Monday, February 28, 2011

Leslee's Potato Skins

Last night we tried these aswell.  I also forgot to salt the potato skins while baking and I used bacon bits instead of fresh bacon. I left a good amount of potato still in the skin so they would be a little heartier as a side dish.  Sean and I both thought these were tasty!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Jacki’s Review of PW Potato Skins

Since we are not the party animals the rest of you all probably are, I just incorporated these into a meal.   They seemed like appetizer type fare but they tasted really good with the grilled chicken-apple sausages and green salad we had.   I thought they were delicious and I wanted to eat way more than I did.  They  were not too hard to make either – just a little time consuming with the baking of the potatoes, scooping out, then baking more etc. – but worth it.  I don’t think I made any changes to the recipe but I did forget to “generously salt” the scooped out potato.  I still thought the final product tasted good even without the salt but I would recommend a light salting.  Looking forward to hearing how the rest of you enjoyed this recipe. 

Assembled and ready to serve

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Looks delicious doesn’t it?

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Leslee's Comfort Meatballs

I was excited to try these since so many people have made them and liked them!  The meatballs were simple to put together and I used gluten free quick oats.  I popped them into the freezer as well to speed up the process. Rather than completely covering them in flour I just sprinkled some on top, mostly because I didn't want to dirty another dish. The whole meatball process was a bit time consuming but they were definitely delicious! We ate them with mashed potatoes, green beans and the first watermelon of the year (which was pretty good!).

New Recipe for February 27th

I chose PW's Potato Skins, since they look so good :). I think they will be great with a main course or on their own as a snack. I'm looking forward to trying them out this coming week and to read all your reviews. Happy cooking !

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Jacki’s Review of Comfort Meatballs

I made this recipe for dinner last night and we all liked it.  The really handy thing about it was that I had all the ingredients on hand except for the ground beef – easily solved by a visit to the grocery store.  The only change I made to the recipe was using regular oats instead of quick cooking because that is what I had.  As I was making/cooking these I started to think it was just too much work but when I tasted the finished product I decided it was worth all the effort.  They actually tasted like meatloaf to us.  I loved the sauce as well.  I did keep a few of the meatballs sauce free but we all preferred them with the sauce.  Our granddaughter, Isabelle, is visiting and she even gobbled them right up.  They were quite tasty served with mashed potatoes and broccoli.  I would make these again.

My little helper, Belle and the cooking process – took awhile to cook all the meatballs.

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The final product all plated and ready to eat.

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Rutter Comfort Meatballs......So Amazing!!!!

Oh my goodness, this was such a simple recipe and so tasty!

Everybody was really hungry, so instead of putting the meatballs in the frig for 30-45 min, we put them in the freezer for about 15-20. It worked!!!!

While the meatballs were freezing up, we made the sauce and prepared the side orders (dishes).

Worcester sauce...YUUUUMMMMM!!!

Preparing to fry the meatballs and place them in the oven. Don't forget the flour!!! We didn't so I don't know what would happen if we did, but I wouldn't chance it.

Brown on both sides, still very red in the middle. I was a little worried about how raw they still were, but after cooking for 45 min my worries were comforted.

Oh, the sauce was so good. We all really liked it....we except for 2.

TA DA!!!!!! Our finished Comfort Meatballs.

This is probably one of my favorites out of the book. They were so quick and easy. Everybody except 2 peeps really liked them. I would definitely make them again.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Heidi's review of the Comfort Meatballs

I actually made these almost a week ago.  I followed the recipe except that I forgot to flour 1/2 of the meatballs before I browned them and put them in the oven... whoops! 
The meatballs ready to be dipped in flour and browned. 
 Ready to go in the oven.
 Ready to eat!!
Kenton and I really liked these; the kids didn't like them very much though.  It could have been the sauce.  It was a little tangy.  I think that next time I won't put the sauce on all of them.

Jacki’s Review of PW Breakfast Burritos

I made these for dinner last week while Rich’s parents were here and we all liked them.   They were also good heated up for leftovers without the tortilla.  I followed the recipe as directed except I just used store bought diced potatoes instead of making my own.  These were easy to make and tasted good, making them an excellent choice for any meal of the day.

