Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Dips Dips and more Dips!

This is the bowl that I bought Greg's parents as a little Thanksgiving present. It's a cute glass bowl for dip! Here we've got guac, salsa and spinach dip! YUM!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Appetizers with no Guests...

Deviled Eggs and Mini-Meatloves

It's Sunday afternoon and football is on our 50" screen. Greg invited his friends over so I made some appetizers. So far no one has shown up. I'm hoping someone will or Greg's gonna be having deviled eggs and mini-meatloaves for the next 3 days!

Deviled Eggs
6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
¼ c mayonnaise
2 tsp Dijon mustard
¼ tsp parsley
¼ tsp salt

1. Slice eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks; place in small bowl. Mash yolks with fork or potato masher.
2. Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, parsley and salt until smooth and creamy.
3. Spoon or pipe mixture into egg white halves. Sprinkle with paprika.
4. Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve.

Mini Meatloaves

1lb extra lean ground beef
1pkg (6oz) Stuffing Mix
1c water
2 tsp chili powder OR 1tsp garlic powder
3/4c chunky salsa OR 3/4c BBQ sauce
3/4c shredded Mexican style OR cheddar cheese


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix meat, stuffing mix, water and the seasoning until well blended.

2. Press evenly into 12 medium muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray; make an indentation in center of each with back of spoon.

3. Spoon sauce evenly into indentations in meatloaves.

4. Bake 30 min or until meatloaves are cooked through (160°F).

5. Top evenly with cheese; continue baking 5 min or until cheese is melted.

6. Let stand 10 min before serving.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Eggs Benedict

This was the first thing I've ever tried to cook for Greg back when we started dating (about a million years ago). Of course, I was a rookie back then and the attempt didn't turn out as perfect as these! (Actually they turned out to be something like egg-drop soup but anyway...) Now THERE is a breakfast for a king!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Denny's at Home?

It's Sunday morning and the perfect time for pancakes and fried egg. It's occasionally a meal at Denny's around 2am but MUCH better (and memorable) at home when you're actually sober, don't you think? (I think Greg agrees.) Only one thing missing...the Bloody Mary I drank while taking this picture! hehe

Friday, November 2, 2007

Meat and Potatoes

Greg is a "Meat and Potatoes" type of guy and he LOVED my porkchops and potatoes! Anything to get him to eat some veggies!

Ingredients: (4 servings)

4 pork loin or rib chops, 1 inch thick (1 ½ lbs)
¼ c beef or chicken broth
4 medium potatoes, cut into fourths
4 small carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 medium onions, cut into fourths
¾ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired


1. Remove fat from pork. Spray 12-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Cook pork in skillet about 5 minutes, turning once, until brown.

2. Add broth, potatoes, carrots and onions to skillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender and pork is slightly pink when cut near bone. Sprinkle with parsley.

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