Showing posts with label mashed potatoes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mashed potatoes. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

You Heart Meatloaf and I Heart You!

My husband is a meatloaf lover! I am not. He has always loved it. I have always barely tolerated it. Of course, as a chef and as a wife and mother, I have made meatloaf a million times. I love making it for my husband. He always appreciates it. So this is for him. His favorite meatloaf recipe with my touch!
 The meatloaf is heart shaped. It is rather difficult to see in the pictures.

1/2  pound Ground Beef
1/4 cup Parmesan Bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
Dash Salt
1 small Onion~chopped( but not too small)
1 Egg
Mix the ingredients together in a bowl.
I use my hands to get it thoroughly mixed, but you
can use a fork instead. Make six little balls with the ground beef.
Flatten the beef out with your hands.
Cut the meat with a heart shaped cookie cutter.
Place the six hearts on parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Adjust them by making the center V of the heart a little deeper.
These are going to shrink a little. Firm them up with your hands by 
pressing the sides so they are together. We don't want them to fall 
apart like a burger might if it is not molded together well.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
Keep an eye on them. See the spoon under the baking sheet.
I put that there so the grease would run away from the meat.
They kept their shape pretty well. I flipped over each one,
and cleaned any edges or grease that might have collected.
I added mashed potatoes and gravy!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

KFC Watch Out!~It's TFC Mashed Potato Bowl!

This weeks entree was stolen! That's right! I might as well admit it!! I stole it right in front of everyone. And~I liked loved it! It's delicious!           The Freshman Cook Mashed Potato Bowl! Get it here!!
TFC Mashed Potato Bowl
Idaho Potatoes
1 teaspoon.Butter
2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 cup Milk
1-2 tablespoon Milk
20 Saltines
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/4 teaspoon Paprika
1/2 teaspoon Dried Basil Leaves
1 cup Corn Niblets
2 pieces Bacon
3 Cheese~shredded
1 cup Flour
Jar of Chicken Gravy
1-2 Eggs
Peel and cube your potatoes. 
 Put your potatoes in a pot, cover with cold water,
put on the stove, and bring to a boil.
While your potatoes are cooking, put the 20 saltines in 
a zip lock bag, zip it, and then crush the saltines with a rolling pin.
Add your garlic powder to the bag of saltines,
then the basil leaves, and ...
the paprika. Mix it all up by shaking the bag.
Put the bacon on to fry.
Cut your chicken breast into strips.
Read this post about how to make the chicken. 
I made the chicken into fingers, and I made some extra
to snack on tomorrow. You won't be sorry you did!
Heat the corn in a fry pan with a little water.
You could use butter if you would like.
Heat the gravy up in a small pan.
Drain your potatoes. Put them in a mixer bowl.
Make your potatoes mashed by adding a little milk 
and 1 teaspoon butter.
Chop your cooked bacon.
Chop the fingers into bite size pieces.
You want everything in the bowl to be able
to be eaten by a fork. No knife.
Start making your bowl!
Add mashed potatoes to the bottom.
Add gravy,
and sprinkle with bacon!


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