Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Wacky Pasta Salad

1 bag wacky pasta
1 bottle of Italian salad dressing
1 cucumber, diced
3 green onions, sliced
1 small can of sliced olives
2 green pepper , diced
3 sicks of mozzarella string cheese, separate in small pieces

In sauce pan bring 6 cups of water to boil, add pasta. Cook for 7 minutes or until tender. Drain pasta and cool well. Combine all above ingredients excluding dressing. Add cooled pasta. Pour dressing over all ingredients. Mix together well.

Suggestion: Add pepperoni
What are wheat berries?

Wheat berries are the cooked kernels of regular white or red wheat. You cook 2 or 3 cups of wheat on med for approximately one hour. This is an other way in implementing wheat into our diets. It is easy and has great flavor.

Mexican Wheat Chili

1 pound hamburger
1 lg. onion
1 lg. can tomato sauce, 3 cans water
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. chili powder
1tsp. garlic salt
2 cups cooked wheat berries
1 med. jar medium salsa
4 tbls. flour

Cook wheat kernels the day before to have your wheat berries for your recipe. Cook onion and hamburger, drain. Add flour, chili powder, salt, oregano, garlic, mix well. Add tomato sauce, water and salsa. Cook one hour. Stir in wheat berries the last 15 minutes.

Serve with corn bread and Honey butter.

Wheat Salad

5 cups wheat berries
1 cup salad dressing (Miracle Whip)
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup green and red peppers
1 cup celery
1/2 tsp. salt

Cook wheat kernels day before. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate over night.
Suggestion: Use for a main dish, serve on crisp greens and add shrimp or tuna to the salad.

Wheat Berry Stir Fry

2 tsp. olive oil
3 eggs scrambled
pepper, to taste
2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/8 tsp. garlic salt
1 cup frozen broccoli
1 cup frozen sliced carrots
1 cup frozen green peas
3 cups wheat berries (this is wheat that has been boiled for approximately 1 hour and chilled)
1/2 cup ham, diced
3 tbls soy sauce
3-4 green onions, sliced
salt and pepper to tastes
Prepare wheat the day before to have it chilled well. In skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Scramble eggs, sprinkle with pepper while scrambling. In a separate skillet, saute mushrooms with butter and garlic salt, drain liquid from mushrooms. Add remaining vegetables to mushrooms mixing well. Stir in chilled wheat berries, mix together in skillet. Add soy sauce and salt and pepper.

Chinese Chicken Cabbage Salad

2 cups chicken, diced
2 pkg. top ramen noodles
1 head cabbage
1 bunch green onions, sliced
1/2 cup sesame seeds, toasted in butter
2 sm pkgs. almonds sliced

Seasoning package from top ramen
1/2 cup salad oil
6 tbls. rice vinegar
4 tbls. sesame oil

Break top ramen noodles and toss with other salad ingredients. Mix ingredients for dressing. Toss with salad one hour before serving. Refrigerate until serving.

Just Like Cafe Rio Sheddes Pork

4 pound Pork roast (bone in)
2 Tbls brown sugar
2 tsp. paprika
2 tsp. crushed red pepper
2 tsp cumin
2 cloves minced garlic
1-2 tsp. paprika (this is for step 2 of the recipe, it is optional.)
1 sliced onion
1 can coke (not diet) taste better with the real thing.

Trim fat off of roast. Rub the brown sugar, red pepper, salt, cumin, and paprika over the roast. Covering it completely. Put in crock pot. Set temperature on low. Add onion, garlic chicken broth, and coke. Cook 8 hours A good time to prepare this is in the evening, 10 p.m.

Step 2
Take pork roast out of crock pot. Shered the meat. While the meat is out add the additional 2 tlbs. brown sugar and the 2 tsp. paprika to the crock pot, let dissolve, Return the meat to the crock pot continue to cook thought the day. 8 more hours
Great for salads and burritos.