Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Make Classic Fantastic.... Spaghetti

Spaghetti is that quick cook family meal.. fills every one's tummy with out emptying any ones wallet.
I grew up hating spaghetti never really liking the red sauce. It was an over cooked meal served at every event or bad Monday dinner. Now though I find myself more accustomed to  a red sauce although you'll never see me order it at a restaurant. But for home I make spaghetti with out the sauce that comes in the jar and serve it in a more authentic but just as easy way..
Use canned roasted tomatoes instead of the traditional red sauce in a jar. It is texturally more appealing and healthier. Add some basil and garlic for seasoning and throw in some mushrooms for good taste. To serve in a more luxurious way use crumbled goat cheese on top when served but the traditional Parmesan is always appreciated.  This served with a different noodle to change things up and serve with chicken on the side for a healthier Italian meal.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Butterflid Steak, Portabella mushrooms, & Ciabatta roll!

Uhhhh yummmmmmmmmmmmy!
The roll is amazing at the bottom of the plate after it sucks in the juices from the steak and mushrooms.
The mushrooms add a juicy contrast texture to the toasted bread and steak.
I think adding some green like roasted asparagus would be a color and taste compliment that was lacking from the dish.

I think the best part of this dish was the ciabatta roll, freshly baked ... at my Ingles of course. You don't think I actually made bread?  Power to you who do but