Sunday, October 25, 2015

Loaded Cauliflower Salad

My Mother makes the best potato salad hands down. Granted, I was old before I accidentally found out how she made it and now mine is almost as good as hers. Along the way, I experimented with numerous ways to fix potato salad. Running in close competition to Momma's is my baked potato salad. To say I could hurt myself eating it is an understatement.

Left Over Roast Beef Hash

Does it seem like when you fix a roast or pork loin in the crock pot you have just enough meat left over that you don't know what to do with it? Times when you end up with no carrots and potatoes so you're stuck with making sandwiches (which you're sick of doing)? Here's an alternative way to use leftover roast for breakfast or brunch on the weekends. Be sure to save some of the broth when you remove the meat from the crock pot. Whether it's beef, pork or even goat (especially around the 4th of July), Andy likes to fix a hash that he can serve over biscuits the next morning. We've eliminated regular biscuits from our diet and substituted with low-carb English muffins and that has worked out great.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Cauli and Cheese

If I had to pick one thing I miss the most about our food-style change, it would have to be pasta. Dreamfield's pasta has been a pretty decent substitute but you can't eat it as frequently as I did growing up. And what about a big dish of macaroni and cheese? When the boys were young, I probably fixed it a little more frequently compared to what I would do with just Andy and myself since I consider it kid food. If grand kids are coming over, it's definitely going to be on the menu. There are some dishes that call out for that cheesy dish on the side...like meatloaf, green beans and mashed potatoes. Since mashed potatoes have been replaced with mashed cauliflower, I thought I'd combine the best of both worlds. This is simple and if you close your eyes really, really tight, you might think you're eating macaroni and cheese. Fool your kids? Maybe...if they're really hungry!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Andy's Easy Red Chili



It's barely above freezing this morning so I'm thinking about how good a pot of chili would be on a night like this. 
 Andy makes a simple red chili we love to eat. It's not spicy, but you can add as much heat to it as  you want. We love to eat it with my homemade pimiento cheese scooped up in a Frito Scoops chip with a jalapeno on top. The combination of the hot chili, cold, tangy cheese, salty Frito and hot jalapeno is to die for!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Mississippi Roast with Potatoes and Carrots

We received an invitation for dinner and checking out my son and daughter-in-law's new house last month. Amanda treated us to a delicious Mississippi Roast and several other mouth-watering dishes. The pictures with the pepperoncinis slow cooking caught my attention, but I had never taken the time to fix this.Big mistake. Once you prepare a roast this way, all the other options pale in comparison. My son Andrew was eating with us that night and he said, "get plenty of the broth." Seriously, I could have used a straw!!! I went to Food.com and found their recipe matched up to what Amanda used and I added my own twist.