Friday, November 26, 2010


Morning Everyone

Well everyone it was nice to wake up this morning and not have to shovel the driveway....Had a nice dinner and visit with Gramma last night will have to do that more often. Tonights dinner is quick and easy so it gives you time to maybe get some Christmas shopping in tonight. Remember do not leave it to the last minute cause you do not want to disappoint your loved ones when what they would like is GONE....

Country Spuds

What could be simpler than baking a potato and topping it with left over spaghetti sauce, sauteed veggies and cheese. Sometimes there is just not quite enough sauce left over from spaghetti or chili, but this recipe helps to stretch it out into another meal.
Method: (bake one potato per person)
Wash potatoes. Using a fork, poke potatoes several times and wrap in paper towel and put in microwave until fork tender.
When done, spit in half, and place on a baking sheet.
Top with a tbsp of butter and/or sour cream. (optional)
Top with one of the following suggested toppings, cover with grated cheese and broil until cheese is bubbly (about 3 minutes) and serve with a salad.

Sauce and topping suggestions:
1) If using left over spaghetti sauce or chili; reheat in sauce pan, and pile onto baked and split potatoes. Top with grated cheese of your choice and broil for about 3 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and starting to it!
2)Vegetarian. Saute cut up peppers, onions and mushrooms, add a jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce and follow steps above.
3) Steamed broccoli and cheese sauce. Do not broil this one, just pour hot cheese sauce (or even melted cheese whiz) over broccoli.

Quick & Basic spaghetti sauce for 4 potatoes:
-1 lb hamburger
-1/2 cup minced onion
-1 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp pepper
-1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp Italian spice
-1 jar purchased spaghetti sauce
Fry hamburger with onion, salt and pepper. Add your favorite sauce and spices.
Remember, it doesn't have to be difficult or fancy to taste delicious. Be creative with you'll be surprised at what you can create from your leftovers.

So this week when you shop tomorrow remember you are on your own for your weekly menus cause we are going to be doing Christmas food gifts and some baking.

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