Cooking / Recipes

Meatloaf

1.7 Kg regular ground beef
4 eggs
1 cup chopped leek
1 tbsp ground pepper
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp Lawrys seasoning salt
1 tbsp crushed chili flakes
1 tsp cayenne
1 cup spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

Mix all above ingredients.

Add quick oats until meat firms up. I used 1 3/4 cup.

Form into loaf and place in a loaf pan.

cover top with hickory bbq sauce.

Bake in a 425F oven until an internal temperature of 160F. This took me 2 hours.

Meat Loaf

Not the singer...

I've made this a few times with a few variations. It's time to write it down.

Chili

Chili (Nov 2013)
This tastes pretty good. If you want it spicy... you'll have to spice it up some more. It's pretty mild.

Grape Pie

Ingredients:

4 cups Sovereign Coronation grapes (fresh or frozen)
1 1/4 cup sugar

Chicken Lemon Rice Soup

Chicken Lemon Rice Soup

 

Wow!  This one was good!

 

German Potato Soup

German Potato Soup

1 onion, chopped
1 leek, trimmed and diced
2 carrots, diced
1 cup chopped cabbage
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
4 cups beef broth
1 lb potatoes, diced (don't make too small... you see why later.)
1 bay leaf
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp caraway seeds
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 lb REDUCED SALT bacon.
1/2 cup sour cream

put everything except bacon and sour cream into a slow cooker.  Cook on high 4-5 hours, or low 8-10 hours, until potatoes are done.

Slow Cooker Chicken

3 Chicken Breasts
10oz can of Cream of Chicken soup
1 tbsp water
Dash of paprika
1 leek, trimmed and chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/4c chopped parsley

Put everything in a slow cooker and cook until done. (8hrs on low?  Check the chicken for doneness)

 

 

Penne Fresca

Penne Fresca

This is a work in progress.  First attempt:

1/2 bag (1/2 pound?) Penne.
2 Roma Tomatos cut into 16 pieces each
1/4 large red onion diced
4 cloves garlic diced
fresh oregano chopped fine
White wine (1/4 cup?)
Olive Oil 3-4tbsp
Salt
Pepper
Spinach
Parmesan cheese
Kalamata Olives

Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine

1 lb. bacon. (500g package) Fried crispy, then crumbled
1 cup swiss cheese, grated.
1/2 small to medium onion, diced.
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)

1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream (whipping cream)

3 eggs
1/8 tsp ground pepper
pinch nutmeg

Unbaked pie shell

Mix bacon, cheese, onion and mushrooms together in a bowl, then put in an unbaked pie shell.

Beat together the eggs, pepper, and nutmeg.

scald (heat almost to a boil) the milk and cream.

Baked French Onion Soup

Baked French Onion Soup

 

2 oz butter
1 pound onions, sliced
1/2 clove garlic
1 teaspoon flour
4 cups beef stock
salt and pepper
2 oz gruyere cheese (used mozz)
1 tsp dijon mustard
4 slices french bread

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