Monday, August 30, 2010

Not as good as Trish's..but..

Chicken fried steak, smashed potatoes, and asparagus. Not the most healthy meal, but it was definitely good comfort food. Plus, pounding out the steak works out a lot of aggression. I recommend making this meal when you are really want to beat the husband or children. The flatter you pound the meat, the better it gets. So, the more ticked off you are, the better. :)

Anyway, Start by pounding the meat. Then dip into milk (I used half and half, I had it and it needed to be used) and then into the breading, then straight into a hot pan of oil. Cook a few minutes on each side. I made the breading with equal parts flour and Italian seasoned bread crumbs. I also added some seasonings..salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder.

I also made the potatoes and gravy from scratch. :) No instant potatoes today. LOL

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tastefully Ice Cream

I couldn't sleep last night. So, I decided to make ice cream. I know.. I'm a sick puppy. Anyways, I made this ice cream from a Tastefully Simple Sweet Strawberry Cheese Ball mix. I went the easy route on this one, I didn't make it a custard like I normally do. So, there is no cooking involved. Just got out a mixing bowl and poured in heavy cream, half and half, cheese ball mix (not the crunchy coating) and 3/4 cup sugar. Mix until dissolved. Churn in ice cream maker.

This came out pretty good. Kinda reminds me of strawberry milk. I added the crunchy coating as sprinkles.

1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 half and half
3/4 cups sugar.
1 packet of Tastefully Simple Sweet Strawberry Cheese Ball Mix.

Go to to find the mix.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cheese Cake Ice Cream

Cheese Cake Ice couldn't be better. This is a custard ice cream and it is very rich and soooo creamy.

1 1/2 cups half and half
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 cup sugar
1 brick of cream cheese
5 egg yolks
2 table spoons sugar
capful of almond extract

Heat half and half, cup of sugar, and cream cheese in sauce pan. Heat until cheese is melted and sugar is dissolved, but not boiling.

Whisk yolks with 2 tablespoons of sugar until creamy.

Temper eggs and half and half mixture. Cook until thickened.

Put heavy cream in a bowl and place a sieve over top. Run the hot cream cheese mixture thru a sieve. Stir all together and let cool. Place in fridge, if you can wait, let it sit over night.

Churn according to your ice cream makers directions. (If you are as lucky as I was, your custard will be so cold and creamy, it will only take about 10 minutes to churn. But, I let the batter sit over night on the top shelf of my fridge.)

Garnish with Graham crackers.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Simple Pasta Dish

This was so easy... I think my four year old could do it.. That is, if I allowed her to touch the stove. The best part is, it was yummo!! My family just ate it up... and I just made it up as I went a long.

1 bag pasta, cooked and drained.

One brick of cream cheese
One can of diced tomatoes, Italian style
Garlic, Garlic to taste

Toss everything into a sauce pan. Cook until the cream cheese is melted and sauce is creamy.
Toss with pasta. Enjoy.

This was a very good meal. Fast, easy, and cheap. I think next time I will use sun dried tomatoes.. I bet that would be good.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Leftover Chicken Burritos

I love making something new from leftovers! Had some roasted chicken leftover from yesterday and decided to turn it into burritos. Added a can of diced tomatoes, diced onion, can of black beans and seasonings. Cook until the liquid from the tomatoes is gone and it's all hot and bubbly. Heat up some tortillas, add cheese, sour cream and avocados. Yumm!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's Been a While

Dinner tonight was a throw together. I have been lazy and not really in the mood to cook, so I have been cheating with frozen lasagna and boxed mac and cheese.. oh and take out. LOL Today it was time to get out of the funk and cook. Not that this was a big deal. Frozen burger patty, cooked under the broiler. Add cooked bacon and shredded cheddar cheese. Saute up some cabbage and tomatoes. Done. Was delish and fairly healthy.