Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Grandma Wickham's Beef and Biscuit Casserole

Its been a very busy week since I last posted. Ryan and I went to a dinner theater showing of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It was very good and I would totally recommend going and seeing it, or going to another one of there productions. Check out for more information. Also I have re-enrolled at GMU. And will be going back to school come January! And as of a few hours ago I am the owner of a 1996 Oldsmobile. I call her Helga. I decided on today's recipe mainly because Ryan made it for her family earlier this week and it really made me want some. Plus it's a good hot dish that will travel well so I can take it to work with me as well. And this week's recipe is brought to us by My grandmother Helen Wickham

Beef and Biscuit Casserole
~Helen Wickham

1 to 1 1/4 lb ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup diced green pepper
1 can (8oz) tomato sauce
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 can (8oz) refrigerated biscuits
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar or Monterrey jack)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 egg, slightly beaten

1. Brown beef, onion, and pepper. Drain. I used a bit more meat than this called for...and it still tastes amazing!

2. Stir in tomato sauce, chili powder, and garlic salt. Simmer while preparing dough.

3. Separate biscuits in half, press bottoms in bottom of the greased 8 or 9'' square baking pan. I used home style biscuits on the bottom.

4. Combine 1/2 cup cheese (save the rest for the top), sour cream, and egg. Mix well.

5. Remove meat mixture from heat. Stir in sour cream mixture.

6. Spoon over biscuit dough.

7. Top with remaining biscuits. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. I used home style with butter flavor for the top. And I also used quite a bit more cheese than the one cup the recipe calls for.

8. Bake at 370 for 25-30 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.

This was a really yummy dinner. And I'm looking forward to having more for lunch tomorrow. Hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Beanless Chili

After last weeks absence I'm back with new recipe! Since it has been rainy and cold; and just overall miserable the past few days I decided to go with chili. And I found this wonderful recipe at More on the car saga: I stood out in the rain yesterday to look at a car a 1996 Oldsmobile. I may once again my have my own transportation! And let me toll you I definitely could have used this chili yesterday after getting drenched!

Beanless Chili

1 TBS olive oil
2 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 can (46oz) tomato juice
1 can (46oz) tomato juice
1 small can tomato sauce
1 small can tomato paste
1/2 cup water
4 TBS instant onion
4 TBS chili powder
4 TBS celery flakes
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp powdered mustard
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
2 cans green chilies, drained and chopped

1. In a large saucepan heat oil until hot. Add beef and stir until browned, about 10 minutes. 2. Add all remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil.
3. Reduce heat and simmer covered, stir frequently approximately 3-4 hours.
This chili was delicious, just what the rainy day called for. The only thing I may mention is the whole time I was eating it I was wishing that I had made some cornbread to go along with it.