Wednesday, May 29, 2013

New Recipes I Tried - With Some Adjustments . . .

. . . and one old one.

I have been trying some of the recipes I have found on Facebook, but with my own twist for our lifestyle.  This one turned out really good using the beans, rather than hamburger.  

Homemade Black Bean Burger

1 ½ cup Oroweat Herb Seasoned Stuffing Mix
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 teaspoons chopped (minced) garlic
1 (15.25 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 teaspoon grated lime rind or lemon juice
¾ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon oregano
¼ teaspoon salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 large egg white, lightly beaten (egg beaters)

1. Place stuffing mix into food processor, process 4 times or until crumbs measure about 1 cup.
Transfer to a bowl.
2. Combine 1 tablespoon oi, garlic and beans in processor; pulse 8 times or until beans make a thick paste. Scrape bean mixture into bowl with stuffing crumbs. Stir in rind or lemon juice and remaining ingredients. With moistened hands, divide bean mixture into 6 equal portions (about 1/3 cup mixture per portion), shaping each into a 3- to 4 inch patty.
3. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties to pan; reduce heat to medium, and cook 4 minutes or until bottom edges are browned. Carefully turn patties over; cook 3 minutes or until bottom edges are done.
Serve this meatless black bean burger on a bun with spinach leaves or lettuce, tomato, cheese (we use non-fat), avocado slices, pickles and onion.

2 cans black-eyed peas (drained and rinsed)
1 diced tomato
1/2 diced red onion
1/2 large red, yellow, or orange bell pepper
1 jalapeno
4 green onions
1/3 cup cilantro
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar (unseasoned)
2 Tbsp. canola oil
1/2 tsp. cane sugar
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Bubble Up Pizza Casserole
(Mine) (½ original recipe)
½ pound chicken breast
1/3 chopped onion
1 cup Spaghetti Sauce
½ can (8) Pillsbury Reduced Fat Grands Biscuits (quartered, split and flattened)
1/2 cup Part Skim Milk Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
1 clove Garlic, Minced

1 can sliced mushrooms
1/3 cup chopped bell peppers
1 can chopped green chilis

1 pound Lean Ground Beef
1 whole Onion, Chopped
2 cups Spaghetti Sauce (whatever Kind You Like)
1 can (8) Pillsbury Reduced Fat Grands Biscuits (quartered)
1 cup Part Skim Milk Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
1 clove Garlic, Minced

You can add any other Veggie Toppings (mushrooms, peppers, olives, any of your favorites. BE CREATIVE)
Preheat oven to 375 F.
In skillet, brown meat over medium heat until browned, add veggies and sauce. Mix well.
Spray 9×13 pan well with cooking spray. Arrange half of the biscuit pieces in the pan. ( I quartered the biscuits then split each in half and slightly flattened them.) Then pour the sauce mixture over the pieces. Then arrange the other half of biscuit pieces over the sauce.
Bake 20-25 minutes until biscuits are starting to brown. then spread the cheese on top over the casserole, baking until cheese is nice and melted.
This is NOT on facebook!
Mom's Pumpkin Pie
mmm - good

Monday, May 27, 2013

Wedding Shower For Our Youth Minister

Our youth minister is getting married.  Daniel and Keri's shower was held on May 5th at the Azle Church of Christ fellowship hall.

They had a good attendance for the event and received an abundance of nice gifts to start off their married life. May God bless them with many happy years!

The happy couple!

Beautiful rocker loaned for the event.

Super nice quilt!!

Unusual "cake" made from towels.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Azle High School Class of 1963 50th Reunion

The Planning Group
Zackuline, Sherry, Rex, Nell, Glenda, Chris Biggerstaff, Jerry, 
Roddy, Nancy, Joan, Fern, Sue, Paul and Pat

Buzzy's stamp of approval!

 This is the group photo which includes classmates and spouses/guests.

We gathered at Fern Cox Craig and Mike's home on Silver Creek Road, Azle, Texas on a beautiful Saturday morning, 4 May 2013.

The 50th was well attended with a total count of 63 which included 40 classmates.


Meal was catered by Vance Godbey's.

Table decorations.


Paul did a great job getting everything organized!

Sherry Williams Pruner's son entertained with songs from the 60's.

Pat O'Riley Elam and her Hornet shirt!


LaVonne Sandquist Gysan's husband, Paul, generously provided each classmate with a CD of the 60's songs popular at that time.