Monday, September 19, 2011

Private cooking lesson

Penny invited Cyndi to join her for her “birthday cooking lesson”….."I must be honest with you...I was not looking forward to our cooking lesson, I only did it for moral support for Penny. As i mentioned Sunday..... I've never been very fond of cooking. That being said...I enjoyed the class and learned some useful tips for myself and to pass on to my husband...who does like to cook. Not only that we cooked a delicious meal! The Beef Wellington was delicious as was the risotto....neither of which I'd had before. The molten lava cake was to die for.....I will be using that recipe again. Thanks for your expertise....It turned out to be an enjoyable afternoon. I felt very good about what we accomplished.
I like your newsletter and look forward to getting them every month. I'm thinking my husband will love that sloppy joe recipe! I see you include some nice desserts.... and now that I know how to separate an egg properly...the choices are endless.....Thats what I like!
Thanks again."

Cyndi W., Sturbridge, Mass.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Microwave Sloppy Joes

©1999 "So Easy, So Delicious"

3/4 lb ground beef, turkey or chicken
3/4 C onion, diced
8 oz can tomato sauce
1 T sweet pickle relish
1 tsp brown sugar
1 T cider vinegar
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp prepared mustard
2 hamburger buns, split in half
2 slices Cheddar or American cheese, cut into 4 strips each

In a microwaveable plastic colander, combine beef, turkey or chicken and onion. Set colander in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink, stirring several times during cooking. Drain off any fat that may have accumulated. In a 1½-quart microwave bowl, combine meat mixture, tomato sauce, pickle relish, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through. Spoon meat mixture evenly over 4 roll halves. Crisscross 2 cheese strips on each.

Hint: Instead of rolls this may be served over pasta or rice.