Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Rush Hour Recipes for quick to fix dinners

Are you ready for another Gooseberry Patch cookbook giveaway? I have two early review cookbooks that I will be reviewing, sharing recipes and giving away copies!
Are you ready for another Gooseberry Patch cookbook giveaway? I have two early review cookbooks that I will be reviewing, sharing recipes and giving away copies! The two books are RUSH HOUR RECIPES and 101 Soups, Salads & Sandwiches (I have a recipe in this one!!). Today I'm going to post the RUSH HOUR recipes and in 2 weeks, the other.

Rush-Hour Recipes has more than 230 recipes that are all quick-to-fix dinner recipes that are true & tried family recipes. You will find stove top, oven, crock-pot and even potluck dishes. Below are the chapters and some of the recipes I plan on trying. This cookbook doesn't come out until January but you can preorder it on Amazon.

1) 5-Ingredient Favorites- Bacon & Cheddar Chicken, Chicken Caesar Pita Wraps, Busy Day Lasagna, Mini Onion Burgers, Mini Chicken Pot Pies

2) One-Dish Dinners-Adam's Vegetable Pasta, Tomato & Chicken Penne, Make-Ahead Pizza Burgers, Shrimp Scampi, Deep-Dish Skillet Pizza

3) Slow Cookers to the Rescue-Italian Beef Au Jus, "Hot Wing" Spicy Chicken, All-Day Ratatouille, Mama's Spicy Beans & Molasses Baked Beans

4) Soup's On!-Hearty Healthy Minestrone, Quick Corn Chowder, Hearty Shrimp Chowder, Sausage Soup Florentine, Julie's Hamburger Soup

5) Make-A-Meal Sides-Golden Parmesan Potatoes, Cheesy Mashed Potato Pancakes, Herb Biscuits Knots, Parmesan Supper Bread, Golden Roasted Cauliflower, Kickin' Coleslaw

6) Speedy Potluck & Party Foods-Freezer Meatballs, Quickie Cornbread, Luau Baked Beans, Cheesy JalapeƱo Rice, Hamburger Soup, Frozen Fruit Cups, 22-Second Salad

Before I share a few recipes I do want to point out that this cookbook, just like all other Gooseberry Cookbooks, has wonderful kitchen & party tips on every page besides the mouth-watering recipes. A few of my favorites include: "Paper baking cups are perfect for serving up party-size scoops of nuts or snack mix. They come in lots of colors & patterns too...you're sure to find out to suit your occasion" and "If a pot of soup is too thin, thicken it with just a sprinkling of instant mashed potato flakes. Works every time!"
Herb Biscuit Knots
*My family went crazy for these. Unreal at how easy & tasty they were.

Ingredients
12-oz tube refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1/4 c. canola oil
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. Italian seasoning
1/8 t. salt

Directions
Cut each biscuits in half. Roll each piece into a 6-inch rope and tie in a loose knot. Place biscuits on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for about 9-11 minutes, until golden. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Immediately brush oil mixture over warm biscuits; brush again. Serve warm. Makes 20.

Kitchen notes
*I didn't buy the 12 oz tube of biscuits. Instead I bought the 7 oz smaller tubes that come in a 4 pack. If you go that route you don't cut the dough in half, use the entire dough to roll out into the 6-inch rope. *We do not like Italian seasoning so I used a different seasoning. This makes the recipe very versatile because you can vary the seasoning with whatever you are serving them with. *I also used butter instead of canola oil.
Busy-Day Lasagna
*I served this for guest and they loved it. It really was quick and easy. I made it 6 hours ahead of time and baked it 1 hour before serving.

Ingredients
2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1-1 1/2 c shredded Parmesan cheese
2- 26 oz jars favorite pasta sauce, divided
2- 25 oz pkgs frozen sausage & cheese ravioli, divided
12 oz pkg frozen spinach, thawed, drained & divided

Directions
Combine cheeses in a bowl; set aside. Spread a layer of sauce in a lightly greased 13x9 baking pan. Arrange a layer of ravioli on top of sauce. Spread a layer of spinach on top. Add a layer of cheese mixture, completely covering with spinach. Spoon some sauce over cheese. Repeat all the layers, ending with a layer of cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is melted and sauce has reduced a little. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before cutting into squares. Makes 8-12 servings.

Kitchen Notes
I used only cheese ravioli and my own ground sausage, cooked and layered with the ravioli. The only problem I had with this recipe is that at 25 minutes the cheese was not melted and the sauce wasn't bubbly. So I kicked the stove up to 400 and it was done in 15 minutes. Next time I will just cook it at 400.
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67 comments:

Charlotte Kay said...

Oh, I would so LOVE to win this cookbook! I just recently discovered Gooseberry Patch, and now I am an avid collector!!!!!!
THANKS for this opportunity!

Charlotte Kay
chakasa58 at gmail dot com

Charlotte Kay said...

A rush hour meal I make grilled chicken breasts(inside grill), baked fries, buttered frozen corn, and green beans with real bacon bits.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Charlotte Kay
chakasa58 at gmail dot com

Rhonda said...

