(2) 1 lb. cans baked beans
- (1) 1 lb. can kidney beans, drained
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
- 1 c. ketchup
- 2 Tbsp. prepared mustard
- 1/3 c. white vinegar
- 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Brown the ground beef in a nonstick skillet until no longer
pink. Drain. Add all other ingredients to the beef, and stir to blend thoroughly.
Transfer to a casserole dish, and bake, uncovered, for 35-40
DINNER PLANNER POTATO SALAD*
- 6 large potatoes, boiled, peeled, and chopped
- 3 eggs, hard-boiled and chopped
- 1 c. chopped celery
- 1/4 c. chopped white onion
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 2 tsp. white vinegar
- 1 tsp. celery seed
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1 1/2 c. mayonnaise (regular or lite, not fat-free)
- paprika (optional)
Combine all ingredients except the mayonnaise in a large pot. Stir
to combine. Add the mayonnaise last, and stir thoroughly. Transfer to a serving bowl, and top with a sprinkling of paprika.
Refrigerate until ready to eat.
*It's best to boil the potatoes and eggs the night before you are
preparing the potato salad. This cuts down on the preparation time
on the day of the event. This recipe can be halved, doubled, tripled, etc., to suit your needs.
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 c. barbecue sauce
1/2 c. dry bread crumbs
Mix meat, 2 tbsp. of barbecue sauce, crumbs and eggs.
Shape into 4 patties. Place on grill for about 7 to 9
minutes on each side, brushing frequently with extra
barbecue sauce. Don't forget to top with cheese.
AWESOME & EASY CHERRY DELIGHT
- 24 Cinnamon Crisp Graham Crackers
- 2 Tbs. Sugar
- 5 Tbs. Butter
- (2) 8 oz. packages cream cheese
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees -
CRUST: Place graham crackers in a plastic bag and roll with a
rolling pin until finely crushed. If you don't own a rolling
pin, be creative. A peanut butter jar or a large can will do.
Place crushed graham crackers in a medium to large bowl.
Microwave butter until melted. Mix butter, graham crackers and
sugar until blended.
Place crumb mixture in a 9 x12 casserole dish and press
down and pack firm. Rinse bowl that you were using and start the
blend cream cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Beat until
smooth. You can use a wire wisk for this or your electric mixer
on low. Pour mixture on top of crust and bake for 20 minutes.
Cover and cool in fridge for about an hour. Spread cherry pie
filling on top to cover filling.
SUPREME PASTA SALAD RECIPE -
PERFECT PICNIC SALAD
16 ounces linguini or rotini or shell pasta
1 bottle (8 ounces) Italian or ranch-style salad dressing
4 tablespoons McCormick® Salad Supreme® Seasoning
5 cups assorted raw vegetables (tomatoes, carrots, cucumber or red onions)
Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse under cold water to stop cooking and drain well. Place pasta in large salad bowl, add dressing and seasoning, and toss gently to coat. Cut vegetables into bite-sized pieces. Add vegetables to pasta and mix gently. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
Makes 10 (one-cup) servings
Nutritional Info Per one serving: About 309 Calories, Fat 13g, Protein 7g, Carbohydrate 41g, Cholesterol 1mg, Sodium 286mg
- This picnic recipe by McCormick, Inc
EASY PICNIC MACARONI SALAD
1 lb. salad macaroni
12 med. green onions, sliced
4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
1 c. thinly sliced celery
12 slices crisply cooked bacon, crumbled
1 1/2 c. mayonnaise
1 tbsp. mustard
1 tbsp. horseradish
Salt and pepper
Cook macaroni according to package directions and drain well.
Rinse with cool water and drain again. Place macaroni into large bowl. Add onion,
eggs, and celery. Blend together the mayonnaise,
horseradish, mustard. Stir into macaroni mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and chill for about 4-6 hours.
At DinnerPlanner.com, we love easy picnic recipes because that means summer.
Summer here in Pittsburgh means ham barbeques and potato salads!
