Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Works for me Wednesday: Sauce tip

We recently had a family dinner with my in-laws. My sister in law ,who is the hostess with the mostess, also got a part time job at a fancy restaurant doing food prep. She loves cooking and she thought it might be an opportunity to learn some new tricks of the trade.

She shared one of these tricks with us the other day as we indulged in the best pasta sauce I have ever laid my taste buds on!!!

When making a tomato sauce of any kind you can actually reduce the acid content and taste!

Place a peeled, halved carrot in any sauce while making it and it will soak up the acid. Your left with a smooth tasting sauce that your family (and guests) will love!

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Menu Plan Monday: I'm back...and hungry!!

Hello! I am extremely happy and blessed to announce that the morning sickness has chosen to depart this past week. Leaving in its wake.....hunger! I think I am trying to make up for weeks of not eating. :) The herbed turkey breast roast below is so good I had to share! Its easy and you can usually find a turkey breast roast on sale with the roasts! Also check out some of the linked side dishes below which I cannot wait to try......happy eating y'all!

Monday: Herbed roast turkey breast, stuffing, corn, green beans with ham hock

Tuesday: Shrimp pasta in a sun dried tomato cream sauce, spinach salad, garlic bread

Wednesday: Leftovers- If its in the fridge, you can have it...but mama is not cookin!!

Thursday: Turkey Enchiladas, Black beans and rice

Friday: Pizza Night!

Saturday: Cheeseburgers, baked fries, Tomato Salad

Sunday: Fried chicken, cheesy mashed potatoes, fried green tomatoes, salad