Friday, December 30, 2011

Baked Meatballs and Marinara Sauce

Oh this is my favorite!

Baked Meatballs and Marinara Sauce

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 large egg
1 cup italian bread crumbs (garlic flavor works well too)
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp. worchestershire sauce
1/4 cup parsley flakes
1/4 cup parmisan or romano shredded cheese
course salt & pepper

Mix ingredients together and make meatballs with large scoop. Place in a 9 x 12 baking dish and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.

Marinara Sauce

1/2 tsp. oregano
1- 28 oz. crushed tomatoes
2- 14 oz. tomato chunks
1- 14 oz. tomato sauce
4 cloves garlic minced
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 tbs. parsley flakes
salt n pepper

Simmer in saucepan.
Cook spaghetti noodles

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Golden Corral Rolls

Golden Corral Rolls

1 envelope active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup hot milk
1 egg −− lightly beaten
4 1/2 cups sifted all−purpose flour
2 tablespoons melted butter −− for brushing rolls
Sprinkle the yeast over very warm water in a large bowl Stir until yeast dissolves. Add sugar, the 1/4 cup butter and salt to hot milk and stir until the sugar dissolves and butter is melted. Cool mixture to 105 to 115 degrees. Add milk mixture to yeast, then beat in egg. Beat in 4 cups of the flour, 1 cup at a time, to form a soft dough. Use some of the remaining 1/2 cup of the flour to dust a pastry cloth. Knead the dough lightly for 5 minutes, working in the remaining flour (use it for flouring the pastry cloth and your hands). Place dough in a warm buttered bowl; turn greased side up. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours. Punch dough down and knead 4 to 5 minutes on a lightly floured pastry cloth. Dough will be sticky, but use as little flour as possible for flouring your hands and the pastry cloth, otherwise the rolls will not be as feathery light as they should be. Pinch off small chunks of dough and shape into round rolls about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inches in diameter. Place in neat rows, not quite touching, in a well−buttered 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan. Cover rolls and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, 30 to 40 minutes. Brush tops of rolls with melted butter, then bake in a 375 degree F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until nicely browned.

Makes 2 Dozen

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Angry Bird Hat


Crochet Angry Bird Hat


Hat (use red)
CH 4 make a loop
Round 1: 12 SC through the chain
Round 2: 1 SC in each stitch around. (12)
Round 3: 2 SC in each stitch around. (24)
Round 4: 1 SC in each stitch around. (24)
Round 5: 1 SC in next stitch, 2 SC in the next stitch, repeat  (36)
Round 6: 1 SC in each stitch around. (36)
Round 7: 1 SC in each of the next two stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch. Repeat around the hat. (48)
Round 8: 1 SC in each stitch around (48)
Round 9: 1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch. Repeat around the hat. (60)
Round 10:  1 SC in each stitch around  (60)
Round 11: 1 SC in each of the next 4 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch. Repeat around the hat. (72)
Round 12: 1 SC in each stitch around. (72)
Round 13:  1 SC in each of the next 5 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch. Repeat around the hat? (84)
Round 14-35:  1 SC in each stitcharound.

Eyebrow (use black)
chain 20
Round 1: 1 SC in each of the next 9 chains, 3 SC in the next chain, 1 SC in each of the next 9 chains,
Round 2: 1 SC in each of the next 10 stitches, 3 SC in the next stitch, 1 SC in each of the next 10 stitches
Round 3: 1 SC in each of the next 11 stitches, 3 SC in the next stitch, 1 SC in each of the next 11 stitches


Pupil make 2 (use black)
CH 2, 6 SC through the chain. SL

Eyeball make 2 (use white)
CH 3
Row 1: 6 SC
Row 2: 2 SC in each stitch. (12) 
Row 3: 1 SC in each stitch. (12) 
Row 4: 2 SC in each stitch. (24)
Attach white eye piece to eyebrow and attach pupil. See picture.
Sew in place on hat.

Beak
CH 3 connect
Round 1: 6 SC through the ring.
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around. (12)
Round 3-4: SC in each stitch around. (12)
Round 5: 1 SC in the next stitch, 2 SC in the next stitch, repeat around. (18 SC)
Round 6-7: 1 SC in each stitch around. (18 SC)
Round 8:  1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch, repeat around. (24)
Round 9-10: 1 SC in each stitch around. (24)
Round 11: 1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch, repeat around. (30)
Round 12-13: 1 SC in each stitch around. (30)
Round 14: 1 SC in each of the next 4 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch, repeat around. (36)
Round 15-16: 1 SC in each stitch around. (36)
Slip stitch in the next stitch, pull the yarn through.
Stitch onto hat.

Feathers make 2 (use red)
CH 3 join.
Round 1: 6 SC through the chain.
Round 2: 1 SC in each stitch around. (6)
Round 3: 1 SC in the next stitch, 2 SC in the next stitch. (9)
Round 4-14: 1 SC in each stitch around. (9) 
Stitch ends closed and stitch to hat.