Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad  Recipe


Caprese Salad Recipe

• 1# Fresh Mozzarella
• Fresh Basil
• Tomato
• Olive Oil
• Balsamic Vinegar
• Oregano (hubby could not resist)
• Fresh Ground Pepper

Directions

• Cut the fresh mozzarella and tomatoes uniformly.
• Strip the vein from the fresh basil (I cut them out in a V).
• In a circle, layer tomatoes, basil, mozzarella until the circle is complete.
• Drizzle olive oil over circle, sprinkle balsamic vinegar, and grind fresh pepper over the top.
• While oregano is not normally used, hubby insists on giving the plate a sprinkle.

Hubby puts this together every summer get-together at our house, and it is always a big hit!


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How To Freeze Rhubarb

How To Freeze Rhubarb. Easy step by step directions on how to freeze rhubarb. A great way to enjoy the sweet tart taste of rhubarb in recipes year round.




How To Freeze Rhubarb. Easy step by step directions on how to freeze rhubarb. A great way to enjoy the sweet tart taste of rhubarb in recipes year-round.

Hubby and I went out for a ride a few weeks ago, and he bought some rhubarb. While we made a fabulous dessert with a portion of the rhubarb, we had quite a bit leftover which we decided to freeze.

How To Freeze Rhubarb. Easy step by step directions on how to freeze rhubarb. A great way to enjoy the sweet tart taste of rhubarb in recipes year round.


• Wash the rhubarb and remove the leaves.

How To Freeze Rhubarb. Easy step by step directions on how to freeze rhubarb. A great way to enjoy the sweet tart taste of rhubarb in recipes year round.


• Dicing is the best choice – slit the rhubarb in half lengthwise, then slit each of the halves in half again. You are quartering, lengthwise.

How To Freeze Rhubarb. Easy step by step directions on how to freeze rhubarb. A great way to enjoy the sweet tart taste of rhubarb in recipes year round.


• Dice the rhubarb.

How To Freeze Rhubarb. Easy step by step directions on how to freeze rhubarb. A great way to enjoy the sweet tart taste of rhubarb in recipes year round.


• Bring several quarts of water to a rolling boil on the stove. I use a colander insert pot for ease of blanching, and draining.

• Bring water to a boil.
• Immerse a colander of rhubarb for 90 seconds to blanch.
• Remove blanched rhubarb, and allow to drain for at least 30 minutes before attempting to freeze. You want to be certain it isn’t very wet.

How To Freeze Rhubarb. Easy step by step directions on how to freeze rhubarb. A great way to enjoy the sweet tart taste of rhubarb in recipes year round.


• Hubby evenly divided the leftover rhubarb and bagged it.

How To Freeze Rhubarb. Easy step by step directions on how to freeze rhubarb. A great way to enjoy the sweet tart taste of rhubarb in recipes year round.


• Yes, he is serious about evenly dividing.
• We had approximately six cups leftover which is perfect for two recipes be it a pie or crisp.

How To Freeze Rhubarb. Easy step by step directions on how to freeze rhubarb. A great way to enjoy the sweet tart taste of rhubarb in recipes year round.


• Hubby put the rhubarb in a ziploc bag, the unzipped ziploc into a foodsaver bag. He then used his foodsaver on canister mode. At this point he sucked all the air out of the foodsaver bag which also squished all the air out of the ziploc bag. He quickly zipped closed the ziploc bag, and removed it from the foodsaver bag.

• The foodsaver bag never sealed because he never used the heating element, and he was able to suck all the air out of the ziploc bag!

• The bags are now labeled and ready for freezing. These will easily keep for 4-6 months

Need rhubarb recipes? Try one of these fabulous rhubarb desserts:

Strawberry Rhubarb Galette Recipe – Using fresh (or frozen) fruit, this pretty galette dessert is easy to make, but impressive to serve – not to mention super tasty! Make it for a treat tonight!

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Recipe – This updated, old time strawberry rhubarb crisp is simply delicious. The great sweet-tart taste of strawberries and rhubarb combined with a buttery good granola crumble topping makes for a dessert your entire family will enjoy!

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Recipe – (different crisp recipe – strawberry rhubarb is Hubby’s favorite so I make it a lot.) A sweet-tart Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Recipe that is not only fast and easy to make, but delicious as well.

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies Recipe – Homemade pie, but no utensils required to eat. These delicious, sweet and tart, easy to make Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies are great for dessert, lunch boxes, snacks and portion control.


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Clean Out The Fridge Loaf

meatloaf on top of parchment paper on a cutting board


The perfect meatloaf recipe to make use of your leftover vegetables, grains and the ground beef, chicken, pork, or turkey in your refrigerator. Easy to make, this yummy 2 lb meatloaf recipe turns out perfectly, and delicious, every time!

Clean Out The Fridge Loaf Recipe

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Hubby purchased the book The Dog Ate It: Cooking for Yourself and Your Four-Legged Friends many, many years ago. It contains recipes that are fit for humans and dogs at the same meal. Now, those of you that read this blog may know that our pooch, Max, is extremely spoiled. He does each PetFresh at least once per day, but his other two meals are people food. So, hubby figured he would give this book a try. The recipe above is based on one in this book.

Clean Out The Fridge Loaf Recipe. The perfect meatloaf recipe to make use of your leftover vegetables, grains and the ground beef, chicken, pork, or turkey in your refrigerator. Easy to make, this yummy 2 lb meatloaf recipe turns out perfectly, and delicious, every time!


Notes:

• I love this meatloaf pan! The loaf lifts right out when you use this pan, and the excess grease stays in the bottom.

