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Do-Ahead Recipes for Those Busy Days

Good Enough for Company Recipes, but Simple to Make Ahead!

(Let Your Company Think You Are Super Organized)



Hearty Meal and Oh So Good!

Fry 2 or 3 big hamburgers (drain fat) After meat is cooked: Open a can of Hormel Hot Chili with Beans and add to pan - heat thoroughly. Place burgers on plate, put slice(s) of cheese on top and cover with chili. Top with diced onions and tomatoes. This is eaten with a fork - way too messy to put on a bun or bread.

Ellen Lane

Elegant Chicken and Rice

Good for a Candlelight Dinner, So the Dust Doesn't Show

In an electric fry pan, melt the margarine and sprinkle the dry salad dressing in the margarine. Brown the chicken pieces in the seasoned margarine. In a separate bowl mix the soup, juice, and cream cheese. Pour liquid mixture over the chicken and simmer in pan for 1 hour. To serve make rice and place chicken pieces on rice. Sauce can be thickened to a gravy consistency or served as is. This recipe freezes up well and can just be heated and poured on fresh rice.

Jeri Moore

I Can Do It Myself Pot Roast

Easy Enough for a Junior Showmanship Exhibitor To Make!

Place meat, potatoes, carrots, and onions in roasting pan. Pour can of V-8 juice over everything. Cover and bake at 275 degrees for about 4 hours. Everything will be so tender and good.

Randi Moore

Oh So Easy Bar-B-Que

They'll Keep Coming Back For More 'N' More!

Trim all the fat from the meat and place in crock pot with 1/2 cup water and all seasonings (saving the Bar-B-Q Sauce for later). Cook approx. 6 hours on high, even overnight with tougher cuts of meat. When the meat just crumbles it is done just right! Drain all liquid from the meat, and crumble the meat up. Then add the Bar-B-Q sauce and cook on low at least 2 more hours. Serve on buns. Reheats in microwave just fine!!

Shirley Trainer

Pork Chop and Potato Bake

Quick and Easy and Good

Mix together soup, milk and sour cream. Layer potatoes, cheese and sauce in baking dish. Top with browned pork chops. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

Mindi Moore

Pumpkin Delight

Thanksgiving Flavor Anytime!

Beat eggs and add first 8 ingredients, adding pumpkin last. Pour into 9" x 13" greased pan. Sprinkle cake mix (dry) over the pumpkin mixture, melt butter and drizzle over cake mix, then top with nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Shelley Cafferty

Shrimp and Orange Salad

Oriental Flavor

Cook rice. Fry shrimp and bacon in oil until shrimp turns pink. Break bacon in pieces. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and add rice and bacon shrimp mixture. Chill for several hours before serving.

Vicki Redditt

Spring Salad

Good All Year Long

Combine all ingredients and refrigerate overnight.

Jeri Moore

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