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Monday, February 29, 2016

Soup a Dup - All Grown Up Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese

Tomato Soup
1. In a stock pot or dutch oven place the following ingredients
        2 cans condensed tomato soup
        2 cans water
        2 cups milk
        1/2 cup parmesan cheese
        1 jar of canned tomatoes
2. Add the following spices
        1 tsp onion powder
        1/2 tsp season salt
        1/2 tsp garlic powder
        1 tsp basil
3. Whisk together
4. Cook and drain 1/2 lb of dried cheese filled ravioli or tortellini
 **The dried pasta holds up better in the soup than frozen.
5. Add pasta to pot and allow to simmer while making the grilled cheese

Grilled Cheese 
1. Butter 1 side of a slice of sour dough bread
2. add a slice of smoked gouda cheese
3. add a layer of cooked bacon (or bacon bits)
4. Add a layer of salted tomato slices.
5. Add another slice of cheese
6. Top with another slice of butter bread and grill until both sides of bread are browned and the cheese is melted.
**Covering the sandwich with a lid can assist in melting the cheese

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Pasta La Vista Baby! - Lasagna Pasta

For regular lasagna or for a large pan of lasagna pasta double recipe

1. In a mixing bowl combine 1 egg beaten, 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, 
1/2 Tbsp parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Set aside
2. Brown 1/2 lb ground beef in a skillet with a sprinkle of garlic powder. Drain and discard grease. 
3. Add 8 oz tomato sauce, 4 oz tomato sauce, 6 oz tomato paste, 1/2 tsp basil, 1/2 tsp salt.  Allow to simmer for 10 min. 
4. Cook and drain 1/2 lb pasta of your choice
5. In a glass baking dish layer pasta, cottage cheese mixture, sauce and mozzarella cheese.  Repeat until all ingredients are used. 
6. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 min. 

Easy Vinaigrette Dressing

Mix all ingredients and pour over salad fixings