Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Julia Child

"The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It's doing
something that you appreciate, something you believe is
worthwhile. I think of my strawberry souffle. I did that at
least twenty-eight times before I finally conquered it."
-- Julia Child

Monday, February 8, 2010

Turkey Noodle Casserole


I was going to give this one 2 stars out of 5 until Ben took his first few bites and was making noises "mmmmmmmmmmmmmm"   "awwwwwwwwwwwwww"   "so goooooooooooooooooood"  and I said are you being sarcastic?

NO! This is amazing my favorite yet!

Apparently we have very different opinions in what makes a good meal LOL

So Ben gives this one "Over 5 stars"

Even Lily and Owen ate it up.

I, however, found it dry and the sauce wasn't thick enough.


My Recommendation:
After you cook the meat and you are about to add the sauce ingredients - I recommend adding 2 tablespoons of flour to the meat, cook it for 1 minute THEN add the ingredients for the sauce.  That way the sauce will be thicker.

Either way - it does have a nice TASTE to the dish, I just didn't enjoy the texture.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Meatball Pizza!

Ok. So I skipped 2 recipes...We were sick and tired of Mac N Cheese LOL  I'll go back and do the ones I skipped.  So we did pizza tonight.  Meatball Pizza (Rachel calls for italian popcorn on the side but we didn't make that).


I made my own pizza dough using the recipe found at this website

Great recipe and has pictures to follow along to help ya out.

I used whole wheat flour - a touch of healthy right?!

I also added mushrooms to the recipe.  Pizza came out DELISH!  For sure try this one out!