Friday, July 1, 2011

Adventures in Eating: Day of all new recipes!

Yesterday the hubster stayed home due to a respiratory infection. =( Don't get me wrong, I love having him home, but don't like to see my guy sick.

He was running a fever, so I decided, hey feed a fever. Not really, just that we were behind on our menu plan for the week so I made one of our quick meals I had planned out for another night for lunch. We made goat cheese pita pizzas. SOOOOO YUM!

Here is the recipe:

Crumbled goat cheese
Pizza sauce (canned or homemade)
Various veggies

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 20 minutes. Viola! Deliciousness!

We are a fan of the goats milk/cheese. So much better and less processed than cows milk. Which we aren't supposed to have in the first place. That's another blog post all together.

For dinner we had marinated steak kabobs and ranch potatoes.
Balsamic Vinegar
Olive or Sunflower oil
Minced garlic

Marinate steaks from 15 min to an hour

Various veggies (we used red peppers)
Marinated Steak-Cubed

Alternate steak and veggie cubes on wooden skewers (if putting on outdoor grill soak skewers in water)
On outdoor grill or indoor griddle (suggest doing it outdoors its really smoky) place kabobs and rotate till cooked evenly.

Ranch potatoes:
6-8 quarters new potatoes
Ranch dressing seasoning packet
Sunflower or Olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place ingredients in Ziploc bag and shake until evenly coated with oil and seasoning. Cook for 30-40 minutes

Dessert was the easiest tart I have ever made!

It was from the Real Simple 3 Ingredient Recipes in the July Issue.

The recipe called for nectarines or peaches. Well our peaches went bad really really quick. But we did have blueberries from blueberry picking last week so I improvised.

Blueberry tart
1-2 cups blueberries
Refrigerated pie crust
2 tbsp Raw Sugar
1 tbsp Butter (optional)

Roll out pie crust on parchment lined cookie sheet and pour blueberries in center of crust. About an inch in from the edge, fold up and over to create the shell. Wet your fingers with water and pinch crust together so nothing spills out. Brush butter (I accidentally left this part out, and it still turned out great!) over crust and berries. Sprinkle raw sugar over everything. Bake in the oven at 375 for 30-40 minutes. I did 35 and it was perfect.

Everything was so quick and easy! These are all favorites and will be put into heavy rotation at the house.

Sorry no pictures we were so hungry we just ate quickly.

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