What's for supper?

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  1. ChristyF

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    :) Ok, we always seems to get some good recipe threads going so maybe it's time for some new ones. What's everyone having for supper tonight? I'm having homemade spaghetti and meatballs. I use Rocco De Spirito's (spelling?) recipe as a base and just toss stuff in until it tastes good.
    Spaghetti with Meatballs Recipe courtesy Rocco DiSpirito
    Show: Melting Pot
    Episode: Mediterranean--Pasta





    7 cloves garlic
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 (28-ounce) can peeled San Marzano tomatoes, crushed by hand
    1 (28-ounce) can plum tomatoes, chopped coarse
    Salt and pepper
    1/4 pound sweet sausage
    1/2 pound ground lean beef
    1/4 pound ground pork
    1/4 pound ground veal
    1 egg
    1 /2 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano
    1 tablespoon Italian parsley, chopped
    1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon shallots, minced
    1 cup bread crumbs
    1 cup water
    1 cup olive oil
    1 pound spaghetti, cooked al dente
    Fresh basil, chiffonade, for garnish

    To make sauce, saute garlic in olive oil until just brown. Add both cans of tomatoes with liquid and let simmer. Season with salt and pepper. Break casing of sausage to release meat. Form meatballs by mixing sausage meat with ground beef, pork and veal, egg, cheese, parsley, garlic, and shallots. Add in bread crumbs until fully incorporated. Add in water until mixture is moist and holds together. Form into balls. Heat oil in a large pot and fry meatballs in batches, making sure to brown all sides. Remove and drain on paper towel. Place meatballs in sauce and continue to simmer for 20 minutes. Serve sauce and meatballs on top of pasta.

    I use a mixture of Italian sausage and ground round. I also don't stress too much over the canned tomatoes (our little grocery store is lucky to have them, much less San Marzano! :D) Also, when I fry my meatballs I put some whole cloves of garlic in the olive oil. Add some cheesy garlic bread and it's YUUUUMMMY!:2up:
     
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  3. msaly

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    I had chicken pot pie, applesauce and cresent rolls.

    Chicken Pot Pie-

    2 Chicken breasts Cooked and Cubed

    1 Can cream of chicken soup

    fresh veggies(corn potatos green beans) or one can Veg-All.

    Frozen Pie Crust- poke holes in bottom and side, put in 350 degree oven for five mintues.

    Mix soup, veggies, and chicken together, put into pie crust. (can add crushed up corn flakes on top before baking if you want) Bake at 350 for 45 mins.
     
  4. Missy

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    Too hot to eat here!! Maybe later in the week when it cools off!
     
  5. ChristyF

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    yum, that sounds like a delicious and easy pot pie! My dad loves them, I'll have to pass it along to him. I think even he could handle that one! :)
     
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    Last night we had roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli, corn and rolls.

    Tonight we are having hamburgers. (the frozen kind that I've checked already for the recal and they werern't.)
    fries with home made tartar sauce.

    I have to find a new recipe I tried called ONION STRINGS they were great.
     
  7. MrsC

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    Leftovers from turkey dinner--it was Canadian Thanksgiving yesterday, so I cooked turkey and all the trimmings on Sunday.
     
  8. TemperanceFaith

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    This thread reminded me that I have a roast I am going to put in the crockpot. I use the packet of onion/mushroom soup mix and let it slow cook all day, and we will have mashed potatoes with it and a veggie.
     
  9. ABall

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    Here is the recipe for chicken pot pie that I have made before.



    CHICKEN POT PIE

    Serves: 8
    Effort: average
    Comments: Recipe made up by LaDonna. I freeze these up and have ready to stick in oven when needed. Jim does not and never has liked the store bought chicken pot pies. A few years ago, he asked me if I could come up with a recipe for homemade ones. This is the end results. I usually make up a huge batch in the fall. One mess then, and stick in the freezer. It's nice to have these on hand to heat up on a cold winter's night.

    Ingredients:
    12 oz. frozen veggie’s
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1/3 cup flour
    3 cup cubed, cooked chicken
    seasoning to taste
    2 cans chicken broth
    3/4 cup milk (1% milk)
    crust for double pie
    little cornmeal


    Pie shell recipe:
    3 cup flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 cup shortening (I now use Land O’Lakes baking stick with canola oil)
    10 tablespoon cold water

    Mix dry ing. Work in shortening until resembles crumbs. Work in cold water. Roll out thin on floured surface. Put in tart pan.

    Instructions:
    prepare pastry: set aside
    Cook mix veggie’s according to pkg. directions, drain.
    In saucepan cook onion in a little butter til tender
    Stir in flour & seasoning
    Add chicken broth & milk all at once
    Cook & stir til thickened & bubbly
    Add veggie’s & chicken
    Let simmer
    Roll out dough for individual pie pan
    Sprinkle pie pans lightly with cornmeal before adding pastry
    Put crust in, then filling, and then crust. Make vent holes
    Bake 400 30 - 45 min.

    It’s good if you can make up the insides the day before and let set in the
    frig over night. Then put in shells cold.

    Pie tins are 4 3/8" x 1 3/16" (They are called little tart pans)

    “Ideas are funny little things….they don’t work unless you do”
     
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    I get most of my recipes from this website www.allrecipes.com

    If you've never looked at it, you should do it right now! What's nice about it is the recipes are submitted by normal people as well as companies, and each recipe is user-reviewed. Sometimes the reviewers offer suggestions or substitutions that make the original recipes better.
     
  11. JaimeMarie

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    I think that is where I got my kitty litter cake recipe from. :D
     
  12. loves2teach

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    I love www.recipezaar.com

    Yesterday I tried something "new" (at least for me)

    I took a roast, and cut it into chunks. Put it in a foil wrapped dish with a can of cream of mushroom soup, a can of beef broth, and a package of onion soup mix. Then I sealed the pan w/ foil. Cooked on 350 for 4 hours. It was so good- better to me than my usual crockpot roast.


    Tonight it is Panera I think. I have a dr. appt over an hour away from here at 2:40 this afternoon. I am praying that I make it out of the "big city" before rush hour- so if I get out early enough, I am going to pick up their soup/sandwich combo for dh & I.
     
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    Oct 11, 2007

    Onion Strings~~YUM~~

    1/2 cup milk
    1/2 cup flour
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. sugar
    1/2 tsp. pepper
    1/2 tsp.(or more)cayenne pepper
    1/2 tsp. garlic salt
    1 large onion,cut into thin rings and the rings cut in half
    1/2 cup flour
    1/2 cup corn meal
    1 tsp. garlic salt
    Mix first 7 ingredienys into a batter.Put onions in batter,stir well to cover,let set for 30 min.Mix remaining flour,cornmeal and garlic salt.Remove onions from batter,dredge in the flour/cornmeal mix and deep fry for about 5 min. till crisp.
    I made a dipping sauce using equal amounts of mayonaise and sour cream with cayenne pepper to taste.

    when I made mine I did not do as stated, I did it backwards I dipped onion in flour and then in batter then imediatly fried in hot oil. (I didn't wait 30 minutes)....... they were very good.:p:up:
     

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