Friday, February 7, 2014

Zucchini Tots

This is a recipe that I saw on a website (and I apologize, but I didn't copy the address).  It was suggested that this is a great substitute for tater tots.  While, yes, they are crispy and shredded like tater tots, they do not taste like tater tots.  However, they are quite tasty.

1 cup zucchini-grated
1 egg
1/4 cup yellow onion
1/4 cup cheese (cheddar or Parmesan work best)
1/4 cup bread crumbs (I used Italian style)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.  Grate zucchini and then place in a dish towel to squeeze out the excess liquid.  In a bowl, combine the egg, onion, cheese, bread crumbs, zucchini, and salt and pepper to taste.  Using a spoon or scoop, fill the muffin cups to the top.  Bake for 15-18 minutes.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Stupidly Simply Roast

This roast is so easy to make and is absolutely delicious.  We have had this beef by itself or served as sandwiches on hamburger buns.

1 large Beef Roast of your choice.
1 stick of butter (or margarine)
1 packet of onion soup mix
1 packet of brown gravy mix
1 packet of ranch dressing or dip mix

To Make:
Place the roast in a crock pot/slow cooker.  Sprinkle the 3 mix packets over the top of the roast.  Top with 1 stick of butter.  DO NOT ADD WATER OR LIQUID.  Set the crock pot on low and cook for 3-4 hours.  This roast will fall apart and be incredibly tender and juicy.