Thursday, August 18, 2011

Stir Fry Sausage

Because I live alone I have to come up with things to eat that are easy and tasty. One of my go-to things to eat is veggies and sausage in a stir fry served over rice. I just slice up different veggies and sausage of choice and stir fry in a tablespoon or so of oil.

I like for it to stick to the bottom of the pan and brown a little. Oooh its so good and so easy and not a lot of mess either. I really hate to mess up because I hate cleaning up especially during the week. Often times I just eat a bowl of cereal.

Here I cooked some blueberries with some green apples and just put it in the dish with some brown sugar and honey drizzled over it with some butter. Made a nice fruity dessert.

Hope you have a nice weekend and happy cooking.

I plan on cooking for someone - not sure who yet - this weekend. Don't know what yet but it'll be good and I'll share it next week.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Meatloaf and Peanut Butter Cookies

I love to come home after work and know that I have something in the way of leftovers I like to eat. I'm not a leftover person and usually toss it or give it to someone. So when I say I love eating leftover meatloaf it has to be good. My favorite leftover meatloaf is on a sandwich with just mayo. And good bread is even better. I was a happy girl yesterday when it came time for dinner last evening. And today I'll eat it with leftover cheesy mashed potatoes. I hope you enjoy it as much as I am.

1# ground chuck
¼ c onion chopped
¼ c green bell pepper chopped
1/4 c red bell pepper
1 TBL margarine
½ cup Panko bread crumbs
1 egg
3 TBL Hunts Ketchup
2 TBL Philadelphia Cooking Crème Savory Garlic
1/3 c fresh parmesan cheese grated
½ tea onion powder
½ tea garlic powder
1/3 c fresh chopped basil

½ onion sliced for bottom of pan

Additional ketchup for topping

Saute onion and bell pepper in margarine till onion is translucent. Cool. Combine all ingredients and mix with your hands and form into a loaf. Line the bottom of a loaf pan with sliced onion and place the meatloaf on the top of the onion. Top with ketchup and then bacon on top. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

I can't get enough of these peanut butter cookies. I had to share these with others and they all loved them. Bake you up a batch and watch them disappear.

Peanut Butter Cookies
2 sticks butter softened
¾ c peanut butter
1 egg
1 t vanilla
¾ c sugar
¾ c brown sugar
2 c plain flour
¾ t baking powder
1 t soda

Combine dry ingredients and whisk to blend. Mix butter and peanut butter. Add egg and vanilla and mix. Add dry ingredients 1/3 at a time and mix. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet. Press cross into cookie with fork dipped in sugar. Bake at 375 for app 9 minutes. Makes app. 5 dozen cookies depending on size.

I hope you enjoy the recipes today.