Thursday, March 31, 2011

Breakfast Frittata

Anyone seen the movie Morning Glory. Harrison Ford's character has a big part in it about Frittatas. He goes on and on about how you can use anything in your refrigerator. He's right. Look what I did.

Left over dinner Fajita mixins:
Meat, diced
Potato, grated and washed

We had fajita's for dinner. Onions, peppers, steak, and chicken. Obviously you see we had leftovers. In the morning I took out the random bits of meat and veggies and sauteed them up with a potato that I grated and washed. Right there you could have some awesome hash browns. We on the other hand added Eggs beaten with a splash of milk. Pour it on top and let the eggs set a bit. The top will still have some raw egg so throw on some grated cheese and put it in your broiler until it's all cooked up. Enjoy with Salsa or Ketchup! Yum!

You could do this with anything. I know mom sure hates onions and peppers. Add in some spinach, or tomatoes. Maybe your husband is a bacon lover. Or the kids only like Ham and cheese.
Whatever makes your omelet happy in the morning will make a tastey frittata.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cheeseburger Roll

If you have a husband like mine-- a meat and potatoes kind of guy--  he may like this.
Its kind of like a meat loaf with a crust.

Fresh from the oven
 Cheeseburger Roll

1 lb ground beef
6 Tb. shortening
1 c. grated cheddar cheese
2 c. flour
3/4 c. milk
2 Tb. chopped onion
1/4 c. ketchup
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
salt and pepper to taste

Brown ground beef and onion in 3 TB of the shortening.  
Add the ketchup and cheese.  Remove from heat.  Stir until cheese is melted. 

Sift flour with baking powder and salt.  Cut in last 3 Tb. of shortening, add milk.  Knead.  Roll out onto a floured surface into a 1/2 in. thick rectangle.  Top with hamburger mixture. Wrap sides up over hamburger and pinch sides together so its sealed nicely. 

Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 for 30 mins or until golden brown. 
Serve with country gravy.  

Sliced and topped with the brown gravy we had. 
I made this tonight for Steve.  He doesnt get it often, because I'm not crazy about it.  I didnt have a country gravy packet (I'm lazy that way) so we had brown gravy instead.   I had mine with a big salad.  The best part is that the outside bread is nice and crusty.  Its good with the gravy.

I think this could be good with any ground meat.  Maybe ground turkey?  Steve wanted me to use up some of our ground elk, but I didnt.  I hate the smell of it cooking.   It may be a nice change to your meal.  And its sure to be a man pleaser.  :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

homemade chicken broth

I made homemade chicken chicken broth!

Steve and I had a rotisserie chicken one night for dinner.  After dinner, we stuck it in the fridge.
Next afternoon I pulled it out, plopped it into a pot, threw:
a couple carrots
a couple leafy ribs of celery
1/4 of a large onion
2 smashed cloves of garlic

Then, measured by small palmfuls (equivalent to a tablespoon or so) I added:
bay leaf

Filled the pot with water, and brought it to a boil.  After it boiled, turned it down to simmer and covered.
Let that pot simmer for about an hour.  I left mine for longer.
Strain all the solids out of the broth, and ta da!

You can package it up and freeze it, or use it right away, which is what I did.
I made a yummy chicken noodle soup to take care of us sickies at the house.

Though this isnt their exact recipe, I got this idea from

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Peanut Butter Brownies

1/2 cup butter or margarine
4 4-oz. squares unsweetened chocolate
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup chunky style peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
Melt butter and chocolate over low heat or in microwave. Cool. Blend in
sugar, peanut butter, salt and vanilla. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in
flour. Spread in a greased 9" x 13" baking dish. Bake at 350° for 25 min