In the kitchen, part deux

Here are the recipes and pictures as promised!

The Chuck Roast BBQ, day two


½ pound ground beef
1 small can tomato sauce
½ can enchilada sauce
1 dozen corn tortillas
3 cups (ish) grated cheddar cheese

Sour cream and black olives

Brown the beef in a skillet. You could add some chopped onion here if you like it. Cook it until it is no longer pink and crumble it with your spoon. Stir tomato sauce and enchilada sauce into meat. Grease a 13 x 9 dish with nonstick spray. Fill each tortilla with cheese, roll, and place seam side down in dish. Pour meat mixture over tortillas. Cover and bake for 20 minutes at 350. Top with a little more cheese and bake about 5 more minutes. Serve topped with sour cream and/or olives if desired.



Mom’s Sugar Cookies

1 c shortening
1c sugar
2 eggs beaten
1 ½ tsp vanilla
2 ½ c flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt

Cream shortening and sugar together in mixer. Add beaten eggs and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to first mixture. Wrap dough in plastic wrap (shape as disk) and chill in fridge. Roll out dough onto floured surface* and cut with cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.

*Sometimes I use powdered sugar instead of flour

Buttercream Frosting

2/3 c (10 2/3 Tbs) butter softened
6 c powdered sugar, sifted**
6 Tbs cream
3 tsp vanilla

Blend the butter and sugar in mixer. **You really should sift the sugar for this one. I really hate sifting, but there isn’t enough mixing in this recipe to break up powdered sugar lumps. Stir in cream and vanilla. Add more cream to reach desired consistency. Separate as needed for coloring. This makes just enough to frost a 2 layer 9” cake with no decorating. When in doubt, double the recipe. This stuff is amazing!! It would keep just fine for a couple of weeks in the fridge-just let it come to room temp before using.




3 Responses to “In the kitchen, part deux”

  1. Crisanne,
    I love reading your blog! I’m so sorry that you’re having so much trouble with Chloe, I can’t even imagine how hard it is that even rice cereal gives her a rash. I love the cookbook that you gave me–I made pork chops last week and Patrick was so excited! I’m definitely going to try out some of these recipes as well! Give the kids hugs for me and please tell Jeff that I said hi!

  2. You are a super-mom. I can barely make a batch of chocolate chip cookies while Kenny hangs on my ;eg begging, “CHIP! CHIP!” much less decorate a sugar cookie! Your pictures are beautiful… you could start a side-business! (Hm, that’s all you need with your three little angels, right?)

  3. Those cookies look amazing! I’m getting ready to plan for a birthday cake… no theme this year on the cake, just lots of decorations. You inspire me!!!

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