Serving This Week 6-8 To 6-12-2020
Come and see what I will be cooking up on Marilyns Treats this week!
This is what I featured the week of 6-8 to 6-12 on my blog. On Tuesday was Salsa Roll Ups. Wednesday saw Stuffed Peppers. Thursday was Basic Marinara Sauce. And winding up this Week was Homemade Beef Stew Seasoning. Enjoy!
If you missed what I served up last week please click Serving This Week 6-1 to 6-5-2020
Whether served as an appetizer, brunch or snack these Salsa Rollups fit the bill.These cheesy bites pack a little heat to keep your smart eating plan interesting. Make it basic or take it to the next level with flavors to fill your cravings.
When I saw these in My Food and Family Magazine I knew right away I wanted to make them.
They would be perfect as a snack on game night or if I ever entertained again. This stay at home order is crimping my style!
At the time I had all the ingredients. But with grocery delivery it is hit and miss what you get. So you use up what you have as you wait.
By the time I was able to make these I realized right off it wasn’t going to be dinner unless I added plenty of options.
Ever wonder about what Stuffed Peppers are made from?
You probably haven’t. So please bear with me as I learned.
Can you believe it? I have never made Stuffed Peppers before!
I am picky. I prefer my veggies broiled or raw. And I only like fried rice.
But my husband loves them and has made them once or twice. So I figured, to be nice, I would give them a try.
The aroma of the sauce and the cheese fooled them completely.
The onion and garlic are staples when I cook so that wasn’t a surprise.
Mrs A and Miss J are vegetarians so I left the ground beef out of their peppers.
All in all this recipe came together with ease. The aromas were truly wonderful. And the plate was quite colorful!
I added a bit of smashed potatoes and asparagus to round out the meal. I fully expected those were the only parts of the dinner I would eat.
When you make Stuffed Peppers what ingredients and spice do you use?
I could use some suggestions for next time I serve it.
The family loved the dinner. And the cost was minimal. The Stuffed Peppers were a comfort meal that I will definitely serve again!
I like red, orange and yellow peppers as they are sweeter than the green.
But wouldn’t you know I could only find red and green.
Life in the time of stay at home orders.
I was surprised how easy it was to put these together.
And don’t tell anyone, but I loved the peppers mixed with the rice. It is nice when I make something that I wouldn’t normally and I find another recipe I enjoy.
My family was so surprised when I took dinner out of the oven.
If you want the best authentic Marinara Sauce for your pasta then this is the recipe for you.
Brought to America three generations ago, this is the only Marinara Sauce my family has made. None of that canned or jar sauce from the grocery store for them.
You just can’t fail when made with tomatoes grown in your own garden and a blend of spices from the best Italian cooks straight from Italy.
The aroma of the sauce simmering all day in your kitchen just makes your desire for dinner even stronger.
When I have the extra time, I make this marinara in a batches. There are only a few ingredients. I always have them stocked in the pantry.
Lately though I have taken to just using jar sauce and adding all my own spices. It is quicker than simmering on the stove all day.
But I can really tell the difference. There is something about letting all the flavors simmer and breakdown in to the tomato base.
That is why they say “pasta is always better the second day.” It is true.
Do you have a family recipe for pasta you would like to share? Please let me in the comments. Pasta is one thing I keep experimenting with but have never been able to master. Mangia!
I scored some flank steaks at the grocery today and grabbed a few pounds to make some Crock Pot Beef Stew.
I got up early knowing it would take me a while to get everything chopped up. My arthritis has been bad this week. And the family doesn’t trust me with a knife anyway. My neuropathy makes it dangerous.
So I get everything together and in the crock pot.as I was looking for my seasoning I discovered it was gone!!
I don’t remember using it up. But then again I don’t realize at times I never put my glasses on. (True story).
So I had to look around for a good recipe. I have been meaning to switch my Beef Stew Seasoning Mix over to homemade anyway.
I found this one from food.com. I was skeptical about some of those herbs in the stew but Food.com knows better than I do!
Now, I must confess. I am not much of a “measurer”. I can never find the spoons. The cups are always behind my kids favorite glasses. And I already broke the one my son got from his trip to Ireland.
I want to warn you that some of these ingredients may have been less or more than the directions called for.
But it looked the same color as the image with the recipe so I just used it.
And the flour being in the seasoning helped to thicken the stew even better than when I add it at the end and try to get the lumps out.
I also may have added too much of the mix too. I didn’t read the instructions on that either.
So don’t do what I do. Read the directions and follow them.
But through no fault of mine, the stew was excellent!!
I didn’t bother to tell anyone the seasonings were not the same as I always used.
I didn’t hear any complains though. So I feel I can give this Beef Stew Seasoning Mix a big thumbs up!
Let me know if you use it and how it turns out for you.
This Beef Stew Seasoning Mix is homemade and doesn’t contain all those extra added ingredients nobody can pronounce.
And since you control the spices it can be perfect for whatever dietary restrictions you may need to follow.