Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ribbon Jello Salad

This is beautiful during the Christmas holidays.

3 oz. package lime jello
3 oz. package lemon jello
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained (RESERVE juice)
4 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
3 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup mayonaisse
1 cup whipping cream
3 oz. package raspberry jello (or any other flavor red jello)

Dissolve lime jello in 2 cups boiling water. Pour into 9x13 pan. Put in fridge till set. Add enough water to reserved pineapple juice to make 2 cups liquid and heat to boiling. Remove from heat and stir in lemon jello and marshmallows. Stir till jello is dissolved. Place in fridge in bowl and allow to partially set. Mix cream cheese with mayo. Add crushed pineapple and fold into lemon jello mixture. Whip cream until stiff. Fold into mixture. Spread over SET lime jello. Seal to sieds of pan and put in fridge till firm. Dissolve raspberry jello in 2 cups boiling water and COOL! Pour over other layers. Allow to set in fridge till red is firm.

Crock Pot Chicken

So easy, and so delicious.

Melt and mix:
1 pkg. cream cheese
1/2 cube butter
1 can cream of chicken soup

Add: 1 pkg. Zesty Italian Salad Dressing mix (dry) to the above mixture.

Put above mixture into a crock pot with 6-8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (frozen works great!). Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. Serve over pasta.

Spinach Salad

I think this is a nice holiday salad... I love the green color of the spinach, and there's just the right amount of sweetness!

Spinach, torn into pieces
Mandarin oranges
Parmesan cheese
Roasted pecans (see instructions below)
Brianna brand poppyseed dressing

To Roast Pecans: Chop pecans. Put brown sugar in small fry pan. Add pecans. Cook over medium heat (careful, they can burn) for approximately 1-2 minutes. Spread pecans on wax paper to dry. Use approximately even amounts of pecans and brown sugar.

Happy Cooking!