Rice with Cheese and Tomatoes

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: November 9, 2017
Yield:6 servings
Time needed: 30 minutes or less

With rice already cooked, this is a real time-saver for a quick one-pot meal. I actually took time to cook the tomatoes in the pot with the vegetables and had the complete dish ready to serve in 20 minutes.

Rice with Cheese & Tomatoes

Rice with Cheese and Tomatoes
3 cups cooked rice (1 cup uncooked)
3 Tbsp fat or oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 cups cooked tomatoes
2 cups shredded cheese
1 tsp. salt
dash pepper

Cook rice, if necessary.

In a medium saucepan, sauté onion, celery and green pepper in fat or oil.
Add cooked tomatoes, cooked rice, shredded cheese and seasonings.
Cover and simmer until cheese is melted.

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Canterbury Cheese

Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date tried:October 11, 2017
Yield: 32 1-oz servings
Time needed:5 minutes

This is a delicious cheese spread for crackers & sandwiches.

Canterbury Cheese

Canterbury Cheese
10 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
10 oz. Swiss cheese, shredded
10-12 stalks of celery, chopped
1/3 cup chopped onion
8 oz. butter, softened
1/4 tsp. paprika
pinch garlic powder
3 Tbsp. mayonnaise.

Combine cheeses, celery and onion in a bowl.
Stir in butter, paprika and garlic powder.
Add mayonnaise one tablespoon at a time until mixture is of spreading consistency.

Pear, Endive and Brie Salad

Source: 12 Months of Monastery Salads
Date tried:August 7, 2017
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed:30 minutes

This was so well appreciated at a family dinner “Grandma Sherri” (my son-in-law’s mother) asked for the recipe!

Pear, Endive & Brie Salad

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Golden Potato Soup

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Made: December 7, 2013
Yield: 4 servings
Time to make: 15 -20 minutes.

Prior preparation needed
Cook and mash potatoes (may use leftovers)

I expect if I had used a strongly orange-coloured cheese this soup would have lived up more to its name. But I used a fine old white cheddar for the taste.  This is basically a thin white sauce to which mashed potato and shredded cheese have been added.  It is quite bland as is and I am glad I have leftovers to try some additional seasoning.  Rosemary would be a very good addition; cayenne or chili if you want some heat. And if you don’t object to meat, some crispy, crumbled bacon or some chunks of ham. So consider this more of a soup base to be altered as your mood and pantry supplies dictate.

Golden Potato Soup

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