Monday, July 25, 2011

Chili Cheesy Beefy Macaroni

1 lb ground beef
1/4 cup chili powder 
1/2 tsp. cumin 
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups rotini noodles 
4 oz tomato sauce
4 cups water
1 small onion diced 
1/4 cup heavy cream 

Brown ground beef in large skillet drain add onions , chili powder, cumin  and saute for 5 min. add tomato sauce . continue simmering 
In a large sauce pan bring 4 cups of water to rapid boil add rotini noodles boil for 10 min uncovered.
drain the noodles and add to cooked meat cover with  1 cup cheese and pour in heavy cream and stir cover with remaining cheese and serve. 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Easy Jello Fig Preserves

3c. figs, mashed 
1pkg. strawberry Jello (8 servings size)
2 1/2 c. granulated sugar 
squeeze of fresh lemon juice 

Thoroughly mix figs, gelatin, sugar and lemon juice in a large heavy saucepan . Bring to a boil over medium heat and continue boiling 30 minutes , stirring occasionally. Pour quickly into sterilized canning jars. Wipe tops with clean cloth, carefully run a knife blade around the edge to release bubbles and seal at once with a tight lid. After preserves sit for a day , store in refrigerator makes 5 or 6 (six ounce) canning jars. 

*For extended storage process jars in a boiling water bath. Bring water to a boil in a large pot or canner. Lower hot filled jars into water with jar lifter. When water returns to a full rolling boil . boil half pints 5 minutes and pints 10 minutes. Remove from water and set on counter to cool 

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