Saturday, November 30, 2013

Meatball Stew

Meatball Stew

1 package frozen Italian meatballs
1 cup diced celery
1 1/2 cup carrot slices
2 cups diced potatoes
1 cup diced onion
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 bay leaf

Mix all in a crock pot and cook for 8 hours on low.
If time allows, saute the celery, carrots and onions in a skillet with a little olive oil before putting in the crockpot. 

Serve with hot bread. 

Pumpkin Crunch Dessert

Pumpkin Crunch Dessert

Mix together
1 can pumpkin
1 can evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp salt
3 tsp cinnamon

Pour into greased 9 x 13 cake pan. 

Sprinkle 1 yellow cake mix (dry) on top to cover completely.  Use the whole box of cake mix.
Drizzle with 1/2 cup (1 stick) melted margarine or butter.

Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until set in the center. 
Serve with whipped cream.

Pink Lemonade Salad Dressing

Pink Lemonade Salad Dressing
(This is my adaptation of an Lemon Poppyseed dressing recipe I found online.  I did not have poppyseeds and I used a red onion which gave it a nice pink color - hence the name :-)

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice ( I used RealLemon)
1 1/2 tbsp diced red onion
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup canola oil

Place all except the oil in a blender.  Place lid on and blend until the onion is completely liquified. 
Using a lower setting on the blender, pout in the oil in a slow stream and continue to blend until the mixture is thick and creamy.

This dressing is very good on the following salad -

Romaine lettuce
Dried Cranberries
Apple, cored, peeled and diced
Pear, cored, peeled and diced
Chopped celery
Chopped walnuts
Grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Soft Sandwich Rolls

Soft Sandwich Rolls

1 1/4 cup skim milk
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp salt
2 cups all purpose flour
1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/4 tsp active dry yeast

Place everything except the margarine into the bread machine according to manufacturer's suggestion.  Select dough setting.
When dough is done, divide into 18 pieces.  Use a baking sheet that has raised sides.  Spray with cooking spray. 
Take each piece and shape into a ball.  Flatten to about 3/4 inch thick and arrange on baking sheet. 
Let rise in a warm place until doubled - about 1 hour.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes
Brush wih margarine while still warm.  Slice in half horizontally to make sandwich buns.