Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sloppy Joe REVISITED!

I had every intention of going back and revisiting some old recipes...it was my resolution and all. Sigh.
I have done some...but have yet to manage to post them.
Mid February... there is still time to keep my resolution, right?

Helping me out in my endeavor are some friends and family! (Thanks guys!)

This post comes from hubby's cousin.
She is the sweetest thing, Truly.
She is also so very very talented! She makes sea glass jewelry out of, well, sea glass she finds on her "Treasure Hunts". It is all so simplistic and so beautiful.
Please, do yourself a favor and check it out here!
(had to plug, everyone who has a beachy soul needs to own a piece of their own)

All pictures came from cousin..thank you!

Original Post HERE





I love love love this picture of her happy, thumbs up family eating these sloppy joes. I had to include it b/c it's awesome, but, I had to do the anonymous thing. I think you all understand.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Escarole and Bean Soup

A friend of mine shared this recipe with me.
The same friend I discussed trying to starve here.

Thankfully she is wise and forgiving.
(Thankfully for me that is! We have been friends for so long, I can't imagine not having her a text message away!)

Anyhoo...
I finally got around to making this soup and it was DELISH! We all had it for dinner, and then the girl child and I made two more meals each out of it.

I have to admit, the escarole part sort of threw me for a loop.
Salad type product? In soup?
It made it though...it simply needed it!

I sent her a text to let her know I made it (which means she is also eagerly awaiting to see it posted here!). We talked about it for a bit...and then she drops the magic words "I think my mom got this recipe from Wegman's".
:::sigh::: Ahhh...Wegman's.
My grocery oasis.
Love me some Wegman's...as does my friend.
See, this soup was just meant for us!


Ingredients:
1.5 Lbs mild Italian sausage patty
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
8 oz chopped onion
3 Cloves garlic (minced)
14 oz escarole blend
Salt
Pepper
44 oz chicken stock
15.5 oz cannelini beans (drained)
1 Cup ditalini pasta
¼ Cup finely chopped parsley
2 Tbsp lemon juice


Directions:
1. Cut each sausage patty into 8 pieces, shape into balls
2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in large pan
3. Add sausage balls and cook, turning to brown all sides
4. Remove sausage from pan and set aside (discard drippings)
5. Return pan to heat and add remaining 2 tbsp oil
6. Add onions to pan
7. Cook 2-3 minutes, or until onions are translucent
8. Add garlic and cook until soft
9. Add escarole, stirring occasionally until wilted
10. Season to taste with salt and pepper
11. Stir in stock, beans, and browned sausage
12. Add pasta and simmer 10 minutes
13. Add parsley and lemon juice

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Smell Good Sunday #8

"Smell Good Sunday" has been a running joke in my house as long as I have been married.

Hubby states it is his favorite day of the week as I am usually cooking up a storm and making the house smell good.

Share with us everything you have been up to this week!

A few rules though:
1. Link directly to your post and not the main page of your blog
2. No etsy shops or products for sale


Featured post from last week:
Kielbasa Casserole from Our Unschooling Journey







Monday, February 13, 2017

Bacon and Cheese Quiche

I promised the girl I would make her some breakfast on a Saturday morning.
This happened to be the same Saturday that we were going to be off volunteering that day.
Mega rush morning.

Wasn't thinking clearly, and had promised her this quiche.
(Adapted from Pillsbury)

When one is trying to get a family of three out the door and make breakfast...one must be ready to improvise. My bacon was frozen. No think ahead Mama here...nope. Sigh. No time to thaw it, and microwave thawing bacon just makes me gag.

Welcome bacon bits, I am so happy to see you today!
I changed the original recipe to include bacon bits instead of bacon pieces and it was still delicious. Whew! Promise keeper status upheld!


Ingredients:
1 Refrigerated pie crust (softened)
1 Cup half and half
4 Eggs (slightly beaten)
¼ Tsp salt
¼ Tsp pepper
½ Cup bacon bits
1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
¼ Cup grated Parmesan cheese



Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350
2. Place pie crust in 9 inch pie plate
3. In medium bowl, mix half and half, eggs, salt, and pepper
4. Layer bacon and cheeses in crust lined plate
5. Pour egg mixture over the top
6. Bake 40-50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean
7. Let stand 5 minutes before serving

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Smell Good Sunday #7

"Smell Good Sunday" has been a running joke in my house as long as I have been married.

Hubby states it is his favorite day of the week as I am usually cooking up a storm and making the house smell good.

Share with us everything you have been up to this week!

A few rules though:
1. Link directly to your post and not the main page of your blog
2. No etsy shops or products for sale


Featured post from last week:








Monday, February 6, 2017

Chili Verde


Yesterday was the Sunday that all couch coaching men wait all year for.



The men in my life are no different.
We ate too much, yelled at the TV too much, socialized with one another and just had a good time.

And then we had a panic inducing time. That score got way out of hand there for awhile. Whew!

Then the night ended like this.

And champagne
And screaming
And hugging
And the greatest SB Comeback of all time!!!

I am sure hubby will spend today watching replays.



Ingredients:
4 Pork Steaks
1 Onion (chopped)
5 Tbsp Flour
4 Cups water
½ Tsp Garlic
½ Tsp Oregano
⅔ Tsp Ground Cumin
14 oz Whole green chilies


Directions:
1. Trim fat off pork and cut meat into bite sized pieces.
2. Cook meat until well done
3. Remove meat and cook onion until tender. Remove onion.
4. Make gravy with pan dripping, flour, and water
5. Chop green chilies
6. Return meat and onion to gravy
7. Add all other ingredients. Simmer.

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Adapted from: Moms Who Think





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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Smell Good Sunday #6

"Smell Good Sunday" has been a running joke in my house as long as I have been married.

Hubby states it is his favorite day of the week as I am usually cooking up a storm and making the house smell good.

Share with us everything you have been up to this week!

A few rules though:
1. Link directly to your post and not the main page of your blog
2. No etsy shops or products for sale


Featured post from last week:
Instant Pot Spaghetti from RCH Reviews