Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ever have "one of those days"?

Yeah, you know the ones I'm talking about.

Bob's out of town. I've been sick. Today was the first day a cup of coffee sounded really good. And considering that it is March 31st and there is snow on the ground, it sounded really really good. I made my way to the kitchen to make a pot.

I rinsed out the pot. I decided to make a full pot so I could have some iced coffee tomorrow, so I filled it up with 12 cups of water. I got out a filter. I measured the beans. I ground the beans (much to the cat's dismay). I put it all together and turned the pot on.

I sat down at the computer and started looking at email. Oh the aroma! My mouth was singing in anticipation! I could barely wait.

I walked into the kitchen and literally screamed in horror! Coffee and grounds covered the entire counter! Gross. And I mean the entire counter. Under the microwave, under the pots of rosemary and marjoram, under the coffee pot & grinder & jars of beans and most distressing ... under 24 wine glasses that I had not put away yet from the party on Saturday. Did I mention they were clean wine glasses?

This is precisely what went through my mind and out my mouth:


Yeah, I said that and a whole bunch more!

Now that I've cleaned up that disgusting mess, I think I'll head out to Caribou.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Reuben Casserole

First of all, let me apologize for no pictures. I forgot! I am ashamed to admit that. However, I am not going to let that stop me from sharing this recipe with you.

I made this to use up the leftover corned beef after St. Patrick's day. First time I have ever made a corned beef. I certainly will be doing that more often. But even if it's not after St Patrick's day, you could always get some corned beef at the deli. Have them slice it thick and then you can cube it from there.

I got this recipe from the Bob Evans website. Bob and I both absolutely loved it!

Reuben Casserole – Bob Evans

The classic flavors of a Reuben sandwich – corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese – baked in a casserole.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Makes 6 servings

1 package Bob Evans Original Mashed Potatoes (24 oz)
2 large eggs
¼ cup milk
1/3 pound thickly sliced corned beef, cut into ½ inch pieces
1 can sauerkraut, drained (4 oz)
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, divided

1. Preheat oven to 400˚F.

2. In large bowl, stir together potatoes, eggs and milk until well combined.
3. Stir in corned beef, sauerkraut and mustard.
4. Set aside 2 tablespoons of cheese. Stir remaining cheese into potato mixture.
5. Pour into a greased 8x8 inch oval baking pan.
6. Top with reserved 2 tablespoons cheese.
7. Bake 15-20 minutes or until top is golden.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dine Originals Week March 7-13

Dine Originals Week is upon us once again! Boy howdy do I love this time of year!!! The menus are absolutely phenomenal!

I can't wait!!!!

Happy eating!