I am trying to make room for some applesauce I am making this weekend so this menu comes to you from the depths of my freezer. I am making full use of the manufacturer’s websites today as I am at a loss for what to do with some of this stuff. Hope you enjoy what I came up with...
- 5 tbsp. Penzey’s Vindaloo Seasoning
- 5 tbsp. water
- 2 tbsp. oil
- 1 1/2 lbs pork, cubed
- 1 large onion, minced
- 1 cup water
- 6 tbsp vinegar
- 1 tsp salt
- 6 cups potatoes, cubed
Mix Vindaloo Seasoning and 5 tbsp. water; set aside.
Heat oil and brown pork. Remove, then brown onion. Put browned pork back in pan and add Vindaloo paste, 1 cup water, vinegar, and salt. Cook 30 minutes.
Add potatoes and cook until tender, about 45 minutes.
If a very hot dish is desired, add 5 tbsp cayenne pepper to Vindaloo seasoning and water to make paste. Serve over rice if desired.
This recipe is from a Penzey’s Spice catalog.
- 6 medium zucchini
- 1 1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar or parmesean cheese (2 oz)
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
Wash zucchini and trim ends; do not peel. In an 4-6 quart pot, cook whole zucchini in boiling, lightly salted water for 5 minutes; drain and cool slightly. Cut a lengthwise slice off the top of each zucchini. Remove pulp with a spoon, leaving about a 1/4 inch shell.
Chop enough of the pulp to measure 2 cups; place chopped pulp in a medium bowl. Stir in bread crumbs, egg, 1/4 cup of cheese, onion, parsley, salt, and pepper until well mixed. Fill zucchini shells with pulp mixture. Place in a shallow baking pan. Bake in oven at 350 for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for 5-10 minutes more or until golden brown and heated through.
This recipe is from American Baby magazine.
Breakfast for Dinner
Fresh fruit – bananas and apples
I’m going to use this recipe for grilled steak; then just slice it and put it over mixed greens and serve it as a salad. I found a loaf of Panne Provincio Black Bean Salsa Bread in the freezer so I’ll drag that out too.
Penne With Hot Sausage
1 package Jennie-O Turkey Store Hot Lean Turkey Sausage
1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta, cooked and drained
1/3 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
1 cup refrigerated light Alfredo pasta sauce, heated
1/2 cup ripe pitted olives
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp chopped fresh Italian parsley
Cook sausage according to package directions. Cut sausages into 1/2-inch slices. Cook penne pasta according to package directions. Drain sun-dried tomatoes; rinse. Add cooked sausage, sauce, olives and sun-dried tomatoes to cooked pasta; toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan and parsley. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
This recipe is from Jennie-O Turkey Store.
One Step Meatless Lasagne
1 can (14 1/2 oz.) diced Italian style tomatoes
1 jar (14 oz.) spaghetti sauce
8 ounces Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Grillers Recipe Crumbles
8 ounces lasagna noodles uncooked
16 ounces fat-free cottage cheese
3/4 cup Mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Combine tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, and Crumbles in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
Spread 1/3 of tomato mixture in bottom of 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Arrange 1/2 of the uncooked noodles over the sauce. Spread 1/2 the cottage cheese over the noodles. Top with another 1/3 of the sauce. Repeat using remaining noodles, cottage cheese, and sauce. Cover with aluminum foil.
Bake at 350° F for 50 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Return to oven uncovered for 5 minutes to melt cheese. Let stand for 10 minutes, sprinkle with parsley and serve.
This recipe is from Morningstar Farms.
I will do a little baking this week too. I have some friends that are Tastefully Simple Consultants, so I will just say that these next recipes
taste exactly like are an acceptable substitute for the ‘real thing’.
- 1 12 oz bottle beer
- 3 cups self-rising flour
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup melted butter
In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and flour. Add beer and continue to mix. Batter will be sticky. Pour into a greased loaf pan. Pour melted butter over bread.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.
Not Nana’s Apple Cake
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. nutmeg or mace
- 1 tsp. ginger
- 6 cups peeled, diced tart apples
Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients and add to mixture. Stir in apples. Spoon into greased 11 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.