Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Yummy Pork Tacos

Pork Roast
(I use picnic pork roast-seems to be more moist with more fat on the roast)

1 small can of hot diced jalapenos
(hot obviously gives more flavor you can do mild though. I usually buy a bottle of jalapeno and dice them myself and do about half the jar cause we like flavor)

Most of a bottle of La Victoria Green taco sauce

1 cup or so of water

Combine the above ingredients in crock pot and let it cook overnight. Once pork is tender enough-shred the pork with a fork and allow to continue to cook. I usually cook the meat for a total of 9 hours or so.

Corn Tortillas ( I warm them in oil on the stove top)
Shredded pork (from above)
Shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Black beans or refried black beans
Sour cream
pico de gallo (bought or homemade)
Fresh limes- squeezed over the top before eating

These are very easy to make (especially if you buy pico and already shredded cheese) Great for leftovers and also great to do on nachos too.

Sweet Potatoe Casserole

3 cup warm mashed yams (2 large cans)
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients together and put in a greased pan (7x11) Cover with marshmellows, nuts brown sugar or whatever you like on top and bake at 250 for 30-40 minutes

BBQ Beef

8 lbs roast beef or pork
32 oz ketchup
6 tsp Dry mustard
1/2 Tbs. Liquid smoke
1-2 cup brown sugar (depending on how sweet you like it)
2/3 cup vinegar

Cook roast until it shreds, add above ingredients, simmer and serve

This feeds a lot but you can cut down the recipe if you have a smaller roast

Fettucini White Sauce

Warm: 1 Tbs Butter
8 oz Cream Cheese
2 cloves Garlic minced

When softened and mixed add:
1 pint cream
salt and pepper
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp dry onion

Heat thoroughly, may add grilled chicken if desired. Serve over pasta. This is a kid favorite!

Knot Rolls

1 cup shortning
2 tsp salt
2 Tbs dry yeast (dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water)
4 eggs
1 cup ice water
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup boiling water
7 1/2 cups flour

Cream shortening, sugar, salt then add 1 cup boiling water. Mix until smooth. Cool first mixture then add yeast. Beat eggs and add flour alternating with ice water. Beat until smooth. Butter top, cover and refrigerate overnight. ( This step can be eliminated if in a time crunch. It just makes it easier to work with the dough) Roll dough out 1/4 thick and brush with butter cut into strips. Tie in knots and place two strips in each muffin tin. Let rise 2-3 hours and bake at 400 for 8 minutes and then brush with butter. Makes about 4 dozen

BEST Cinnamon Rolls EVER!

Seriously these are the best cinnamon rolls ever. I would make these every Christmas to take to Jason's work and it was definitely something they all enjoyed. Just don't raise your dough in your oven unless you are looking to get a new one. (inside joke)

Mix 1/2 cup warm water and 3 Tbs yeast and set aside

Combine these following ingredients:

5 cups warm water
1 1/2 cup sugar
5 eggs
1 Tbs Cinnamon
1 cup Powdered milk
3/4 cup melted margarine
1 1/2 Tbs Salt

Once the yeast has started to foam mix it into the dough mixture and add 8-10 cups flour until dough is stiff. Let rise in large bowl until double in size. Roll out dough to 1/2 thick circles. Cover in melted butter and cinnamon/sugar mixture. Roll up. cut 1-2 inches thick pieces. Place on greased backing sheet and cook at 350 for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Frost and enjoy.

For frosting I don't really have a recipe. I just mix milk, vanilla, butter and powdered sugar together until it tastes good.


Banana Nut Bread

This is my favorite banana bread recipe.

1/2 cup shortening
4 eggs
1 tsp salt
5 large ripe bananas
2 cups sugar
4 cups sifted flour
2 tsp soda
1 cup chopped walnuts

Cream shortning, sugar and eggs. Alternating smashed bananas and dry ingredients and mix well. Add chopped nuts. Pour in greased and floured bread pans and Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Makes 2 reg sized loafs.

My Uncle Frankie's yummy salsa

28 oz can tomatoes-cheap brand
3 TBS Jalapeno pepper
1 TBS Cumin
1 TBS Garlic powder
1 Small onion
1/2 bunch Cilantro
2 TBS Lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

Run diced tomatoes through blender until puree. Chop the rest by hand. Mix all together. Use more salt then pepper and refridgerate