I usually take a previously made & frozen meal out of the freezer, thaw & heat in the microwave. I always have burritos, grilled hamburger patties, grilled boneless chicken, boneless bbq ribs. Thaw meat, put on a bun or make a wrap and have an instant meal.
I love GP and have been collecting since their beginning and would love to add Rush Hour to my collection. I also so love your blog.
rhondaree1958@yahoo.com

Cindy B. said...

When I'm in a rush for time, one meal I make is Beefy Beans.
cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

Cindy B. said...

You have some great recipes on your blog; just to name a few at the top of my "must make list", there's
Oooey Gooey Onion Cheese Bread,
Bacon Breakfast Muffins, Apple-Stuffed French Toast, and Strawberry Margarita Jam.
cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

Rhonda said...

I am going to try the chicken cordon bleu this weekend along with the Ooey gooey onion cheese bread. I loved the Nutella peanut butter cookies.
rhondaree1958@yahoo.com

Cindy B. said...

One of the cookbooks I would love to try from Gooseberry Patch is the Best-Ever Cookies Cookbook. I love baking cookies.
cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

Rhonda said...

I still want all the ones I don't have! lol my next couple up on my list are Rush Hour Recipes, Homestyle in a Hurry, CHRISTmas Cookies. I just received a package today with my 2012 calendar, Quick A Easy Christmas, the D new Tiny Tips booklets. That brings my colection to I believe FR.
rhondaree1958@yahoo.com

Andrea said...

I like to make a quick chicken parmesan with chicken patties that are baked, pasta sauce that is cooked, spaghetti noodles that are cooked and mozzarella cheese that melts on top. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
short74717@msn.com

marybelle said...

My rush hour meal would have to be scrambled eggs on toast. I know!! It is delicious, quick & nutritious though.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

ann said...

Macaroni and cheese with a vegetable on the side

amhengst at verizon dot net

ann said...

I'd like to try the Veggie Fried Rice - I love rices and the family does to

amhengst at verizon dot net

M.j. said...

In a rush we sometimes make homemade waffles and some toast and sausage...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

M.j. said...

Would love to try your Crab Rangoons...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

mary fallon said...

in a rush, i make grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup!

sweetpea0861@yahoo.com

mary fallon said...

i would like to try Bacon breakfast muffins.

sweetpea0861@yahoo.com

Vicki said...

Salad with baby spinach, tomatoes, shredded cheese, chicken/turkey, nuts and pomegranate dressing. YUM!!

Vicki said...

Hi. My name is Vicki and I'm a chocoholic.

I'd like to try your " Quick N Easy Chocolate Pie" recipe!

irbratb(@)gmail(.)com

Vicki said...

I'd like the Slow-Cooker Recipes Cookbook

irbratb(@)gmail(.)com

apple blossom said...

spaghetti is a real good stand-by

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

quick and easy Christmas

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lisawith4 said...

our rush hour meal would have to be tacos.

apple blossom said...

Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie friendship bread

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lisawith4 said...

I'd like to try the mocha chip scones.

lisawith4 said...

I love Gooseberry Patch books. The one I'd like to have would be the Christmas in the Country book.

dstoutholcomb said...

recipes look yummy as all from Gooseberry are

dstoutholcomb said...

frittata is my rush hour go to meal

straykat said...

My rush hour meal would be one-pot tortellini. I just cook the pasta until al-dente, drain, put back in pot and add a jar of pasta sauce (occasionally also add thawed spinach and/or canned mushrooms). Put back on stove (same burner so it's still hot) on medium heat, and it is bubbling and ready in a couple minutes.

Gooseberry Patch said...

Thanks for another great review! Both those dishes look delicious and we love your idea of customizing those super-easy knots...tasty! :)

Stacie said...

When I am in a hurry I normally just open a jar of spaghetti sauce and make spaghetti but another one I use is tater tot casserole because it's quick and easy.

Snowmanlover said...

Oh my gosh, your recipes look so fantastic! I am glad I found you. I will pin some of your recipes on Pinterest and subscribe to your blog!!!!
Glad I found you.
Thanks for the chance to win an Awesome Gooseberry Patch Cookbook. I always give them as gifts but do not have one for me!
Barb @ http://www.snowmanlover.blogspot.com

Lori said...

My rush hour meal is usually something already made and frozen that I can just pop into the oven. That or a quick sandwich.

Lori said...

I have made Amish Friendship Bread many times but I have never seen all the recipes you have using this stuff. I want to try the Girl Scout Thin Mint bread. Sounds AWESOME!

Lori said...

I can't really say what Gooseberry Patch Book I want to check out because I own them ALL! I do however what to get ahold of the new ones on Amazon that have not yet been released like this one, Fresh from the Farmstand and Simple Shortcut Recipes (I'm in this one).

Rachel Miller said...

