June 30, 2011

Sausage Frittata

Sausage Frittata

I made this back in March and it was so good I knew I had to make it again for the picture I didn’t take the first time!  Fresh, easy and full of protein, for me this is a perfect go-to dinner choice.  I made steamed artichokes to go with it and the kids didn’t make a peep other than the sound of their chewing! 

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pound pork sausage
  • 1 tablespoon basil, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced thin
  • 1/2 white onion, diced fine
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350

Directions

1.  Whisk eggs and water in a bowl and set aside.

2.  Cook sausage through with basil, garlic and a dash of salt and pepper. Drain fat, leaving about 2 tablespoons of the oil in the pan to cook the vegetables in.  Remove sausage from the pan and set aside. 

3.  Add the sliced zucchini and onions to the oil. Sauté for about 5-10 minutes until a little brown; salt and pepper. 

4.  Add the sausage & eggs into the pan. Cook over low heat until the edges begin to get firm.

5.  Place entire pan into oven and cook at 350 for about 30 minutes.

After it is cooked, remove from oven and let sit for a couple minutes before cutting and serving!

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June 28, 2011

Easy Crockpot Pork Carnitas

Crock Pot Pork Carnitas

I decided to try carnitas after Kate, a mom in the Meet-up group I joined when I moved to the Dallas area, convinced me I should try them.  I’d never had them before and they sounded so good I was anxious to try my hand at them.  Unfortunately, my first attempt was a sorrowful FAIL.  Just “meh”, the recipe was deleted from my Menu folder and I was hesitant to try them again. 

Then I saw this recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything.  Easy?  Check.  Very few ingredients?  Check.  Something I can put throw together then go about my day until dinner-time?  Check!  These were juicy, tender, full of flavor and will definitely be made again soon!

Ingredients

  • 2 pork tenderloins (about 1 pound each)
  • 16 oz. jar salsa verde
  • 10 oz. can diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 4 oz. can diced green chilies
  • 1 medium white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • lime

Directions

1.  Place all of the ingredients in a crockpot and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until pork easily forks apart.  Short on time?  Four hours on high will get the job done too!

2.  Shred pork and squeeze lime juice over the meat.

3.  Place pork (don’t forget the saucy goodness from the crock pot!!) on flour tortillas and top with your favorites: cheese, cilantro, avocado, tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream and a squeeze of lime.

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June 23, 2011

Italian Orange Cream

Italian Orange Cream

The Man, aka my husband, made this.  Sometimes he amazes me with his “throw together” skills.  Other times, such as the time he thought putting a can of green beans, and pork & beans together with some creamed corn?  Not so much.

This was creamy, cold and very refreshing.  I’ll definitely be asking him to make it for us again!

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1.5 oz. DiSaronno Italian liquor
  • 8 oz. orange juice

Pour over ice & mix.  Enjoy responsibly!

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June 21, 2011

Double Decker Veggie Grilled Cheese

Veggie Grilled Cheese

We are finally settled in our house, here in Houston, and despite the fact that I still don’t have pictures hung on the walls, I’m ready to start sharing recipes again! 

When I started mixing the ingredients together for these sandwiches, found in Better Homes and Gardens magazine, January 2011, I had pizza in mind as a back-up plan; they did not look promising. 

I wasn’t convinced they’d be would worth eating until one of the kids, after taking the first bite, mumbled “mmm” through a mouthful.  They were right-on!  With an inventive spin on the classic grilled cheese, these were an easy, no stove-top, meal this will definitely be a go to for summer dinners!

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz. jar pickled vegetables, rinsed, drained & chopped
  • 3 cups packed fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 6 oz. mozzarella cheese, chopped into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons dried red tomatoes, chopped 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 12 slices buttered toast

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients, except toast, into a microwave safe bowl.  Stirring every 30 seconds, cook uncovered for about 2 minutes or just until the mixture is warm, the spinach is wilted, and the cheese is beginning to melt.
  2. Layer half the vegetable mixture onto four slices of the toast.  Top each sandwich with a second slice of bread then add the remaining vegetable mixture.  Place a third slice of toast on top, slice and enjoy!

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