Jan. 28th, 2010 03:38 pm
felinaeus: (Default)
So, I tried my hand at making buns and supper lastnight, yet again. And I needed something quick as I was getting hungry, so what I came up with was Sloppy Joes and Buns!

NEW Garlic Bun Recipe )

This actually works, and is rather quick. The buns came out a little heavy, but I figure maybe if I let the yeast sit a little longer it might help.

Goopey Meat Recipe )
* 1lb(ish) Ground beef, lean prefered
* 1 onion
* 3 cloves of Garlic
* dash of oil
* 3 Tbsp sugar
* 3 Tbsp yellow mustard 
* 1/3 cup Ketchup
* Salt, pepper, chilli powder for taste

1. finely chop garlic and onion
2. Brown meat and onion in a deep skillet/frying pan
3. Drain juices from the pan
4. Add all other ingredients to the pan and cook on high for 3-5 minutes, constantly stirring. Do not let it burn!
5. Turn off heat but leave on burner. Cover with lid.

Really easy, inexpensive, and tasty.
The result? By the time I was done the meat the buns had been out of the oven long enough to be cut open. It was wonderful! Fed 3 people and there were enough leftovers for one more bun/meat. Total prep time before nomming? About 40 minutes.

Sorry, no pictures this time. they got eaten too fast.
felinaeus: (Default)
We join our intrepid bunny after having made pizza from scratch from the bottom up.
The crust worked. A very simple recipe.

The pizzas themselves... well... the first on ended up rising a little much on the edge, the crust becoming half the pizza.
But the second...Pizza a la bunny

I have also decided I will cook more, bake more, even through Karen won't :P

felinaeus: (Corridor)
So, I was thinking of making bread tonight, but then found out we were out of Milk. So I modified my idea and made burgers instead. But unlike last time, this time I made the buns from scratch!

Required Equipment:
-Bread Maker
-2 Cookie Sheets
-Parchment Paper

1 cup water
2 eggs
1/2 cup Crisco shortening
4 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 Tbsp Onion Flakes
4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast

Toss the ingredients into the breadmaker in the order listed.
Select dough/pasta setting. When the cycle is complete (right before it starts to rise in the bread maker) remove dough from machine to a lightly floured surface.
Cut the dough after folding it a few times in half. repeat and repeat until you end up with bits that will very easilly fit in your balled hands.
Ball the dough and put it on the papered cookie sheets. let them sit and rise for about 30 minutes or so.

They'll look like this:

Combine 1 slightly beaten egg with 1 tbsp of water and brush on the buns.
Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes or until lightly brown.

They'll come out something like this:
Round 2:

Round 1 looked... well... Round 1:

The first set were very nummy. sweet, oniony... second batch is going into the oven in a few minutes. With burgers in them, they were heavenly, if a little heavy.
felinaeus: (C-ACE1)
Man, I think I need to comission some icons or something... I think I'll need one for cooking posts. So if anyone wants to take a hack at making some little images of me please! let me know!

Alright, so lastnight was cooking! This humble bunny whipped up some culinary delights (well, made burgers, but still) and they came out tasty!

felinaeus: (Default)
Tonight, I did something I never thought I would do.
Tonight, I accomplished something I am somewhat proud of.

I made sushi.

[profile] khydeeaunta and I went to go do groceries, and I had been tossing the idea around for a bit so we decided to get the fixings.
A nice guy at a fish store in the Jean-Talon market helped us with the right fish and such (seeing as he works at a *gasp* fish store), and then it began.

[edit] Things to remember when making sushi:
-Rice is sticky
-Paper is brittle
-The Mat helps, but isn't needed
-Rice is sticky
-the cat will want some of the fish
-the first cut is the messiest
-The rice is still sticky
-The cat will still want some of the fish.

felinaeus: (Default)
Seeing as how last week I made Spaghetti sauce, and it's survived the week being used as pasta sauce, nacho salsa suppliment, and other various edibles, I now present (for the first time ever) my Spaghetti recipe.
(WARNING: Units of measurement are approximate)
(WARNING: Recipe is subject to change without notice)
(WARNING: just kidding. Enjoy!)

Feli's Spaghetti Sauce (variant #198)
1 Large Spanish Onion
5 Yellow Cooking Onions
1 Suntan Pepper (looks like a green one with red splotches)
3 Jalepeno peppers
2 bulbs of garlic (not cloves)
2 lb Ground Beef (medium)
1/2 lb Ground Veal
1/2 lb Stewing Beef (smallest cubes you can find)
2 Bottles of Chilli Sauce (Heinz is best)
4 small Tomato Paste cans
1 Large can of Tomato Sauce
5 full mushrooms (sliced)
4 Tomatos (diced)
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 pkg. Knorr Onion Soup Mix
1 pkg. Brown Gravy Mix
(the following ingrediants varry based on taste)
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/2 tsp White Sugar
2 tsp Italian Seasoning
1 tbsp Basil
1/2 tsp Oregano
1 or 2 Bay leaf
1/2 tsp Crushed red Pepper


Turn stove element to just a little more than medium, and use a large stew pot.
-Chop onions (all of them) and place into pot
-Crush garlic and add to oinions.
-Add Olive oil, and stir. Cover, stir occasionally until onions are semi-caramelized.
-Add onion soup mix, and all meat. Cover and stir occasionally until meat is browned (ie: cooked)
-Add chopped peppers, mushrooms and Jalepenos
-Add Chilli Sauce, Tomato Paste and tomato sauce.
-Stir thuroughly, and add brown gravy mix, diced tomatos, and the remaining ingrediants. Stir thuroughly and let cook on Medium heat for 10 minutes.
-Turn heat down to 1 or 2 (VERY LOW) and stir pot occasionally. Leave uncovered.
-let simmer for 20 minutes.


This will feed an army. No kidding.
Be prepared to have many people share, or have plenty of tupperware and freezer space.
Cost for sauce: Approx $70-$85 CDN
Cost per serving: Approx $3.50

Samples to Ottawa residents may be available upon request. (While supplies last)

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