ALUMINUM FOIL PACKETS
Aluminum foil sheets
Thin slice of butter
1 very thin slice of sweet onion
Thinly sliced smoked ham (16 oz)
1 lb asparagus, thin stalks
Bacon, regular or pre-cooked, 2 slices per packet
Swiss or Havarti or Asiago cheese slices, any full flavor white cheese
Basil, leaves or dried or your favorite herb
Spray one side of the aluminum foil sheet. Wash the asparagus then cut approx. 4” – 5” in length. Fry the bacon and add asparagus pieces, do not brown it. Layer as follows: butter, onion, 3 slices of smoked ham overlapping each slice. Then come lots of asparagus, 1-2 slices bacon, 1 or 2 slices of cheese and sprinkle on dried basil or lay on 3 leaves of basil. Can add some pepper but do not add salt. Cover with 3 overlapped slices of ham. Fold the aluminum foil into a packet, place in you toaster oven to heat thoroughly, not more than 10 minutes. This is easy and goes together fast. Use ingredients you have on hand to make it your way.
2 pounds carrots
½ cup milk
½ cup sugar
1/3 cup margarine
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp margarine
1/3 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
2/3 cup coconut, shredded
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook and mash carrots. Fold in milk, granulated sugar, margarine, eggs, and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into 8×11 inch pan or casserole dish. Combine and mix all topping ingredients. Sprinkle over carrot mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
2 Tbsp butter
1 ½ lb boneless beef sirloin steak cut into thin strips
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 envelope onion soup mix
2 ¼ cups hot water
1 can (4 oz) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
½ cup sour cream
Hot cooked noodles
Melt the butter in a 2 qt. microwave safe dish, arrange the meat evenly in dish. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4 ½ minutes, stirring once. Remove the meat with a slotted spoon and keep warm. Stir flour and soup mix into drippings until smooth. Add mushrooms and beef. Cover and microwave on high for 13-14 minutes or until the meat is tender and the sauce is thickened, stirring several times. Stir in the sour cream. Serve with noodles.
Cover each cracker with pizza sauce, pepperoni and cheese. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is bubbly.
Loaf French bread, sliced
8 oz cream cheese
½ cup mayo
1 pkg. dry Ranch dressing mix
Mix cream cheese, mayo, and Ranch dressing mix until smooth. Use as a spread on French bread slices. Top with cucumber slice and sprinkle with a pinch of dill or parsley.