Sunday, October 30, 2011


I would have to say that breakfast is probably my favorite meal of the day.  This morning Julia made a frittata.  It is a simple and delicious meal to make in the morning.  Cut up peppers, onions, and tomatoes. Saute them in a little bit of olive oil.  Scramble some eggs and pour them in the pan with the vegetables.  Reduce the heat and slowly move it around.  Add cheese on top.  Bake in the oven for 10 minutes on 350 degrees.  Add toast on the side.  Enjoy!
frittata & wheat toast

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Change in Chefs

This evening, for a change, I cooked.  My roommate Julia and I always eat together and she always does the cooking.  She has two tests tomorrow though, so I offered to cook.  I made a nice and easy meal.  Breaded pork, mashed potatoes, and frozen vegetables.  All you have to do is combine flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper together on a plate.  Scramble eggs in a bowl and put bread crumbs in another bowl.  Flatten out the pork into thin pieces and toss them in the flour combination.  Then dip them in the eggs and cover them in breadcrumbs.  Once you have done that to all of the pieces, place them in a pan of hot oil and cook until light brown on both sides.  While they are cooking, heat up the mashed potatoes.  I recommend getting Wegman's brand and adding butter, sour cream, and milk.  Steam your vegetables and you're all done!

Pork, mashed potatoes & veggies

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Roomie Dinner

My roommates and I decided that today was a perfect day to do a nice sit down dinner together.  On the menu, chicken quesadillas.  Football was on the TV all day and Julia was busy in the kitchen.  To make chicken quesadillas, you first salt & pepper two large chicken breasts and then boil them.  Once cooked through, shred the two pieces of chicken.  While the chicken is boiling, saute peppers, onions, and tomatoes in olive oil and minced garlic.  Combine shredded chicken with the vegetables and add taco seasoning.  In another pan, lay a tortilla, a layer of taco cheese, the chicken & peppers, another layer of taco cheese, and then top with another tortilla.  Serve with sour cream and salsa.

Britt, Julia, Steph & I 

Chicken Quesadillas

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Perfect Day

Today was a perfect day to spend quality time with my grandma.  She is one of the most important people in my life and she knows her way around the kitchen.  I have a homemade recipe book filled with pictures, memories, and recipes from her.  It was made with so much love and I will cherish it forever.  My roommates are always begging me to bring back grandma's chocolate chip cookies for our cookie jar.  So today grandma and I made some.  

Toll House Cookies
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
3/4 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1t Salt
1 cup Butter
2 1/2 cups Flour
1t Vanilla
Add 1t Baking Soda to 1t Hot Water

Cream butter and add sugars gradually; beat well.  Add eggs and beat.  Add vanilla and mix.  Add baking soda; sift flour and salt.  Add to creamed mixture and mix.  Add a large bag of chocolate chips.  Drop by spoonful onto lightly greased cookie sheets.  Bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes.
All Mixed Together.
Ready for the Oven.
Ready to Eat!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pork Rub

I am always looking for simple and delicious meals to make.  Wait... let me rephrase that.  I am always looking for simple and delicious meals for other people to make for me!  Whether you are cooking for a family or just one, this easy pork meal will leave you satisfied.  Combine these dry ingredients in a bowl to make a rub; paprika, salt, cumin, brown sugar, chili powder, pepper, and garlic powder.  Cover the pork completely in it.  Bake in the oven on 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.  For a simple side, I highly recommend Wegmans brand red skin mashed potatoes.  Also, peppers and onions cooked in olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Simply delicious!

pork, mashed potatoes, and peppers & onions