December 22nd, 2009


Recipe: Broccoli-Cheese Ritz Cracker Casserole

My contribution to the recipe exchange going out around my office. I am now on three iterations of it. O.O You have been warned.

Broccoli-Cheese Ritz Cracker Casserole

Ritz crackers, crushed
2 pkgs. frozen broccoli spears
1-1/2 cups of milk
1-1/2 tbsp. cornstarch
½ tsp. dry mustard
½ tsp. salt
Dash of pepper
Velveeta cheese

1. Boil and drain broccoli according to directions.

1. Combine milk, cornstarch, mustard, salt, and pepper.
2. Cook on low heat until sauce thickens.
3. Add a chunk of Velveeta, and melt it in the sauce.

1. Pour cheese sauce over broccoli. Mix in thoroughly with some crumbled Ritz crackers.
2. Sprinkle crushed Ritz crackers on top of casserole; dot with butter.
3. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
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Recipe: Corn Casserole

Corn Casserole
Preparation time: Less than 10 minutes
Baking time: 40 minutes at 400 degrees F.

1 pkg. Jiffy corn muffin mix
1 can of whole-kernel corn (undrained)
1 can of cream-style corn
½ cup of butter (1 stick), melted
1 8 oz. container of sour cream
1-2 cups of shredded cheese. mild Cheddar or Monterrey Jack are suggested.

Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Pour into baking pan. Bake 40 minutes at 400 degrees.
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Tuesday Update

Happy Birthday, trinibelle!

I hope you have a happy one!

AC Writing: My current AC article that I'm working on concerns the best TV detectives of this decade. Problem is, most of the shows I can think of have ensemble casts. Aside from Monk, Psych, and Castle, can anyone think of any other mystery shows since 2000 which don't have ensemble casts? The trend really has gone away from that, it seems.

Life: I'm very tired, and the remnants of my cold aren't helping.I garbled with saltwater this evening and bought a Neti pot on the way home from my voice lessons. Maybe it'll help, but really, my nose is not the problem now; it's my throat and post-nasal drip--in which case, maybe the Neti pot will help?

Music: It looks like I might be performing in another Gregorian chant mass, on January 19 or 21. Not sure yet. It will be at St. Mary's Seminary Chapel here in Houston. We'll see how I feel tomorrow night. If I'm as tired as I am tonight, I'll be really reluctant to go to the three-hour rehearsal, but I'll probably push myself, anyway.