Monday, June 28, 2010

oye como va

i do love to cook Mexican food. we had some veggies from the angel food veggie box this month and we had to find something to do with it. i have wanted to try my hand at albondigas for some time now, and this was the perfect opportunity to do it. recipe is below the picture.
(meatball soup)
1 lb. lean ground round steak, i just used hamburger
6 green onions, sliced in 1/8 inch pieces
1 tsp garlic pepper
1/2 tsp crushed red peppers, from jar
1/2 tsp ground allspice
3 cans (10 oz size) beef consomme
2 medium tomatoes, diced
2 medium zucchinis, diced
1 c chopped cabbage
2 ears corn, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
in large mixing bowl, combine ground round steak, onions, garlic pepper, red peppers, and allspice. form into balls about 1 inch diameter. empty consomme into large saucepan or dutch oven and heat to the boiling point. gently place meatballs, one at a time, into the boiling consomme. add tomatoes, zucchini, cabbage and corn. reduce heat and simmer gently, uncovered, for 45 minutes.
this stuff was so good, and it was really filling. q loved his bowl of soup.

i got lazy and cut a step out of the gorditas, so they didn't puff like they should. so instead of filling them, we covered them. they were fabulous.

Friday, June 25, 2010

brown sugar, how come you taste so good?

i whipped up this yummy amish brown sugar pie. complete yumminess. recipe is under the picture.


1 unbaked 8 inch pie shell

1 cup brown sugar

3 Tbsp all-purpose flour

speck of salt

12 oz can evaporated milk

2 1/2 Tbsp butter

ground cinnamon

preheat the oven to 350. in the pie shell, place the brown sugar, flour, and salt. mix with your fingers. pour the evaporated mil over the flour and sugar, but do not stir or mix this in. dot with butter, and drift cinnamon liberally over all. bake for 50 minutes, or until the filling just the bubbles up in the middle. the filling will never completely set, but that's the way it's supposed to be. this pie is better eaten at room temperature. if you refrigerate leftovers (it is unlikely there will be leftovers), reheat them in the oven before serving.

below are the delicious biscuits i made up for biscuits and gravy for dinner one night last week.

a wonderful quick dinner wanted, how about some kabobs. these are one of our favorite things to throw on the grill. simply cut up steak (we use our angel food steaks), onions, bell peppers, and zucchini. i usually brush them with balsamic vinegar and some spice seasoning.

i hope you have some good eats this weekend. we are having gorditas for dinner tomorrow, i will post pics.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

she's my cherry pie

it isn't cherry pie, but man is it good. this is what Indiana sugar pie looks like. it was so good and so very easy. look below pic to see the recipe.

this recipe is from the cookbook Heartland by Marcia Adams.

Indiana Sugar Pie

1 uncooked pie crust
2 Tablespoons cold butter
1 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
grated nutmeg, for garnish

preheat the oven to 300. Roll pie dough out on a floured surface and use to line a 9 inch pie pan. set aside. blend the flour, butter, sugar, and salt in a food processor until well combined and smooth, about 5 seconds. pour into the pie shell. add the cream and mix gently with your fingers, being careful not to break through the bottom crust.

in a measuring cup, combine the milk and vanilla; pour over the top of the cream mixture, but do not stir in. sprinkle lavishly with nutmeg. bake for 1 1/2 hours. (this seems too long, but it does require long baking.) the center of the pie will be bubbly and still a little wiggly. cool completely at room temperature before cutting.

the kids inhaled this pie, and my mom asked for the recipe. try it and tell me what you think. hope to post again soon.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

sugar pie honey bun

i know it has been forever. the new recipe thing lasted two weeks before life took over, but i have been cooking tons of yummy good things. tonight we had kabobs grilled out, so yummy. then for dessert we had pudding. I'm not talking about box pudding kiddos. this was the yummiest of puddings ever. i found it at my byrd house. i love this blog she has the best recipes and tons of other awesome projects available. check it out and let me know what you think. i made a white sugar pie and it was unbelievable. i will try to post the recipe tomorrow.