Sunday, December 20, 2009

Wine and Cheese Night

Friday night was Bradberg's First Annual Wine and Cheese night. Top is lefse, next it wine with teeth shaped ice, next is a giant birthday cupcake, followed by some olive oil bread. Simple to make, soak some herbs (rosemary, oregano, tyme, salt and pepper - the usual suspects) in enough water to get them wet, plenty of olive oil, and a squirt of lemon juice. Slice up some french bread or a baguette about a 1/4 inch thing, get your brush out and paint on the mixture and toast up in the oven.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cars Gingerbread Kit

FYI, the one I made is on the left, the right is the box.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Crock Pot Meatballs

  • 1 pound of 80/20 ground beef
  • bread crumbs, about 2 slices of bread ran through the food processor
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lawery's salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley
  • mozzerella
Combine all ingredents, except meat and cheese. Use hands to combine meat to mixture. Form into balls, make about 10 or so. Then put a chunk of the mozzerella cheese in the center of the ball. Prepare the sauce:
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes (I think its around 28 ounces)
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
Put the sauce into a crock pot on low. I mix the sauce right in the crock pot. Gentle arrange the meatballs in the sauce. Cover and cook for like 7 hours. Like half way through or so, I gentle stirred it up. When you start to cook up the pasta, sprinkle some Parmesan cheese into the sauce. Super yummy, super easy, house smells like an Italian restaurant, and no worries of onions sneaking into the sauce. Probably could serve 4 adults.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sweet Potatoe Cakes

Connor is on such a pancake kick right now. I needed to make them healthier.

My newest creation. I had some left over sweet potatoes, so I cut them into cubes, and steamed them for a half hour. Tossed them into the food processor, added a bit of the steaming water to make them puree up nicely, with a touch of vanilla.
  • 1 cup sweet potatoes
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of milk
  • 2 cups of pancake mix
  • tablespoon or so of milled flax seed
Whisk together, and cook up like normal pancakes on a griddle or fry pan, or however you wanna do it. I made a double batch, froze some for later.

Bonus, they are a beautiful pale orange color.