Monday, April 29, 2013

Bolognese Sauce

Easy Bologease Sauce with your choice of pasta is a great, quick weeknight meal.  Easier than you think to make.   I made this tonight in less than 40 minutes.  Ground beef, onions, carrots, garlic, basil, tomatoes in can and tomato sauce.  Simmer in a pot, add red wine and allow to cook about 10 minutes more.  Cook your noodles and serve a delicious meal with some fresh italian bread and grated parmesian.  Yummmm.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New Grocery in Town

A new chain of Groceries has moved into our area.  It is called Marrianos.  It is a very beautiful, upscale grocery store that also carries some good bargains.  Piano player welcomes you when you arrive,  samples are given out as you walk,  full bakery, deli, fresh meat and fish counters, as well as a complete exotic cheese section.  If you don't buy anything this store is a pleasure to walk through.  I love going to different grocery stores (my hobby) and I was so impressed with this store, I thought I'd share it.  It is new to the Chicagoland suburbs and they are building them everywhere.  This store will even cook your dinner for you, while you wait.  Honestly,  purchase chicken or steak or anything, and they will prepare it for you right there in the store.    I'm sure stores like this exist everywhere, but, I never saw one in my area.  It's worth a shot if you have time to walk and enjoy your surroundings! 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Leftover Mashed Potatoes

Here's a great way to use up some leftover mashed potatoes that is easy and delicious.  Shepherds Pie.
Ground beef, onions, garlic, parsley, frozen peas, beef broth and leftover mashed potatoes!
Here's the recipe for an easy casserole.

1 lb ground beef
1/2 onion
1 small can tomato sauce
1 T chopped parsely
1 c frozen peas
1 c beef broth
4 c mashed potatoes

Saute the meat and onion,  add parsely, peas, and tomato sauce.  Simmer about 14 minutes.  Add the beef broth.  Pour into casserole dish.  Mash the potatoes or use leftovers, and spread over the meat mixture.  Bake 30 minutes or until potatoes begin to become golden.  350 degrees.