Thursday, January 24, 2008

Mom's Minestrone

I scored this recipe from Creshel who apparently got it from Mom. I don't remember eating this growing up?? Maybe my tastebuds weren't mature enough to realize how delicious it was. But they're mature now...and it is gooooooooooooooooooood!!!

Go on, give it a try. It will be ready in 10 minutes.

1 lb of Browned, Ground Beef (seasoned w/ onions and spices)
2 cans of Progresso Minestrone soup (or 3 cans of campbells)
2 cans of Diced Tomatoes
2 cans of Pork & Beans

Let sit in pot long enough for flavors to blend. Serve with rolls.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Caprese Appitizer for New Year!

Happy New Year! I made this last night as an appitizer - and at least I enjoyed it! All healthy and EASY and pretty too!!
Caprese Salad
3 vine-ripe tomatoes, 1/4-inch thick slices
1 pound fresh mozzarella, 1/4-inch thick slices
20 to 30 leaves (about 1 bunch) fresh basil
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Balsamic or Red Wine Vinager, for drizzling
Coarse salt and pepper

Layer alternating slices of tomatoes and mozzarella, adding a basil leaf between each, on a large, shallow platter. Drizzle the salad with extra-virgin olive oil and vinager and season with salt and pepper, to taste.