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Stuffed Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce

Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce

Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce with Cheese on top.

 

Stuffed Salmon Shells

The large pasta shells were stuffed with canned salmon, a blend of vegetables topped with creamy lemon sauce and shredded mild cheddar cheese before putting into the oven. The lemon sauce adds a slight tart flavor to the stuffed salmon shells.

Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce

Stuffed Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce and Cheese

 

Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce
 
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Large pasta shells are stuffed with salmon patty mixture and topped with a creamy lemon sauce with shredded mild cheddar cheese on top.
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Recipe type: Seafood
Cuisine: American
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • STUFFING
  • 10 pasta shells, large
  • 1 14.75 ounce can pink salmon, drained, skin and fat removed and rinsed with water
  • 1 tablespoon carrot, finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon onion, finely grated
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 saltines, finely crushed
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon Netta Belle's Choice Ground Black Pepper
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  • CREAMY LEMON SAUCE
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1¼ cup chicken broth, such as Swanson's 99% Fat Free Chicken Broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream or Carnation Evaporated Milk, undiluted
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 1 cup mild cheddar cheese, shredded
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 350 F. Grease a 9 x 13 oven proof casserole dish.
  2. Cook 10 large pasta shells as instructions on the package. Rinse in water and set aside.
  3. Add the drained, rinsed salmon into a large bowl.
  4. Add the stuffing ingredients and blend well.
  5. Fill each shell with the salmon mixture.
  6. Set shells into the greased casserole.
  7. MAKE THE LEMON SAUCE
  8. Melt butter in a saucepan that will hold 2 cups.
  9. Blend in the flour with a whisk until thickened.
  10. Gradually whisk in the chicken broth and cream or evaporated milk.
  11. Using a whisk, stir constantly while cooking to a smooth and medium thick sauce.
  12. Remove from heat.
  13. Add the lemon juice and nutmeg, blend.
  14. Pour the sauce over the stuffed salmon shells.
  15. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top.
  16. Bake 350 F for 20 minutes, until browned and bubbly.
  17. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving
Notes
The sauce is adapted from Claiborne, Craig, The New York Times Menu Cook Book, 1966. p.134........Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® Spices, bring you great recipes, outstanding herbs and spices for your cooking experience. ©2007-2017 Netta Belle’s Choice® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk.Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office.”nettabelleschoice.com and cookbookinabox.com. All rights reserved.

 

The evolution of Stuffed Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce

I am sure we all have a menu to resort to at the end of  pay period. Mine was making tuna casserole, using noodles, peas and a can of tuna, maybe with a can of mushroom soup. After about 3 months of that recipe, my husband informed me he did not like tuna.  So I switched to salmon patties for awhile. Well,  50 year later, tried salmon patties again.  After a couple of meals, decided best to look for another recipe to use canned salmon.  It was the development of Stuffed Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce with cheese.

Stuffed Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce

Stuffed Salmon Shells in Lemon Sauce

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Broccoli Rice Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Rice Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Rice Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Rice Cheese Casserole

I am trying to get a jump start on comfort foods for fall and winter.  Rice, potatoes, and pasta are creamy foods that lead my list.  I actually try to balance menus with one of these carbohydrates.  Broccoli Rice Cheese Casserole is also an excellent entree for a vegetarian meal.

Steamed Broccoli and Vegetable Blend

Steamed Broccoli and Vegetable Blend

Using canned soup and frozen broccoli speeds up the cooking process.  I have started to steam vegetables in the microwave.  I put the chopped or diced vegetables in a small bowl, add 1-2 teaspoons water, depending on the amount of vegetables, cover with plastic wrap and steam for 1 minute.  Occasionally I will have to add a minute.  They are ready to be combined with other vegetables or meats and sauces.  I do not add  salt or oil to saute.  

 

Broccoli Rice Cheese Casserole
 
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A good recipe to have for pitch-in dinners and a winter comfort food for week day dinner.
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Recipe type: Rice Vegetable Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ½ cup long grain rice
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons finely diced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno pepper, finely diced
  • 1-2 tablespoons sweet mini peppers, diced
  • 1 cup steamed broccoli cuts or 10 oz. frozen broccoli
  • 1 can 10¾ ounces, Nacho cheese soup
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼-1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook the long grain rice in the chicken broth until broth is absorbed.
  2. Cut and dice the onion, garlic, peppers.
  3. Put into a small microwave dish, add 1 teaspoon water.
  4. Microwave 1 minute or until onion is translucent.
  5. Steam the cut broccoli, just until crisp.
  6. In a larger pan blend the Nacho soup and milk, cook until hot and bubbly.
  7. Add the broccoli, diced vegetables, and rice, stir to blend.
  8. Pout into a 9 x 9 x 2 casserole.
  9. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  10. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.
  11. Bake at 350 F 20 minutes
Notes
To make a 9 x 13 casserole, use 1 cup long grain rice and 2 cups chicken broth. Adjust vegetable as desired......This was adapted from Campbell's Soup Kitchen..............Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® brings you great recipes for your cooking experience. ©2007-2017 Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk. Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office. “ Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® All rights reserved.

