How to Roast Veggies

Prep: (All quantities are for 1 lb of the vegetable you’re cooking.) Preheat oven to 425 F. Line 15x10x1-inch baking sheet with foil; coat with cooking spray. In a bowl, toss vegetables with 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (1/8 teaspoon table salt), and 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Follow directions belowContinue reading “How to Roast Veggies”

Vegetable Soup (with Ham)

(This makes 36 servings, but I’ve found that you can freeze the extra in ziplock bags, which make for a good meal mid-week.) 1 gallon tomato 1 ham bone and some cooked ham (around 8 to 16 ounces) 2 quarts water, seasoned (doesn’t specify, but recommend salt, pepper, and salt) 1 lb carrots, chopped 1/2Continue reading “Vegetable Soup (with Ham)”

Three-Tomato Soup

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup onion, chopped 1/4 cup celery, chopped 1 leek, white and light green parts only, chopped 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes 3 (qty) 14 oz cans diced tomatoes, undrained 8 oz can tomato sauce 2 sprigs fresh thyme 1 cup 2% reduced-fat milk 2 tablespoonsContinue reading “Three-Tomato Soup”

Cheesy Corn Fritters

1-1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup coarse cornmeal 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon saffron threads soaked in 2 tablespoons water 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese 1/4 cup butter, melted 1-1/2 cups whole kernel corn Directions: Heat deep fryer (or equivalent) to 350F. StirContinue reading “Cheesy Corn Fritters”

Shrimp Pasta Salad

16 ounces Garden Rotini 24 ounces (pre-cooked weight) Shrimp (small or medium), cooked 12 ounces Sweet Mixed Pickles 8 ounces Green Olives, with or without pimentos 1 Medium Onion (sweet or Vidalia), chopped 4 stalks of Celery 2 cans Mushrooms (pieces and stems) 6 hard-boiled eggs, chopped 1 lb Hillshire smoked sausage, thinly sliced &Continue reading “Shrimp Pasta Salad”