Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wednesday evening dinner

Another windy and cold day in Michigan so a hearty dinner seemed to be the ticket this evening. After perusing a few magazines for ideas, I decided to try a couple of recipes from Kraft

Since my husband doesn't care for tuna noodle casserole, I decided to add corn rather than peas, and instead of milk I used evaporated milk, and to top off the dish I used crushed potato chips. A little garnish of parsley and baby tomatoes added to the interest of the dish.

The asparagus recipe came from Kraft and you just fry three slices of bacon and drain on paper towel, crumble and set aside. Discard all drippings but don't wash pan. Meanwhile, cook one pound of asparagus until crisp/tender. Add about 1/3 cup chopped onions to saute pan and cool until tender, remove from heat and add 1/3 cup Ranch Dressing. Plate asparagus and pour sauce over and sprinkle with the crumbled bacon.

A little fruit gave the plate more color and it is healthy you know!

Peanut butter cheesecake brownies were the grand finale. Again, this recipe is from Kraft Foods and it calls for brownie mix, how easy is that? A cream cheese and peanut butter mixture is spooned on top of batter in each "cupcake". As you can see I topped the brownie with cool whip, mint, maraschino cherry, and chocolate sauce.

This blogging could put on some pounds...maybe I should stick to crafting!


  1. Love the pics! I will have to steal that brownie recipe from the Kraft site:)

  2. Thanks to you, the pics are in the right position! Please share your expertise with me!

  3. that peanut butter cheesecake looked delicous, and the tuna caserole was really good also--Your GOOD.

  4. Ummm, where was my invite to this delish meal? :) It looks like you had some yummy eats and I would wager a bet that Dad is loving this whole blog thing!!!!

  5. Cheesecake brownies?? Looks like you're practicing. Can't say that I blame you. I'd be scared too.

  6. I am wondering if your husband gets ornery while having to wait for you to do the plating and pics? I hear that he does not like his food to get cold. Beautiful pics!