Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Onion Tot Casserole

Nope, you didn't read that wrong.  This is a recipe for Onion Tot Casserole (which is similar to the ever so popular Tater Tot Casserole), but with a different twist!

I found a recipe from a blog where the author had purchased the wrong product and had to make some changes to her original recipe.  I kind of adapted her recipe by adding meat and changing a few ingredients.

Onion Tot Casserole

1 lb Ground Beef
1 small Onion; chopped

2 lb bag of Onion Tots (I used Ore-Ida brand)
2 cups of Cheddar Cheese
1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup
1 can of Cream of Mushroom

Pre-heat oven to 350*. 

Spray your cooking dish; I used a 8x11

Brown the ground beef and onion together until beef is no longer pink inside and onions are cooked.

Combine the soups, cheese and tots in a large bowl.

Pour the meat & onions into the dish and top with the tot mixture.

Bake for 50 minutes, uncovered.

Now, the easiest step.... EAT IT!! :)

This dish is full of flavor and a perfect fall dish!  Aaron was all excited when he got home and saw "Tater Tot Casserole" and went at it like he hadn't ate in days.  I let him have a second helping before I explained to him about the onion tots.  He was confused but intrigued that it was onions (which he rarely lets me put in anything) and actually said that he like them over the traditional potatoes.

Hope you like it too!

~Kellie Anne

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Mexican Chicken Bake

Are you craving chicken?
Maybe something, spicy?
And how about simple & easy? 

Then this is the recipe for you!

Ingredients & Directions:  
I took two thawed out chicken breast and seasoned both (top and bottom) with 1 tablespoon of black pepper, Greek seasoning and red pepper flakes.  I then placed them in a greased cooking dish and covered them with TOSTITOS® Monterey Jack Queso cheese sauce (about half a cup).  Place inside an oven that is set to 350 and bake for 45 minutes (uncovered).

That's it!

You can tweak the recipe to your liking.  For example, if you have more than two people, than you'll need more chicken breast (obviously) and if you want to add more spice, throw some salsa in with the cheese. 

I've seen all over the internet and on Pinterest how easy and simple chicken bake recipes can be and this one totally was. I think now I could easily switch out the ingredients and make it more Italian inspired or even Asian infused.

Hope you like it! :)
~Kellie Anne

Something New Sunday - BLOG ALL DAY!

It's been weeks since I've blogged and I have been meaning to do cause I've got so much to share! I've been crazy, crazy busy; I've had a birthday, a friend got married, work trip and I've mad a lot of delicious food. Today, Aaron is off to a friends house to watch football (sooo glad it's not on in my house!), so I can spend today catching up on shows and BLOGGING! Alright... I'm off!