Thursday, June 9, 2011

From My Kitchen to Yours

I'm dealing with some personal stuff today so I thought I'd post some recipes today.  Nothing says Newlyweds like recipes, right?

Some easy ones to start.

Stromboli (made this for dinner the other night.  Fast, easy, and tasty!)
  • 1 loaf refrigerated French bread
  • 1/4 lb salami (I used about 15-20 slices)
  • 8 pieces provolone cheese (or your fav, mozz. would be good too)
  • about 30 slices pepperoni
  • Spices of your choosing (I used Garlic pepper, Ital spices, and a dash of Red Pepper flakes)
  • Pizza sauce
Roll out the bread to form a rectangle about 10x7".  One by one layer the meats & cheeses and top with spices.  Carefully roll up the bread and seal the edges.  Top with more spices of your choosing.  Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes.  Serve with warmed pizza sauce.
This fed us for dinner with a salad.  There was just enough left over for C's lunch.

Chopped Salad - I L.O.V.E. this salad but don't make it often enough...
  • Tomatoes
  • English (also called seedless) cucumber
  • Red Onion
  • Feta Cheese
  • Basalmic Dressing
Slice tomatoes, cucumber and onion into bite size pieces.  I like to wedge the tomatoes, halve the cucumber slices and chunk the onion (if that makes sense) (The ratios are up to you.  I used 1 med. tomato, 1/3 of the cucumber and 1/4 of the onion.  It could have used more tomato.)  Place in a bowl, add the feta cheese, top with dressing and toss!  This is a great light salad for the summer!  I love the salty cheese with the veggies!

And lastly, a favorite in our house:

BBQ Chicken & Cornbread - A crockpot recipe
  • 3-4 Chicken breasts (thighs will work too, they can be frozen if you forgot to take them out)
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled & diced
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 1/4c water
  • 1 box Jiffy Cornbread mix (or make your own)
  • 1 can creamed corn

Place Chicken breasts in slow cooker and top with sweet potato & onion.  Add bottle of BBQ sauce.  Pour water into empty BBQ sauce bottle and swish around and pour into crock pot.  Stir to ensure everything is coated with BBQ Sauce
Mix Jiffy cornbread according to instructions, adding 1 can creamed corn.  Pour on top of Chicken/BBQ sauce mixture.  DO NOT STIR.
Cover & cook on low for 6-8 hours (or high for 3-4)
Optional add ins: Black Beans, cilantro, corn kernels

What's your favorite recipe?

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