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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pulled pork and homemade blue cheese dressing

I actually started the pork Sunday evening, let it cook in the crock pot with bbq sauce overnight on low. Then I drained it and added more sauce, and a whole onion for flavor. I also made a small tossed salad and blue cheese dressing.

Blue Cheese Dressing:
2 1/2 ounces blue cheese
3 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
salt and freshly ground black pepper
I also added Worcestershire (totally optional, but it gives it a nice kick).

I hope you all enjoy, and thank you of course for reading. I will be taking a small break as Ryan is coming down Thursday for the week. I will however be cooking (he likes to do that with me) and I will have recipes and pictures to share after that.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pork roast

Normally, I am pretty good about getting a picture before my food is all gone, but this was one of the most amazing meals and it did not survive that long. I took a pork roast, lined the bottom of the pan with potatoes and carrots, added a little bit of white wine and added the meat. I found that if the meat sits on the vegetables it doesn't get all icky on the bottom, so I tried it with this roast, and that worked well. The other key ingredient was a bit of fresh rosemary. The fantastic smell permeated the whole house all afternoon. If you serve this dish with fresh bread you have a very easy whole meal. The roast took between 4-5 hours on 350, but keep in mind this was a 5.5 pound roast.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Friday Night Feasting

I had the chance to hit a fresh market the other day and picked up some spectacular rib-eye steaks, and some other goodies for the weekend. I normally don't and won't show uncooked food, but these steaks were so pretty I am including a picture. This was a fairly straightforward recipe, the steaks were seasoned with sea salt, fresh pepper, fresh rosemary and a little bit of olive oil. The mushrooms were sautéed with butter and white wine. I also steamed some broccoli and cauliflower, and served with baked potatoes.

I am also going to make a pork roast this weekend, and corn beef and cabbage for Sunday dinner. I love being in the kitchen, It is where I am most relaxed and comfortable. I hope your weekend finds you making something wonderful, and enjoying family as well.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Easy and quick Lasagna

I took a small break to deal with finals week, I know I don't eat as I should during that time of year, but I am regrouping and starting to cook again. Last night I wanted to make a simple easy lasagna, and I have to say it took me about ten minutes to put together, and it was wonderful. Very simple directions, I browned the ground beef with a little garlic and olive oil, layered cheese (mozz and ricotta) and sauce and noodles (yes I cheated and used the ones that cook in the dish, SO much easier) and baked for about an hour.

I should be doing some cooking this weekend, so there is that to look forward to.