Friday, October 8, 2010

Steak Gorgonzola Pasta

This recipe is adapted from a cookbook that I got at IKEA. It is restaurant-worthy!

2 tbsp chopped walnuts
7 oz crumbled gorgonzola cheese
1 c whipping cream
8 oz spaghetti (or tagliatelle or linguine)
1 tbsp minced fresh parsley
8 oz boneless steak (we used filet mignon)

Grill the steak to desired doneness. Meanwhile...

Combine whipping cream and 2/3 of the cheese in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally. While the sauce is cooking, cook the pasta according to package directions.

Toss pasta, sauce and parsley together. Slice steak, and place over pasta. Top with walnuts and remaining cheese.

Enjoy! It's delicious!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Impossibly Easy Mixed-Berry Crumble Pie

Thank you, Betty Crocker! ;)

1/2 c Original Bisquick mix
1/4 c packed brown sugar
1/4 c chopped walnuts
2 tbsp cold butter

12 oz frozen mixed berries (about 2.5 cups)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 ground nutmeg
1/2 c Original Bisquick mix
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c milk
1 tbsp butter, softened
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray. In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 c Bisquick, brown sugar, and nuts. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender or two knives until crumbly; set aside.

Mix berries, cinnamon and nutmeg in prepared pie plate. Spread out evenly.

In a medium bowl, stir remaining pie ingredients with a wire whisk until blended. Pour into pie plate. Sprinkle with streusel.

Bake 50-60 minutes or until top is evenly deep golden brown.

Makes 8 servings

*We enjoyed ours with vanilla ice cream. YUM!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tonight we had kielbasa links with sautéed onions and mixed peppers on buns. Yum! The best part of today though, is that my friend's husband just returned from overseas. I've been there, and I can only say that I am so happy for her and for their family! Check out her blog HERE.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Time to get back into the swing of things! I still have a few boxes that I've completely lost the motivation to unpack, but I guess leaving them for one more day won't kill anyone. ;)

Tonight my daughter and I are resuming our Chick-fil-a Mondays with my friend and her daughter. Our nearest Chick-fil-a hosts Family Night every Monday during the school year, with different themes/games each week. A free 4-nugget or 1-strip kids' meal is FREE with every adult meal purchase. Even better, my daughter gets fun time with her friend, and I get to hang out with my friend for a little while.

Here's our meal plan for the rest of the week:
Steak Gorgonzola Pasta
Chicken Pot Pie
Kielbasa links with sautéed onions and mixed peppers
Quesadilla Casserole

We're living with my parents for the time being. (The landlords of the home we were just renting are getting ready to put it on the market.) My Mom usually sets up a menu, but she loves to cook on a whim. If she sees something she wants, the menu plan goes out the window for a day or two. So, if you see a lot of repeats on the menu plan, it's usually because it didn't get made the week before!