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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!
« Last Edit: January 30, 2018, 02:43:27 PM by morrobay »
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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!!!

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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1423 on: February 22, 2018, 08:46:38 AM »
I have this in the crockpot

CROCK POT BOLOGNESE SAUCE

INGREDIENTS:
4 oz pancetta, chopped (or center cut bacon)
1 tbsp butter (or olive oil)
1 large white onion, minced
2 celery stalks (about 3/4 cup), minced
2 carrots (about 3/4 cup), minced
2 lb 95% lean ground beef
1/4 cup white wine
2 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes (I love Tuttorosso)
3 bay leaves
salt and fresh pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup half & half cream

DIRECTIONS:
In a large deep saute pan, saut pancetta on low heat until the fat melts, about 4-5 minutes.
Add butter, onions, celery and carrots and cook on medium-low heat until soft, about 5 minutes.
Increase flame to medium-high; add meat, season with salt and pepper and saut until browned. Drain the fat then add wine; cook until it reduces down, about 3-4 minutes.
Add to crock pot. Add tomatoes, bay leaves, salt and pepper; cover and set slow cooker to LOW 6 hours.
After the 6 hours, adjust salt and pepper to taste, add half & half and parsley; stir and serve over your favorite pasta or spaghetti squash.
Makes about 10 cups. Leftovers can be frozen for future meals. To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator then reheat on the stove or crock pot.

NUTRITION INFORMATION Yield: 20, Serving Size: 1/2 cup sauce
Amount Per Serving:  Freestyle Points: 3 Points +: 4 Calories: 146.1 calories Total Fat: 8.7g Saturated Fat: g Cholesterol: mg Sodium: mg Carbohydrates: 6.8g Fiber: 0.4g Sugar: 4g Protein: 6.7g
All images and text Gina Homolka for Skinnytaste

https://www.skinnytaste.com/crock-pot-bolognese-sauce/
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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1424 on: February 22, 2018, 02:19:07 PM »
WOW. Looks really good!
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