Monday, February 3, 2014

Paula T's Meat Balls

1 pound ground beef
1/4 to 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese depending on preference
1 sleeve Club crackers or saltines crushed
1 cup milk

2 eggs or 1 Xtra large egg
1 TBSP chopped parsley
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Mix up.
Make meatballs
Bake  at 350 for 30 minutes and turn then bake another 10 - 15 minutes or Fry until done.


1 LG onion, diced
2  29 oz cans of tomato sauce
1 29 oz can of crushed or diced tomatoes
1  12 oz can of tomato paste
1 bay leaf
3 tsp Italian Seasoning
1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
3 TBSP sugar

Roma Tomato Bruschetta


10 large fresh basil leaves, chopped  OR 1/2 tsp dried basil
2 cups roma (plum) tomatoes
    seeded and chopped ( about 1#)
2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/3  Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 loaf French Bread

Heat oven to 325.

Stack 5 basil leaves one on top of the other. Roll up.
Slice crosswise thinly.
Repeat with remaining

Combine tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and sliced basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Combine olive oil, garlic in a small bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds. Cut bread into slightly angled 1/4" pieces. Brush with olive oil mixture and put on a baking pan. Bake  6-8 minutes or until golden brown,

Just before serving... drain excess liquid from tomatoes, spoon tomato mixture evenly over bread slices.

Simple Grilled Italian Chicken

No cook cooking spray
3 TBSP Olive oil
1 TBSP lemon juice
1 TBSP Italian seasoning
1 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts

Coat grill pan with no stick cooking spray. Heat over medium heat.

Combine olive oil, lemon juice, Italian Seasonings, garlic salt and pepper in a medium microwavable bowl.

Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Stir

Dip chicken in hot mixture to coat evenly, then place on hot grill pan. Cook  6 -8 minutes, per side, until juices run clear and thermometer reads 165 degrees.

Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary

4 pounds small potatoes - whole or cut in half
    (Yukon gold, red, purple, fingerlings)
1/3  cup Crisco Light Olive Oil
3 -4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup chopped onion
2 TBSP chopped fresh rosemary
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions - Heat oven to 425. Place potatoes, oil, garlic, rosemary and salt and pepper in a large baking pan. Toss well to mix.

Bake 40 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked and lightly browned - Stir occasionally during the baking process.