26 July, 2011

Eats - Shirred Eggs (and banana strawberry waffles)

Eggs fresh from the oven
Shirred Eggs is a baked egg dish and can be made either in individual portions in a muffin tin or in a baking dish as more of a casserole.

15 July, 2011

Eats - Makeshift Shepherd's Pie

Just out of the oven
I said I was going to try to turn the leftover roast into a makeshift shepherd's pie (having never made shepherd's pie - totally winging it), and I did.

I spooned selected vegetables out of the broth (leaving the tomato chunks, mainly), trying not to get too much broth.  I added the vegetables to the baking dish.  I took the leftover meat (it had been sitting in the broth from before in the fridge), shredded and/or cut it up into small pieces, and added it to the veggies.  I then took a bag of frozen mixed vegetables (I know, I know, but we're eating cheap, and this was a "make what you have in the house" kind of meal, and they were really tasty in there), steamed them, and added them to the dish, stirring everything together to even it out.  I covered everything with a layer of the leftover garlic mashed potatoes, and then baked it for 40 minutes at 400 deg.

It was pretty darn yummy.  Not bad for leftovers.

13 July, 2011

Eats - Beef Pot Roast in Mushroom Wine Sauce, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Asparagus in Lemon and Butter

Beef Pot Roast, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Asparagus
Beef Pot Roast with Mushroom Wine Gravy:

2.5 pound beef pot roast
1 box white mushrooms
1 box shitake mushrooms
1 large white onion, coarsely chopped
2 stalks celery, sliced thinly
3 cloves garlic
1 can of stewed tomatoes (28 oz.)
1 cup beef broth (low or no sodium)
1 cup red wine (I used pinot noir)
Fresh rosemary - 2 tbsps
Fresh marjoram - 2 tbsps, chopped
Thyme (Fresh or dry) - tbsp fresh or tsp dry
2 bay leaves

03 July, 2011

Eats - Cranberry Yogurt Soda Bread

It should look something like this, but I stole this image from here.

2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 cups low-fat plain yogurt
2 egg whites
1/3 cup dried cranberries 
2 Tbsp. clear honey

Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together the yogurt and egg whites, and fold into the flour mixture with the cranberries and honey.

Grease a 2-pound loaf pan and spoon in the mixture. Bake in the oven at 220 C for 20 minutes until golden brown. Cool slightly and turn out of pan. Serve warm.