Monday, August 25, 2008

Italian Sausage with Pesto Pasta

Looking for an easy meal? This one's easy, and tasty. Some days you just gotta take a shortcut. Here's one.
Ingredients:
1 pound italian sausage
1 pound pasta
1 jar of pesto (Walmart carries Classico -its with the regular marinaras)
Directions:
brown sausage
cook pasta according to pkg instructions
Toss pasta with pesto and top with sausage
We add a salad and bread to s-t-r-e-t-c-h the meal. This is easy to keep all ingredients on hand (sausage in freezer) and a nice break from regular spaghetti.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Something Worth Trying: Flat Iron Steak

A few weeks ago, my mother-in-law called me to tell me about a new supper idea she had just tried. She purchased a flat iron steak from her local Kroger and was so surprised by how lean and yummy and inexpensive it was. So, I purchased one at my local Kroger and we had it for dinner the other night. It was great!

To be honest, we rarely have steak simply because it is such an expensive purchase. However, the flavor of the flat iron steak was wonderful, and get this, one steak fed four hungry adults for a mere $6.50. I marinated the meat for about six hours and then grilled it for 20-30 minutes. YUM! Just thought I would share this recent find with those of you who have yet to discover it. It is such a versatile cut, the meat was very tender, and Jonathan really enjoyed it. We'll be having this more often!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Easy Pork Bar-B-Que Sandwiches

I got this extremly easy recipe from my friend, Kristie. It's so easy and so, so yummy!

1 large pork loin (I get the ones at Sam's). I have to cut the large ones in half and freeze the remaining one. But if you have a large crock pot, you may be able to cook the entire pork loin at once.
1 large jar of Bar-b-que sauce.
Sandwich Buns

Place the pork loin in your crock pot and cover with sauce. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Serve with your favorite bar-b-que fixins. You will have a lot of left overs. Freeze leftovers for another easy meal or two later.