On The table

2008/07/03 Crock Pot Pork Roast

In an attempt to keep my kitchen cooler (today's high is supposed to be 105) I put the crock pot in the garage with a pork roast, potatoes, and onions. That will go nicely with some steamed broccoli.

2008/06/25 You talkin' sMac (& cheese) with me?

This homemade version of Mac and Cheese doesn't go over as well with my kids as the blue-box version, but the grown-ups love it and I'm sure it is healthier.

I cook some pasta, usually about 8 oz in a fun shape. While it is cooking, I made a cheese sauce. There are a lot of ways to make a white sauce, but my favorite proportions for a cheese sauce came from a book called First Meals (I don't have the new version in the link but the old one still has a lot of great recipes in it. Time intensive, but delicious).  read more »

2008/06/20 Breakfast A lot of eggs in a puffy baked pancake

I found this recipe through the eggs article on Frugal Upstate last week and made it this morning. It was a hit with everyone, and a good way to use up a lot of eggs. I have about 6 dozen eggs right now, and I have for several weeks. Those chickens are laying faster than we can eat and we are getting a little tired of eggs. We ate this with strawberry jam and powdered sugar. I'll have to make something else to go with it next time, as we ate it all and I'm sure some people wished they would have had more.

2008/06/11 Winner of a meatball

Tonight I made meatballs that all the kids loved. My meat was partially frozen still so I made them in the food processor, which made the texture of the meatballs much like sausage or chicken nugget and not at all like hamburgers. For 2 pounds of 15% ground beef, I put 1/4 cup of chopped onion (because it was leftover in the fridge) and 2 eggs in the food processor bowl. I pulsed it a few times, added about 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats, pulsed a few more times, then added most of the meat, pulsed it, then added the rest of the meat, pulsing until it was blended.  read more »

2008/04/07 Baked Ziti

I saw a commercial last night for Pizza Hut's new pastas so tonight is baked ziti. It is cooked pasta layered with cheese, sour cream, and meat sauce. I'll saute some cabbage too because that sounds good to me.

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