Saturday, April 3, 2010

Lost and Found!

In my continuing attempt to de-clutter and reorganize, I came up with an empty bookcase. I had been thinking about getting out all my cookbooks (that I never use) and putting them in a bookcase in the kitchen. (Don’t ask my why I have cookbooks, or even pick up more cookbooks. I wish I knew!) So since I had a bookcase, I dug out my cookbooks.

YEARS ago, I was in Wisconsin visiting a friend, and  we went to an Amish store. Probably for lack of anything better to buy there, I bought a cookbook. I don’t think it is an Amish cookbook, but they were selling them there. The name of the cookbook is The Basics and More Cookbook. In that cookbook, I found a recipe that Louie and I really liked. (Is it just me, or do you usually only pick ONE recipe out of any given cookbook?) I have quite a lot of cookbooks, and have given some away, donated some, put some on garage sales, etc, and I feared I had passed on this cookbook, as I had not seen it for quite awhile. I was quite happy tonight when I found it! The recipe in the cookbook that we liked is called $25,000 Mexican Dish. (Don’t ask me why…I have no clue.)

Since I have rambled on about it for so long, I thought I would post it here for you to try, if you would like. I need to say, that although I like Mexican food, it is not my favorite kind of food, and I also want to say that alone, I really don’t care that much for refried beans, but in this recipe….YUM! Maybe, it will be our Easter dinner!

So without further ado…here it is.

$25,000 Mexican Dish

2 C. Bisquick biscuit mix

1 C. water

2-15 oz cans refried beans

2 lbs. hamburger, fried and seasoned

16 oz. jar salsa

3 C. shredded Cheddar Cheese

16 oz. sour cream

Chopped lettuce and tomato

Mix Bisquick, water and beans; spread in greased 9 x 13” pan. Sprinkle fried hamburger on top. Spread salsa and shredded cheese on top. Bake at 350* for 30 minutes. Top with sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes just before serving. 

Submitted by Mary Zook                    Virginia Beach, VA

Let me know if you try it, and especially if you try it and like it!

Be blessed!                                     Michelle



Anonymous said...

I admire your de-cluttering. I am the same way about cookbooks. I have dozens of them and honestly use maybe a couple or recipes per book. There are some that I dont use at all.You have me thinking maybe I should just write the ones down that I use and pass them on. YOu can get any recipe online anyways!!

Amelia said...

I down sized my collection some time ago...I have most of the recipes I use on 3 x 5 cards...when looking for a new recipe I do my research on line...much faster and more to choose from.

This recipe sounds so good...and we really like mexican dishes...question - does it reheat well?

Enjoy the day.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I have several cook books too Michelle, and cook out of them very little. But I love the ones I have and have gotten rid of the ones I never, never used. Unfortunately I've lost one I wanted to keep - Artisan Breads - and have no idea what happened to it unless I loaned it to someone. I printed your recipe so I'll let you know when we try it. blessings, marlene

Valerie said...

Oh I cannot wait to try this. It sounds easy and good. Mexican and Italian is our favorite foods. I will let you know when I try this. Thanks for sharing.


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