Monday, August 26, 2013

Ree Drummond's Meatloaf

Pioneer Woman's Meat Loaf

I cut this recipe in 1/2 and it made enough for 2 meals for Jud and me.  We loved it.  This is the second time I have made this meatloaf.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Caprese Salad2

I have already posted a caprese salad, but this one has a balsamic vinegar reduction that I really like.

sliced tomatoes
sliced mozzarella cheese
balsamic vinegar
1. Place about 1/2 cup of balsamic in a small pan and turn on low as you slice the tomatoes and mozzarella.
2. When the vinegar has reduced by 1/2 let it cool a bit.
3. Arrange the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil on the plate.
4. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the salad and enjoy.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Strawberry Avocado Salad

Every year for the past 8 years we have gone to Oregon to spend some time away from the Texas heat.  Our hostess makes this salad and it has fast become my all-time favorite salad. I finally got the recipe from her so I could post it on my blog.

Ingredients for Dressing:
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons and 2 teaspoons honey
2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Place in a blender or just put ingredients in a mason jar and shake until combined.

Ingredients for Salad:
4 cups torn salad greens
2 avocado - peeled, pitted and sliced
20 strawberries, sliced
1 cup toasted pecans

Place salad greens in a bowl and top with sliced avocado and strawberries. Drizzle dressing over salad. Sprinkle with toasted pecans.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Omelet in a bag


A friend told me about this awesome way to cook omelets in a bag about 8 years ago.  We have been making them for company for years.  It is a great way to let everyone make the omelet just like they like it.  I find that it is better to salt and pepper after it is out of the bag.  I also like to put my salsa on later, but it works o.k. if you just put it all in the bag together.

I place bowls of the following:
Grated cheese
Canadian bacon
Green onions
Mushrooms cut in small pieces

Take a permanent marker and write each person's name on a baggie.
Then people place at least 2 eggs in the freezer bag.  Mash the egg until it looks like scrambled eggs.
Place in the bag whatever you like. Try to get as much air out of the bag as possible. Seal the bag.  Place it in boiling water for 13 minutes.  At the end of 13 minutes, you remove it from the baggie and it looks like an awesome omelet.  We made these for about 10 people one day and each person can eat whenever they are ready.  Just let them time their own omelet or place them all in at the same time and wait 13 min.