Recipe: Roast Beef Sammies

Ingredients

  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Condensed French Onion Soup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 pound thinly sliced deli roast beef
  • 4 Hoagie Rolls
  • 8 slices deli provolone cheese
  • 1/4 cup drained hot or mild pickled banana pepper rings

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Heat the soup and Worcestershire in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. Add the beef and heat through, stirring occasionally.
  3. Divide the beef evenly among the rolls. Top the beef with 2 cheese slices and place the sandwiches onto a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 3 minutes or until the sandwiches are toasted and the cheese is melted.
  5. Spoon the soup mixture onto the sandwiches. Topeach sandwich with 1 tablespoon pepper rings.

Meal type: lunch

My rating: 5 stars:  ★★★★★

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Recipe: Chocolate Brownie Cake

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)

Ganache

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in corn syrup. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  2. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Fold in nuts, if desired.
  3. Spread batter into a greased 10-inch springform pan.
  4. Bake at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted 1 inch from side of pan comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. For ganache, in a small saucepan, bring cream to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in chocolate until melted. Set aside until cool.
  6. Remove brownie from springform pan. Place a wire rack over waxed paper and set brownie on rack.
  7. Pour ganache over the brownie; spread over top and let drip down sides.
  8. Refrigerate until ganache is completely set.

Meal type: dessert

My rating: 5 stars:  ★★★★★

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Recipe: Jam Stuffed French Toast

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup jam or preservesSalt
  • 6 slices bread (I used large slices of sheepherders bread)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cornflakes, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mash together the cream cheese, jam, and a tiny pinch of salt until just combined (streaks of jam are fine).
  2. Spread on 3 slices of bread, and top those with the remaining 3 slices, pressing gently to form sandwiches.
  3. Grab 2 shallow dishes, such as pie plates. In the first dish, beat the eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla until uniform. In the second dish, place the cornflakes.
  4. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, melt butter and heat until it stops foaming. Dip both sides of 3 sandwiches in the batter to coat thoroughly, then dip in cornflakes, patting them over the entire surface to form an even coating.
  5. Place them in the skillet, and cook until deep golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes on the first side and 3 ½ minutes on the second side, serve at once, garnishing as desired.  (We served these with maple syrup and bananas but they would be great with fresh whipped cream and/or powdered sugar.

Meal type: breakfast

My rating: 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

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Recipe: Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons chopped rosemary
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup flour

Tomato Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 28-ounce cans peeled plum tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix together the beef, pork, and lamb.
  2. In a small food processor or chopper, blend the onions, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika and rosemary until it’s a fine paste.
  3. Knead thoroughly into the meat, then stir in the eggs and flour. At this point the meat mixture can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours.
  4. Scoop the meat with a tablespoon or melon baller, and roll the meat into 1-inch balls.
  5. Place on two large baking sheets. (You’ll have about 60-70 meatballs.)
  6. Heat oven to broil. Cook the meatballs on baking sheets for 20 minutes or until brown on top and just slightly pink in the middle. Turn once while broiling.
  7. Meanwhile, heat a large deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add the olive oil and minced garlic. Cook the garlic until golden and fragrant — about 5 minutes.
  8. Stir in the tomatoes, crushing them with a spoon or your hands as you add them. Add the bay leaf and balsamic vinegar and bring the sauce to a simmer.
  9. Cook until slightly reduced and then taste and add sugar, salt, and pepper to taste.
  10. Add the cooked meatballs and simmer on low until ready to serve.  Serve on top of cooked pasta.

I only added about 12 meatballs and placed the rest in a ziplock bag and froze.

Meal type: dinner

Culinary tradition: Italian

My rating: 4 stars:  ★★★★☆

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Recipe: Chili Nachos

Ingredients

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Leftover Chili or canned if you do not have any on hand
  • Cheese
  • Toppings of your choice (I like to use a can of green chilis or jalapenos, and black olives)
  • Salsa
  • Garnishes of your choice (We use sour cream, and guacamole)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Place chips on a baking sheet
  3. Top with chili. Then add cheese.  Finally add the toppings of your choice.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes or until cheese is fully melted.
  5. Add garnishes and serve.

