Monday, September 22, 2014

Sauerkraut Pierogi Skillet

Out of all the pierogi that I make, the sauerkraut is our favorite.  
This is a quick way to get all the flavors of sauerkraut pierogi without having to make the dumplings.  I've seen quite a few recipes for "lazy sauerkraut pierogi" using spiral macaroni and mushroom soup.  You could add some sauteed mushrooms to this dish - but no soup -!
I used my Mom's Sauerkraut recipe, but you could use it plain or add a bit of bacon!
1 - 12 oz. pkg. No Yolks dumpling noodles (or noodles or your choice), cooked according to package directions.
1 recipe Grandma's Sauerkraut
1 medium onion, chopped
1 stick unsalted butter
Freshly ground black pepper
Sour Cream (optional)

Prepare Grandma's Sauerkraut.  If it is a little too much sauerkraut for you, save some for hot dogs!
In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.  Add chopped onion and saute until light golden brown, about 5-7 minutes.
Add cooked noodles, sauerkraut, 1/2 cup of sauerkraut juice and stir well to combine. 
Season with freshly ground black pepper and a dollop of sour cream.

Makes a great side dish with pork chops!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Creamy Broccoli & Cheese Casserole #TeamAnnies

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1 lb. fresh broccoli florets
1 can Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup Olive Oil Mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. minced onion
1 cup sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
1 cup Annie's Cheddar Squares, crushed

Place broccoli in a medium bowl with 1/4 cup water.  Cover with plastic wrap and cook 4 minutes in your microwave until broccoli is tender-crisp.

Combine soup, egg, mayonnaise, onion and cheese.  Mix until well combined.  Add to broccoli and stir until evenly mixed.  Top with crushed Cheddar Squares.  Bake at 400 degrees F. for 20 to 22 minutes until bubbly and crumbs are light golden brown.

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