Friday, April 3, 2015

Two of my Yummo Easter Recipes

As we head on to the Easter week end I wanted to share a couple of my favorite recipes I make for Easter.

First is my crock pot Beans with bacon and hamburger.

First thing is to brown the hamburger with 1/2 cup chopped onion.

Second is to brown a pound of bacon.  You can brown your bacon with your hamburger and onions I just like to do them separate less grease.  After your bacon has cooled cut it up into bite size pieces.

In your crock pot add the browned hamburger/onion mix with your bacon pieces.

This is the part of the recipe that you can make unique to what your family loves.  You just open and add what ever kind of beans you love.  These are the varieties my family likes in this recipe and I love all the combo's of flavors.

Add all the cans of beans to the meat mixture in the crock pot.  You can add 1.4 cup of ketchup and three tablespoons of mustard and 1.4 up of brown sugar to this mix too. I do not do that since this is already heavy in the can mixtures.  Then I put the beans on for 7 hours on low the day I am going to serve this.  They are so good and yummy.  They go perfect with the ham for Easter.  These are also great for BBQ's with brats, hotdogs etc.  I get so many compliments on this bean recipe.  If you do not have a crock pot or just want to bake them you can do that too.  You would put them in your oven at 350 for about 45 minutes to heat them through.  I just like the crock pot it is easy and they cook all by themselves!!!!

The second recipe is a great appetizer to share with your guest.  It is called the Loaded Baked Potato Dip.  The best part about this dip is it tastes just like a loaded baked potato with out any potato in the recipe.

The ingredients are 8 oz sour cream, two 8 oz cream cheese packages and 8 oz of cheddar cheese and also not pictured is three green onions chopped.

This recipe also calls for real bacon bits.  So I forgot to pick them up so I sent Terry to the store to get them.  He came home with the jumbo size bag.  You only need the small bag that I believe is 2 oz's or about a 1/4 cup of bacon bits.

Do I smell Bacon!!!!!!!My decor assistant is apparently now my cooking assistant.  She saw Terry come in with the big bag of bacon bits.  Hmmmm she wants to taste all the ingredients for quality control!

You put all of the mixture into a glass pyrex or in my case I just used a pie dish.  Top with the rest of the cheese and you microwave this until the cheese melts and then serve with Fritos Scoops.
Now there is a "secret law" that say you can only serve this dip with Frito Scoops.  That is the only way it tastes the best. So if you do not want to break any laws then get the Frito scoops to serve with this dip.
It is so yummy and my guests always rave about this one.
If you want and have time you can also put this in the oven at 350 until the cheese melts.

So my Easter Dinner Menu will be:
Ham
Polish sausage with homemade sauerkraut
Crock Pot Beans
Jello Pretzel Salad
Cheesy potato casserole
deviled eggs along with colored eggs colored by Abby my granddaughter
Black and green olives and pickle tray
Hawaiian sweet rolls
Lamb cake with cut up fresh strawberries

So as we "hop" on to Easter Bunny Week End have a wonderful celebration with your family and friends.
Come back tomorrow for Spotlight and have a wonderful Easter Sunday.
Kris
:)

10 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, what a great lineup of comfort foods! Pinning, thank you for sharing. :)

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  2. The dip sounds yummy! Your menu sounds delightful. May you and your family have a very blessed Easter.

    Judy

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  3. Hi Kris,
    Dear sweet doggie Libby, you are an adorable assistant - I hope you gave her some bacon! Looks like your family will be enjoying a fun casual Easter meal.
    No cooktop means no Easter dinner here! But will enjoy dinner out with our Granddaughter Gabby.
    Happy joyous Easter to you and your family.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  4. Not sure what's going on with Blogger ~ in the midst of replying everything just disappeared! :/ Thanks so much for sharing these 2 dishes ~ both look and sound delish! I hope Libby got a treat ~ :)

    xo
    Pat

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  5. Both of those recipes sound amazing and I can just imagine how good your house smells when making them! Your Easter menu sounds delicious! I'll be right over... Lol! Happy Easter to you and your family!

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  6. Kris, I have just gone thru some previous posts, that I have missed. I am so sorry about your daughter dog. I know she must be sad. I loved your Easter table scape. So wonderful. You recipes are nice ones too. I have never seen the bean recipe...but it sure sounds good. Blessings to you and yours for a Happy Easter. xoxo,Susie

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  7. Oh my, Kris! These sound fantastic! Enjoy!!!
    Big hugs,
    Lin

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  8. It all looks delish :) Happy Easter!

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  9. LOL, I have two such happy assistants in the kitchen, generally anything spilt on the floor becomes a treat for them! Loved your recipes, they sound wonderful, and I hope you have a blessed and special Easter! :)

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  10. I'm glad you included the pictures otherwise I mite not have known what hamburger is! That's minced meat where I come from! Recipes sound good though as does your Easter menu. It's so interesting to me to see the dishes you traditionally serve, most of which I have never eaten. For dinner in Ireland on Easter Sunday we would usually have roast leg of lamb, with gravy, two veg and always potatoes, mash and roast maybe but always lots of spuds!

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