Chicken & Cheese Stuffed Croissant Rolls
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Things I changed with this recipe-- I actually made this twice. The first time I followed it exactly, and found that the rolls were a little doughy for my taste and it was hard to roll the shredded cheese into them. So the second time I made this, I increased both the temperature (to 375) and the cooking time by a couple minutes and they came out much better. Of course, this could just be a difference in ovens. I also only mixed the soup with HALF a can of milk instead of a whole can. I liked it better thicker. And finally, the second time I used Velveeta cheese sliced into cubes. I think *real* cheese cubes would be good too, I just happened to have Velveeta instead.
Tater Tot Casserole
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The last few recipes were ones that I just sort of made up. And I failed and didn't get a picture of them (sorry-- I'll try to remember for next time!)
Cheese and Avocado Quesadillas
I've been wanting to try and work with avocados more, so I bought a couple at Aldi to experiment. I used CandidMommy's YouTube video on how to slice them.
This recipe is super easy...
1- Grease a small skillet (I used non-stick cooking spray)
2- Place a taco-size flour tortilla on the skillet, cover with avocado slices, mexican blend shredded cheese, and then I added some Southwestern seasoning that I bought locally at the Bob Evans Farm Festival (I think a dash of taco seasoning would work well too), then cover with a second tortilla.
3- Once first side is golden brown, flip and toast other side too.
4- Transfer to plate, cut into wedges with a pizza cutter, and enjoy! I served it with sour cream and salsa!
This was kind of a half-attempt at guacamole. I'm sure if I had it available and added pico de gallo it would've made instant guac, but I was just working with what I had. I just cut an avocado into slices, added garlic powder and salt to taste, then mashed it into a puree with a fork. I ate it with tortilla chips and cheese as a snack. It would also be really good on a turkey sub or something. It kept well for a few days in the fridge!
I had never made turkey burgers before, but I know ground turkey tends to be more bland than say ground beef or venison so I knew I'd have to season them somehow. Several recipes online called for using an onion soup mix to season the patties. Since I didn't have that, I made the patties and seasoned them generously with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. It turned out REALLY well-- even hubby approved and he's not generally a big fan of ground turkey. I melted some cheddar-jack cheese on top and served them on toasted buns with lettuce, tomato, and mayo. I bet the avocado would be good on it too (going to try that next time!)
And the last recipe was inspired by a Pinterest one, originally calling for marshmallows too, but I left those out and made some...
All you need for this is a tube of refrigerated Crescent Roll dough and some semi-sweet chocolate chips!
Just roll in about a teaspoon full of chocolate chips up with the crescent roll triangles, and bake according to the directions on the tube! These are best warm right out of the oven! I also sprinkled some extra sugar on top before serving. Seriously the simplest dessert ever-- could also make a good breakfast pastry. And actually is NOT that calorie-laden. :)
This next month I'm hoping to try some slow-cooker chicken and dumplings, and a few soup and dessert recipes. Follow me on Pinterest. I have a recipe ideas board there and literally all of my ideas have come from there so far! I'll be sure to continue to share my recipes with you!