Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Turkey Ricotta meatballs

1 pound of ground turkey (or hamburger)
1/2 c part skim ricotta cheese
1 egg
1/2 c dry breadcrumbs
1/4 c chopped fresh basil
1/4 t pepper & salt
preheat oven to 375. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, then shape the mixture into about 18 meatballs. In a large skillet brown the meatballs. Remove the meatballs and put them on a broiler pan(cover the pan first with cooking spray) bake for 15 min or until done.
To Freeze: follow cooking instructions then allow meatballs to cool. Place them on a cookie sheet making sure they don't touch each other and place them in the freezer for an hour then transfer the hardened meatballs to an air tight container and store in the freezer ( up to three months). Thaw the meatballs in the refrigerator, then bake 375 for 20 min.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Puffy Pancakes

These are a mix between scones and puffy crepes. So easy, so good. It is our new Sunday morning breakfast.

Heat oven to 425* and put a 9x13 pan (with 1/3 cube of butter in it) in the oven while heating to melt the butter.

While the butter in pan is melting, mix 6 eggs well.
1 c milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 c flour
1/3 c sugar

Mix well and pour into pan. Cook about 20 min, watching carefully at the end...
It is done when the edges (which grow and spread up the sides of the pan) are brown.

Cut or tear up and serve with berries, syrup, cinnimon sugar, applesauce, powdered sugar, etc.

Just try it!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Chicago delights- easy!

This delicious dish is Shrimp Fettechine Torino. I replicated this at home, and got almost the same results, but without the shrimp.

To make the sauce, just mix equal parts marinara sauce (the red stuff) and alfredo sauce (the white, creamy stuff). I used the stuff right out of a jar. You could add chicken or shrimp, or we ate it plain. It is great! Feels very fancy, but not too heavy.

Best of both worlds!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Could be the perfect fruit salad...

All hail fruit! That mutant kid of orange that comes ripe in the summer (hey, i'm just the eater), 2 kinds of grapes from our vines, strawberries, perfect pears, and one huge mango. The only thing that would make it better would be a pile of blackberries.

o by the way, this is no receipe, this is just an "ode to food" entry...
o baby...