Culinary tradition: Mexican

My rating: 5 stars:  ★★★★★

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February

WEEK 1

2/1 Tuesday – Leftovers
2/2 Wednesday -Speckmann’s Chili Mac -  (The Heavy Metal Cookbook)
2/3 Thursday – Leftovers
2/4 Friday – Misanthropes Last Supper (The Heavy Metal Cookbook) Freezer Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
2/5 Saturday – Meatballs & Blue Cheese (freezer meatballs) Roast Beef Sammies (From next week’s Menu)
2/6 Sunday – Sicilian Meatloaf  Chili Nachos (Leftover Chili)
Breakfast – Jam Stuffed French Toast
Dessert – Brownie Cake
Bread – Garlic Bites

WEEK 2

2/7 Monday – Chocolate Chili
2/8 Tuesday – Leftovers
2/9 Wednesday – Tomato Chicken Necrocasserole (The Heavy Metal Cookbook)
2/10 Thursday – Leftovers
2/11 Friday – Swiss Mushroom Meatball Casserole (freezer meatballs) (101 Things To Do With Meatballs)
2/12 Saturday – Roast Beef Sammies Misanthropes Last Supper (The Heavy Metal Cookbook)
2/13 Sunday – Mexican Stuffed Shells
Breakfast – Eggs Benedict
Dessert – Banana Butterscotch Muffins
Bread – Focaccia

WEEK 3

2/14 Monday – Valentine’s Day TBA
2/15 Tuesday – Leftovers
2/16 Wednesday – Enchilada Meatballs (freezer meatballs) (101 Things To Do With Meatballs)
2/17 Thursday – Leftovers
2/18 Friday – Lemon Roasted Chicken
2/19 Saturday – Chinese Chicken Salad (leftover chicken meal)
2/20 Sunday – White Chicken Chili (leftover chicken meal)
Breakfast – Chocolate Banana Crepes
Dessert – Valentine’s Day Dessert (TBA)
Bread – Rustic Rosemary Bread

WEEK 4

2/21 Monday – Sesame Noodles with Chicken (leftover chicken meal)
2/22 Tuesday – Leftovers
2/23 Wednesday – Spicy Meatball Burritos (freezer meatballs) (101 Things To Do With Meatballs)
2/24 Thursday – Leftovers
2/25 Friday – Cajun Meatball Stew (freezer meatballs)
2/26 Saturday – Chicken Fried Steak
2/27 Sunday – Pan Fried Salmon
Breakfast – Breakfast Pizza
Dessert – Chocolate Marble Cheesecake
Bread -Tomato Basil Bread

2/28 Monday – Noodle Soup

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Recipe: Speckmann’s Chili Mac

Ingredients

  • 2 T. vegetable oil
  • either 1lb ground beef/pork/ misc. meat and a few turkey sausages or klobasa and 2 boneless chicken breats  (I used 1lb ground beef, 2 italian sausages and 2 chicken breasts) 
  • 2 large onions
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • bell pepper: 1 green 1 red
  • hot/jalapeno/ habanero peppers: 1 red 1 green 1 yellow or can of diced hot peppers
  • 16 oz can tomato sauce
  • 16 oz canned corn
  • 28 oz whole can tomatoes
  • 32 oz canned kidney, white or red beans
  • 12 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • a few T. of chili powder or chili con carne mix
  • macaroni noodles (cooked as directed)
  • optional: cheese and sour cream

Instructions

  1. Add onions  to a BIG pot or dutch oven with a few T. of oil and garlic.  Cook over medium heat.  When onions are soft, add dice peppers.
  2. Add meat mixture to the veggies.
  3. Cook for 45 minutes or until tender.  Drain out the grease if you’d like (I left it in).  Add all the contents of the cans along with one can of water.  After mixing throughly add the sugar, salt, pepper, and chili powder.
  4. After about an hour, check the flavor add more salt or chili powder as desired.  Cook an additional 2-3 hours.
  5. Top noodles with chili add a dollop of sour cream top with cheese and serve.

Quick Notes

This recipe makes a TON of chili.  Next time I’d leave out the chicken breasts and add additional sausages. I’d also cook this is the crockpot. 

Meal type: dinner
 
My rating: 5 stars:  ★★★★★

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This month I decided to change things up a bit when it comes to meal planning.  I’ve been having trouble staying on top of things and figured maybe if I plan my meal plan for the full month it will help with my latest lack of motivation!  So my new plan is to re-post this meal plan every Monday and add any changes that happened the previous week.  We’ll see how this works out!

In an attempt to get Hunnie interested in my meal plans he picked up The Heavy Metal Cookbook I had him go through it and mark anything he would like to try, next thing I knew the book was covered in little yellow flags!  So I added a couple of those recipes into the plan.

Tuesday and Thursdays are our usual Leftover days and on the weekends I like to cook one breakfast, dessert and bread.   So here’s the plan, as always this is pretty much a rough draft we change things up ALOT!

