Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Stuffed Mushrooms

Delicious Stuffed Mushrooms
15 large mushrooms caps with stems removed
 1 pound of lean ground beef
2 tablespoons of Mrs. Dash tomato basil spice
1/8 cup of pine nuts
5 cooked slices of bacon crumbled.
3 tablespoons of Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
black pepper to taste
salt to taste
1/2 cup of milk
3 slices of white bread.
Blend the bread & milk together, then add all other ingredients and mix well. 
Take the mushroom caps and fill with mixture.
Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Baked Zeti

This is a quick and easy meal. 

1-16 oz. box of Ziti macaroni, cooked in boiling water to desired tenderness.
6 cups of your favorite tomato sauce.  I use my home made sauce. (See recipe)
1 pound of lean ground beef
8 mushrooms diced and sautéed
1/2 large onion diced and sautéed
2 cloves of garlic diced
8 oz. mozzarella sliced
2 tablespoons Mrs. Dash, Sundried tomato basil spice

After everything is sautéed, line it up and layer it in a baking dish. 
start with some tomato sauce on the bottom, then some noodles, sprinkle the onions & mushrooms, layer the beef on top of that, ten put about 5 or 6 slices of cheese on the meet.  Start the layers all over again until you get to the top of your baking dish.  for the final touch add some cheese to the top and Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

 Layering your ingredients!

Antapasta Salad

I only make this salad a couple of times a year and Thanksgiving is one of those times. 

It's so delicious and can be a total meal all by itself.  No more words are needed to describe this salad, just look at the pictures.

Antapasta Salad
1/2 cup of olive oil
5 leaves of fresh basil cut into strips
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons of Mrs. Dash Tomato Basis spice.
1/2 onion, diced
2 stalks of celery, diced
1 small jar of mushrooms cut in half
6 large green olives sliced in half
10 large black olives sliced in half
3/4 cup of roasted red peppers, diced
8 artichokes cut in half
2x3 inch cube of mozzarella cheese cut into smaller cubes
2x3 inch cube of Feta cheese cut into smaller cubes
2x3 inch cube of Monterey jack cheese cut into smaller cubes
2 ham slices 1/4 inch thick, diced
8 thick slices of peperoni cut into fourths
8 thick slices of salami cut into fourths
2 cloves of garlic diced

Put the olive oil, Mrs. Dash spice salt and pepper in a bowl and mix.  In a separate large bowl, add all other ingredients, and mix in the dressing. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Cisco Kid with his spoils

The Orange Tree that we have in our back yard has produced a lot of oranges early this year.  We were out this morning and picked most of them.  There are still some that are not quite orange.  I will pick them right after the first freeze. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Camping on the USS Yorktown

Since I am the Camp Master of our Cub Scout Pack, I always want to try to get in some adventure camping.  We also camp out in the woods but I feel like the boys need some special WOW moments.  We camped out on the USS Yorktown in South Carolina for one night.  They will always remember this camping trip for the rest of their lives. 

Camping on the USS Yorktown was such fun for us all.  We were able to roam the ship and explore every level and compartment, from the engine room to the brig.

We went up there on Friday so we would be well rested for our full day of exploring the ship on Saturday. 

The Cisco Kid had breakfast with some of his Cub Scout friends.


After breakfast we headed to the ship.

After they were given the briefing, The were shown the berthing area so they can pick their bunks. 
 Exploring the Ship!

 On one of the Big Guns!
The Cisco Kid and his Cub Scout friends also enjoyed the BIG guns. 
 In the Captains Chair!




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