Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Egg In The Hole SANDWICH

This the traditional Egg In The Hole but easily turned into a breakfast sandwich... We love this at my house!

You will need:
Two pieces of bread
Sausage Pattie or any other breakfast meat, cooked and hot

 Spread butter entirely over both sides of two pieces of bread
 On one piece use a cookie cutter or a cup to cut a whole into the bread.
 This is what it looks like.

 Place both pieces of bread in a hot flying pan over medium high heat.  Crack egg and put in the hole of the bread. 
Salt & Pepper the egg.

Now you will need to flip the both pieces of bread this is what the egg in the hole will look like.
Now is when you will need your breakfast meat.

 Remove both pieces of bread from pan and place on plate.  Put your meat on one piece.
 My husband loves chili sauce on his!
Now place together as a sandwich, eat it, & love it. 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tater Tot Casserole

This is another very easy and fast dinner that ANYONE can do. It's one that I grew up on as well. I would have to call my best friend every time my mom made this so she could come over for dinner. It was her favorite.

You will need:
1 lbs ground beef
1/2 medium onion or dehydrated onion
2 cream of mushroom soup
1 lbs frozen tater tots
1/2 cup milk
1 cup colby jack cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

 Brown 1 lbs of burger with onion on a medium heat.  If you have a dutch oven or pot that can be used on the stove and baked in the oven that would be best!  If not no worries.  Use whatever pan you normally brown burger in.
 While still on the stove stir in Mushroom Soup.
 Then dump the Tater Tots in.
 Now have your three year old man cub stir it really really really good (if you don't have a three year old man cub use some kind of substitution,  this is what works best at my home!)
 Okay stir a little better that this picture shows.  Cover and place in oven.  Bake for about 30 minutes or until Tots are thoroughly hot. 

Sprinkle cheese over the top, let melt, and serve. 

If you enjoy this only half as much as my dear friend does, you will love me!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Slow Cooker Roast

Okay, I know that most people only cook beef and I love beef but I had an inquiry about preparing Elk. I also love Elk. I've heard all my life, Elk & Deer (game meat) are so "gamey" and hard to cook and taste good. Well, I've a lot of both. Elk is far less "gamey" than deer and I've substituted it in every meal I make. If it calls for beef I've tried it with Elk and you can too. "Why would I want to use Elk in place of beef?", you ask... Elks fat percentage is naturally almost nothing! And you and or your husband, father, brother may enjoy hunting which makes it very inexpensive. So, feel fee to use elk our beef for this. You will need: 1 elk or beef roast, thawed Water French onion soup mix Beef bullion Garlic Powder Onion Salt Pepper Carrots Potatoes Brown the outside of the roast in a frying pan sprayed with cooking spay on high, so the entire outside of the roast is brown. Place in slow cooker with about 24 oz. of water. Sprinkle onion soup mix, garlic powder, and a bit of salt and pepper over the roast. And let cook for an hour or two.
Next slice up some onion and place over the roast then let them cook until transparent. At this point make sure you still have enough liquid in the pot, if not add more water.
Now put the largely chopped potatoes & carrots in and cook for about an hour or until done but not mushy.

Slice roast and place on serving dish with potatoes and carrots and enjoy.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Canned/Bottled Oranges

Here in Utah you pretty much don't get any good fresh produce during the winter months.  So, my husband & I have been buying Fresh Tree Ripened Oranges straight from California and selling them.  They are SO yummy and such a treat to have.  Anyway, we LOVE to can, so... we decided we were going to bottle and dehydrate some oranges.  We peeled and separated about 30 lbs.  I am a little particular about getting all of the nasty white stuff off the oranges, whereas my husband is not.  He did the oranges to be bottled and I did the oranges to go in the dehydrator. 
I tried the bottled oranges but could only taste the bitterness of all that white crud.  Needless to say I am bummed.  I am assuming they would be better but I don't really know that they would be super delicious like I was hoping or worth all the work of peeling, scraping crud, and separating. 
The dehydrated oranges were kind of a flop too... they're not good for a treat like dried Watermelon is (oh this is so yummy) they will be good to put in a pot of sweet smelly stuff to boil on our wood burning stove.
The moral to this story is:  I don't think I will try preserving oranges again.