Wednesday, November 30, 2011



GREAT SIDE DISH!






Au Gratin Potatoes
4 medium Russet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
salt and pepper to taste
4 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 8x8 glass baking dish with cooking spray.
Rinse/clean potatoes with water and peel. Slice into 1/4 inch slices. Layer half the potatoes in the baking dish. Season with salt and pepper.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Mix in the flour and salt and stir with a whisk for about 30 seconds. Stir in milk. Continue to stir and cook until mixture has thickened. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Stir until cheese completely melts.
Pour half the cheese sauce over potatoes that are in the dish. Layer the rest of potatoes over the top, sprinkle again with salt and pepper, and then pour the remaining cheese sauce on top. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.
Carefully remove foil, and continue to bake uncovered for another 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand about 10 minutes before serving. 


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Sloppy Joes
1 Tablespoon Butter
1/4 cup chopped Onion
1 lb Lean Ground Beef
1 cup Ketchup
1/2 cup Water
1/4 cup packed Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
2 teaspoons Chili Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
6 Hamburger Buns
Melt the 1 Tablespoon of butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the ground beef and onion and cook until meat is no longer pink. Drain grease.
Add the ketchup, water, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, vinegar, chili powder, salt and pepper. Stir well and let simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
Butter the hamburger buns, if desired, and toast them under the broiler. Watch closely so they dont burn. Spoon meat mixture onto the bottom halves and cover with tops. Serve immediately. Serves 6.

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