Five Family Faves

    Family-Tested Entrees Made Easy


    1. Easy Enchiladas

    Saute a swirl of olive oil and ½ cup chopped yellow onion in skillet. Add 1 pound cooked and chopped chicken, ½ tsp cumin, 3 tbsp cream cheese, and 2 cups of salsa; cook until smooth. Spoon mixture down the center of 6 flour tortillas. Roll and place in greased baking pan. Top with green taco sauce and shredded Mexican cheese. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Serves 4 to 6.

    2. Meatloaf Muffins

    Mash 3 slices of torn bread, 2 eggs, ¾ cup milk. Add 2 pounds ground meat, 2 tbsp Worcestershire, 1 tbsp minced garlic and ¼ cup chopped yellow onion. Spoon into greased muffin tins and bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 400°F. Mix together equal parts brown sugar, yellow mustard, and ketchup. Top each muffin with 1tsp of sauce. Serves 6; makes 12 muffins.

    3. Pizza Roll Ups

    Roll out Pillsbury pizza dough to a rectangle. Top with favorite toppings (mozzarella, pepperoni, spinach). Tightly roll like a long cylinder, keeping the filling inside. Tuck in ends. Coat with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt. Place cylinder, seam side down, on baking sheet and bake at 425°F for 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool slightly. Slice on the diagonal and serve with pizza sauce on side. Serves 3 to 4.

    4. Easy Meatballs

    Sprinkle 1 pound ground beef with Italian seasoning and add 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, ½ cup Italian bread crumbs, and 1 egg. Mix and form into golf ball sized meatballs. Place in saucepan with 1 jar of sauce. Let bubble and simmer for 1 to 1½ hours. Serve over pasta or on sub rolls with provolone. Serves 4 to 6.

    5. Ritzy Cracker Chicken

    Pound 4 chicken breasts and marinate in Italian dressing for at least a few hours. Combine equal parts crushed Ritz crackers with Parmesan cheese. Remove chicken from dressing and dredge in cracker mixture. Bake chicken on lightly greased cookie sheet for 20 to 30 minutes at 350°F. Serves 4.