It seems I have a trend going creating a new recipe when a tropical storm or hurricane hits here in SE Texas. This year with Edouard on the I wanted to have a good hearty meal in case the power went out. Those of you who don't care for cream of " " soups should avoid this or find substitutes.
This is based on an old family recipe. I've changed it to suit my taste and items that are available today. Feel free to add your own touches and favorites.
My Mamaw used canned manderines instead of the oranges that I use and there was usually a version with shredded coconut and one without. Pecan halves are also a good addition.
I wasn't able to go grocery shopping because Rita had caused bare shelves
in the stores so I looked into the freezer to see what I could use. There
was a pot roast that seemed just the ticket. I thawed it out and this is
the result! DW Sue really liked this one.
This is named for my SIL's SO, Dan. He wanted to fix nachos for one of our
pre-Christmas get togethers so he and I went off to the supermarket to find
ingredients. Since then I've modified it slightly, but it is pretty much
what we put together that day. (Use Ragu cheddar sauce)
This is what we had for dinner tonight. I've made dishes similar before, but haven't measured out the ingredients so others can duplicate it. Feel free to improvise. Water could be easily sustituted for the tomato juice.
About half way through the cooking time taste the sauce for acidity. Add a pinch of sugar if needed to cut the acidity of the tomatoes.
This makes quite a bit. The yield is an estimate. It makes a good side dish for a barbeque! It's mainly based on a dish Daddy used to make on the stovetop when I was a kid. My version is a bit different though.
My wife, Sue doesn't cook much, but there are a few dishes that are her specialties. This meatloaf is one of them. I don't think the kiddos would eat any other meatloaf. We usually have it doubled or tripled. Having some for leftovers are a must.
I found this at http:\www.oldetimecooking.com a while back. I finally got around to trying this last week. It's a keeper. The my two teenagers even ate leftovers OMG! I had mine over a large baked potato. They the kiddos and DW had it on buns.
This my version of a dish my family has served for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year for as long as I can remember. It's easy to prepare, but is always a hit. The yield is a guess because with all the dishes served on the holidays everyone takes smaller portions to sample everything.
I don't really remember why I decided this would be good to try. The family loved it so I kept fixing it. I also do these on the grill/smoker sometimes. If using a grill set up for indirect cooking. You could also use lemon, but my DIL seems to love the lime taste.