NaDee stirring the filling mixture.

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My filled and rolled up tortilla ready to eat – sorry it isn’t a very
exciting picture.  We also had jarred peaches and OJ.  I just rolled
mine up – I did not tuck the ends in like PW did.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Rutter Breakfast Burritos......


We really enjoyed these breakfast burritos.

I thought the potatos were a diffrent idea for a breakfast burrito. Brandon didn't really care for the potatos. We will probably hold off on them next time. We prefer the good ol' sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast burritos.

Cooking in Audrey's Kitchen....Always so much fun and I look forward to our cooking days.

Look at that ........ so pretty!!!

Finished product!!!! So good!!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

New Recipe: 2/19

Okie dokie... the new recipe for the week is Comfort Meatballs on page 173.  I made this this past week and they were really good.  I'll be putting up my review later in the week. 

Friday, February 18, 2011

Breakfast Burritos- Leslee

These breakfast burritos were very tasty, although I am not sure you can go wrong with potatoes, sausage and egg! I made these for dinner last night and Sean and I both enjoyed them. I ended up not having as many eggs as the recipe called for but it turned out okay since there is so much other stuff in these. The only change I made was replacing the half and half with regular milk in the eggs. I thought it was a good idea to put the cheese straight into the egg mixture before adding it to the pan.

Monday, February 14, 2011

This Week's Recipe - Dana Rutter

Good Afternoon Ladies,

Sorry I didn't get this on yesterday! Ok, so I'm thinking...............

Breakfast Burritos
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These looks so yummy and I can't wait to try them.

Happy Cookin'!!!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Jalapeno Poppers by Kim

So, we had a fun Superbowl party this last Sunday. I decided to make the Jalapeno poppers as one of the finger foods. They were really good. It seemed like everyone liked them a lot. A few people said they didn't think they were going to be as good as they were. They did take a little longer than expected to assemble, but that wasn't a big deal. Here are a few pix:

Here are a few gals at the party, Leslee included!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Leslee's Onion Rings

Hope you like the little face-lift I gave the blog.  Maybe it will motivate us to get cooking:)
I also added a new recipe schedule so make sure to check that and let me know if your week doesn't work for you. 

I finally made the onion rings tonight with out dinner.  I have to be honest...I have never tried onion rings in my life and I always thought they were really gross but these was were pretty delicious!  The only change I made to the recipe was substituting rice flour for regular flour but I am sure they turned out quite similar. I probably didn't use as much oil as she suggested but I did use plenty.  These probably weren't the healthiest thing but they were good! I was surprised how little you tasted the onions. 

Also, the other night Kim made the Jalapeno Poppers for the Superbowl party she hosted. I tried them and they were really good! I was surprised how sweet and not spicy they were. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Jacki’s Review of Onion Strings

Last night I had grand plans to make both the Onion Strings and the Jalapeno Poppers but alas….only the Onion Strings got made.  I served them with the Marlboro Man Sandwich and they were absolutely delicious!  I soaked the thinly sliced onions as directed in the buttermilk for probably about 2 hours and then dipped them in the flour mix, shook them off and plopped them in the hot oil.   Easy.  I used a sweet onion and I would highly recommend that – so good.   After eating the Marlboro Man sandwich and the Onion Strings I had a touch of heartburn (happens when you’re old and eat rich/greasy food).  I thought a nice big bowl of ice cream would cure it but there was not any in the house (on purpose) so I settled for…….a Tums. 

Onion slices soaking in the buttermilk.

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Finished product plated with a Marlboro Man sandwich.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Congratulations Gretchen

This week was Gretchen's turn to pick a recipe but her baby boy made an early appearance and was born on January 26th! They named him William James and will call him Liam.  He is a cute little guy and I am sure she is very busy adjusting to life with two little kids so we will give her a break this week:) Congratulations Gretchen!!
Since not too many of us have made the last few recipes (or anyone?) lets just take the week to get caught up!
Hope you all are surviving this cold spell! We are freezing down here in Texas and I am sure it is colder everyone else...