Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Wendy's Frosty

We are loving our gel core electric ice cream maker. We've tried several recipes in it, but I think my favorite is the chocolate Frosty- which tastes a lot like Wendy's chocolate frosty (I've made vanilla, too.) It is just so easy to throw together for a little evening treat. Who doesn't love a Frosty?
You can serve it in a cup if you want, but it's really like soft ice cream, so a bowl works great.
For a 2-quart Freezer:
Mix together:
1 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip (can use light)
1 can sweetened condensed milk (can use light)
Mix together and put into the freezer and turn it on. Pour in chocolate milk almost to the top. Let freeze until it looks like a Wendy's frosty- in our machine it takes about 20-25 minutes. Now, if we just had some Wendy's french fries to dip in it. Huh, Michelle???

Friday, January 27, 2012

Chicken Tikka Marsala

I tried an amazing recipe for dinner tonight. This one is definitely going on our meal rotation. I would re-post the recipe, but the pioneer woman does an amazing and thorough job, so here is the link. The only things that I personally would change when I make it next time is to add a little less fresh ginger than it calls for and maybe try using coconut milk rather than heavy whipping cream. But ooooh man. It is my new favorite. Thanks to my friend who made it for us a couple of months ago, I've been dying to try it ever since! It didn't disappoint.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Crockpot Beef Stroganoff

January should be declared "Crock Pot Month." Though I use it year-round, I especially enjoy crock pot meals in the winter. This is an easy and delicious one. The cream cheese makes it so delicious.
2 lbs. stew beef, cut into bite-sized chunks
1 large onion, chopped
2-4 T. worcestershire sauce
2 cans golden mushroom soup
1/2 cup water (more or less depending on your crockpot)
2 tsp. garlic salt
8 oz. mushrooms, sliced (opt.)
1 8 oz. pkg. Cream Cheese
Mix all but cream cheese together in the crockpot and cook on low 8 hours. A half hour before serving, cut up the softened cream cheese and add. Stir and heat until melted and creamy. Serve over noodles or mashed potatoes, or, as shown here, over my baked noodles.