Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Southwestern Skillet Burgers and Ghost Brownies

Can we all stop a minute and pray for Stellan?

Now I didn't take that picture, but that really is what they end up looking like! This is a Taste of Home recipe that Wes and I love!

Southwestern Skillet Burgers

ok. This recipe makes well over 6 servings, so I cut it in half and it feeds 3 people plenty! 

2 lbs ground beef
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 can diced tomatoes with onions and garlic
some shredded cheddar cheese

You just combine all the beef and bread crumbs and taco seasoning in a bowl and shape them into thick burger patties.

Throw them in a medium heated skillet and cook them for a few minutes on each side until they are browned, then drain any sick juices.

Add the tomatoes into the skillet with the patties that you put back in there and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover it up, and let it simmer until all the pink is gone from the patties... around 10 min or less.

Sprinkle them with plenty of cheese, cover them up again and watch until the cheese is melted.

Then serve them up! They are GOOD!!! ** now the real recipe calls for a can of bean and bacon soup also. I hate that stuff so I didn't put it in there and it was st
ill delicious! suit yourself :) **

Ok, the Ghost Brownies come from Brittnye. Brittnye is like this cake genius that makes all of these adorable cake designs and has all of these cute ideas. Well, she normally doesn't share her secrets because I'm pretty sure she sells most of her stuff (who could blame her!) but she did spill the beans on this one!

Now this picture is of the actual ghost brownies that Brittnye made. Aren't they adorable?! They reminded me of something you would make Yomaida!

Ghost Brownies

1 box of your favorite brownie mix
1 jar of white icing
1 package of giant marshmallows
1 tube of black decorating icing

It's really easy. You just make your brownies like the box tells you to.

After they have cooled, just cut them up in little squares and put them on whatever you want to serve them on and place a giant marshmallow on each brownie.

Melt some of your icing in the microwave. I would melt in something with a spout so that when it pours, it's an actual pour and not like a spill over so you can control it.

Now watch your icing. You don't want to pour it when it's completely runny melted because it will make a big mess all over your brownie. You want to pour it when it's a little thick so it will pour over the marshmallow and stick and not run off.

The icing will thicken and cool quickly, so you might even want to have a few practice sessions with the "ghosts" before doing it on the brownie.

After you've made your ghosts it's time to add their little faces! Just put on their tiny eyes and mouths and your ghosts are complete! So fun!