Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Baked Eggplant with Tomatoes and Chickpeas

This makes a nice change of pace dinner with high nutritional value.

1/4 cup olive oil

2 medium eggplants, peeled and cut into 2 inch cubes

3 onions, cut in thin slices

2 cloves garlic, minced

salt and pepper to taste

2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed under cold water

1 16 oz. can tomatoes, drained and chopped

1 1/2 cups hot water

In a large skillet, heat the oil to just before the smoking point.  Saute the eggplant cubes, stirring frequently, until they are browned on all sides.  Remove from pan.

Add the onions and garlic to pan and saute for 5 minutes.  Place eggplant in a 9 x 13 baking pan.  Add onions, garlic, salt and pepper.  Combine the water with the tomatoes.  Scatter the chickpeas on top and cover with tomatoes.

Bake in 400-degree oven for 45 minutes.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Artichoke Pie

This is a very good pie with little effort to bake.  Try it!

1 pie pastry

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

2 (8 oz) cans artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (divided)

3 eggs beaten

1 (8 oz) package mozzarella cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.  Saute garlic garlic until it begins to brown.  Stir in the artichoke hearts and cook 10 minutes before adding the bread crumbs and half of the parmesan cheese.  When heated through, transfer half of artichoke mixture to pie crust.

Pour eggs over artichoke mixture and sprinkle in the rest of the parmesan cheese.  Spoon the rest of the artichoke mixture into the pie and top with mozzarella cheese.

Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until crust begins to brown.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

 Here is one that's an old favorite.

3-4 boneless chicken breasts

salt and pepper to taste

1 cup cornstarch

2 eggs beaten

1/4 cup oil

Sweet and Sour Sauce

3/4 cup sugar

4 tablespoons ketchup

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon garlic salt

Preheat oven to 325.  Rinse the chicken breasts, then cut into cubes.  Season with salt and pepper.  Place the cornstarch in a gallon sized ziploc bag.  Put the chicken in the bag, seal, and shake to coat.

Next, dip the chicken into the egg.  Heat oil in a large skillet and cook the chicken pieces till browned but not cooked through.  Place chicken in a 9 x 13 greased baking dish.  Combine all ingredients of the sweet and sour sauce then pour evenly over the chicken.

Bake for one hour, turning the chicken once or twice.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Round Steak Polynesian

Another old favorite recipe 

3 tablespoons oil

1 medium round steak, cubed

1 onion, chopped

1 can stewed tomatoes

1 small can tomato paste

1 small can crushed pineapple

1 tablespoon soy sauce

2 teaspoons salt

½ teaspoon ginger

½ teaspoon crushed chili peppers

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon pepper

3 to 4 drops Tabasco

Brown the meat and onion in the oil in a skillet.  Reduce heat and add remaining ingredients.  Simmer for 1 ½ to 2 hours or until tender, stirring occasionally.  Serve over rice.  Yield:  4 to 6 servings.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Hamburger Pie


This is an old favorite of mine, going back 50 years!

2 crust pie pastry


        2 lb. ground beef              ¼ cup ketchup

        1 onion, chopped              splash of Tabasco Sauce

        1 tblsp dry mustard          ¼ teaspoon chili powder

        ¾ cup chili sauce             salt

Brown meat and onion.  Add remaining ingredients.  Place in a pie shell.  Roll remaining dough to make top crust.  Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or till crust is brown.


        3 tablespoons butter         1 tablespoon Worcestershire

        3 tablespoons flour           2 tablespoons parsley, chopped

        1 ½ cup milk

Blend melted butter and flour.  Gradually stir in remaining ingredients.  Serve over the meat pie.


Sunday, January 2, 2022

Mozzarella Meat Whirl

This is an old recipe.  Simple to put together, great taste. . . what more can you ask?

1 1/2 pounds ground beef

1/2 cup bread crumbs

1 egg beaten

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

salt and pepper

sliced mozzarella

dried parsley

3/4 cup ketchup

3/4 cup water

1 tablespoon Worcestershire

Combine the ground meat, egg, mustard and salt and pepper.  With a rolling pin, roll to a 10 x 13 inch rectangle.

Lay slices of mozzarella on top.  Sprinkle with parsley.  Roll tightly in jelly roll fashion and place in oblong baking dish.

Combine the ketchup, water and Worcestershire.  Pour this over the meat.

Bake in 375 oven for an hour and ten minutes, basting with the ketchup sauce frequently.

Serve with mashed potatoes and a vegetable.