 

 

Round out your meal of Broccoli Rice Cheese Casserole with

Green Beans with Red Pepper Stir Fry

Green Beans - Red Bell Pepper Stir Fry

Green Beans – Red Bell Pepper Stir Fry

Use your favorite recipe for green beans:  canned, frozen or fresh.  Fix them by stir-frying, steaming. slow-cooker  or in the pressure cooker, with or without ham.

Spinach-Romaine Lettuce Salad

Spinach-Romaine Lettuce Salad                                          

Try the Spinach-Romaine Lettuce Salad.

And for Dessert :  American Apple Pie

American Apple Pie

American Apple Pie

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Cheese-Bacon Quiche

Quiche, France’s answer to Italy’s Pizza

Cheese-Bacon Quiche

Cheese-Bacon Quiche

They are both called pies, and are served in or on  a crust.  The quiche is a flaky pastry shell filled with an egg custard of  cheese, meats and/or vegetables..  The pizza is a yeast dough crust for savory toppings, hot and spicy also of cheese, meats and/or vegetables.  Introducing the Cheese-Bacon Quiche also referred to as a Quiche Lorraine.

Cheese-Bacon Quiche

Cheese-Bacon Quiche

Quiche Lorriaine was first a custard base of few pieces of meat and poured into a hollowed out bread shell  Now the delicious Cheese-Bacon Quiche is poured into a pastry shell.  Some quiches have the meats, cheeses or vegetables on the bottom of the pastry shell with the egg custard poured on top. Quiches make a very good breakfast, brunch and small tart-like quiches make tasty appetizers or hors d/oeuvres.

Cheese-Bacon Quiche

Cheese-Bacon Quiche

Savory pastry shells can be made by adding  egg yolks or Parmesan cheese.  The pastry for this particular quiche was made with coconut oil.  Coconut oil does not have a flavor of coconut and the pastry is very flaky making it somewhat hard to handle getting into the pie plate.  The flakiness of the pie dough adds texture to the custard filling.

Cheese-Bacon Quiche
 
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An egg custard filling with cheese, bacon and onion baked in a crust, a classic French recipe for Quiche Lorraine.
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Recipe type: Breakfast - Brunch
Cuisine: French
Serves: 6 serving
Ingredients
  • 1 unbaked 8-inch pie shell
  • 4 slices bacon
  • ½ cup onion, sliced
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Pinch of nutmeg, freshly grated
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • Paprika
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 350 F.
  2. Chill pie shell before filling. Remember to warm a glass pie plate before putting into hot oven.
  3. Fry the bacon in skillet until crisp.
  4. Remove from skillet, drain on toweling and crumble.
  5. Drain excess bacon grease from pan, save 1 teaspoon or enough to cook the onions until transparent.
  6. In a large bowl, combine milk, eggs, ¼ cup cheese, salt, pepper, sugar, nutmeg and hot sauce.
  7. Stir in the bacon and onion.
  8. Pour into the prepared pie shell.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  10. Sprinkle with the paprika.
  11. Bake 350 F for 35 minutes or until knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Notes
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Cheese-Bacon Quiche

Cheese-Bacon Quiche

Cheese-Bacon Quiches served at a brunch could be made in to small pie like tarts, accompanied with bowls of fresh melon and mango and the Sour Cream Bundt Coffee Cake.   Lunchtime Cheese-Bacon Quiches would be enjoyed with a nice spring lettuce salad with oranges and pecans or tomatoes and green onions and walnuts.  Think quiche for that extra appetizer for your next dinner.

Cheese-Bacon Quiche

Cheese-Bacon Quiche

Other sources of quiche recipes.

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Baking Powder Cheese Biscuits

Sometimes in planning a meal, there is no time for yeast bread,, yet your meal needs that something extra that says “I really want to serve you that extra special”.  Biscuits are actually quickly made, okay, some practice makes them fluffy and light.  Think how good it would be to serve your family hot biscuits, butter and honey with their dinner tonight.

Baking Powder Cheese Bisquits

Baking Powder Cheese Bisquits

Make Baking Powder Cheese Biscuits to serve with fish, vegetables or any entree.  Of course, there is always sausage and biscuits often served at breakfast, why not serve sausage and Baking Powder Cheese Biscuits for brunch or week day dinner to family.  They will love you for it.  Enjoy!