Almost every picnic we attend has a big crock pot of ham
barbeques made with fresh Isaly's Chipped Ham and Heinz
Ketchup. Just don't forget your picnic essential .... plenty
of napkins for the ham barbeques!
hamburgers, hotdogs, plenty of fresh fruit, and Mom's homemade
macaroni salad too!
PICNIC HAM BARBEQUES RECIPE
- 1 small onion, diced
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 cups catsup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1-1/2 pounds chipped ham
Place all sauce ingredients in a pan. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add
chipped ham and simmer 15 minutes longer. Serve on buns.
GERMAN POTATO SALAD RECIPE
- 6 large potatoes
- 6 slices bacon
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 T. flour
- 2 T. sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 c. celery, sliced thinly
- salt & pepper
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 2 hard cooked eggs
Cook potatoes in boiling salted water for 25-30 minutes, or until
tender. Peel and slice potatoes.
In large skillet, cook bacon till
crisp; drain and crumble, reserving 1/4 cup drippings.
Cook onion in
reserved drippings till tender but not brown. Stir in flour, sugar,
salt, celery seed, and pepper. Add water and vinegar. Cook and stir
till thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 - 2 minutes more. Stir in
bacon and potatoes. Cook 5 minutes or till heated through. Add
hard-cooked eggs and toss lightly. Refrigerate overnight. Reheat
just before serving.
PICNIC BAKED BEANS
- 4 slices bacon, diced
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 can baked beans with pork
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons Worchestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon mustard
Preheat oven to 350 degreed F. In a large frying pan cook bacon and
onion until bacon is crisp. Drain off fat. Stir in remaining
ingredients. Pour into casserole dish. Bake uncovered, for 45
minutes. Recipe doubles and triples well.
QUICK AND TASTY BAKED BEANS
- 6 slices bacon, fried and crumbled*
- 2/3 c. chopped onion
- 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 tsp. prepared mustard
- 1/3 c. chili sauce
- 3 cans (about 1 lb. each) baked beans
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a nonstick skillet, fry the bacon along with the onions until the
bacon is crisp. With a
slotted spoon, remove the bacon and onion pieces. Crumble the bacon.
Combine the bacon, onion, and remaining ingredients in a 2 quart
casserole dish, or a bean pot. Stir well. Bake, uncovered, for one
*Some chefs prefer to dice the bacon while raw, and then just fry.
It's a personal preference!
EASY BETSY ROSS CAKE
- 1 white cake mix
- 1 c. raspberry jam
- 1 (3.4) oz. box vanilla instant pudding
- powdered sugar
Prepare the pudding according to manufacturer's directions. Place in
refrigerator and allow to set completely.
Prepare cake mix in 2 round (8 or 9 inch) baking pans according to
manufacturer's directions. Let cool completely. Halve each layer
horizontally. Set one top (browned) layer aside.
Spread 1/3 c. raspberry jam over the top of each of the remaining
Spread 1/3 of the pudding over the jam layers, stacking as you go,
ending with the fourth plain layer.
Cut stars out of a piece of wax paper. Place the wax paper on top of
the cake, and sprinkle with powdered sugar, leaving a browned cake top
with white stars. Or do the reverse- cut the stars out and place them
on the cake top and sprinkle with powdered sugar, leaving a white cake
top with brown stars. Refrigerate several hours before serving.
Serve the cake the same day. Refrigerate any leftovers.
EASY PIZZA PENNE SALAD
3 cups cooked Penne
4 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/4 lb. pepperoni slices, copped
1 cup cubed Mozzarella cheese
1 tsp. dried basil
1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup Italian dressing
Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl and refrigerate for an
hour before serving. Or can leave in the refrigerator overnight.
EASY LAST MINUTE DIP
1 package taco seasoning
1 small jar salsa
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Blend first 3 ingredients in a baking dish. Sprinkle cheese on
top and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Serve as a nacho dip. Delicious and