Sunday, June 6, 2010

Back to Blogging with Back of the Box Recipes - Supper Club!

I am BACK to blogging with this month's Supper Club Back of The Box Recipes theme! We gathered yesterday for this delightful spread of food. I had been ill for the past few weeks with a stomach issue that has finally ceased, and it was wonderful to be able to enjoy all the foods yesterday after having a week during the illness of barely being able to have liquids! I would say that the recipe I enjoyed eating the most, and they were all delicious, were the peanut butter and jelly muffins made by Marianne. The recipe is literally on the Gold Medal Flour bag, and I am going to the supermarket later to buy a bag even though I have plenty of flour. I must have that recipe!

There is not one dish I didn't love, and I would recommend all recipes. I made the Quick Dill Dip and the Salsa Macaroni and Cheese. Two websites that have a great collection are these:

The Meal:

Salsa Mac (Ragu), Bisquick Sausage Cheddar Balls, Impossible Green Chili Pie (Bisquick)
Tuna Noodle Casserole (Campbells), Corn Souffle (Jiffy)
Wild Rice with Cranberries (Craisins)
Ambrosia, Quick Dill Dip (Miracle Whip)
Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins (Gold Medal Flour)
Baker's Chocolate Brownies (Baker's Chocolate)
Strawberry Shortcakes (Bisquick)

Quick Dill Dip
1 cup Miracle Whip Light Dressing
1 16 ounce container Breakstone's fat-free sour cream
1 tablespoon dill weed
1 tablespoon dried minced onion flakes
1 tablespoon dried parsley

Directions: Mix all ingredients, cover, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or, ideally, overnight.
Serve with vegetable crudite and crackers.

Salsa Macaroni and Cheese
1 jar Ragu Double Cheesy Cheddar Sauce
1 jar Tostito's hot salsa
1/2 cup plain tomato sauce
1 teaspoon Chili Powder (I used my Penzey's 9000)
1 pound cooked elbow pasta (I used mini wagon wheels and it was fun)

Prepare pasta as directed. Mix in all other ingredients when pasta is cooked and drained. Yep, its THAT simple.


  1. Fun! I've always wanted to be in a supper club. And sausage balls! My cousin always makes those for Christmas. And salsa mac-n-cheese? Yes, please!

  2. Abby, the salsa mac was SO good! As for the sausage balls, I can totally see how they are definitely a great appetizer at holiday time!

  3. Quick dill dip sounds fabulous! Served up with a spicy macaroni and cheese sounds sinful. Delicious.

  4. I'm glad you're feeling better. All that food looks amazing!

  5. Glad to hear you're feeling better! Looks like a great display of food!

  6. I'm so sorry you were ill, Aimee. Hope you are fully recovered. If you ate all that delightful food, I must assume you are.

    I especially like wild will look that one up.
    The dill dip look wonderful too.

  7. So glad to see you back and feeling better. I am thinking those peanut butter and jelly muffins would be calling my name too- Delicious.

    Also, what a creative theme for a supper club. Nice.

  8. Glad to hear that you are feeling better.Loved the grt treat!

  9. Glad you back to blogging and that you are feeling better! Great meal!

  10. What a great idea for a theme. All those dishes look great!

  11. I'm a big fan of the recipes on the backs of bottles, jars, boxes, etc. Sometimes there are real treasures there! What a fun idea for a supper club.

    Glad to have you back!

  12. Glad you're back. Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well.

    I love this recipe from the box theme! I'll take a couple of those brownies! :)

  13. So happy to see you are feeling better now. What a wonderful spread. Wish I were close by so I could participate.

  14. I love this theme! I always wonder whether back-of-the-box recipes are actually good.

    I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better!

  15. What a feast! Sounds like such a fun idea. Glad to hear you're feeling better :)

  16. Oooh everything looks so wonderful! So happy to hear you're feeling better!