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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1410 on: January 08, 2018, 05:07:06 PM »
Oh, let me know what you think of it!  I like meatloaf, and always am up for a new recipe.

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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1411 on: January 09, 2018, 03:24:01 PM »
It's really good, Chuck...I made it right after lunch, but had to try a little piece that "fell" off  ;)

Don't forget the salt, like I did.  I also didn't have the Dijon mustard so I just left it out...probably wouldn't make a huge difference, but I'll use it next time. 

I also made a mistake with the oven temp, I had it at 450 for about 15 minutes...until I reread the recipe and saw it should be at 350.  I used 90% beef, so I didn't notice it being dried it out...and the higher heat made the outside honey/worcestershire sauce glaze a little crusty.

I don't eat beef very often, but I'll definitely make this one again.

Also, no clean up...I use disposable pans for almost everything I cook.  I had one that was 9 x 6, perfect size.

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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1412 on: January 09, 2018, 03:37:04 PM »
Thanks Nancy!

I'm gonna have to get it a try next shopping trip.  I have a loaf pan, and I'll line it with parchment paper.

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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1413 on: January 09, 2018, 06:26:07 PM »
oh yeah, parchment paper is good stuff.
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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1414 on: January 10, 2018, 10:40:39 AM »
makes clean-up so much easier!  :)

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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1415 on: January 26, 2018, 09:23:12 AM »
I'm trying to eat less processed crap - even though Prego Italian sausage & garlic is my favorite jarred sauce - it's got a lot of sugar, so I'm trying this marinara sauce, 5 minute prep works for me.  Put in freezer bags and store flat in the freezer...perfect.

Recipe and photo from
http://dailydoseofpepper.com/2016/04/08/crockpot-marinara/

Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce
A freezer friendly, delicious tomato based sauce
 Prep Time 5 minutes
 Cook Time 8 hours
 Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
 
Ingredients
3- 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes
2- 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
5 garlic cloves minced (or about 3 tbs already minced garlic)
1 large onion chopped
2 tbs oregano, dried
2 tbs basil, dried I also use fresh when I have some from the garden)
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes more or less depending on the level of spice you'd like
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Instructions
Mix all of your ingredients in a 6 quart slow cooker. Cook on low for 8-10 hours to really get all of those lovely flavors to mingle and fall in love with each other. Let cool completely before adding to freezer bags.

Optional: For smoother sauce, use an immersion hand blender, or put in a blender. Blend until desired consistency .

*If using a blender make sure the sauce is cool or blend in small batches*

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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1416 on: January 26, 2018, 03:21:01 PM »
I like the looks of this recipe, Nancy. I am going to try it.

I am afraid I like jarred spaghetti sauce as well. I really prefer a sweeter sauce, but I am going to try this one. I am hoping the sweetness of the tomatoes is enough.
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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1417 on: January 26, 2018, 04:11:05 PM »
It smells so good!  It has another hour or so to go.  I think you could probably add a little sugar, it would still be less than in a jar, and cheaper.

I made these sweet potatoes tonight, but I cheated and made it much easier on myself.  I found fresh petite sweet potatoes in a steam-in bag, 10 minutes in the microwave and after they cooled off I just slipped the skins right off.

Ingredients

2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon salted butter or coconut oil (for vegan option)
1/4 to 1/3 cup whole milk or unsweetened almond milk (for vegan option)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
pinch nutmeg



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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1418 on: January 27, 2018, 01:19:31 PM »
I can't recommend the marinara sauce, it's missing something - probably 1/2 cup of sugar! 

I added a little sugar, a little more salt and some Italian seasoning but it's still very blah.  Everyone on the website with the recipe raved about it, but I won't make it again.
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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1419 on: January 30, 2018, 02:35:16 PM »
I bought a one pound sirloin steak yesterday ($6.00) and cut it into four 4 ounce pieces, froze 3.  For the other one, i used this marinade, can definitely recommend.  Since this is for an 8 oz steak, I cut everything in half and marinated for about 4 hours, then broiled in the oven for 12 minutes, came out perfect, no A1 needed  :)

8 oz. Strip Steak
1/2 cup Soy Sauce
2 tbsp. Brown Sugar
2 tbsp. Lemon Juice (I left this out)
2 tbsp. Olive Oil
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 tbsp. Onion, minced
1 tsp. Ground Ginger
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper

Had it with Dutch baby gold  potatoes roasted with a little olive oil and sea salt and a fresh spinach salad...good thing I froze the rest of the beef!
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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1420 on: January 30, 2018, 02:54:18 PM »
I already know tomorrow's dinner, jumbo shells with Mudhustler's bird balls  :D

Ingredients
20 oz. Ground Turkey, 99% Lean
16 oz Ground Chicken Breast, 98% Lean
1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs (or 1/2 Cup Almond Flour)
1/2 Cup Grated Romano (or 1/2 Cup Nutritional Yeast)
2 Eggs
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
Mix all ingredients.
Form into 12 balls.
Place balls in muffin tin.
Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.





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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1421 on: February 16, 2018, 03:15:16 PM »
I'm not eating meat on Fridays for Lent.  I didn't want to eat PB&J the whole time (although I totally could!) so I looked for easy vegetarian dishes that don't take long, do taste good and aren't too high in calories.

For breakfast I had the usual fried egg on English muffin, but replaced the turkey bacon with 1/2 mashed avocado - I could eat this everyday.

Lunch was delicious!  It will probably go on my weekly list:

Mash together:
2 Tbsp black beans, rinsed
1 Tbsp Hot (or mild) salsa, or more to taste
dash ground cumin

Mash together:
1/4 ripe avocado
1 sliced minced onion
1 tablespoon lime juice

cole slaw mix with 1 Tbsp Walden Farms coleslaw dressing

spread bean mix on one side of Sam's Choice traditional pocket pita
spread avocado mix on the other side
top with coleslaw


Dinner will be a veggie hoagie, but I don't have good Italian rolls, so I'm using a very dense bread called Oat So Healthy Honey Oat Bread.

It calls for 2 Trader Joe's artichoke hearts, seeded and diced tomato, vinegar, oil and oregano.  On the bread I'll use some roasted red pepper spread.
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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1422 on: February 16, 2018, 04:52:05 PM »
sounds good!!!