Sunday, September 30, 2012

Honey Garlic Pork

Adapted From: Spark Recipes

This was an awesome dinner! I had planned to cook pork medallions and then accidentally bought bone in pork. I decided to cut the pork off the bone into bite sized pieces in order to make the cooking easier and boy was it awesome. I was able to throw this meal together watching the game on Saturday and didn't miss a play! The key is to cook the pork until the honey and garlic are starting to get very sticky, almost burnt. It gives it a great smokey flavor!

The Fixin's
1 /4 Cup Honey
3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
6 Cloves Minced Garlic
2 Tablespoons Butter

Let's Cook Dinner
In a bowl mix honey, soy sauce, and garlic until well blended
Cut pork into bite sized pieces
Pour sauce over chicken

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet
Cook pork until no longer pink and sauce is sticky

****To freeze, place pork in gallon sized freezer bag
Pour sauce in bag and seal
Label with date and contents
When ready to cook, thaw and cook according to above

Friday, September 28, 2012

Breakfast Lasagna

Adapted From:Paleomg

This was the meal The Mr. made for us the eat for breakfast this week. It was so yummy. I am really enjoying all of the sweet potato and it really mixes well with the flavor. Instead of milk, we used coconut milk and it was such a nice change. To find coconut milk in your local store check out the oriental/ethnic food isle. Look for the soy sauce and it should be close by!

The Fixin's
2  Sweet Potatoes
1 lb Sausage
1 Container Sliced Mushrooms
1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
6 Eggs
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat oven to 375F
Cook sausage in a skillet
In pot heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil, add mushrooms
Cover and cook for 5 minutes, stir often
Peel and thinly slice sweet potato
In glass baking dish, cover bottom with a layer of sweet potatoes
Top layer with 1/3 of the mushrooms
Top mushrooms with a layer of 1/3 of the cooked, crumbled sausage
Top with a layer of sweet potatoes
In a mixing combine coconut milk, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper
Whisk until smooth and pour over dish
Cover with a tin foil
Bake for 30- 35 minutes
Let cool for 10 minutes
In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs
Scramble them in a skillet
Pour on top of cooled lasagna

Scotch Eggs

Adapted From: Mark's Daily Apple

OK, I know you guys are starting to think I am the crazy egg lady with all these weird ways to serve eggs but seriously...these are so good. Yes I am aware I claimed this about the avocado eggs and I stand by that statement but this meal takes eggs to a whole new level. The Mr. gets all the credit for finding and cooking this recipe. I have been happy to enjoy the fruits of his efforts all week long! These are perfect for people who are busy in the morning and need a quick meal. They can store for about a week in the fridge and need to be heated for about 1.5 minutes!

The Fixin's
4 Eggs
3/4 lb Ground Sausage
Olive Oil

Let's Cook Dinner
Hard boil the eggs according to the following directions
Place eggs in a pot of water, enough water to just cover the eggs
Bring to boil
Once the water is boiling, turn off the heat
Cover the pot with a lid for ten minutes
Transfer the eggs into a mixing bowl filled with cold water
Peel eggs once they have cooled
Divide the sausage, uncooked, into four equal parts
With each 4th of sausage form a patty and wrap it around the egg
Repeat for all eggs
Preheat oven to 375F
Pour olive oil into a large skillet
Cook 2 eggs at a time for 8 minutes, rolling them around every few minutes so that all sides brown
Place in a baking dish
Bake for 8 additional minutes

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Avocado Egg

Adapted From: Life Hacker

This is my new favorite food! We made it as a side dish yesterday because the avocado's were starting to go soft and since the Mr. had to work late tonight, I made them again for myself. I really can't think of a more filling and healthy snack, breakfast, or side dish. Yes, yes, eggs and avocado are both a little high in fat...BUT it's the healthy kind of fat and as long as you are not eating like 10 a week, I think you will be in the clear! I know it looks strange but seriously..go make this now!

