Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Italian Sausage with Peppers and Onions Casserole - ish







I have found a great way on how to use a few leftovers and make an ordinary meal taste even better.
This week I did a bunch of freezer meals and one of them was the Italian Sausage, Peppers and Onions.

 Italian Sausage, Peppers and Onions



Ingredients:

5 Italian Sausage Links

1 nice green pepper or I used about 8 of the sweet Peppers (I had them in the fridge) slice them up.

1 really large onion (I sliced them length wise like strips to match the peppers)

1 12oz jar of tomato sauce (can or jar) (if you have any leftover sauce- use it)

Instructions:

1) Poke the Italian Sausage Links and then saute them in a pan. When they are done, cool a bit and then cut into chunks.

2) In the pan with a little olive oil, start the onions, peppers and when they are soft, dump back in the sausage and the tomato sauce. Saute for a bit to warm through.

At this point you can layer into a 9x13 and freeze for a meal. You can eat this on pasta, or even hogie rolls with a bit of cheese.

We however are going to use this for the Casserole-ish....

Onward.....

Italian Sausage with Peppers and Onions Casserole - ish

Ingredients:

Italian Sausage with Peppers and Onions (all ready) (warm it up)

Bread (any kind of bread. I used my leftover hamburger buns. But you could use any kind.)

1 cup Mozzarella Cheese


Garlic Salt

Olive Oil

Instructions:

1) Rub your pan with Olive Oil, this will make a crispy bottom to your bread layer.

2) Lay in the buns inside up.



3) Sprinkle a thin layer of motzerella cheese on top.



4) Put this pan in the oven at 400 for about 5 minutes, so the cheese melts and the bottom is a little crusty.

5) Remove pan from oven and gently empty put the warm Italian Sausage, Peppers and Onions Mixture on the top.

6) Sprinkle with the rest of the Mozzarella cheese on top.



7) Pop back into oven and let it come together and the cheese brown a bit. check the bottom to make sure they don't burn.



This was very good, the bottom was so crusty and crunchy. The sausage and peppers was very good.  I also found out that instead of eating three sandwiches, they became open faced sandwiches. Actually saved on how much bread we actually ate.

I can see this for meatballs, sloppy joes, and even bq. Great family style way to eat a meal.

See sometimes, the easy stuff is just delicious. It really is just this simple.

Well I am off to get my kid to bed, just wanted to do quick share...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Pop Tart Maker..... (new gadget)






Sooo... coming from the Queen of Gadgets House...That is my name to myself. I find such delight in the small cool stuff. Must have been all those years raising kids.

We found this one ...marked down..yea, for reals.. for 5 bucks.. wow, can't imagine why and 5 bucks is in my price range..and of course I got space for it...not...

The Pop Tart Maker.. on a stick.
The thing is you cut your pastry and push in the molds, fill with a filling,

ATTENTION
********(we used raspberry jam- which you need to be super careful, cause when it is hot it is like molten lava.)
YOU MUST LET COOL.

Then you put a top piece of pastry and shove a stick in it. I did it the instruction way the first time.
 See aren't they cute.. They are about 3"by 2" in size. I used one box of pastry with two pastry round pieces and I made 28 of these babies.

Cute, and quick. Was fun for the kids and for the newness.


Me, of course I have to find something else to do with it. Thinking I will get some pizza dough tomorrow, make a mixture of sauce, cheese, minced pepperoni and bammmm...

Pizza Rolls.. YEA BABY..

Good thing will be there will be very little preservatives and I will use whole wheat crust.. hmmm.. Maybe a bit healthy.


I will get back with you this week and share what I did.

So here is to a great weekend.. It is now 80 again here in GA.. trying to squeeze in a few more days in my pool.


Have a great one.. and It really is that simple.,...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pumpkin Cake (3 ingredients)







This was the first attempt at a recipe, that I saw a while back. I tried to find it again, but alot of them had eggs, butter and stuff. This one only has three ingredients.
I am going to share again. If it is your recipe, holler at me and I will tag it. This is just too good not to share.

Pumpkin Cake

1 15oz can of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)

2-3 tsp of pumpkin spice

1 cake mix (light color)

Instructions:

1) Spray a 9x13 cake pan with pam spray or layer with parchment.

2) Mix can of pumpkin, and spice into the dry cake mix. Stir until all the powder flour of the cake mix is gone. This batter will be thick.

3) Pour into pan and spread it out, as far as you can get it, and gently.

4) 350 for about 30 minutes, then check for browness..and doneness. If the knife comes out clean.

I couldn't get enough of this. I squirted a little whip cream on top and yummy, yummy I was eating it again at 3am.

This I researched.  A regular yellow cake mix has like 800 something calories and the pumpkin is like 240 and I got like 15 nice size pieces which would average about 80 calories...you could make cup cakes and what average about 50 a cup cake.. and think of the vitamins and the fiber...

This is one of the easiest desserts I have made in a long time. I will be doing it again soon.

Hope everyone is enjoying a lovely fall. Here in GA we are climbing back up into the 80's shewww..

Well gotta hop out to the bus stop, for my baby.. take care.. and really keep it easy.. it is that simple...