I think I followed this recipe exactly. I made sure to cut out the core to the cucumber so it wouldn’t get watery and I cut some of the bigger potatoes in half. But other than that this is it:
New Potato Salad
I enjoyed it, I like dill 🙂
So I bought golden beets last week because they looked awesome. I decided to make a salad with them. The measurements below are enough for 2 big salads and then some.
3 Golden Beets chopped into 1 inch cubes
1/4 of a red onion chopped into slices
1 cup of cooked quinoa (I cooked it in chicken broth)
Small brick of goat cheese
1 Tablespoon of Dijon Mustard
1 Tablespoon of Honey
1 Tablespoon of white wine vinegar
4 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
Keep adjusting till it tastes good to you!
So I roasted the onion + beets in a baking dish in the oven with olive oil coating it for about 45 minutes at 375. I let them cook.
I filled a bowl with Green leaf lettuce from my parents garden that had been washed and ripped into bite size pieces. Then I added half of the quinoa. Then I added 1/3 of the beet and onion mixture then I topped it with goat cheese and drizzled on the dressing.
Hungarian Inspired Lazy Cabbage Roll Casserole
The paprika, bacon (smoked meat), garlic and high ratio of meat to rice makes this dish Hungarian inspired. I can never make cabbage rolls the way Grandma made but this does come in second place.
1 good sized onion
8 strips of bacon chopped into 1 inch strips
1 elephant clove of garlic (or normal size equivalent)
2/3 pound of ground pork
1/3 pound of ground beef
1 cabbage (minus the core, really just the leaves that come off)
1 cup of uncooked rice
1 can of tomato soup
1 jar of pasta sauce
I chopped the onion and the bacon (well I cut the bacon with scissors), and used the pampered chef garlic tool on the garlic which mashes it, and cooked it in a large deep frying pan until the onion was soft. Then I transferred it to a bowl.
Then I cooked the meat mixture on high and drained most of the fat. I then added the onion mixture back in and seasoned with garlic salt, pepper and paprika and cooked it for a few more minutes
Meanwhile I cooked the cup of white rice and chopped the cabbage into 1 inch pieces. Then I added the cabbage to a pot of water and boiled it till tender.
Next I added the rice to the meat mixture, then the cabbage, the tomato soup and the tomato sauce (I didn’t use the entire jar) and mixed it. I added sauce just so that it was nicely moist but not soupy.
I then transferred it to a large greased casserole dish and flattened it out. It then cooked for 30 minutes in the oven at 350. After 30 minutes I topped it with shredded mozzarella cheese and baked it for 10 minutes more. I let it stand 5 minutes before serving. Some of us ate it with sour cream, others with siracha sauce to kick it up a notch.
For the Pot Stickers I only had a little bit of green onion so I added some garlic and garlic powder. My wonton noodle sheet things were square and not round.
Chicken Pot Stickers
I have made these before, I liked them more than I usually like a dish so I made them again.
I was looking for a low carb cookie to make and found this recipe:
Flourless Oatmeal Cookies
I made the first batch which made 8 sized Jewlee cookies, with coconut flakes and a spoon of blackberry vanilla jam. The second batch I made with all of the same as the first batch plus dark chocolate chips.