Friday, January 14, 2011

Sour Cream Cucumber Salad

1 Tablespoon of sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of sour cream
4 1/2 cups of thinly sliced, peeled cucumbers
3 Tablespoons of onion, grated (I use about a teaspoon of onion powder instead)
2 Tablespoons of white vinegar

Blend together sugar, salt, sour cream, onion, and vinegar in a bowl.  Add cucumbers and mix well.  Cover, and chill at least 2 hours.

Creamy Taco

This is a great company dish (One of Michael's favorites; passed down to me by his mother).
I recommend serving it with a salad or a vegetable tray.

1 pound of ground beef (or a leaner version.  I use venison!)
1 onion, chopped (or diced dry onions or a teaspoon of onion powder)
seasoning - salt, pepper, & chili powder (to taste)
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 can of pet milk (evaporated milk)  Note: I usually just substitute with regular milk, pouring in about 1/2 cup.
1/2 can of green chiles, diced
1 dozen tortillas (torn into pieces)
2 cups of grated cheese

Spray or coat a 9x13 pan with a light coating of oil. 

Brown beef & onion along with seasonings.  Drain well.  Add soups, milk, and green chiles to make a medium thick gravy.  Place layers of tortillas (about 3 layers), meat, onions, & gravy.  Top with cheese.

Bake @ 350 degrees for at least 30 minutes.  Makes 6-8 servings.