Category Archives: Tomato

Grilled Green Tomatoes

Grilled Green Tomatoes
Grilled Green Tomatoes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grilled Green Tomatoes

After a trip to the green grocer that resulted in a successful recipe of grilled eggplant parmesan, I thought why not try making Grilled Green Tomatoes?

Believe it or not they came out pretty good.  There is no real recipe needed.

Simply take green tomatoes and slice them thickly, lightly oil both sides so that they won’t stick on the grill, and season with salt and pepper.  You can also add seasonings of your choice and in a plastic bag with the oil marinate the tomatoes for an hour or so before grilling.

Stick on the grill and cook on a very hot grill until they produce grill marks and turn easily.  Flip cook the other side and when done serve.

Serve plain or with sour cream or créme fraîche, or really any type of sauce that suits your fancy.

 

Here are a few items to help make this recipe:
Cuisinart CGS-5014 14-Piece Deluxe Stainless-Steel Grill Set
Weber 46510001 Spirit E310 Liquid Propane Gas Grill, Black

 

 

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Vegetables, vegetables, vegetables BOOORRRRRING!!!  need I say more? 

 

 

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Macaroni and Beef

Macaroni and Beef
Macaroni and Beef

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Macaroni and Beef

I think macaroni and beef is more American than apple pie.  Generations have been raised on the simple and inexpensive concept of ground beef and elbow macaroni.  It’s healthy and filling and on a per serving basis relatively cheap.

There are no rules, feel free to experiment with different spices and herbs to find your own personalized recipe.  The same goes for the cooking method. mix the cheese in and do it all in one pot or layer the macaroni in a baking dish cover with cheese and bake, or do both it’s up to you.  Here’s my version I like to do a one pot meal (doing it all in one pot makes clean up easy),but if you like bake it.

Ingredients for Macaroni and Beef

  1. 1 1/2 -2 pounds of lean ground beef
  2. 1 pound grated cheddar cheese ÷ 2
  3. 1 pound elbow macaroni cooked al dente
  4. 2 -14 oz cans diced tomatoes
  5. 1 cup ketchup
  6. 1 medium onion diced
  7. 1 clove garlic minced
  8. 1 tsp allspice
  9. 2 tsp crushed rosemary
  10. 1 tsp cumin
  11. 1 tsp sage
  12. 2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
  13. Salt and pepper to taste
  14. 2 -3 Tbs canola oil

Directions for Macaroni and Beef

In a large pot cook the elbow macaroni.  Once cooked empty, into a colander and set aside.

Add the canola oil to the pot, let it get hot the add  the ground beef,onions, garlic , allspice,rosemary, cumin, and sage and brown the beef .  When the beef has browned add the canned tomatoes,ketchup,and Worcestershire sauce.  Check seasoning and adjust with salt and pepper.  Put the cooked macaroni in and stir to combine.  Now add half the cheese and mix completely.

You can now serve with a sprinkle of the remaining cheese on top of each portion or put into a 9 X 13 baking pan layer the cheese on top and bake for 30 minutes at 350° or until the mixture is hot and the cheese is melted.

 

Here are a few items to help make this recipe:
Spectrum Wall-Mountable Black Scroll Spice Rack
Belgique 12 Qt. Stainless Steel Stock pot
Anchor Hocking Glass Bake ‘N Take 9 Inch x 13 Inch Dish With Snap On Cover

 

 

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Despite my extraordinary good looks, I’m not a “Spice Girl”, 3 paws for the chop meat.

 

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Pasta with Sausage, Spinach and Tomato

Pasta with sausage, spinach and tomato
Pasta with sausage, spinach and tomato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pasta with Sausage, Spinach and Tomato

Another night of what to do for dinner?   Had the sausage but no onion or peppers, so a quick look around and I came up with this idea which came out quite well.

Ingredients for Pasta with sausage, spinach and tomatoes

  1. 8 sweet sausage
  2. 1 pound bag frozen spinach well drained and chopped
  3. 1 can diced tomato well drained
  4. 1 pound pasta your choice
  5. 3 -4 garlic cloves sliced
  6. 1 Tbs hot pepper flakes
  7. 1 cup reserved pasta water or
  8. 1/2 cup chicken stock
  9. Olive oil

Directions for pasta, sausage, spinach and tomato

In a large fry pan cook and brown the sausage.  Once cooked let the sausage rest for 10 -15 minutes before cutting into coin slices.

Cook the pasta and while the pasta is cooking put the sausage back into the fry pan add the spinach tomato and garlic and about 8 Tbs Olive oil and cook until garlic is softened and the other ingredients are heated through.

Drain the pasta, add back to the pot then add all the other ingredients and stir to combine thoroughly.  If it looks to dry add some of the pasta water, chicken stock or more Olive oil.

 

Here are a few items to help make this recipe:
Emeril by All-Clad E9208264 Hard Anodized Nonstick 5-Quart Saute Pan with Lid Cookware, Black
New Professional Commercial Grade 8 QT (Quart) Heavy-Gauge Stainless Steel Stock Pot, 3-Ply Clad Base, Induction Ready, With Lid Cover NSF Certified Item

 

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Another of those full of leafy green stuff, make you feel good your eating right, recipes.  At least this one has a “little bit of meat on the bone.”  3 paws for the effort and let’s get a luau going!

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