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Calling all recipes! August 7, 2008

Filed under: 101 in 1001 — ericamay @ 7:00 am
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For those of you following my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days, you’ll know that #51 is “Try 10 new recipes.” Well, it’s time to get started.

And rather than find random recipes online or in my cookbooks, I thought I’d give you all a chance to showcase your favorite dish to make! Then, if I make your dish — I’ll feature it (and you!) right here on the blog! If there’s a story behind the recipe, like a family favorite, we’ll feature that all on the blog. These can be for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a side dish, a baked good — anything at all!

The less preparation time, the better…as you can imagine, our lives are so busy. :) Thrifty recipes for budget-conscious grocery shoppers are also encouraged!

So go ahead…leave me your best recipe in the comments section, or leave a link to where I can find it online! You know you want to! Come on…join in the tasty fun! :)


9 Responses to “Calling all recipes!”

  1. Tara Says:

    Yummy Tortellini
    I am not sure about budget-friendly, but it is super easy.

    The ingredient amounts are approximate, so just have fun with it.

    * 1 tablespoon olive oil
    * 1 onion, chopped
    * 5 slices pancetta bacon, raw (regular bacon works, I have also make it with prosciutto and sopresetta)
    * 1 (9 ounce) package cheese-filled tortellini (I like to buy the kind that is refrigerated–Bertolli)
    * 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    * 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


    1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and bacon until onion is translucent and bacon is brown; remove from skillet and drain on paper towel.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    3. Return onion/bacon mixture to skillet and add cooked tortellini. Toss with 1 tablespoons olive oil (I use less than a tbl., probably closer to a teaspoon) and heat through. Place in serving dish or bowl, sprinkle with vinegar and cheese and serve immediately.

    This is easily a 15-20 minute meal. It makes the perfect amount for 2.

  2. ericamay Says:

    That sounds awesome, Tara! Thanks for the recipe! I’ll let you know when we try it!

  3. Heather Dawn Says:

    Orange Julius
    6 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate
    1 cup milk
    1 cup water
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/4 cup powdered sugar
    1 tsp. vanilla extract
    8-9 ice cubes

    1. Combine all ingredients except ice cubes in blender.
    2. Blend for about 1-2 minutes, adding ice cubes one at a time.


  4. rachel Says:

    so, we make orange julius’s as well–and have never tried it with powdered sugar—but that sounds AMAZING!

    i’m so excited to make my 101 in 1001 list too. :)

    our work threw us a recipe shower today—so i might have some fun ones to try :)

  5. Mandy Hank Says:

    Ohhh I like this post! Here is one of my favorites

    Broccoli Salad (I don’t even like veggies, but this is awesome)

    10 slices bacon
    1 head fresh broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
    1/4 cup red onion, chopped
    1/2 cup raisins
    3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    2 tablespoons white sugar
    1 cup mayonnaise
    1 cup sunflower seeds

    Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
    In a medium bowl, combine the broccoli, onion and raisins. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar and mayonnaise. Pour over broccoli mixture, and toss until well mixed. Refrigerate for at least two hours.
    Before serving, toss salad with crumbled bacon and sunflower seeds.

    I always add extra sugar to make it a little sweeter but it’s a great salad that everyone loves! I hope you like it! :)

  6. Heather Dawn Says:

    Oh yes, the powdered sugar makes it sooo much creamier!

  7. Okay…I’ve been waiting all day to get home to my recipes. I’ve chosen two. I couldn’t pick just one! Cody goes crazy for both.

    Yummy Salsa

    1 can mexican stewed tomatoes
    2 cans diced tomatoes (w/ garlic), strained
    1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
    1 green bell pepper, chopped
    1 bunch green onions, chopped
    1med. sized yellow sweet onion, chopped
    1 jalapeño (w/seeds)
    2 TBSP lime juice (or to taste)
    **Mix all in a blender to desired consistency.

    Nana’s Chicken Casserole

    3 large chicken breasts
    1 green bell pepper, chopped
    1 onion, chopped
    Half stick of butter
    1 can Rotel
    1 lb. Mexi Velveeta
    1 can water chestnuts, drained/chopped
    Worchestshire sauce
    14 oz. Vermicelli noodles

    Cook chicken & strain (save broth). Cook vermicelli in broth. Put in large mixing bowl. Add cheese and mix. Saute onion and bell pepper in butter. Add all other ingredients, add chicken last. Place in 9×13 casserole dish (may need a smaller container, as well) Bake @ 350 for 20 minutes until bubbly.

  8. Karen Hathaway Says:

    I can vouch for Nana’s Chicken Casserole…delicious!

  9. ericamay Says:

    thanks for the recipes, you guys! i’m so excited! :) …if you haven’t yet left one and are still peeking at this post, please do!!

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