Thursday, November 27, 2014

Reliable dinner rolls / buns

Everytime I make a pie crust something different goes wrong but everytime I make King Arthur pull apart butter rolls ( http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/golden-pull-apart-butter-buns-recipe ) they're perfect. So soft, a little sweet, fluffy, delicious every time. Today I substituted 1 cup of whole wheat for 1 cup of a/p and they were still wonderful. I've also shaped them into sandwich rolls and they were excellent. 


Friday, November 21, 2014

Italian turkey meatballs

Ground beef is like whoa expensive now. So much that at $2.59 a pound ground turkey makes sense. I've been buying these 4x1.5lb packages and then cutting into 6 cubes and flattening each out into a burger. Freezing separately on parchment (waxed didn't hold up and need freezer paper) on a cookie sheet and the stacking separated by the parchment cut up. 
I was trying to come up with ideas and tried chili but that didn't work. These meatballs are a combo of Rachel Ray's, Giada's, and one on Epicurious. 

1# ground turkey
1/4 C plain bread crumbs
1 egg
1/2 to 1t  Italian seasoning
Ground black pepper
Grated hard Italian cheese (1/4C or optional or more)

Preheat oven to 400. Mix all lightly until even. Scoop out 1.5-2" balls an place them on an oiled or lined (silpat) cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20min. Serve with standard spaghetti sauce over noodles or on a bun

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Cool beans

Or cheap beans. Went to high school with a girl who used to say cool beans. 

Trying to save money used these instructions to cook black beans : http://www.budgetbytes.com/2010/12/how-to-kick-the-can-of-beans 

Fast easy works well. Maybe doesn't save as much. Beans here are $1.50/pound. At least this really lowers sodium.