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French Dip Sandwich recipe made in the crockpot, topped with horseradish white cheddar #CrockPotRecipe, #FrenchDip, #Cheese, #albertsonsThis is one of my favorite meals and it is so easy!  I always stock up on roast beef when it comes on sale at Albertsons.  My favorite cut of meat to use is eye  round roast… but any cut will work for this recipe. This recipe can easily be made for a small or large group! Put it in the crock pot in the morning and 8 hours later you have fall apart, tender meat!

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In your crock pot add your frozen roast beef, ( any size)

Add one package dry italian seasoning salad dressing packet ( about 2 tables spoons if you buy in bulk)

Add enough water to cover up 3/4 the meat, one cup at a time

For every cup of water add one beef bouillon cube

I normal add about 5 cups of water and 5 beef bouillon cubesIMG_1036(In this photo I had not added all the water yet, make sure it covers 3/4 of the meat)

Cook on high for 4 hours, then flip meat over and turn on low for 4 hours.  Pull the meat out and let it rest for about 20 minutes and then shred with a fork, it will just fall apart.  We eat ours with a little shredded cheese on top and  horseradish.  Use the drippings to dip your sandwich in.  Enjoy!IMG_1053

I have discovered this New Bridge Horseradish White Cheddar cheese, it is found in the specialty cheese section at Albertsons. It has the smooth creamy cheddar but with the kick of horseradish even my kids like it on their french dip sandwich.  It is an easy way to change your sandwich and make it taste like it came right from a gourmet sandwich shop.  Next time you are at the store look for this and other specialty cheeses to spice up your sandwich.  French Dip Sandwich recipe made in the crockpot, topped with horseradish white cheddar #CrockPotRecipe, #FrenchDip, #Cheese, #albertsons

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Penne Rustica  Macaroni Grill Copy Cat recipe, feed a large group and is amazing. Albertsons cheese sale makes it more busget freindly #Pasta recipe, #Soul Food, #CheesePenne Rustica Casserole ~ Macaroni Grill copycat recipe

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Recipe for Green Tomatoe Jelly made with jello. What to do with green tomatoes from your garden. Jelly recipe made with JelloAre you looking for something to do with your green tomatoes in your garden before the first frost comes.  Did you know that you can make Raspberry flavored jelly with green tomatoes.  I know it sound WEIRD, I totally understand.  But take my word for it, you can not taste the tomatoes at all.  I did not tell my kids what was in the jelly till AFTER they ate a whole jar (took about a week)…. I then told them it was made out of tomatoes they wouldn’t believe me.   My husband said it taste like the filling in a jelly doughnut :)

This recipe is rather quick and easy, go ahead and give it a try!

Recipe for Green Tomatoe Jelly made with jello. What to do with green tomatoes from your garden. Jelly recipe made with JelloCook time about 30 minutes

You will need:

  • 4 cups diced green tomatoes
  • 4 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1 6oz Raspberry Jello packet
  • 1 pint jars with lid and band for canning HOT and sanitized  (or use freezer container)

Recipe for Green Tomatoe Jelly made with jello. What to do with green tomatoes from your garden. Jelly recipe made with JelloStart by washing your green tomatoes.  The dice them and measure out 4 cups, add to a pot on the stove. Also add 4 cups sugar.  Stir the sugar and tomatoes till the sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Turn off heat.  Use an immersion Blender to blend the tomatoes, til all the large chunks are smooth.  You can use a normal blender if you don’t have an immersion blender but remember it is SUPER HOT so be very careful.

Next mix in a 6oz dry jello package, still till well blended. Simmer for an additional 20 minutes.

Recipe for Green Tomatoe Jelly made with jello. What to do with green tomatoes from your garden. Jelly recipe made with JelloAdd the hot jelly into a canning jar leaving a 1/2 inch of space in the top of the jar.  You want the jar hot, you can do this by putting them in hot water on the stove or putting them on the sanitize cycle in your dishwasher. Wipe the rim of your jar clean, add a lid secure with a metal ring. Turn upside down for 5 minutes.  Then turn them right side up again, most of them will “pop” sealed right after you flip them over.  But others might take a while longer. Make sure they have sealed, once opened store in the refrigerator.  Unopened jars should stay good up to a year.

