Sunday, May 23, 2010

Scalloped Potatoes

1 (8 ounce) package Cream Cheese
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 cup chicken broth
3 pounds potatoes, thinly sliced
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
Handful of chopped green onion

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix cream cheese, sour cream and broth in large bowl until well blended.
Add potatoes, onion, 1-3/4 cups of the cheese; stir gently to coat all ingredients.
Spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake 1 hour or until casserole is heated through and potatoes are tender.

This is such a versatile recipe - add ham, different cheese etc. This recipe accompanied the sugar glazed pork below... don't trust the potato picture, it's much tastier than it looks.

Sticky, yummy, brown sugary pork roast.

1 pork roast, about 5 pounds (pulled pork roast)
1 clove garlic, cut in half (a teaspoon of minced garlic)
salt and pepper

1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (normal yellow mustard)
3 tablespoons balsamic or cider vinegar (normal distilled vinegar)

Rub pork roast all over with cut sides of the garlic; sprinkle with
salt and pepper.
Place roast on a rack in a roasting pan.
Roast at 325° for about 2 hours.

Brush with glaze (see below) 

Continue roasting for about 30 minutes longer, or until pork registers 160 to 170 degrees F. when a meat thermometer is inserted into a meaty part of the roast (not touching bone).

Brown Sugar Glaze:
Combine glaze ingredients in a saucepan; blend well.
Stir over medium-low heat until bubbly.
Set aside.

Let roast rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Serves 6 to 8.

Text in bold is changes I made to the recipe. It turned out DELICIOUS.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Summer Strawberry Tart!

What you need:
1 pie crust
1 pint of whipping cream, whipped and sweetened
1 punnit of strawberries
1 tub of strawberry glaze

Whip the cream and put it in the crust.
Half the strawberries and put on top of the cream.
Smother with strawberry glaze.

(If you have the will power to chill it rather than just digging in don't forget to cover it. Cream sucks up the smell of anything in the fridge and makes it taste like it.)

What are your favourite summer recipes?