Friday, August 6, 2010

Simple Hot Dogs and Beans

I don't make this often, but my daughter is always happy when I do!

1 package hot dogs
1 tbsp butter
1/4 c chopped onion (optional)
2 cans pork & beans
2 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp mustard
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Mozzarella cheese, shredded

Melt butter in a skillet. Meanwhile, slice hot dogs. Brown hot dogs in butter. If I use onion as well, I add it in with the hot dogs. When hot dogs are browned, stir in beans, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Heat through. Sprinkle with mozzarella before serving.

Monday, August 2, 2010

My Life

I have an almost-four-year-old, I'm in the middle of a divorce, and my Mom just had surgery last week. Life is stressful at the moment. Yet I know that I am very blessed, and thank God daily for the blessings in my life, especially my daughter, my family and my friends. Menu planning is out the window since I'm on part-time Mom-care duty. The next time I cook something yummy though, I'll be sure to let you guys know! Thanks for hanging in there with me! Yet another blessing. :)

Garlic Shrimp, Parsley Potatoes

This is adapted from a Southern Living recipe my Mom has. It's what she requested for her birthday dinner. Everyone in attendance raved! We had it with a salad, parsley potatoes, and buttered French bread. Delicious!!!

Garlic Shrimp

2 lbs. shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 c olive oil
1/3 c fresh parsley, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 c butter, melted
1/2 c breadcrumbs
1/2 c freshly grated Parmesan

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place shrimp in a 11x7 baking dish. Drizzle oil over top. Stir together parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper. Sprinkle over shrimp. Cover and bake 15 minutes.

Stir shrimp, then drizzle with melted butter. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and cheese. Bake uncovered until all shrimp are opaque, 5-10 minutes.

Parsley Potatoes

Potatoes (any type)

This is very, very easy. I peel my potatoes, my sister does not. Either way, cut potatoes into chunks, and boil until tender. Drain and return to pan. Add butter to potatoes in pan, then sprinkle generously with parsley (fresh if you have it, dried if you don't.) Easy peasy!