Friday, January 28, 2011

Day 5-Your favorite recipes

Oh jeez, this is hard. I cook a lot. I love to cook, and I love to try new recipes!

Since we are working on eating healthier, should I post healthy recipes? Should I post family favorites? Easy ones? The pressure of a recipe!

I'm starting with my mom's trash...Texas Trash! I'm not sure why this went to my brain first, but it did.   Here is a picture of it...when I made it for Xmas. (M took this picture!?!?)

So, I guess you'd like the recipe.

1 box each: wheat, rice, and corn chex cereal, cheerios
1 bag of straight pretzels
mixed nuts (these can be left out b/c of allergies or hatred of nuts)

mix all of this together in two large pans. (this is my turkey roaster.)

1 lb. margarine (yes that is POUND)
1 c Crisco oil
3 teaspoons Worcestershire
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon red pepper
1/2 box accent
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon of seasoning salt
2 teaspoon Tabasco

Mix and heat sauce until margarine melts. Pour over cereal and stir well.
Put in oven heated to 220 degrees. Cook for 2 hours, stir every 20 minutes!


Heather's Famous Chicken (well, not so famous, but my family totally loves it and ALWAYS eats it. It's my go-to recipe in a pinch.)

chicken tenderloins (frozen or fresh)--not breaded.
Olive Oil (or grapeseed)
Balsamic Vinegar

In a nonstick skillet, drizzle olive or grapeseed oil. Place chicken in pan and drizzle balsamic vinegar over it. Cook on medium heat, turning chicken so ask not to burn.

I serve it with a wide array of green veggies and even mac and cheese.

And my grandma's Chili

1.5 pounds of ground beef or turkey
28 oz. can of diced tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
5 Tablespoons flour (if turkey, only 2)
3 Tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt

Cook meat, drain fat, then add dry ingredients. Stir well. Add tomatoes and sauce, plus one can (tomato sauce size) of water. Simmer till warm.

Serve with fritos, rice, sour cream, cheese, or anything else you want. It's not spicy, if you like spice, add cayenne pepper or Tabasco!

Let's see...another one that is way more healthy. And, you may have already seen it on here.

Cilantro Lime Chicken

I guess I'll stop here, though I could go on and on!?!?


  1. At first I thought your Chili recipe said 15lbs of hamburger and I thought holy moly they are cooking for a crowd! lol

  2. YUM... i can't wait to try out the trash.... *giggles*

  3. I thought your Texas Trash used bacon grease... or was that another recipe in the forum? Still sounds yummy though. :)

  4. Love these and your trash recipe sounds like so much fun! Can't wait to try it..:D

  5. I don't think Accent comes in a box any longer so it's probably an oz or two. I usually go according to taste.