Sunday, October 30, 2011

Stroganoff with Cheesy Bacon Meatballs

Another dish all the kids will eat!  This is adapted from a recipe from Food Network Online.  All onions, many spices, and salt/pepper have been taken out and some family favorite additions have been added as well to make it our own recipe. Please feel free to add spices, salt, etc. as your family likes.  This is a great comfort-food recipe to eat after an afternoon of carving pumpkins!  Enjoy!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Italian Style Spaghetti Squash (Vegetables with Love Italian-Style!)

A huge thank you to The South Beach Diet for this spaghetti squash dish that my kids will actually eat!  Here is the recipe:
                                                        Italian-Style Spaghetti Squash

                1 pound spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded (I find the seeding is
                easier after cooking in the microwave)
                1 tablespoon of olive oil (or more as needed...)
                1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced (we don't use this but you might)
                1/2 medium zucchini (we use a whole one or even one and a half), cut into
                       1/2 inch dice
                1 cup to 1 1/2 cup of cherry/grape tomatoes halved
                1/8 teaspoon salt (we don't use as it doesn't seem to need it, but you might want...)
                1/8 teaspoon pepper (again, we don't use this)
                1/4 cup reduced-fat grated parmesan cheese (per serving...)
                1/2 small lemon, sliced (or sprinkled on lemon juice to taste)
                We add one small clove garlic, chopped, to this recipe.