• We use lean ground beef (90-93%). The original recipe says beef, pork, chicken, turkey or veal ground or chopped can be used to make this meatloaf recipe. While we have combined pork and beef, we have not used ground chicken or turkey to make this loaf, and never just chopped meat – always ground.

• We used oatmeal. The original recipe says bread crumbs. We have used gluten-free breadcrumbs on this recipe.

• We use dehydrated vegetable flakes as they are cheap and easy to find. The original recipe calls for seaweed, sea kelp or seas vegetable. We have ised sea kelp in this recipe, and there is no discernible different in taste or consistency in my opinion.

• The recipe calls for two cups of cooked vegetables. I’d suggest carrots and broccoli as that is what we use.

Clean Out The Fridge Loaf Recipe. The perfect meatloaf recipe to make use of your leftover vegetables, grains and the ground beef, chicken, pork, or turkey in your refrigerator. Easy to make, this yummy 2 lb meatloaf recipe turns out perfectly, and delicious, every time!


Clean Out The Fridge Loaf Ingredients:

• ¼ cup Rye Flour
• ¼ cup Barley Flour
• ½ cup Oatmeal
• 2 cups Vegetables, diced (suggested: carrots and/or broccoli)
• ¼ tsp dehydrated Vegetable Flakes
• 2 cloves Peeled Garlic
• ½ tsp Salt-free Spike
• 2 pounds Ground Beef
• ½ cup Chicken Stock
• 1 large Egg

Clean Out The Fridge Loaf Mise en Place:

• Pot
Meatloaf Pan (or a loaf pan no smaller than 9x5x3)
Measuring Spoons
Measuring Cup
• Bowls
• Mixing Spoon

Clean Out The Fridge Loaf Recipe. The perfect meatloaf recipe to make use of your leftover vegetables, grains and the ground beef, chicken, pork, or turkey in your refrigerator. Easy to make, this yummy 2 lb meatloaf recipe turns out perfectly, and delicious, every time!


Clean Out The Fridge Loaf Directions:

• Preheat oven to 350ºF.
• Combine rye flour, barley flour, and oatmeal in a bowl. Set aside.
• Dice fresh vegetables (suggested carrots and/or broccoli) into small pieces. Cook in water (or extra chicken stock) with vegetable flakes, Garlic, and Salt-free Spike. Drain and cool.

Clean Out The Fridge Loaf Recipe. The perfect meatloaf recipe to make use of your leftover vegetables, grains and the ground beef, chicken, pork, or turkey in your refrigerator. Easy to make, this yummy 2 lb meatloaf recipe turns out perfectly, and delicious, every time!


Clean Out The Fridge Loaf Recipe. The perfect meatloaf recipe to make use of your leftover vegetables, grains and the ground beef, chicken, pork, or turkey in your refrigerator. Easy to make, this yummy 2 lb meatloaf recipe turns out perfectly, and delicious, every time!


Clean Out The Fridge Loaf Recipe. The perfect meatloaf recipe to make use of your leftover vegetables, grains and the ground beef, chicken, pork, or turkey in your refrigerator. Easy to make, this yummy 2 lb meatloaf recipe turns out perfectly, and delicious, every time!


Clean Out The Fridge Loaf Recipe. The perfect meatloaf recipe to make use of your leftover vegetables, grains and the ground beef, chicken, pork, or turkey in your refrigerator. Easy to make, this yummy 2 lb meatloaf recipe turns out perfectly, and delicious, every time!


• Combine ground beef, ½ cup chicken stock, egg, cooled and cooked vegetables, and dry ingredients together. Combine well.

Clean Out The Fridge Loaf Recipe. The perfect meatloaf recipe to make use of your leftover vegetables, grains and the ground beef, chicken, pork, or turkey in your refrigerator. Easy to make, this yummy 2 lb meatloaf recipe turns out perfectly, and delicious, every time!


• Form into a loaf, and place in an oiled meatloaf pan.

Clean Out The Fridge Loaf Recipe. The perfect meatloaf recipe to make use of your leftover vegetables, grains and the ground beef, chicken, pork, or turkey in your refrigerator. Easy to make, this yummy 2 lb meatloaf recipe turns out perfectly, and delicious, every time!


• Bake in preheated 350º oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
• Serve hot, refrigerate leftovers.


Clean Out The Fridge Loaf Recipe

The perfect meatloaf recipe to make use of your leftover vegetables, grains and the ground beef, chicken, pork, or turkey in your refrigerator. Easy to make, this yummy 2 lb meatloaf recipe turns out perfectly, and delicious, every time!

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour
Total Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Ingredients:

¼ cup Rye Flour
¼ cup Barley Flour
½ cup Oatmeal
2 cups Vegetables, diced
¼ tsp dehydrated Vegetable Flakes
2 cloves Peeled Garlic
½ tsp Salt-free Spike
2 pounds Ground Beef
½ cup Chicken Stock
1 large Egg

Directions:

• Preheat oven to 350ºF.
• Combine rye flour, barley flour, and oatmeal in a bowl. Set aside.
• Dice fresh vegetables (suggested carrots and/or broccoli) into small pieces. Cook in water (or extra chicken stock) with vegetable flakes, Garlic, and Salt-free Spike. Drain and cool.
• Combine ground beef, ½ cup chicken stock, egg, cooled and cooked vegetables, and dry ingredients together. Mix well.
• Form into a loaf, and place in an oiled meatloaf pan.
• Bake in preheated 350º oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
• Serve hot, refrigerate leftovers.

Makes 6 servings Clean Out The Fridge Loaf

Clean Out The Fridge Loaf Recipe. The perfect meatloaf recipe to make use of your leftover vegetables, grains and the ground beef, chicken, pork, or turkey in your refrigerator. Easy to make, this yummy 2 lb meatloaf recipe turns out perfectly, and delicious, every time!


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