The Fixin's
1 Large Avacado
2 Eggs
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder

Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat oven to 425F
Cut avacado in half
Remove pit and scope out a small amout of avacado it pit is very small
Season with garlic and onion powder
Crack egg into avacado
Season with salt and pepper
Bake on a cooking sheet for 20 minutes or until egg is set

Monday, September 24, 2012

Roasted Red Potatoes

Adapted From: Taste Of Home

These were AMAZING! They were crispy, yummy, and if I do say so myself, tasted better then French Fries. This is a great side dish for any fall meal!


The Fixin's
4-5 Red Potatoes
1-2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon Parsley
1 Teaspoon Paprika
1 Teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
Tin Foil

Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat oven to 400F
Cut potatoes into bite sized pieces
In a mixing bowl combine olive oil, garlic, onion powder, parsley, paprika, Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper until well combined
Pour potatoes into bowl and stir until coated
Line a baking sheet with tin foil and grease tin foil
Spoon potatoes onto foil
Bake for 30 minutes, turning after 15 minutes

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pepper Lime Chicken

Adapted From: Real Good Recipes

This was such an awesome meal. I did not expect the chicken to have such a tangy, lime flavor. When is discovered the many dump chicken recipes I had planned on baking them. After the Peanut Butter Chicken incident, I think I will cook the chicken in the skillet from now on. This week we bought 5 lbs of chicken to be cut in pieces and cooked in various homemade sauces. This is such a quick and easy idea for the week nights and most sauces can be made with things you already have at home!

The Fixin's
1 lb Chicken
1/4 Cup Lime Juice
2 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Teaspoon Pepper
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon Basil
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
2 Tbalespoons of Butter

Let's Cook Dinner
In a bowl mix lime juice, garlic, pepper, olive oil, basil, and salt until well blended

Cut chicken into bite sized pieces
Pour sauce over chicken

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet
Cook chicken until no longer pink

****To freeze, place chicken in gallon sized freezer bag
Pour sauce in bag and seal
Label with date and contents
When ready to cook, thaw and cook according to above

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

White Chicken Chili

Adapted From: Pioneer Woman

This is the perfect fall chili! We made it last winter and I was so excited that it was "cool enough " this week to start making soups and chili's again! I love regular chili but this is a very nice change. It is also very very easy! I have seen it floating around Pinterest as a great football tailgating food!

The Fixin's
1 - 2 lb Chicken
1 Can Black Beans
1 Can Corn
1 Can Rotel
1 Package Ranch Dressing Seasoning
1 Teaspoon Cumin
1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
8 oz Cream Cheese

Let's Cook Dinner
Spray Crockpot with cooking spray
Place Chicken in the bottom of the CrockPot
Pour in undrained corn, undrained rotel, and black bean that are drained and rinsed
Top with seasonings
Place block of cream cheese on top
Cook on low for 6 hours
Shred chicken
Stir and serve

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Tuna Cakes

Tuna Cakes Adapted From: Dishes and Dishes

Remember the Paleo diet that I told you about a few posts ago? The Mr. has been looking around for some neat and easy Paleo recipes to try and this one sounded great. Now the tuna cakes we made are not actually Paleo because we used regular flour, after two trips to two different stores I could not find almond flour! No harm done really, I operate on the theroy that if I make it at home it's 150% better for me then if I went to a fast food place! These are a nice change in the meal line up and were super yummy!

The Fixin's
4 Cans Tuna
4 Eggs
8 Tablespoons Flour (To follow Paleo, use 4 Tablespoons almond flour, 4 Tablespoons Coconut Flour)
2 Table spoons Lemon Juice
2 Teaspoons mustard
2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
2 Teaspoons Onion Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne

Let's Cook Dinner
Beat eggs
Drain tuna
Mix all the "fixin's" together into a mixing bowl
Form 8 patties and place on a plate
Heat oil in a large skillet
Cook patties for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown
Serve with ranch