Archive | March, 2019

Onion Pancakes

29 Mar

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I have made this recipe three times and every time I eat too many.

You can make them small (1-2 teaspoons) for appetizers or 1/4 cup dollops for larger ones.

I make the big ones because they are faster and I am a big eater.

1 cup all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons more

2 teaspoons white sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 1/2 cups chopped onions. I used the bag of frozen onions

1 cup milk

1/2 cup canola oil

Mix all the dry ingredients together.

Add the onions

Add the milk and mix well

Heat the oil

Drop the batter in the oil and make the size you want.

Add more oil if you need it

Drain the cooked pancakes on a paper towel

Sere with hot sauce, ketchup, sour cream or applesauce.

I LOVE these light pancakes and they take only 20 minutes.

Keep warm in a low oven.

Thank you Pinterest for another delicious recipe.

 

 

Cookies,Yogurt, and Fruit

28 Mar

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Forget about mixing your yogurt with granola.

Try dark chocolate caramel cookie crumbs.

I tried this new cookie recipe and it was delicious but I couldn’t cut them the right way.

When I lifted them from the pan they fell apart and all I could think about was how expensive they were to make.

I ended up with a dish full of broken cookie pieces.

Never throw out anything.

I put all the crumbs in a plastic bag and put them in the refrigerator.

Now I have  crumbs for ice-cream topping or a healthier yogurt dessert.

3 tablespoons cookie crumbs for each portion

One cup good Greek yogurt

1/2 teaspoon sugar or honey

1/2 cup blueberries for each portion

Place three tablespoons of the cookie crumbs in each dish

Mix the yogurt and honey together.

Divide into four dishes

Top with berries

This is too good and I don’t love yogurt.

The cookies were definitely worth saving.

 

 

Spicy Potato Salad

25 Mar

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This recipe came from the magazine section of the Worcester paper but I did modify it.

4 large Potatoes

One tablespoon oil

One large diced onion

Two cloves minced garlic

1/4 cup chili pasta with garlic

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chunky peanut butter

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup hot and sweet sliced jalapeño peppers

1/4 cup pepper juice

Hard boiled eggs for garnish

Boil the potatoes in salted water

Cool and cut into cubes.

Add the salt

Heat the oil and saute the onions and garlic till soft.

Add the chili paste, peanut butter and water.

Take off the heat and stir till smooth.

Add the peppers and pepper juice

Mix well

I also added a couple of tablespoons of hot salsa, just for a added kick.

This is a totally different tasting potato salad.

I liked it but there is nothing like lots of mayonnaise…

The One Pounder

14 Mar

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It is my grandsons birthday and I wanted to make him something special.

My daughter was making the cake so what else could I do?

Then it came to me like a dream.

A One Pound Meatball.

It was done.

One pound of 85% lean hamburg.

2 eggs

1/2 small onion

2 cloves garlic

2 teaspoons chopped parsley

1/4 salt and pepper

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

2 pieces of bread

Put the onion and garlic in the food processor and mix till it is fine diced.

Add the parsley, salt,  pepper and bread and mix well.

Add the meat and cheese just until everything is mixed.

Take everything out of the bowl and form into a ball.

Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

Put it into the tomato sauce and let it simmer for at least one hour in the sauce.

My grandson loved it.

 

 

Fish Fillet Sandwich

11 Mar

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I wait all year to overeat the fish sandwich at McDonalds.

I LOVE them and I do use the plural because I used to eat so many.

This is why I am fat.

Not this year.

McDonalds usual 2 for $3.00 has become 2 for $5.00.

I know inflation, blah, bah, blah.

But I put my foot down and refuse to pay that.

My wonderful Shaws fish department had haddock on sale and, once again, it is wonderful.

One bag of Martin potato rolls

Two pounds of haddock

Eight slices of American cheese

Good tartar sauce

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

One tablespoon butter

Cut the fish into eight pieces

Combine the cornstarch, salt and pepper in a bag.

Put the fish inside and shake until everything is lightly coated

Heat the pan with the oil and butter on medium high heat.

Add the fish but do not let it touch

You may have to do two batches and if so add more butter and oil if you have to.

The fish should have a nice golden crust before you flip it over

Add a slice of cheese on each fillet and the fish will cook for another couple of minutes and the cheese will melt.

Warm the rolls for 5 to 10 seconds in the microwave.

Spread the tartar sauce on both sides of the roll

Add the nice hot fish and cheese.

Cover with the other half of the warm roll.

Serve with pickles.

McDonalds you will never see $5.00 from me again. Maybe $3.00 on two when you have a sale…

 

 

 

Love It Lobster

7 Mar

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Shaws supermarket had a great sale today on lobster.

I had to get some.

What could be better eating lobster when someone else takes it out of the shell?

I bought a pound of lobster meat for $16.99. What a deal.

I just wanted to enjoy the lobster without mayo or a lot of bread.

1/2 pound of lobster meat

1  pat of butter

Ten to twelve homemade garlic croutons

Put everything together in a microwave safe bowl and heat for one minute or until the butter has melted.

This is so good.

I am saving the other 1/2  pound  of lobster for tomorrow.

I’m so excited I can hardly wait.

Fast Fried Shrimp

6 Mar

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Again, I didn’t feel like cooking.

This is so easy and fast.

Two tablespoons olive oil

3 cloves sliced garlic

Ten large peeled and deveined shrimp

Three tablespoons corn starch

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Two handfuls arugula

Two tablespoons lemon dressing

1/2 fresh lemon

Heat the oil in a  pan.

Add the garlic and cook till golden.

Mix the cornstarch, salt and pepper.

Add the shrimp and coat well.

Place each shrimp in the garlic oil and cook till brown on one side then flip over and cook the other side.

I always stand the shrimp on their side to brown up that one little strip in the middle.

Squeeze 1/4 of the lemon over the shrimp.

Mix the arugula with the dressing.

Add the shrimp.

I added a little hot sauce and some extra lemon.

This took five minutes and was soooo delicious.