So I like to read recipes. I read them on-line and in books and mark the ones I want to try to cook one day. Other people do this too, right??
I experiment with a lot of meals and adapt them to whatever ingredients I have on hand.
These two recipes inspired this
dish I made the other night: Pasta with Tomato-Blue Cheese Sauce and Bacon Tomato Capellini I'll call mine
Bacon and Feta Pasta
- ~10 strips of thick bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 medium size white onion
- 6 cloves of garlic, minced
- 3/4 cup Feta Cheese
- 1 can crushed tomatoes
- Pepper to taste
- Fresh basil
- pasta of choice cooked al dente
-Cook bacon until crispy. Drain off all but enough grease to cover bottom of pan and set bacon aside on a paper towel.
-Saute onion until translucent then add in garlic and saute
-Add the can of tomatoes, pepper and the feta and let simmer for about 10 minutes.
-Mix in the Bacon and a pieces of chopped basil.
-Serve with pasta. I used fettucini noodles.
My brother, his girlfriend and 2 of their friends stayed over Friday night. They were in town to see the John Mayer concert. Friday afternoon I made this casserole and all I had to do Saturday morning was pop it in the oven. It was very good. Didn't have a bite left over.
- 1lb of pork breakfast sausage. I used HOT
- 1/2 white onion
- 1 bag fresh shredded hash-browns- I find them by the eggs/biscuits at the grocery store.
- 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese
- 6 eggs
- 1.5 cups of milk
- pepper and Tony's to taste
- 9x13 baking dish
-Cook onion and sausage
-spread sausage/onion on bottom of pan
-spread hash-browns over sausage
-mix the 6 eggs with milk, pepper and Tony's and pour over hash-browns
-top with cheese
Cook at 375 for about 30-45 minutes until milk and eggs are no longer runny.
Kristen and I used to make this all of the time in dental school and eat on it all week.
We went to our friend's lake house on Saturday and I took these to snack on:
Salmon and Pesto Bites
- 1 bag of salmon- by the tunafish at the grocery store
- ~3 Tbsp basil pesto
- ~2 Tbsp mayonaise
- 1 can of seamless crescent rolls
- ~1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
-Unroll the crescent rolls and cut them in half lengthwise.
-spread a little pesto over the crescent
-mix salmon, pepper to taste, pesto and mayo together and spread in a line down each sheet of crescent
-sprinkle with parmesan cheese
-pinch each one together to make a roll.
-Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
-slice and serve.
I made this one up and I don't know the exact measurements I used so add or subtract whatever looks good on this one. I also doubled the recipe.