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Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I forgot to take a picture of dinner, so a picture of my Lyshie and I will have to do:)

I finally have measurements for this tasty little loaf. My daughter just made this last night. Instead of using bread cubes she used italian bread crumbs by accident. It wasn't like what we normally have but it was still good. All in all for being 10 years old, she didn't do too bad at all - especially for her first time.

Loaf Ingredients:
1 pound ground beef
1 - 1/2 cups broken up bread (bread cubes)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup catsup
1-2 beaten eggs

Sauce Ingredients:
1/3 cup catsup
3 T. brown sugar (or a bit less)

1. Mix all loaf ingredients together.
2. Put into a round baking dish and form into a loaf.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
4. Mix together sauce ingredients and put on top of loaf when the timer for the loaf goes off.
5. Return to the oven for 30 more minutes or till meat is cooked through.
6. Drain grease and serve.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Coke Can Chicken and Pasta

We got the chicken recipe from BBQ University and the pasta we threw together. So yummy! Recipes to follow very soon. Don't let the darkness of the chicken skin fool you. It tasted amazing, not burnt.

The pasta was very simple yet very tastey. Just make sure you don't mix too much pasta with the sauce like I usually do. lol.

cooked and drained angel hair pasta
olive oil
chopped cherry or grape tomatoes
minced garlic
fresh basil
freshly grated romano cheese
sea salt
fresh ground pepper

1. Slowly saute fresh tomatoes, seat salt, pepper and garlic in a mixture of olive oil and butter till they cook down a bit and make somewhat of a sauce. Add more olive oil if needed to desired consistency.
2. When tomatoes are desired tenderness and consistency, add into cooked pasta. Also add in fresh chopped basil and freshly grated cheese.
3. Serve immediately with a bit of freshly grated cheese on the top. It's that simple.

Provencal Dagwood Sandwich - Yum!

I found this recipe in my husband's cookbook called The Barbeque Bible. Absolutely amazing! Crazy thing is, he really liked it too. Enjoy!


sliced eggplant
sliced zucchini
sliced red peppers (I used green)
sliced red onion - peeled but root end left attached

Basting Mixture:
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 CLoves minced garlic
1 sprig fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried
salt and pepper

For Serving:
1 long baguette (I used asiago cheese rolls)
8 oz goat cheese at room temperature

1. Prepare veggies by slicing into long 1/4 inch slices.
2. Make basting mixture by combining all basting ingredients.
3. Set up the grill for grilling preheating on high.
4. When ready to cook brush veggies with the basting mixture.
5. Arrange veggies on grate and grill basting them once or twice more throughout cooking time. It should only take 3-6 minutes. Make sure to season with salt while grilling.
6. Transfer to a platter to cool a bit and separate onion.

To serve we grilled the bread first, then spread goat cheese on each side (top and bottom) of the bread and piled high with veggies. Absolutely amazing! So yes, we did a couple things different than Mr.Raichlen but the results were still amazing!