Posts tagged ‘easy recipe’

November 12, 2012

mushroom frittata

Credit for the following delish dish goes to chef hubbie…

  • large non-stick saucepan:  saute onions in 2 T. olive oil, add sliced mushrooms & saute for a few minutes
  • add thyme, salt & pepper, & half-n-half (approx. 1/3 to 1/2 cup)
  • beat 5 eggs (or so) in bowl, temper eggs by slowly adding & stirring in saucepan mixture
  • add back into saucepan & cook on stove top until set
  • put under broiler to brown top

Enjoy with a piece of toast & fruit for breakfast, or with a salad for lunch or dinner.

“Cooking is at once child’s play & adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.”  ~ Craig Claiborne

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May 9, 2012

fried rice

Cook up the following recipe for an easy, healthy meal option during the week.  Prepare the following:

  • slightly undercooked rice (1 cup raw)
  • vegetable assortment, diced – celery, onions, carrots, bok choy, ginger, garlic, frozen peas
  • scrambled eggs

  • saute onions, garlic, ginger in sesame oil
  • add vegetables & saute
  • stir in rice
  • fold in cooked scrambled eggs
  • add ground coriander & soy sauce, season to taste

“He that takes medicine & neglects diet, wastes the skills of the physician.”  ~ Chinese proverb

 

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 29, 2012

leapin’ greens

To some, attempting to eat greens (collard, mustard, turnip) may come once every four years.  I was in that camp…until recently.  My southern relatives will be proud.

At a buck twenty-nine a bunch, what’s to lose??

Above:  mustard greens.   Below the greens:  ham hock (surely you have one in your freezer!), two cans great northern beans (drained), one can chicken broth, bay leaf, wee bit Louisiana hot sauce, salt/pepper

Slow cook for 6-8 hours on low, or start on high for 1 hour then reduce to low for 4 hours.

The greens were SO tasty.  Similar to spinach, but more interesting & a better texture.  A greens only recipe:  any greens with a bit of water, butter, salt/pepper, splash of hot sauce, simmer on stove until done (45 -60 min).

“You think I don’t have culture just because I’m from down in Georgia. Believe  me, we’ve got culture there. We’ve always had sushi. We just called it bait.”  ~ Ben “Cooter” Jones

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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