Saturday, February 23, 2008

Dad's Best Spaghetti Sauce

This is for a large recipe, and the ingredients aren't measured very accurately, so experiment and see what works best for you.

  • 6-8 15 oz. cans of tomato sauce (depending on how much sauce you want)
  • 2 lbs. sausage
  • 1 large green bell pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 can of mushrooms
  • Italian seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  1. Cook sausage and veggies together, drain grease.
  2. Pour tomato sauce into large Crockpot, add meat and veggie mixture.
  3. Layer top of sauce with seasonings, then stir.
  4. Layer a second time and stir.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 8 hrs. or high for 4 hrs.
  6. Serve over spaghetti noodles and top with cheddar cheese.
Butter dips are a fantastic bread to have with it.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Dad's Fried Rice

This is a great way to use up any already cooked rice you have in your fridge that you don't want to eat because your taste buds don't really call out for it.

  • vegetable oil (1 or 2 tbsp)
  • cooked rice
  • soy sauce (enough to get the right color/desired flavor for the amount of rice)
  • 1 or 2 eggs (according to preference)
  • frozen veggies
  • garlic powder
  • black pepper
  1. Heat up oil in frying pan (or wok).
  2. Add cooked rice and soy sauce, stir until sauce is evenly distributed
  3. Make small clearing in middle of rice to fry egg(s), scramble and mix with rice.
  4. Add frozen veggies and spices to taste.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Red Enchilada Sauce

This recipe saved us when we didn't have any cans of enchilada sauce. It's very easy and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry!

  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 c. tomato sauce
  • 1 c. water
  1. Mix and boil first three ingredients in sauce pan.
  2. Mix in tomato sauce and water.
  3. Stir occasionally until boiling.

Frozen Taquito Enchiladas

  • Frozen taquitos
  • Enchilada sauce
  • Grated cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Olives
  1. Preheat oven to 425 deg F.
  2. Line bottom of pan with single layer of frozen taquitos.
  3. Top with enchilada sauce, cheese, and olives.
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes and serve with sour cream.
Very easy and very tasty.