23 June 2011

My Crock Pot Pasta Sauce

1.5 - 2 lb ground beef, browned & drained
4 regular or 2 large cans of low sodium tomato sauce
1 can Rotel tomatoes with green chilies
1 small can tomato juice
Spices to taste - Garlic Season All, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Black Pepper, Oregano

While ground beef is cooking, put everything else in slow cooker.
When meat is done, drain or strain, & add to slow cooker.
Put lid on, turn on high for 4-6 hours & then lower to low until dinner time.
Stir occassionally.
Add to your favorite pasta & top with your favorite cheeses if ya like.
We serve garlic bread or bruschetta & salad with it.
Add to meatball hoagies if you like, too.

20 June 2011

Easy Caesar

Diamond loves Caesar salad. I thought it would be easy to look up online a recipe for her, but I was wrong. All of the recipes I found didn't have all of the ingredients the way I wanted them. So, I came up with my own. Now it's EASY Caesar salad dressing.

Easy Caesar
(salad dressing)

1 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed or pressed
¾ cup grated Parmesan Cheese
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/3 cup lemon juice
½ cup egg beaters
Dash Worcestershire sauce
Anchovy paste

Put lemon juice, eggs, & mustard in blender.
Beat well.
Add oil, garlic, salt, pepper, & Parmesan cheese; blend well.
Add dash of Worcestershire sauce & squirt of Anchovy paste.
Blend all ingredients together & store in refrigerator.
Serve on Romaine lettuce & top with garlic croutons.