Recipe for Green Tomatoe Jelly made with jello. What to do with green tomatoes from your garden. Jelly recipe made with Jello

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Penne Rustica  Macaroni Grill Copy Cat recipe, feed a large group and is amazing #Pasta recipe, #Soul FoodPenne Rustica Casserole Recipe

My friend Laurie gave me this copy cat recipe about 12 years ago for Penne Rustica at Macaroni Grill.  I changed it up a bit, for example I do not put shrimp, pimentos, shallots or wine in mine.  But here is the way my family has been eating it the last 12 years.  Matt loves it, I should make it more often… plus it feeds a large group.  We always have left over for the next day or two.

Gratinata Sauce:

  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
  •  2 cups white grape juice (can use Marsala wine)
  •  1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper (I use black pepper)
  • 6 cups heavy whipping cream ( or you can use whole milk, but sauce will be MUCH thinner)
In a large stock pot, bring water to boil and cook on box of Penne Pasta 14-16 oz , cook to package directions.
In a large sauce pan heat butter, garlic and rosemary for a minute on medium heat.  Then add the rest of the ingredients in, stir on medium heat till it comes to a boil.  Make sure you stir it so the cream does not scald.  Boil for 5 minutes, sauce will thicken.  Take off heat and set aside.

In a large skillet cook 2-3 strips of  bacon, cut into small bits (or you can use Pancetta).  Once it gets crispy take out of the pan, and set aside…. but leave bacon drippings in pan.

In the same pan you cooked the bacon in, add 1/3 cup minced onions, 2 large chicken breast cut into thin strips, season with 1/2 teaspoon paprika, pinch of salt and pepper.  Once the chicken has started to brown and has a nice color, add 6 Tablespoons butter. (At this point if you want to add 18 shrimp peeled and deveined, cook till pink but still translucent… cause you will cook them again in the oven)

Once Chicken in fully cooked add the Gratinata Suace (that you made earlier) and 1 cup Culinary Circle  Parmesan Cheese (found in the specialty cheese bin at Albertsons) .  Bring it all back up to a boil, and cook for 1 minute.

Add you Penne Noodles and sauce with chicken into a LARGE greased baking dish OR  bake it in TWO 9/13 pans… yes it makes a lot.

Then top with 1 cup grated parmesan, crumbled bacon and a dash of salt and pepper.

Bake at 450  for 10-15 minutes.  Take out of oven and let stand for 5-10 before serving.  Serves 6-12 people (depending on serving size)

Penne Rustica Casserole Recipe

 

Gratinata Sauce:

  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
  • 2 cups white grape juice (can use Marsala wine)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper (I use black pepper)
  • 5 cups heavy whipping cream ( or you can use whole milk, but sauce will be MUCH thinner)
Other Ingredients needed:
  • 2-3 strips of bacon chopped
  • 2  large chicken breast sliced thin
  • 6 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup minced onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup Culinary Circle  Parmesan Cheese (found in the specialty cheese bin at Albertsons)
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • optional 18 Shrimp Peeled and Deveined (or I use Italian sausage instead)
  • 1 box of Penne Pasta 14-16 oz (before you cook)

In a large stock pot, bring water to boil and cook on box of Penne Pasta 14-16 oz , cook to package directions.

In a large sauce pan heat butter, garlic and rosemary for a minute on medium heat. Then add the rest of the ingredients in, stir on medium heat till it comes to a boil. Make sure you stir it so the cream does not scald. Boil for 5 minutes, sauce will thicken. Take off heat and set aside.

In a large skillet cook 2-3 strips of bacon, cut into small bits (or you can use Pancetta). Once it gets crispy take out of the pan, and set aside…. but leave bacon drippings in pan.

In the same pan you cooked the bacon in, add 1/3 cup minced onions, 2 large chicken breast cut into thin strips, season with 1/2 teaspoon paprika, pinch of salt and pepper. Once the chicken has started to brown and has a nice color, add 6 Tablespoons butter. (At this point if you want to add 18 shrimp peeled and deveined, cook till pink but still translucent… cause you will cook them again in the oven)

Once Chicken in fully cooked add the Gratinata Suace (that you made earlier) and 1 cup Parmesan Cheese. Bring it all back up to a boil, and cook for 1 minute.

Add you Penne Noodles and sauce with chicken into a LARGE baking dish greased. I bake it in TWO 9/13 pans… yes it makes a lot.

Then top with 1 cup grated parmesan, crumbled bacon and a dash of salt and pepper.

Bake at 450 for 10-15 minutes. Take out of oven and let stand for 5-10 before serving. Serves 6-12 people (depending on serving size)Penne Rustica  Macaroni Grill Copy Cat recipe, feed a large group and is amazing. Albertsons cheese sale makes it more busget freindly #Pasta recipe, #Soul Food, #Cheese

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