Thursday, January 3, 2013

Crockpot Shrimp and Grits

1/2 cup minced sweet onion
1 clove garlic, minces
4 cups stone ground grits
1/2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
3 shakes hot sauce
pepper to taste
4 ounce cream cheese
1/2 cup sharp shredded cheddar cheese or smoked Gouda grated
1 pound fresh shrimp cleaned and chopped
1 can small diced green chilies

Spray inside of slow cooker with non stick cooking spray. Add onion, garlic, broth, Old Bay, and grits. Set on low and cook overnight. In the morning 1 hour before serving, turn to medium and stir in remaining ingredients. Make certain shrimp are thoroughly before serving. If desired you can add other cheeses or diced ham, bacon, or tomatoes

Panera Bread Broccoli and Cheese Soup

1 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 onion chopped small
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups half and half
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 pound broccoli
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
8 ounce grated sharp cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

saute onion in melted butter until soft. Add flour stir until thick and all combined. Add all other ingredients except broccoli and cheese. Add these at end.

Freezes well!

Lace Cookies

1 cup quick cooking oats, uncooked
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all purpose flour, plus 1 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Combine oats, sugar, flour, salt and mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop by 1/2 teaspoon 3 inches apart onto aluminium foiled cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 6 to 8 minutes. Cool completely.