Archive | May, 2015

Watermelon Pizza

28 May

Watermelon Pizza

Cutting up fruit takes so much time.

I found this on Pinterest and it took five minutes.

Wash all the fruit including the melon.

One fat watermelon

One box of strawberries

One box of blueberries

Three kiwis

One box of raspberries

Shredded coconut for the topping

Cut a thick slice of watermelon from the center of the watermelon

Place it on a plate with a lip so the juices don’t spill.

Slice in triangles like you would a pizza.

Start placing the fruit on each slice.

You can use whatever you like.

All my raspberries disappeared before I even got started.

I didn’t add the coconut because I have one child allergic to it.

I’m sure pineapple, orange segments, grapes or any other melon would be delicious.

This is so easy to serve. Use a pie server and place a wedge on each plate.

Let the children decorate their own with the smaller slices.

 

Grilled Meatball and Cheese Pizza

26 May

Meatball pizza

I guess I have become the real Italian Mama.

It doesn’t matter what I am cooking when my children come to visit.

I always have a big pot of meatballs sitting in a tomato gravy on the stove.

The meatballs become a snack, appetizer or a meal.

This week I had four lonely meatballs leftover.

I also had a pound of pizza dough.

Heat your grill to high

Take a 9 x 13 pan and grease lightly with Crisco

Flatten the pizza dough to fit the pan.

Drizzle with olive oil, salt and black pepper.

Take the dough off the pan and place it on the hot grill.

Don’t touch it till the bottom of the crust is firm and it starts to puff.

Flip it over and cook the other side.

Place it back in the pan.

Cut three slices of provolone cheese in half.

Place them on the grilled dough.

Slice the four meatballs into medium thin slices.

Heat them up and set aside.

Place them on the cheese.

Add the tomato gravy

Sprinkle with grated Romano cheese.

Add four ounces of grated mozzarella cheese on top

Place on the grill in the pan or in a 450 degree oven until the cheese melts.

This only takes about five minutes.

That’s it.

Great way to use up your leftovers.

 

Whipped Cauliflower

21 May

Whipped Cauliflower

So easy, so good and so good for you.

One head of cauliflower

One tablespoon butter

1/4 to 1/2 cup milk or chicken broth

1/2 teaspoon salt

The amount of liquid depends on how big the cauliflower is.

Steam the cauliflower

Drain

Put everything in the food processor and whip till smooth

Taste for extra salt and add extra butter on top

Tastes like mashed potatoes

I fooled my kids for years.

I do serve this with Angies’ peas.

This is a great combination and two vegetables in one meal.

 

Angies’ Peas

21 May

Whipped Cauliflower

My Mom could cook anything and make it taste good.

She made peas magical.

One large sliced onion

One tablespoon butter

One tablespoon oil

One drained bag of frozen or canned peas

Saute the onion in the butter and oil till soft.

Season with salt and black pepper

Add the peas

Cook for about four minutes until the peas are cooked

I serve these with whipped cauliflower or mashed potatoes.

Strawberry Salad Dressing

19 May

Strawberry Salad Dressing

This is the year for strawberries.

I have been taking full advantage of them and putting them in everything.

I think I am starting to turn pink. Only kidding.

Now they are standing alone in a delicious dressing.

This can also be used as a dipping sauce for chicken or vegetables.

Two cups of sliced strawberries

1/2 sugar

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 cup canola oil

2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

4 teaspoons honey

2 teaspoons lemon juice

Mix strawberries with sugar and let sit for ten minutes.

Put everything into a food processor and process till smooth.

This is a pretty color dressing.

I made one salad and loved it but then I started to add things and liked it even more.

Add goat cheese, avocado, cubed mango, fresh sliced strawberries and chives.

 

Steak and Eggs

18 May

Steak and eggs

My sons love this and once in a while I do indulge them.

One pound of thin sliced steak tips

One tablespoon butter

One tablespoon oil

One large sliced onion

1/2 diced hot pepper without the seeds

8 beaten eggs

Heat the butter and oil in a pan.

Add the onion and pepper.

Saute for two or three minutes

Stir to cook but keep the onions almost raw and crunchy.

Add the meat and cook till medium well.

Season with salt

Add eggs and scramble till cooked.

You can add cheese now if you like.

I decided to be a little healthy and add pea shoots.

The pea shoots took away the guilt of eating beef for breakfast.

 

 

Orange and Raspberry Sherbet Cookies

14 May

orangge raspberry sherbet cookies

Sometimes you don’t mess with Betty Crocker.

She has a limited edition cookie mix that is delicious and of course easy.

It is the Betty Crocker Orange and Raspberry Sherbet Cookie Mix.

Go to the store and buy all they have.

I made these last night to give away and only a couple made it out of the house.

This is also a great project with the kids because they can make all different designs. It is a very forgiving dough.

Just follow the directions on the box.

The cookies are pretty and delicious.

They really taste like sherbet.

Next time I will serve these with a scoop of sherbet.

Betty Crocker gets an A plus from me.