May 9, 2011

Good Eats

My sister keeps asking me if I've made anything tasty since we've moved here.
Last week I made some delicious dinners & some yummy treats that I would like to share!
I started off the week [Monday] with something I knew would be impressive to my husbands tummy.  I had been out of town for a long time & the poor little guy had to eat out every night.  Leading me to...
Pesto, Mozzarella, and Tomato Pizza
  • Pita Bread [I originally had pita bread in my cart, but then I saw Basil Naan.  My brother has raved about his grilled Naan pizza, so I traded out the pita bread...I don't think I will ever even try the pita bread because the Naan is so delish!  ***Naan is an Indian flat bread.  I found this kind atTarget.]
  • Pesto [I used this recipe.]
  • 1 cup thinly sliced Mozzarella cheese [Don't skimp here! Go for the good Mozzarella!]
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced basil
Preheat oven 450 degrees.  Spray pita [or naan] with cooking spray.  Spread pesto evenly over crust leaving 1/2 inch border.  Top with tomato slices, then mozzarella cheese.  Sprinkle basil over the top.  Bake at 450 for 5 minutes [I baked mine for longer to make sure the cheese was thoroughly melted].  Yum!

Next I made Taco Soup
 This has become one of my favorite recipes.  I would make it every week if I didn't feel like Jordan would get sick of it.  I use the recipe you can find here.  Best when served with Frito's!!!  Also, I add more seasoning {like always} because I find it a little bland if you follow the exact recipe.

While blogging, I ran across this next recipe.  Who doesn't love Somoa Girl Scout Cookies?!?  Now, who loves the $$$ of Girl Scout Cookies?!?  Not moi!!!  So I tried this recipe out...
& 100 years after I started making them, they were complete.  I will never complain about the cost of a Somoa ever again!  What I am getting at:  I don't recommend using this recipe, just go buy them.

Another recipe I tried for the first time turned out to be a new favorite.
3 Cheese Manicotti
[Well shells, really.  Target did not have Manicotti so I used JUMBO Shells.]
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup chopped dry parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Marinara Sauce [I tried out Giada's Savory Sauce from Target & it was good enough that I'll buy it again.]
Mix first 6 ingredients.  Cook & drain Manicotti [or  JUMBO Shells].  Fill pasta with cheese mixture.  Spray baking dish with PAM.  Spoon some Marinara sauce to coat bottom of the pan.  Then add stuffed pasta.  Top with more sauce & sprinkle with Mozzarella cheese.  Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Finally, I will end with these...
Malasadas or Chinese Doughnuts
  • 1 tin Buttermilk Biscuits, cut each biscuit into 4 pieces & roll in hand until round
  • 1/2 cup sugar
Drop dough balls into 350 degree oil [I used my Wok].  Fry until golden brown.  Place on paper towel and then transfer into brown paper bag with sugar.  Shake until evenly coated.  Healthy & satisfying!;)

I hope some, if not all, of these recipes make it to your tummies!
Oh, and a Happy Mother's Day to all you Mothers out there!!!  I hope your day was as special as can be!


Mom said...

Wow! Everything looked scrumptious and I'll bet on delicious. Jordan is one lucky guy!

Peterson Fam said...

Wish I could reach in and grab a taste! Come live with me and cook for me! I will love you forever!!!

Tim said...

Thanks for giving naan a chance! Everything looks yummy. How do you take such good pictures of food?