Amy . . .

What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Need a recipe!

I am looking for an easy but yummy recipe to make for Michael and I. I am usually way to scared to try something different, but its time to kick that fear to the curb!!! I'll let you know which ones I try!!!

Feel free to post more than 1!

8 comments:

Karen said...

Look at my Menu Plan Monday, and if something looks good, let me know and I'll send you the recipe. Nick has liked them all so far, and they are all healthy:)

KarenW said...

This has been a favorite of ours for years. Enjoy! Savory Pot Roast

1 (3 pound) pot roast
1 Tbsp cooking oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar
¼ cup ketchup
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp dried rosemary
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp dry mustard

Trim excess fat from roast. Brown meat slowly on both side in hot oil; remove from heat and drain off fat. Combine remaining ingredients. Put meat in crock pot and pour sauce mixture on top. Simmer on LOW for about 4 hours. Transfer meat to serving platter. Skim off excess fat from pan juices; spoon juices over meat. Serve with rice. Makes 6-8 servings.

I also have a recipe blog if you'd like to check it out. http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/KarensKitchen/

Midas said...

Karen, stop by Recipe Rally. There's always something easy and yummy over there. Let me know how you find some of the recipe you've tried.

Lady Rose said...

I have some great recipes on my blog (Heavently Recipes by Chef Tom from New York) as well as a resource page to other great recipes.

Jennie said...

This one is great and fairly low fat (because you bake the eggplant instead of frying it). I make it even easier by just baking it in the pyrex dish (instead of transferring them there later).
Eggplant Parmesean

1 cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup egg substitute
1 medium eggplant, sliced into 6 (1/2-inch) rounds
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small yellow onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, crushed and then minced
1 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
2 (15-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place bread crumbs on a shallow plate. Pour egg substitute onto another shallow plate. Place a wire rack on top of a cookie sheet. Take a round of eggplant, dip it into the egg substitute until fully covered, and then drag through the bread crumbs until completely coated; transfer to a wire rack. Repeat for each round of eggplant and then bake in oven for 15 minutes.

While eggplant is baking, heat olive oil in a 5-quart nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until soft, about 1 1/2 minutes. Add the chili flakes and stir to incorporate. Add the crushed tomatoes and tomato paste and stir to blend completely. Bring to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, stir in the basil, and remove from heat.

Remove eggplant from oven and leave oven at 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of a medium-sized casserole dish (about 13 by 11 inches) with the eggplant rounds. Pour the tomato sauce over the eggplant. Top with the cheeses. Bake for 30 minutes until cheese is soft and bubbly. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

So good!

Debi said...

You may already make something like this, but I thought I'd pass it along just in case. It's SUPER EASY! And it's a definite family favorite.

Dennis Kraus said...

Marinated Skirt Steak
Recipe Summary Complexity: Easy
Serves: 4
Category: Easy Recipes I Can Cook
Meal: Weekday Comfort (Quick Meals Planner)
2 Tb oil, olive
1 tsp salt and pepper to taste
1 Tb vinegar, red wine
1 Tb garlic, chopped
1.5 lb skirt steak


Combine the first 4 ingredients, pour over steak and marinate for 20- 30 minutes. Grill over hot grill or stove for 5 minutes then turn over and grill for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat and let the steak rest for 10 minutes. Slice thinly on the bias (across the grain) and serve.
Creamy Polenta
Recipe Summary Complexity: Easy
Serves: 4
Category: Starch
Meal: Weekday Comfort (Quick Meals Planner)
1.25 cup milk, whole
0.625 cup cream, whipping
0.625 cup chicken broth
0.33 cup corn meal, yellow
0.5 cup cheese, romano
0.75 Tb butter, salted


Simmer milk, cream and broth for 5 minutes. Add cornmeal and stir continually until polenta reaches a thick, creamy texture. Stir in cheese and place butter on top just prior to serving.
Stewed Tomatoes
Recipe Summary Complexity: Easy
Serves: 4
Category: Vegetables
Meal: Weekday Comfort (Quick Meals Planner)
1 20 oz can tomatoes, diced
2 Tb oil, olive
0.5 small onions, chopped
4 Tb sugar, brown
1 pinch salt and pepper to taste


Heat oil in sauté pan; add tomatoes, onions and brown sugar. Simmer until liquid evaporates.
Hot Fudge Sundae
Recipe Summary Complexity: Easy
Serves: 4
Category: Dessert
Meal: Weekday Comfort (Quick Meals Planner)
1 qt vanilla ice cream
1 recipe Hot Fudge Sauce


Heat hot fudge sauce in microwave, scoop ice cream into wine glasses and pour hot fudge sauce on top.

Jill said...

Amy, did you try kraftcanada.com ???
They have easy recipes with arounf the house ingredients!!