Sunday, January 31, 2010

February Exchange

Wednesday February 17, 7:45 pm
Chelsey's House

Chelsey - Shelly's turkey and spinach enchiladas
Emily - chili with cheesy hashbrowns
Nikki -
Meaghan - 3 layer Lasagna (spinach, meat, mushrooms)
Rebecca - Baked Spaghetti
Britani - Chicken a la Orange (I have a thing for the "a-la's")
Jennie - Chicken cutlets with white wine and garlic, and wild rice
Jessica - Italian Beef Sandwiches

8 in total

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lasagna Rolls with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

8 Lasagna Noodles
4 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup Onion
8 oz sliced mushrooms
6 oz baby spinach
3 garlic cloves
1/2 cup mozerella
1/2 cup ricotta
1/4 fresh basil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp red pepper
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
1 T red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 garlic cloves
14.5 oz diced tomatoes undrained
7 oz roasted red peppers undrained
1. prepare noodles, rinse with cold water.
2. Heat oil on med high heat. Saute onion, mushroom, spinach and garlic for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add cheeses, basil, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp red pepper.
3. Prepare sauce mixture in blender.
4. Spread about 1/4 cup cheese mixture over each noodle. Roll up jelly roll fashion. Place in dish seam side down. Pour sauce over noodles. Heat in oven. (I set it at 350)


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Seared and Braised Pork Tacos

Meat is already seared and seasoned.

Braise: Place meat in dutch oven (covered roasting pot), cover 2/3 way up (meat) with water, cover and cook in oven at 300 F for 2-3 hours (most likely 2, meat should be easily shredded).

Shred and add whole can of diced tomatoes

Simmer uncovered on stovetop for 30 minutes

Charlie and I eat this in soft tacos with the regular taco fixings OR on its own as a stew, you decide. : )

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Greek Chicken Pasta

Thaw and heat through
1 lbs. chicken breast cubed
1/2 lbs. uncooked pasta
2 T olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/2 c. chopped red onion
3 T. fresh chopped Parsley
1/2 c. feta cheese
1 can marinated artichoke hearts
2 t. dried oregano
2 T. lemon juice
1 large chopped tomato
salt and pepper to taste

boil pasta and drain, cook chicken in skillet with olive oil, garlic and onion. When no longer pink, drain, then add pasta and remaining ingredients, cook for approximately 4 min until heated through.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

January Exchange!

When: 7:45 pm, Wednesday January 20
Where: Chelsey's house, 5232 Logan Ave. S. 55419

Chelsey - Easter in January (apple cider ham and cheesy potatoes)
Emily - Greek Chicken Pasta
Britani - Chicken a la King
Jennie - Lasagna Rolls w/ Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Jessica - Chicken Pot Pie
Rebecca - Baked Potato Soup and breadsticks
Meaghan - Seared and Braised Pork Tacos

7 in total

Viennese Beef Stew

1 ½ lbs beef stew meat
2 med onions
4 T butter
1-2 tsp caraway seed
½ t marjoram
2 cloves garlic minced
1 can lt beer
1 c water
1 bullion cube
1-2 tsp salt
6 med potato quartered
3 T paprika
4 T Ketchup
Sour Cream (about half container)
Optional:Mushrooms or carrots

Brown beef, onions, garlic and butter. (I use much less and EVOO too) Add seasonings, beer, water, salt, ketchup and let cook for 40 min. Add Potatos and cook until done. Add veggies the last 5 minutes or so. Stir in sour cream at the end(I use fat free and eyeball it to get the correct creamy color)

FYI - I didn't think the stew froze very well, and the meat didn't get very tender, so this might be a better recipe to make once at a time...