Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
3 C cut up rhubarb
2 eggs, beaten
2 T milk
1 1/2 C sugar
3 T flour
1/4 t salt
1/4 t nutmeg
1 pie shell
Combine eggs, milk, sugar, flour, salt and nutmeg. Mix with rhubarb and put in pie shell.
1/2 C butter
1/2 C brown sugar
1 C flour
Cream together and top pie shell with mixture. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 400, then for an hour back at 300 or 350. Serve with warm with vanilla ice cream and/or whip cream.
Photo from here.
- The meal must cost $10 or less
- Freebies are salt and pepper
- Price fats (butter, margarine, oil) at 10 cents a tablespoon
- Recipe can be something you make currently or a newly created recipe
- Extra points for making a meal that looks more expensive than it is
Anything else we should add? Lets shoot for posting them the week of July 6. Sound good? And if you know anyone else who'd like to participate, send them the challenge and we'll just have all the more recipes to enjoy!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
So I was thinking...what if we did our own $10 meal challenge? Could be very interesting to see what we come up with, especially those of us who feed hungry menfolk who need meat with their meals. Let me know what you think and we'll go from there.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
bean and bacon soup
orzo pasta salad
cranberry walnut salad
roast chicken and bread salad
mustard roasted chicken and veggies
baked lemon pasta
Pastor Ryan's bread
peanut butter layer cake
sour cream lemon cake
creme fraiche quiche
lemon drenched lemon cake
double chocolate peppermint cookies
lemon blueberry tart
perfect panna cotta
strawberry sour cream scones
peanut butter chocolate fudge
strawberry rhubarb crumble
caramel pumpkin gingersnap cheesecake
blood orange tart
prosciutto Gruyere Dijon puffs
strawberry country cake
vanilla vanilla cupcakes
The sick part is I have at least 20 more recipes I didn't post here. Oy, I better get cooking and baking!
Teriyaki [insert meat or veggie]
1/4 C oil
1/4 C soy sauce
1 T vinegar (cider, white or last time I used rice wine)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 t pepper
Mix together and marinate for at least 2 hours. I usually add some water to mellow it out or make it go further depending on how much I'm marinating. Last night I marinated three pork tenderloins (make sure you get tenderloins, not center loins!) and just doubled the marinade.
Yummy Pork Dip
1 T dry mustard
1 1/2 t vinegar
1/3 C mayo
1/3 c sour cream
chopped green onions
Mix together and serve.
Last night I served it with this salad and this salad. It ended up being an unplanned homage to pork, which was fitting for a going away gathering from this pork-producing state.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Chicken and Blueberry Pasta Salad
Yes, blueberries and pasta. The addition of poached chicken and feta cheese makes this dish into a light and satisfying summer supper that's also great for a potluck. If you already have some leftover chicken, skip Step 1 and add shredded chicken in Step 4.
· 1 pound(s) boneless, skinless chicken breast
· 8 ounce(s) whole-wheat fusilli or radiatore
· 3 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil
· 1 large shallot
· 1/3 cup(s) reduced-sodium chicken broth
· 1/3 cup(s) crumbled feta cheese
· 3 tablespoon(s) lime juice
· 1 cup(s) fresh blueberries
· 1 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh thyme
· 1 teaspoon(s) freshly grated lime zest 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
1. Place chicken in a skillet or saucepan and add enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board to cool. Shred into bite-size strips.
2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta until just tender, about 9 minutes or according to package directions. Drain. Place in a large bowl.
3. Meanwhile, place oil and shallot in a small skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened and just beginning to brown, 2 to 5 minutes. Add broth, feta and lime juice and cook, stirring occasionally, until the feta begins to melt, 1 to 2 minutes.
4. Add the chicken to the bowl with the pasta. Add the dressing , blueberries, thyme, lime zest and salt and toss until combined.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
1 Cup mayo
1 Cup sour cream
1 Cup milk
2 T Dijon mustard
4 Cups Romaine, chopped
1/2 Cup cooked ham
2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese
8 ozs of mostaccioli or other small, ridged pasta (to keep the dressing from sliding off the pasta)
1 small red onion, sliced or chopped depending on your preference
10 oz peas
Mix dressing. In bowl (glass if you have one), layer greens, ham, cheese, pasta, onions, peas and sauce. Set in fridge, and either serve as is or mix together if you prefer.
A chopper is the best tool for this, though you can chop by hand as well. Just crank up the music and chop away.
Corn on the cob, cooked and cut off
Onion red is best, but white or scallions would work
Tomatoes be sure to cut out the seeds and other watery bits
Green, red and/or yellow peppers these tend to get watery like the tomatoes
Fresh lime juice
Jalapeno even if you don't like spice, a little gives it nice flavor
Salt and pepper, to taste
Just chop everything up to your liking, make sure to add plenty of lime juice and seasonings. Like Lica, I tend to put lots of corn, cilantro and lime juice in mine.
I find it it best when it has mixed together overnight, but you could eat it right away. I love it best with lime Tostitos. This is a great side for entertaining or bringing up to a friend's lake place.
3 large heads of romaine (or whatever leafy green you have)
1 small jar sesame seeds, toasted
3/4 lb bacon, crumbled
1 wedge blue cheese (I buy the blue cheese crumbles)
Dressing (shake it together in a container)
1 1/2 C vegetable oil
1 cup wine vinegar (I usually use red, but I have used white before)
2 to 3 cloves garlic grated or sliced
10 T sugar (yes, that is correct!)
1 T salt
Wash and tear lettuce. Add sesame seeds, bacon and blue cheese. Toss with dressing.
This is especially good for BBQs, showers and parties, but I have also halved it and served with dinner. I can't fully express how good it is.