Friday, February 20, 2009

Turkey/ Parmesan Meatball Soup *Lauren Perry*

1 large egg
2 tbs water
1/4 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
12 ouz of lean ground turkey
1/4 cup grated parmesan
2 tbs chopped fresh italian parsley
2 garlic cloves minced
salt or garlic salt
8 cups of low sodium chicken broth
1 cup of chopped carrots
3/4 cup of Orzo pasta (it looks like large rice- I couldnt find this so i used mini-penne)
1 cup spinach leaves (wash and drain)

Whisk egg and water in medium bowl
mix in breadcrumbs (let stand 5 minutes)
add turkey, parmesan, parsley, garlic, garlic salt, & pepper and blend
with wet hands, make meatbals about 1 inch in diameter- put on plate or baking sheet and refridgerate for 30 minutes

Bring broth to boil in large pot
add carrots and pasta- reduce to simmer
add turket meatballs for 10 minutes
stir in spinach and leave in pot for 5-10 more minutes on simmer
season with salt and pepper to taste

Prosciutto and Pea Pasta *Lauren Perry*

This pasta is easy as can be (and super yummy!)

2 TBS Olive Oil
1/2 Cups of chopped onion
3 sprigs(stems) of rosemary
2 cloves of chopped garlic
2 cups of whipped cream
2 packages Prosciutto (or about 12 slices)
5 oz of fozen peas
1/2 cup shredded parmesan
bow tie or penne pasta
garlic salt

-olive oil- saute onion, rosemary and garlic
-stir in cream- add to boil then reduce to simmer
-rip prosciutto into decent size pieces (larger than a quarter)- add to simmering sauce
-add peas and cheese
-remove rosemary
-cook pasta/drain/mix noodles into sauce.... add parmesan on top

Friday, February 6, 2009

Soft Dipped Ginger Cookies

2 C. sugar
1 ½ C. oil
2 eggs
½ C. molasses
4 C. flour
4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ginger
2 tsp. cinnamon
1.tsp. salt
additional sugar
1- 12oz. pkgs. Vanilla baking chips (or less)
¼ C. shortening 

CAUTION: You will want to eat them all!
In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and oil. Mix well. Add eggs,One at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in molasses.Combine all dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixtureand mix well. Shape into balls and roll in sugar. Place 2” aparton an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or untilcookie springs back when touched lightly. Cool. Melt chips withshortening in microwave. Dip cookies halfway and shake off excess.Place on wax paper to cool. Yield 4 ½ dozen.