Despite never posting, I actually do still cook! For realz!
Over the last month or so, here are a few recipes that made the grade.
Roasted Vegetable Lasagna
I used this recipe to turn some leftover veggies into a lasagna. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out as sometimes veggie laden stuff can still be a little gag-worthy for me. However, this was pretty good – roasting the vegetables was a bit of a pain but seemed to be worth it. I would recommend having slightly more sauce on hand than the recipe calls for. I ended up dumping about half a can of diced tomatoes on top of the lasagna before baking as it looked a little sad.
Also, no-bake noodles are amazing. They taste better (almost like fresh pasta) and are way easier. I will never go back.
I made these as a Thanksgiving appetizer and they were kind of delicious. My cheese straw obsession began after reading “Screen Doors and Sweet Tea”, the Southern based cookbook by Martha Foose. Martha says to use a cookie press for cheese straws, which I do not have. After talking myself out of buying another ridiculous kitchen tool, I did some cheese straw research and Paula Deen told me I could roll and cut the cheese straw dough into any shape I liked. Thanks Paula!
Paula’s recipe was pretty much identical to Martha’s so I have linked it here.
The cheese straws were buttery and flaky and just a little spicy. I will definitely make these as an appetizer again – there were super easy with a food processor and kind of addicting. Addicting enough that despite running around like a crazy woman on Thanksgiving (who was late for her grandparent chaffeuring gig), I took time to sample quite a few of these right out of the oven.
No real recipe here, just the guidance of Mama Snicks and my Polish heritage. First cook down about half an onion in 1T butter. Shred a small head of cabbage in your food processor (or by hand) and add to the onion. Cook down this mixture while boiling up some bow-tie pasta. Add the pasta to the onion/cabbage. At this point I will add 1-3 more tablespoons of butter to make sure everything is delicious. Sometimes I will also add some chicken stock. Cook the entire mixture a little longer and you are done. Sweet, buttery, pasta-y and delicious. Comfort food.