Posts tagged ‘easy dinner’

March 12, 2012

pink sauce

A homemade spicy tomato cream sauce to add to the weekly dinner repertoire…

Saute 2 minced garlic cloves1/8 teaspoon crushed pepper (or cayenne) in 2 tablespoons olive oil until soft & fragrant.

Add can of tomato sauce, simmer for 15 – 20 minutes.

Take off heat.  Add cream – approximately 2 tablespoons or to taste or color.

Add kosher salt to taste, toss with spaghetti & serve!

The sauce can be frozen, is delicious with shrimp or chicken, great served with Italian salad, broccoli & crusty bread…& red wine…

“I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food.”  ~ Erma Bombeck

February 20, 2012

winner dinner

A friend shared the following delicious, easy recipe for stromboli…

In the morning, place a frozen bread dough loaf in a pan & cover with plastic wrap.

At dinner time, take the risen dough & roll or pat out on floured surface making a 10″ x 14″ rectangle.

Have ingredients ready to layer, leaving a 1″ dough border all around perimeter.

Traditionally, stromboli ingredients are meat & cheese only.  However, many different combos work.  Any wet ingredients need to be drained, squeezed, & patted dry.

Layer ingredients, roll up. seal edges with egg wash (whipped up egg), & top with egg wash for color.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Slice & serve with red sauce.

The best part about the stromboli?  Everyone liked it!

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