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October 09, 2012

Crispy Chicken Tortilla Rollups

These looked so great when I saw them, that I had to share.  Head over to The Weekend Gourmet for the Recipe!  I plan to make them very soon!  She also has a recipe for Avocado Sauce which is made with Greek Yogurt!

October 05, 2012

Carrot Fries

I was making a Roast, Potatoes & Carrots for dinner tonight & as I was peeling the carrots.  Hubby says "hey those would be great fried" pointing at the top peels I was going to throw away.  So I threw the top layer away & peeled most of 2 carrots for him to experiment with in our deep fryer.  They were pretty thin, he just slightly salted them & they were so super yummy!  There were only a few but I devoured them to fast to think about a picture.  They came out looking like curly fries.  I will post a Good Picture when Darin makes a nice batch of them.

 These are ways you can cut them before frying.  Also make sure you blot them dry before putting them in the oil.

October 04, 2012

Cabbage Rolls

Check out my notes at the bottom.
12 leaves cabbage
1 cup cooked white rice
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup minced onion
1 lb ground beef
1 1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp ground black pepper


1- 8oz can tomato sauce
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. I like to put a little Salt & Pepper in the water.  Boil cabbage leaves for approx 2 minutes; drain.

In large bowl, combine Ground beef & Eggs.  Add S&P and mix well.  Add Rice and mix.  Add onion & mix.  Add Milk and mix well.  I like to mix with my hands so everything is combined well. Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly before & after you handle the meat!

Place one Cabbage leaf in front of you on a cutting board with the Core side facing away from you, (Step 1 picture).  

Place a large tablespoon of meat mixture at the end of each cabbage leaf (Step 2).
Roll the flap closest to you forward. (Step3)
Fold both sides inward and roll away from you towards the core of the cabbage. (Step 4)
Place each Roll in slow cooker side by side but not overlapping. (Step 5)
In a small bowl, mix together Tomato Sauce, Brown Sugar, Lemon Juice and Worcester Sauce. 
Pour Sauce over cabbage roll.
Cover and cook on Low 8-9hours.

*I have a 6qt Crock pot, I am able to get 12 Cabbage Rolls in the bottom & I also double the sauce to make sure all rolls are covered nicely & because we love things saucy.  My Crock-pot cooks really well on Low, this recipe calls for 8-9 hours but I was able to cook for 4hours on Low and they turned out great!