Okay, so last week in one of my 7 Things About Me, I mentioned that I had to wear a Jesus First pin in my class picture because my grandma was a tad over religious! After a quick search through my pictures, I thought I had it, but couldn’t find it. But my Mom came to the rescue!
She sent both me and my sister – and I totally remember that Jennifer and I agreed to wear our glasses, but then I took mine off at the last second – but these pictures prove that my sister DID wear the pin just like me – only I never took it off and she put it on right before the picture and quickly removed it as soon as the picture was taken.
Try not to laugh too hard, okay??!! 😀
BSI – CHEDDAR CHEESE! Thanks to everyone who took the time to submit a recipe – nothing better than cheese in my book! In no particular order:
Emily at Homecookedem’s made Cheezy Southwest Breakfast Calzones.
Sophie sent two recipes – probably since she won all that Cabot cheese from me! 😀
Valerie of Chicago Marathon Val sent me Vegan Cheesey Comfort Quinoa!
Morgan from Live/Love/Eat and Play sent me a kicked up panini: Apple smoked garlic cheddar cheese panini with tomato preserves (on a side note – I need to find that cheese!
Faith of An Edible Mosaic made White Cheddar Chowder:
Mara from I Made Dinner made Butternut Squash Mac N Cheese:
And the winner is. . . . Faith with White Cheddar Chowder! While I do love my mac n cheese, I loved everything about Faith’s chowder and it is no on my list of things to make. Awesome photography too! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you the Jillian DVD! I am passing the torch to Val of Chicago Marathon Val! Thanks for hosting this week – check out her blog later on today to see what the next ingredient will be.
I searched for recipes for homemade corned beef hash since I had a lot leftover. I found one, and after dicing the potatoes and corned beef, I put it in the pan, looked back at the recipe and found out that the potatoes had to be cooked! So I added water to the pan to cook the potatoes, but in the process overcooked the corned beef – this was brunch for me since I slept in so late yesterday!
Joe came over to watch football with Tony – Italian beef sandwiches were on the menu! After I made this sandwich, Tony informed me that he usually puts about 1/2 a pound of Italian Beef on each sandwich, so mine was a little lean – but cheezy!
So I decided to make ravioli with my pasta machine, so I started looking around to see what I could make for a filling. While I don’t like artichokes by themselves, I love them in dips, so I put this together:
1 jar of artichoke hearts, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup ricotta cheese, 2 eggs and salt and pepper.
I put that in the fridge until I was ready to use it. Then I made Tony’s meatballs – his meat is a combination of ground sirloin and Italian sausage.
For me and Hannah I made quinoa meatballs:
I browned them in a little bit of canola oil and Pam, then put them in the sauce to finish cooking:
Now it was time to make the pasta! I got my Marcella Hazan book out, and followed her instructions – basically 2 eggs to every 1 cup of flour. Look how pretty hers looks!
Look how messy mine looks!
But after a few minutes, I had this:
I hooked up the pasta machine to my counter so it would stay in place – note – if you have a machine like this, or if you haven’t used it in a while, run a damp paper towel through to clean it out so your dough stays clean. Hannah was my photog in this pic!
I ended up using my biscuit cutter:
The verdict? They sucked. Either my dough wasn’t thin enough, or I didn’t cook them long enough, but they were just plain NOT good. The filling was very tasty, but the dough overpowered the whole dish. I will try again though – I think next time I may have better luck with homemade spaghetti!
I had an awesome grocery shop yesterday!
On the menu (remember breakfast and lunch is just for me):
- spicy oats with canadian bacon
- breakfast pizza
- quinoa with almonds, agave nectar and diced apples
- spiced french toast
- red pepper and spinach cheddar omelet
- Mexican chicken soup – thanks Cory for the recipe!
- Tofu stir fry with vegetables and thin rice noodles
- broccoli and cheese stuffed potato
- quinoa meatball sub
- flank steak and red pepper fajitas
- Artichoke Ravioli with Meatballs
- Fried Chicken and mashed potatoes
- Classic Beef Stew and Crusty Bread
- Baked chicken cordon bleu with ham and fontina cheese
- Steak, baked potatoes and broccoli
- Party Pizza Friday – with rosemary crust!
Goals for Today:
- mop kitchen floor
- 45 minutes exercise
- 80 ounces of water
- no wine
Off to jump in the shower and get ready for work – have a great Monday! 😀