Friday, November 14, 2008

Cooking with Claire

I love recipes - cook books - and I have to say that after cooking for a family of six for many years and all their friends that seemed to arrive at dinnertime I can still say I enjoy cooking! But - now I live alone and work full time - so a lot of short cuts have become my way of life - though I am trying to lose weight so there has to be a balance.

Wednesday night I invited my Mom and sister over for a quick dinner - and I mean quick - as my sister had to go shopping at WalMart and my Mom and I were going to hang out together while she went shopping. So - I had two packages of Smart Ones Three Cheese Ziti dinners and a package of hamburger meat - I crumbled up the hamburger meart and browned it with my Aunt Jane's Crazy Mixed Up Salt and my favorite basic seasoning, Spice Islands Beau Monde. When the two dinners were done for the first go round in the microwave I scooped them out into a cassarole - mixed the hamburger meat in with it - sprinkled grated sharp cheddar cheese and parmesean on top - popped it back in the microwave - opened a can of green beans - nuked them - set the table and we sat down and enjoyed our meal! - less than 30 mins. with the table set and the candles lit! Bring it on Rachel Ray!

I'll try and share a more serious recipe another time - love all the recipes I am collecting from the rest of you!

5 comments:

Kiki said...

Momma, You are the queen of make do....I love it!!! You could always make a mean lout of nothing, I don't know how you did it when we were growing up!!!

terri said...

I'm impressed! I probably would have served up Eggo waffles and syrup, but your idea sounds much, much better!

Chief Rock Chef said...

Sounds great! I love it when things like that really work out.

jenelle said...

Love it... a little bit of this, a little bit of that...

jenelle said...

Did you get the Holiday Hints notebook I emailed you? Lots of great recipes in there. If I can make them, anyone can ;)