Now that's a meatball!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

This recipe is so simple and easy and my kids just love them as a side dish or a snack the next day.  Its a great way to get your kids eating healthy veggies!

All you need is :

 20 Brussels sprouts , peeled, cleaned and  the brown cut of stems.
 1 tsp Olive oil
Kosher salt (any salt will do)  to taste , I like mine salty.
Black pepper.

Preheat Oven to 400 degrees.
In a mixing bowl cover the sprouts in olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Lay Brussel sprouts on cookie sheet and cook in oven for 35 - 40 minutes.  The  outside leaves should have a brown crispy look to them and the inside should be tender.

Serve and Enjoy.  I like a little lemon juice on mine too :)

I got 2 thumbs up for  these tasty brussel sprouts.   Hope you do too!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Oh and thanks for stopping by my blog....

Quails eggs in a nest cont...

While bread is frying, crack three of your quail eggs into a small bowl...easier to pick out shells in any happen to fall in.
When both sides on the bread are a nice crispy brown pour the eggs into the hole.                    

Cook on each side for approx. 15 seconds.

And there you go..three little eggs in a nest for you and your family to enjoy :).

Quails eggs in a nest.

For breakfast this morning I cooked something simple and fast.  I purchased a carton of 24 quail eggs and when I woke up this morning I realized...I have no idea what to do with these tiny eggs.


This is a really simple and quick breakfast that my mom would make me as a kid just with regular eggs.

What you'll need
6 quail eggs
2 pieces of  bread buttered on both sides

Heat up your frying pan and fry your bread till crispy.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Seafood Alfredo with roasted red peppers

Just a quick meal tonight with a store bought Alfredo sauce and some roasted red peppers.

I pan fried some scallops, shrimp, and crab in a pan with butter and garlic.  After the scallops had a nice brown caramel color to them  I added the sauce and simmered it for 30 minutes on low.

Cooked my linguini pasta for 8 minutes, I like mine al dente.

So far the kids are loving it and Nick (my wonderful bf) has gone for seconds.  Serve with some crusty french bread and a Caesar salad.

 Bon Appetite!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Columbian Hot Dogs *New twist on an old favorite*

  One day while watching Eat St. we saw an amazing idea for hot dogs. We are already huge fans of a simple dinner so we thought why not give it a try.  we really hope you guys like this South American recipe.

Pineapple Sauce (About 1 Cup)
2 cups fresh pineapple, peeled and cut into chunks
1/3 cup water
2 ½ tablespoons sugar or taste
1 ¼ teaspoon cornstarch
Juice of ½ a lime
1. Put the pineapple and water in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Press the pineapple mixture through a sieve into a small saucepan. Discard the pineapple on the sieve.
3. Place the saucepan with the pineapple mixture over medium-low heat and add the lime juice and sugar. Cook, stirring for about 15 minutes.
4. In a small bowl blend the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water and then stir the mixture into the pineapple sauce.
5. Bring slowly to a boil, stirring until the sauce thickens. Simmer gently for 4 minutes while stirring.
6. Let it cool and transfer to a serving bowl.
Ingredients Hot Dogs
6 hot dogs buns
6 pork and beef hot dogs or veggie dogs
1 cup pineapple sauce
1 cup cole slaw
1 small bag potato chips, crushed into fine pieces
1. In a medium pot bring water to a boil. Add the hot dogs to the boiling water and cover. Cook about 5 – 7 minutes.
2. Remove and drain on paper towels.
3. Place the hot dogs in the buns and top with pineapple sauce, coleslaw, mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup, topped with crushed potato chips. Serve and enjoy!


Sunday, 15 January 2012

Pork roast with veggies.

Here's a simple recipe for Sunday dinner.

1 pork roast ( whatever size for your family )
Marinade in whatever you like....I used sweet thai chili sauce combined with garlic and lime juice.

20 baby carrots  (or lots more depending on size of crowd)
4 large parsnips (peeled and cut in halves)
5 large red potatoes (fan each potato, making slices but not completely slicing the potato)

Make a butter baste for your potatoes with garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper.  Brush over each potato before and while cooking in the oven for 45 minutes at 375 degrees, the last 10 minutes on broil.

Cook your roast and veggies for 1 1/2 hrs.

Serve pork with apple sauce and I made a pork gravy to go over the potatoes and veggies.

Hope your family enjoys as much as mine did . :)

Saturday, 7 January 2012

My first day

Like a childs first day of school I don't really know what to expect by having my very own blog.
   Like a lot of you I have kids and I love to cook.  I spend way too much time going through recipes on the internet and watching the Food Network.

   I finally came up with an idea that I should write these recipes down for one my kids grow up and move away.  
   So here's to them and to you, my readers.  I really hope that I inspire someone out there to cook something fantastic and fills their loved with with happiness.

Homemade Meatballs and Spaghetti

3 ripe tomatoes
1 onion
1 cup celery
1/2 grated carrot
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1 Tbsp garlic/ minced
1/2 tsp sugar
2 Tbsp red wine
1 can tomato paste


breadcrumb mixture :
1/2 cup celery chopped small
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 onion chopped small
Saute together until onions are transparent.

Make breadcrumbs, I prefer day old french bread in the blender.

Mix together breadcrumbs and veggies.
Add 2 beaten eggs.
Add 1 kg lean ground beef
Mix all together and form into balls.

Drop into sauce and let cook for 35 mins and med temp covered.
Cook your spaghetti and Voila....supper :)