Monday, January 16, 2017

Sloppy Joes

My hubby is a Manwich junkie.

I won't make you relive my silly story about it, if you are interested, you can click on the link.

It was a hard sell to get him to eat another sloppy joe. He is one of those "if it's not broke, don't fix it" sort of folks.

Not only did he have the biggest plate, but he went back for seconds AND ate it for lunch the following day.
That is some serious compliment.

Thanks to Tasty Kitchen for having this recipe, which made hubby open his eyes...and mouth...and stomach....


Ingredients:
2 Tbsp Butter
2 ½ Lbs Ground beef
½ Large Onion (diced)
1 Large Green pepper (diced)
5 Cloves Garlic (minced)
1 ½ Cup Ketchup
1 Cup Water
2 Tbsp Brown sugar
2 Tsp Chili powder
1 Tsp Dry mustard
½ Tsp Red pepper flakes
Worcestershire Sauce (to taste)
2 Tbsp Tomato paste



Directions:
1. Add butter to a large skillet
2. Add ground beef and cook until brown
3. Drain fat from meat
4. Add onions, green pepper, and garlic. Cook until vegetables begin to get soft.
5. Add ketchup, brown sugar, chili pepper, dry mustard and water
6. Simmer for 15 minutes, adding Worcestershire to taste.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Smell Good Sunday #3


"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:

Death by Peanut Butter and Chocolate from: Marilyn's Treats







   

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Breakfast Burritos

Remember that yard sale we had at Nana's house?
(I made this awesome cheesecake?)
Since it was fall, in New England, and we would be outside...and walking around....I wanted to make a hot, portable breakfast for all.

Burritos were the answer.
Hot check!
Individual check!
Portable check!
Delicious check!

You want to start with the basic must haves: Tortilla, eggs, cream, salt and pepper (to make the scrambled egg base)
I was making 10 burritos, so I made the whole dozen eggs.
I like my eggs just slightly underdone. Reason being, these were being made the night before and heated in the oven the next morning. Nobody wants dry eggs!

Then I looked around to see what veggies I had available in the house
I didn't have any mushrooms (boo hiss!) but even if I had, I would not have put them in all of them since mushrooms are one of those foods that some people just can't handle. 
I sliced up all the veggies and sauteed them a bit before adding them into the egg.

Time to see what cheeses are in the house
I ended up putting a few cheese singles into the egg for creaminess and then adding the sharp cheddar for some tang

Now, on to the meat selection

OK, good enough variety!

After the eggs, veggies, and meat were cooked, it was time to stuff the burritos!
Add all the goodies you plan to....

Wrap it up nice and tight


Cover with tin foil and label.
I warmed them in the oven for awhile before heading out.

I ended up making 5 veggie with smoked gouda and 5 that were bacon and sausage with swiss cheese.

Everyone enjoyed just being able to "peel and eat"!


Ingredients:
12 Eggs
5 Tbsp Half and Half
Salt and Pepper
Cheeses
Veggies
Meats
10 Tortillas

Directions:
1. Saute vegetables
2. Cook meats
3, Mix egg, half and half, and salt/pepper
4. Scramble eggs in pan
5. Optional: melt cheese into your egg
6. Add ingredients to tortillas
7. Wrap like a burrito

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Smell Good Sunday #2

"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:

International Desserts Blog: Pavlova Fruit Wreath






Monday, January 2, 2017

California Dreaming (Pizza)

There is a pizza place in this seaside town that we frequent each year. In all the years we have been going, we have not tried this particular place.

My aunt and uncle did one night, and had to call me and tell me about this particular pizza.
So, next time we went to visit, we ordered one.
Oh my word!

The girl and I enjoyed it so much we decided we needed to try to recreate it at home.

This is pretty close, but I would change the sauce I used.
I grabbed Ah-So, but that is more of a Chinese barbecue. The girl says she likes it just as it is, but I think I will play around with sauces more. It really is a true sweet and sour sauce that is needed.

As a reminder...there is no red sauce on this pizza!

Ingredients:
1 Lb chicken breast (diced and cooked)
Green Pepper
¼ Cup Sweet and Sour sauce
Pineapple
¼ Cup cashews
Pizza dough
4 oz mozarella cheese


Directions:
1. Preheat oven based on your dough directions
2. Toss cooked chicken with sweet and sour sauce
3. Sprinkle chicken on dough
4. Add green peppers
5. Add pineapple
6. Add cashews
7. Sprinkle cheese on top
8. Bake according to your dough directions

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Smell Good Sunday #1

"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












Week in Review: Week 52: Dec 25, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

Sunday Dec 25, 2016
We picked all morning on our snacks from the stockings
Brunch at my aunt's: biscuits and gravy, fruit, and egg casserole

I had plans of cooking...but we are still full!

Monday Dec 26, 2016
Hamburger Soup

Tuesday Dec 27, 2016
Cheese Plate

Wednesday Dec 28, 2016
Homemade pizza

Thursday Dec 29, 2016
Creamy Onion Soup

Friday Dec 30, 2016
Chicken Pot Pie

Saturday Dec 31, 2016
Party at Aunties!
Babka
Lasagna
Cheese tray
Clam Dip
Garlic Knots
Deviled Eggs
Taco Dip
Finger Sandwiches
Garlic Bread
Salad
Chocolate lasagna
Mint chocolate bars
Boston Cream Pie Pound cake
Key Lime Pie
Apple Pie
Cookies
Ambrosia