Baking Powder Cheese Biscuits
 
A biscuit to have for bread, rolled topping for pot pies, and flavored with grated cheese, cinnamon, pecans or brown sugar. Change your good morning breakfast to biscuits.
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Recipe type: Breads
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sifted unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup cold shortening
  • ⅔ cup 2% cold milk
  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 F.
  2. Grease 2 9-inch cake pans.
  3. Sift together the first 3 ingredients into a medium bowl.
  4. Cut the cold shortening into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender.
  5. Pour in the milk and cheese.
  6. Quickly mix to moisten flour, without over beating.
  7. Briefly knead dough on a lightly floured board.
  8. Roll to ½-inch thickness and cut with biscuit cutter. Do not roll too thin.
  9. Place biscuits in the grease cake pans.
  10. Bake 12 minutes
Notes
Drop the biscuits on top of a hot broth vegetable stew and bake for a pot pie.
Omit the cheese for plain biscuits. Recipe adapted from The American Women's Cook Book, 1947.--------------------------Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® Spices, bring you great recipes, outstanding herbs and spices for your cooking experience.©2007-2017 Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk. Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office. “Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® All rights reserved.

 

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Macaroni, Chicken and Cheese Casserole

Netta Belle’s Choice for a budget meal.

Macaroni, chicken and cheese casserole

Macaroni, Chicken and Cheese Casserole, the ultimate comfort food.

Have you ever had a week longer than your food in the house or the money in your wallet and pay day isn’t here yet?  I thought I was through with those times forever.  However!  I am now retired.  The pay isn’t as good as it was when I worked 40+ hrs a week for someone else.

Well, this has been the dilemma in our house of two this week.  It is amazing what new things can be cooked up with the same foods.  I use leftovers and create new dishes which means I usually end up with more leftovers.  You may not relate, but I am sure many of your parents or grandparents can relate to using everything you have before getting new.  Well, food does not really fall in that category – just left overs.

I like to cook up several boneless, skinless chicken breasts with seasoned low-fat chicken broth or water in the slow cooker.  They can be bagged in freezer bags and pulled out only what is needed for a meal for two.  Of course, I save the broth for soups in glass cans stored in the refrigerator.

This time I had some ricotta cheese, some Colby Jack cheese and a green bell pepper. Oh yes, the cornbread from the day before. Luck would have it, I did not have an onion, hey, that is why the onion powder is on the shelf.

Talk about need for comfort food!   Well, here comes the macaroni, chicken and cheese.  It was tasty, filling with a gelatin fruit salad and green beans and budget casserole.  Not feeling too deprived, we had chocolate chip cookies and sherbet.

For those budget strapped beginners in the world, couples, families,  the retiree or just tightening the budget belt out of need, look at your leftovers and get creative.  Here is one of my solutions.

Macaroni, Chicken and Cheese Casserole
 
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An easy on your pocketbook comfort dish for the family. It is one of those recipes, having leftovers is a good dilemma.
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup whole wheat elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 1 teaspoon Netta Belle's Choice Sea Salt
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup chicken breast, cooked and diced in ½ inch pieces.
  • ½ cup green bell peppers, diced in ½ inch pieces.
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese (or your choice)
  • ½ cup crumbed cornbread
  • ¼ cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • Dill weed to sprinkle on top
  • Paprika to sprinkle on top
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 350 F.
  2. Grease a 9 x 9 casserole dish.
  3. Cook the macaroni in the water according to package directions.
  4. Drain the macaroni, do not rinse. Set aside.
  5. Warm the milk in microwave for 2 minutes, let set until ready to use.
  6. Use a large sauce pan to melt the butter to bubbling.
  7. Sprinkle in flour; use a whisk to blend the roux (thickening paste.)
  8. Cook over low heat.
  9. Add seasonings, chicken breast and green pepper.
  10. Stir with a wooden spoon to blend together.
  11. Remove from heat, stir in the ricotta cheese and shredded Colby Jack cheese.
  12. Stir until the cheese has melted and sauce blended.
  13. Pour the cooked and drained macaroni into the cheese sauce, stir gently.
  14. Pour into greased casserole dish.
  15. Spread the crumbled cornbread evenly over the top.
  16. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the cornbread.
  17. Sprinkle the dill week and paprika to your taste on top.
  18. Bake 30-35 minutes or until the sauce is bubbling and cheese is melted.
  19. Let set about 5 minutes before serving
Notes
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Macaroni, Chicken and Cheese Casserole

Macaroni, Chicken and Cheese Casserole – a budget comfort food dish.

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