Mac & cheese is my quick go-to meal :)

-rachelm59@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Quick enchiladas--tortillas filled with canned refried beans, doctored up with any veggies I have on hand, such as onions, mushrooms, peppers.

lindarhanson@comcast.net

Cindy B. said...

Another cookbook I would love to have is the Gooseberry Patch's 101 Cupcake, Cookie & Brownie Recipes Cookbook.

Sherree said...

I would love to win this for my daughter who is just discovering that she enjoys cooking.

Sherree said...

I plan of getting the ingredients for the Dill Pickle Dip. We all love pickles, especially, dill. In fact my daughters love to drink the juice. So tomorrow, I am going to the store and then make the dip. Can't wait.

Sherree said...

I would love to get the Mom's Very Best Recipes. I love all the Gooseberry Cookbooks.

Cindy B. said...

Another great Gooseberry Patch's cookbook I would love is the Country Baking Cookbook.
cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

Speghetti!

Steph @ MomKaboodle said...

Oh man.....my in-a-rush meal is pasta....with or without frozen meatballs. (we have that pretty often!)

Cindy B. said...

Anther great Gooseberry Patch's book I would love is the Gooseberry Patch Pies Cookbook.
cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

Kathryn said...

I sounds like a useful cookbook and the recipes sound delicious - will have to try them some time.

Cindy B. said...

Another great Gooseberry Patch's book I would love is the Country Friends Muffins Cookbook.
cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

nannyrae2003 said...

I like to keep boiled eggs on hand to make a quick egg salad for sandwiches or with crackers. Also like to make chicken ramen noodles and add 2 slices of American cheese to each serving while it cools a few minutes, then just stir until creamy. Mmmm.

nannyrae2003 said...

You have a Beef and Venison Homemade Jerky recipe I want to try.

Cindy B. said...

Another great Gooseberry Patch's book I would love is the Sweet & Simple Cookbook.
cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

dollie said...

Usually indoor grill ham steaks, turkey burgers, veg and big salad.

Elaine said...

i eat a lot of cereal...

Lori said...

this time of year I would like to get a hold of the new 101 Soups cookbook that will be coming out.

rachellestratton said...

Love quick and easy food for my family.

Joan said...

I'd love to win this one and start cooking on weeknights after a hard day at work.

Molly said...

I usually just make macoroni and cheese. I love gooseberry patch cookbooks! Thanks for the giveaway! My email is mmjacobs1@yahoo.com.

ButterYum said...

Awesome giveaway - thanks for the opportunity to enter. I don't share my email online, but you can get a hold of me via my blog if I should happen to win.

Thanks so much,
ButterYum

ButterYum said...

I'd love to add the church suppers cookbook to my collection.

Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

The recipes look great. I would love to win the cookbook. I love Gooseberry Patch. Thanks, Teri
jtbrian@wavecable.com

Anonymous said...

Sorry I didn't read all the instructions. A Rush Hour recipe I like is mashed potatoes with hamburger gravy. Brown 1/2 to 1 lb burger (depends on how much meat you like in your gravy, drain grease, add 1 can of mushroom soup & 1 can of milk. Stir till soup, milk and burger are blended. Heat till bubbly, then ladle gravy over mashed potatoes. You can use homemade mashed potatoes, boxed mashed potatoes or deli mashed potatoes, whatever your preference or time allows. :) Please enter me in your cookbook giveaway. Thanks, Teri
jtbrian@wavecable.com

Anonymous said...

While I appreciate the chance to win a cookbook. I don't appreciate being forced to join something I don't want to join, in order to win. To say we can't enter at all, if we don't sign up for something we don't want, isn't right. I know I have the right not to enter, just thought it would be nice to let those of us who don't belong to everything on the web a chance to win. Thanks for letting me vent. :)

SusieQTpies Scraps said...

Comment #60 Anonymous- vent away. I don't mind. I do require that you follow my blog to enter. I get wonderful giveaway opportunities because I have blog followers. Companies want blog stats and that is how they decide who gets items like these to giveaway. Subscribing to my blog is free, you don't have to buy anything to enter. Search around, there might be blogs who don't require such an entry.

Thanks for stopping in & Merry Christmas.
Susie

zcanon@gmail.com said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway. My rush/quick fix meal is aways tacos. 3 boys and they all love them.Cook up some ground turkey, add spices and serve with lettuce, tom & cheese. easy peasy

zcanon@gmail.com said...

I checked out the recipe tab and I love the make your own pizzas. Duh I never thought of doing that with my kids. We will be doing that this week. Thanks!

zcanon@gmail.com said...

I want to try Moms very best cookbook! Sounds tasty. Thanks again,

Anonymous said...

I try to keep fresh eggs around. Then, for quick meals, my favovourite is an omelet - you can add anything you have. It's easy, satisfying, and if you are weight concious, it can be done without effort.

Tami @ ThisMomsDelight.com said...

How do I sign up for the Early Bird reviewer program? I found your blog via the ADH!

Scrappy Geek said...

I'm guilty of never making homemade lasagna. This recipe looks too easy not to try. Thanks for sharing -- wish me luck! :)

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