Sunday, August 19, 2007

What's Cooking this Week

A friend of a friend, Kim, has created a great new blog for those of us who get creative block in the kitchen.
Come join in and share some food inspiration!

My Menus for the week:

(R) indicates that the recipe is below...

1) Liz's lasagna rolls (R)
Spinach Salad (R)

2) Taco Ring (Pampered Chef)(
Home-made Salsa & Chips (R)

3) Barefoot Contessa Barbque Ribs
Blue Cheese Coleslaw (see last week's post for recipes)
Fresh Fruit

4) Goat Cheese Pizza (R)

5) Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf (,1977,FOOD_9936_35561,00.html)

6) Quiche Lorraine (R)

Liz's Lasagna Rolls

Small container Ricotta
2-3 c. shredded mozarella
1 egg
italian seasoning
lasagna noodles

*Boil noodles, drain. (6-8)
* Mix up cheeses
* Lay out noodles, spread each noodle with cheese mixture, then roll up.
* Place in 8x8 baking dish, dump marinara on top, sprinkle with more cheese.
* Bake 350 for 25 minutes or until bubbly and "melty"

Spinach Salad
1 c oil
3/4 c sugar
1/3 c ketchup
1/4 c vinegar
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp salt

Fresh spinach greens
1/2 c shredded carrots
4 thin slices red onion, separated into rings
2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
1 c sliced fresh mushrooms

Fresh Salsa
6 tomatoes
1 onion
2-4 Serrano chile (remove stem and seeds for milder salsa)
1 bunch cilantro (stems removed, rinsed in cold water)
juice of 1 or 2 limes
salt to taste

Chop, dice or mince to desired consistency. Add lime juice, salt and enjoy!

Goat Cheese Pizza
Pizza Crust (boboli)
1 1/2 tsp olive oil
1/3 c mozzarella, shredded + 1/3 c mozzarella
4 slices crumbled, crisp cooked bacon
12 thin slices plum tomatoes
4 thin slices red onion, rings separated
1 lg. seeded bell pepper sliced into rings
1/4 c crumbled goat cheese

heat oven to 500. Brush pizza dough with olive oil. Leaving a 1 inch edge, sprinkle with 1/3 c mozzarella cheese and crumbled bacon. Top with sliced plum tomatoes, red onion, bell pepper, goat cheese, and another 1/3 c mozzarella. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until brown and crisp.

Quiche Lorraine
Pastry for one-crust pie
8 oz (2 cups) swiss cheese, cut into thin strips
2 tbsp flour
4 eggs
1 1/2 c half and half
1/4 c chopped onion
8 slices crisply cooked, crumbled bacon
dash pepper

prepare pastry for filled one-crust pie using 9 inch pie pan.
heat oven to 350. Toss cheese with flour. In large bowl, beat eggs slightly. Add half and half, onion, bacon, pepper and cheese, mix well. Pour into pastry lined pan. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted just off center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before serving.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Hi Missy!!! I had coffee with Liz this morning and she let me know that you had this on your blog! Thanks for spreading the word. I am without a computer this hard drive seems to have crashed and burned! So, I am catching up via my mom's computer, but hope to be back in business very soon! Thanks for some great recipes and hopefully, we will all benefit from the new blog!