Saturday, November 24, 2007

Citrus Cranberry Raisin Stuffing

2 Cups (12 ounces) Arnold's Bread Crumbs
2/3 Round Tub of Margarine
2 cups water
6 ounces citrus blend juice
4 ounces Cranberry Sauce
4 ounces Raisins
Lemon + Herb seasoning to taste

Ok...Margarine and Water into a medium nonstick saucepan immediately. Bring to a boil....don't let it froth....frothing bad. Pour bread crumbs in...stir well. Then gradually add in cranberry sauce in small chunks...heat will melt cranberry sauce. Then slowly add in the raisins and cover for about 5 minutes. Lastly, pour the citrus blend juice or hand squeeze some lemon, lime, and orange juice into the saucepan. Reheat till it comes to a rapid boil....stir well again. Then put the container in the fridge for a few hours. Microwave till hot then eat! Serves 2 iron chef moo's...or 4 -5 people.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Chris's Homemade Meatloaf

1 lb pork sausage (or chorizo)
1 lb ground turkey ( I hand ground it)
1 lb ground round hamburger meat
2 eggs
3/4 cup Italian Bread Crumbs 0r hand crushed saltines with spices
1 jar tomato sauce
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp Italian Seasonings
1/4 cup chopped onions.
1/4 tbsp parmesan cheese (for sprinkling)

Get a big huge bowl.....and throw the chopped onions, meat, turkey, and sausage in. Then break 2 eggs....into the bowl. Let it sit for a minute or so. Then gradually add the bread crumbs in until you get a nice loaf consistency. This will be big so be prepared. Have your 13 x 9 casserole pan ready to go lined with foil or use a foil turkey roaster pan. Mix a little sauce into the loaf...this keeps the moisture in. Then put it in your foil pan and mold it until it looks like a really solid loaf with no gaps or broken parts. This will take a few minutes. Pour the rest of the sauce on top slowly...add seasonings and cheeses on top. Put in the oven at 375 for 60-70 minutes. Add extra cheese if you want a bit more of a cheesy top. If you want a crispy cheesy the last 10 minutes...Broil at 425 for 5-7 minutes. This recipe serves 6-8 people or 4 of me. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Back From San Diego.....

Needless to say San Diego was a fun place. Not only that...I think it really helped me rediscover my passion of cooking. It wasn't that I really needed to but it didn't hurt. Here are some of the things you may just see recipes for in the coming weeks and months.

  1. Do it Yourself Breakfast Bowl (With Green Apple Wine)
  2. Pink Chicken (Raspberry Marinaded BBQ Chicken)
  3. Orgasmic Meatloaf
  4. Super Roaster Turkey with Apple Raisin Stuffing
  5. Chris's Macaroni Tuna Salad
  6. Meat. Potato, and Cheese Casserole
  7. Vanilla Orange Caramel Creme Float
  8. Big Bad Dry Spice Cheeseburgers
So coming soon...there will be a new batch of recipes to enjoy and maybe even some surprises to boot. The vacation really was just what the doctor ordered..and the trip into the kitchen at school didn't hurt either today.

Happy Cooking!!