February

2/1 Tuesday – Leftovers
2/2 Wednesday – TBA
2/3 Thursday – Leftovers
2/4 Friday – Misanthropes Last Supper (The Heavy Metal Cookbook)
2/5 Saturday – Meatballs & Blue Cheese (freezer meatballs) (101 Things To Do With Meatballs)
2/6 Sunday – Sicilian Meatloaf
Breakfast – Jam Stuffed French Toast
Dessert – Brownie Pie
Bread – Garlic Bites

2/7 Monday – Chocolate Chili
2/8 Tuesday – Leftovers
2/9 Wednesday – Tomato Chicken Necrocasserole (The Heavy Metal Cookbook)
2/10 Thursday – Leftovers
2/11 Friday – Swiss Mushroom Meatball Casserole (freezer meatballs) (101 Things To Do With Meatballs)
2/12 Saturday – Roast Beef Sammies
2/13 Sunday – Mexican Stuffed Shells
Breakfast – Eggs Benedict
Dessert – Banana Butterscotch Muffins
Bread – Focaccia

2/14 Monday – Valentine’s Day TBA
2/15 Tuesday – Leftovers
2/16 Wednesday – Enchilada Meatballs (freezer meatballs) (101 Things To Do With Meatballs)
2/17 Thursday – Leftovers
2/18 Friday – Lemon Roasted Chicken
2/19 Saturday – Chinese Chicken Salad (leftover chicken meal)
2/20 Sunday – White Chicken Chili (leftover chicken meal)
Breakfast – Chocolate Banana Crepes
Dessert – Valentine’s Day Dessert (TBA)
Bread – Rustic Rosemary Bread

2/21 Monday – Sesame Noodles with Chicken (leftover chicken meal)
2/22 Tuesday – Leftovers
2/23 Wednesday – Spicy Meatball Burritos (freezer meatballs) (101 Things To Do With Meatballs)
2/24 Thursday – Leftovers
2/25 Friday – Cajun Meatball Stew (freezer meatballs)
2/26 Saturday – Chicken Fried Steak
2/27 Sunday – Pan Fried Salmon
Breakfast – Breakfast Pizza
Dessert – Chocolate Marble Cheesecake
Bread -Tomato Basil Bread

2/28 Monday – Noodle Soup

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Recipe: Peanut Butter Eyeballs

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C. crushed Reese’s Puffs cereal
  • 1 1/2 C. peanut butter
  • 3/4 C. butter, softened
  • 4-6 C. powdered sugar
  • white candy melts
  • red candy melts
  • chocolate chips (about 1/2 C.) or candy eyes
  • wax paper
  • toothpicks

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, combine crushed Reese’s Puffs Cereal, Peanut Butter and butter. Mix well.
  2. Add powdered sugar, a cup at a time, until you have a firm dough.
  3. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on wax paper.
  4. Place in fridge for about 5 minutes to harden. (Tip: put your wax paper on a cookie sheet, then it’s easy to transfer your treats to/from the fridge!)
  5. Dip each ball into melted White candy melts and set on wax paper to harden (about 5 minutes) I used two toothpicks to do this.
  6. When set, dip one side into melted red candy melts. Using a toothpick, drizzle some extra red around the edges to look like the eyes are “bloodshot”. I’ve been having issues the last few times I’ve melted chocolate, I end up overheating it and it turns into a chunky mess. I made these last minute and ended up making my usual mistake, with no chocolate left in the house to try a second time I made due. It worked out perfect, the lumpyness made it look so much cooler!
  7. Press one chocolate chip (or candy eye), pointed side down, into the center and let set completely.

Meal type: dessert

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If you haven’t figured it out, over here at the Dame house we are a very strange bunch!  So for most of our friends the theme for Hunnie’s birthday party came as no surprise.

It all started around Halloween when I came a crossed these adorable cupcakes.  Hunnie has a weird fascination with Eyeball’s so I immediately knew I needed to make these.  But why and when was another story, I couldn’t just come home one day and make them and Halloween had already came and went.  I needed a big day… Christmas?  Too weird… New years?  Still just as odd… Birthday?  Perfect!!  So what started with a cupcake soon became a whole event, the after Halloween sales were everywhere so I went to searching and planning.

Here is a list of the decorations I found:

Eyeball Stirrers

Eyeball Lolipops


Eyeball Sucker Rings

Eyeball Napkins

Eyeball Goblets

Eyeball Gumballs

Eyeball Cupcake Picks

Scary Eyeball Sugar Layons

Icing Eyes

Gummy Body Parts

I found the reflector eyeglasses at the dollar store

I also took my cupcake tower, wove ribbon through the sides and hot glued googley eyes that I found at Michael’s

As for food here is the list:

Appies
Deviled Eyeballs
Capreses Eyeball Bruschetta
7 Layer Dip

Main Course
Makes your own Sammies
Pasta Salad w/ Eyeballs (Olives) – Not in the recipe
Potato Salad w/ Eyeballs (Olives)

Dessert
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Peanut Butter Eyeball Truffles
Cookies
Chocolate Coved Doughnut Holes

Unfortunately, while running around like a mad women trying to prepare for the party, I didn’t have time to photograph a lot of the foods.  Grrrrr… Either way, pictures or not I will be posting the recipes throughout the week.

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