsp honey
1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2-3 drops hot-pepper sauce

In a large saucepan, combine the black-eyed peas and water and let them soak overnight.

When ready to cook bring the beans and the liquid to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the beans are tender, about 50 minutes.

Transfer the beans and liquid to a 3-quart no-stick baking dish.
In saucepan addd the oil and warm over medium heat. < LI>Add the onions, green peppers and mushrooms and saute for about 5 minutes
Add the garlic and collards.

Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until the collards are just wilted.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

To the black-eyed peas and liquid, add the collard mixture, tomato sauce, ketchup, molasses, honey, mustard, parsley and hot-pepper sauce. Mix well. Cover and bake for 20 minutes.

Hoppin’ John

1 pound dried black-eyed peas
2 small smoked ham hocks or meaty ham bone
2 medium onions, divided
3 large cloves garlic, halved
1 cup long-grain white rice
1 can (10 to 14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with chile peppers, juices reserved
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 jalapeno, minced
2 teaspoons Cajun or Creole seasoning
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 green onions, sliced

In a large Dutch oven or kettle, combine the black-eyed peas, ham bone or ham hocks, and 6 cups water. Cut 1 of the onions in half and add it to the pot along with the garlic and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer gently until the beans are tender but not mushy, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Remove the ham bone or hocks, cut off the meat; dice and set aside. Drain the peas and set aside. Remove and discard the onion pieces and garlic.
Add 2 1/2 cups of water to the pot and bring to a boil. Add the rice, cover, and simmer until the rice is almost tender, about 10 to 12 minutes.

Mince the remaining onion then add to the rice along with the peas, tomatoes, and their juices, red and green bell pepper, celery, jalapeno pepper, Creole seasoning, thyme, cumin, and salt. Cook until the rice is tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in the sliced green onions and the reserved diced ham. Serve with hot sauce and freshly baked cornbread.