Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Recipes- Brunch with The Hungry Housewives at Dawn's

We had a nice working brunch the other day at Hungry Housewife Dawn's home.  Everything was SO good (in fact, I made the sandwiches again two more times for dinner the following week).

Italian Grilled Cheese
-bread of choice, I used sliced Italian
-fresh mozzerella, sliced
-sliced fresh tomato
-fresh basil
-dried oregano
-pepper, to taste
-extra virgin olive oil
Drizzle olive oil on outside of bread, place on grill/griddle. Layer with sliced mozzerella, fresh tomatoe, fresh basil, sprinkle with oregano and pepper, layer with another mozzerella and slice of bread. Put more olive oil on outside of second slice. Grill til golden and cheese is melted.

-mixed greens
-red onion, diced
-sliced almonds
-parm cheese
Toss together. Salt and Pepper to taste
Balsamic Vinaigrette
-1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
-1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
-1 clove crushed garlic
-1 tsp ground mustard
-1 pinch salt
-Ground black pepper to taste
In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, garlic, and mustard powder.  Season to tasted with salt and black pepper.  Stir in minced fresh herbs if desired.
Pacific Natural Foods Organic Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup
Best chef secret- purchased at Costco!
Garnish with Parmesan cheese

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cake from The Joy of Cooking
Preheat the oven to 350*.  Grease and flour one 9x15" (8-cup) loaf pan or line the bottom with wax or parchment paper.  Melt, then pour into a large mixing blow and let cool slightly
-5 TBS unsalted butter
Add and stir together until smooth:
-2/3 cup sugar
-1 tsp vanilla
-1/4 tsp salt
-1 cup sour cream
-1 lg egg
Add in inches to break up any lumps and whisk in:
-3/4 tsp baking soda
-3/4 tsp baking powder
Stir in just until combined:
-1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Stir in:
-3/4 cup miniature or regular semisweet chocolate chips
Scrape the batter into the pan and spread evenly.  Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes.  Let cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes.  Slide a thin knife around the cake to detach it from the pan.  Invert the cake and peel off the paper liner (if using).  let cool right side up on the rack.  Serve dusted with powdered sugar

1 comment:

  1. Mmm, thanks for the recipes. I could totally do those grilled cheese sandwiches with goat cheese so I can have them too! Great pictures, they've made me so hungry!