Thursday, November 6, 2008

Coffee Break!

(***Note to reader...I'm having lots of formatting trouble with blogger today. If you can make sense of this post you get an A+. I'll be working on this problem today.)

(***Update...it's still not perfect but it is better.)


If you're looking for a little update to your Thanksgiving Day menu, you may want to try this week's
delicious Coffee Break recipe. Every time I announce this
wonderful side dish to new guests around our table I'm met with a quizzical look. But after their first bite, the only question that comes is, "Please pass the pineapple cheese thingy!"

So here it is,
Pineapple Cheese Casserole. It makes a great side dish for a wide range of meals but we especially like it with ham, roast pork or beef pot roast. And, I always double the recipe.

20 oz. pineapple chunks
3 tbsp. pineapple juice
1/2 cup sugar

1 cup shredded cheese
3 tbsp flour

1/2 cup melted margarine or butter

1 cup crumbled ritz crackers



Directions:

Drain pineapple reserving 3 tablespoons of juice.
In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and flour. Stir in juice.

















Add grated cheese and fruit.
















Mix well.

Spoon into greased 1 quart casserole dish.
















Combine margarine and crackers.































Sprinkle over top.

Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes till lightly brown.

(This is where I'd like to show a nice photo of the casserole, but in our haste to sit down to the dinner table I forgot to take the picture. Naturally, the only solution is for you to make this delicious recipe so you can see it for yourself.)

Cheers,
Jessica

1 comment:

Becky said...

Yum. I can't wait to try this.