Monday, June 15, 2009

Upside-Down Deepdish Pizza

1 lb. ground beef (I used hot ground sausage).
1 jar pasta sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 can (11 oz) refridgerated pizza dough
any desired pizza toppings (the recipe suggested brocolli, but ew.)

-brown ground beef in skillet, drain. Season with salt and pepper (I used Italian Seasoning). Stire in sauce; bring to boil. Turn into baking dish.
-top with toppings; then cheese. Press dough over dish, sealing edges.
-bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until crust is golden. Let set for 10 minutes.

Side Note:
I thought it was a little too saucey... sooo, I'd either line the baking dish with dough as well before I put in sauce and beef or I wouldn't use as much sauce... Probably the first of the two though. OH, and please excuse my dirty oven. I had just finished using it ;)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Shrimp Burritos

I didn't take any pictures of this dish because, well, it looks like a plain old burrito. I thought taking a picture of it half eaten would be kinda gross too...

1 can condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. seafood seasoning
1 lb. cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined. (to me, the end result was really saucy and next time I think I'll use 2 lbs of shrimp. Sage and I each only had one burrito and there was only enough left over for one more)
4 flour tortillas (10 inch). warmed.
1/2 cup shredded cheddar-monterey jack cheese
1 cup torn romaine lettuce, chopped

-In a large skillet, combine the first six ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until cream cheese is melted and blended. Stir in shrimp; heat through. (only took about 10 minutes and the shrimp i used were still frozen.)
-Spoon 2/3 cup filling off center on each tortilla. Sprinkly each with 2 tbsp. cheese. Fold sides and ends over filling and roll up. Serve with lettuce.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Yummy Sausage Pasta

I (sorta) made it up, so call it whatever you'd like. I took the Peasant Pasta recipe and changed it a bit.

1/2 package hot sausage (i didn't use the links, i just used the ground up kind).
1/2 package mild sausage
1 green bell pepper
1 jar spaghetti sauce with mushrooms (i don't think it had enough mushrooms, so next time i'd add more)
Italian seasoning, garlic powder, basil
Pasta of your choice

-pour jar of spaghetti sauce in pan and heat at medium heat, add sliced bell pepper and mushrooms. Cover the sauce or else it will get messy! Add Italian seasoning to taste (I like lots!), and just a few dashes of garlic powder and dry basil.
-At the same time, cook pasta AND in a 10 inch pan cook sausage until brown, breaking it into smaller pieces.
-When sausage is finished cooking, drain juices and add it to the sauce. Mix together. You can add the pasta to the sauce or serve seperately.

Sorry Ladies!

Sorry I haven't been a recipe posting mad woman lately. We are suddenly on a MAJOR budget and I've been reduced to making hamburger helper on a daily basis. Darn it!! I'm gonna try somethin new tonight though, making it up myself. We will see how it turns out! Anyway, here is a super simple one for you.

BBQ Chicken:
Cut up a chicken breast (or how many ever you desire)
Put in slow cooker with 2 cups of BBQ sauce of your choice for either 4 hrs on high or 6-8 hrs on low.

We didn't have much in the pantry so I served it with rice and green beans.. Weird? ya Sage thought so too. But, I think it would be yummy on a hamburger bun, like a sloppy joe or something.

Happy Cookin!