Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Merry Christmas To All!!!

Well this is a busy and absolutely wonderful time of year. So, to celebrate, I am posting a few recipes. I decided to post a few that reminded me of this time of year, so I picked an easy one (since life gets a little crazy), a nice warm soup (because it sure tastes good in the cold weather), and of course, dessert (because life is just a little sweeter when the Christmas Spirit is in the air!).
I hope you enjoy them, and have a very Merry Christmas!

Chicken Spinach
1 1/2 Lbs Fresh Chopped
2 Cup Diced Cooked FD
6 Cup Chicken Broth
1 Clove Garlic, Crushed
1/2 Cup Long-Grain Rice
1/2 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
1 Tbsp Fresh Lemon
Salt‡ and Pepper‡ to taste
1/4 Cup FD Shredded
Colby Cheese*
*Reconstitute before using
FD: Freeze-Dried
1. Place the broth, garlic,
spinach, and chicken in
large saucepan.
2. Bring to boil, then add
rice, nutmeg, lemon
juice, pepper, and salt,
and simmer until rice is
cooked, but firm.
3. Serve hot and add

Peach and Raspberry Cobbler
6 Cup FD Peach Slices*‡
2 Tbsp of Honey‡ or Brown
2 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 Tsp Cinnamon‡
1 Cup FD Raspberries*‡
2 Tbl Sifted Unbleached White
Flour or All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Cornmeal‡
1 Cup Unbleached White Flour
or All-Purpose Flour
2 Tsp Baking Powder‡
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda‡
1 Tbl Sugar‡
1/2 Tsp Salt‡
6 Tbsp Cold Unsalted Butter,
Cut into pieces
2/3 Cup Nonfat Yogurt
2 Tbsp Honey‡
*Reconstitute before using
FD: Freeze-Dried
Deh: Dehydrated
1. Preheat oven 375°F.
2. Butter 2 quart gratin or baking dish
and set aside.
3. Toss peaches in bowl with honey or
brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon,
and 2 tbl of flour.
4. Sift together cornmeal, flour, baking
powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
5. Transfer bowl to food processor. Pulse
a few times to mix ingredients.
6. Cut in butter, pulsing with food
processor or mixing with forks,
until mixture has a coarse, mealy
7. Add yogurt and honey and process or
stir just until mixture is combined.
8. Gently stir raspberries into peaches and
transfer to buttered baking dish.
9. Scrape all liquid in bowl in with
10. Spoon heaped tablespoons of topping
mixture over peaches. Spread until just
11. Place baking dish on baking
sheet in case juices flow over.
12. Bake 30-35 min. or until fruit is
bubbling and top is golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool to

Easy Cheeseburger Pie
2 1/2 Cup FD Ground
1 Cup Chopped FD
1/2 Tsp Salt‡
1 Cup FD Shredded
Cheddar Cheese*‡
1/2 Cup Original
1 Cup Deh Fat-Free
2 Eggs*‡
*Reconstitute before using
FD: Freeze-Dried
Deh: Dehydrated
1. Heat oven to 400°F;
Grease 9” pie plate.
2. Cook beef and onion;
3. Spread in pie plate;
Sprinkle with salt and
4. Stir in remaining
ingredients until
5. Pour into pie plate.
6. Bake about 25 minutes
or until knife inserted in
center comes out clean.
7. Cool 5 minutes.