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Creamy Peppers And Onions With Kielbasa

February 12, 2010
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Super easy, Super simple, Alfredo sauce

Serve over any pasta.
We most often use a whole grain penne.
And sometimes we serve it over rice.

And just because.
Asparagus was on sale today.
And that meant.. it was for DINNER!

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RECIPE

INGREDIENTS
  • Meat Options: Turkey Kielbasa sliced in rounds, cooked chicken-bite sized, or ham chunks
    {Or skip the meat and call this a vegetarian dish!}
  • 1 Green Pepper: sliced in thin strips
  • 1 Red Pepper: sliced in thin strips
  • 1 Red Onion: halved and sliced in thin strips
  • 1-2 Garlic Cloves: crushed
  • pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1-2 Teaspoons Basil Leaves: crushed in your hand
  • 1 Can Chicken Broth or Veggie Broth
  • 1 Cup Cream or Half & Half
  • Parmesan Cheese
and
Pasta or Rice of choice
DIRECTIONS
Cook your meat option in a large skillet til mostly done. Drain on paper towel lined plate. Set aside. (For Kielbasa I do not use any oil in pan, and just cook til all sides are browned a bit.)
In same skillet on medium heat saute peppers and onions til they just lose their crispness, 3-4 minutes. Use additional canola oil if needed.
Add garlic, red pepper flakes, and basil and cook one minute longer.
Add chicken broth and cream and let simmer on medium low for 8-10 minutes. When the sauce begins to thicken, add meat option to the skillet and warm through. Then add cooked pasta to the skillet.
Serve with Parmesan.

YUMMY.

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Oh. My. Yummy. Avocado. Sprout . Sandwich!

March 25, 2008
This sandwich was nowhere near as good looking as this.
But I kinda think it looked pretty good.
And whoa. It tasted fabulous.

I didn’t put these on my sandwich, but I threw in the picture anyway, to show how the beet dyed eggs turned out for Easter.

The best date.

February 15, 2008

We went to the LDS Cannery today for a middle of the day 3 hour date. Yeah we were working, and smelled like chili, but we were together (sort of) & without the kids…so hey, that counts right? We finished a bit early and even got to have a romantic fun lunch at IHOP. I mean can you come up with a more sexy Valentine’s Day than that?

I do plan to make dinner tonight. This is on the menu. Kids are sure to hate it, but it looks lovely to me, and please I’ll have a hard time topping IHOP, eh? I’m such a sucker for anything with avocados lately.

It’s pronounced bō’lə-nēz

February 12, 2008

Bolognese for Dinner!

Did you read the book ‘Girl with the Pearl Earring’? In the opening scenes of the book, the young girl is chopping vegetables and lining them up according to color. Here’s my version.

I am making this recipe for Bolognese. And I’m sure I pronounce it wrong too. I found the recipe on NotMartha.org. I wish you could smell it!

I changed a few things, so I guess it won’t be authentic, but oh well–I just hope it gets my kids to eat some vegetables for a change! I doubled the meat and veggies, but not the butter. And pretty much anytime something calls for cooking wine I substitute something else. Not that I’m all that much against it, I just don”t like the taste when I use wine. I use chicken broth for savory, and orange juice for sweeter things like desserts or even salad dressings.

I love the part in the recipe where it says you are doing it right if the fat separates (now THAT’s MY kind of meal!).
After all that simmering……

(I was going to post a photo of the finish meal…but Tuesdays are crazy here and well, it was really good, and it was really gone, before I got the shot!) Both girls ate it without a single complaint about all those veggies! Shockers.

Salmon

February 8, 2008

This is the only salmon dish I have made and truly liked. The hubby even likes it. The jalapeño, pineapple, and maple-y/mustard-y make for a weird but seriously, 5 stars-kind-a yummy flavor. And crazy easy to make. The rice takes longer to cook than the salmon part start to finish. I had an avocado that needed to be used, so I concocted a salsa-esque, somethin’ or other.

And it turned out pretty good, it’s all brown because I tossed the red onion, avocado, and jalapeño with balsamic raspberry vinegar, gives it a sweet zing!

Kids?You ask? Oh no. Hated it. They got corn dogs tonight.

Make yourself a dang quesadilla!

February 7, 2008

This looks a lot like last night’s dinner….

Playing with blurring the background of photos, using PSE 6.

The quesadillas paired with my mom’s homemade bottled tomato soup (I added some extra pasta to stretch the jar.)

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