Sunday, August 29, 2010

Food Journal Entry 1

I’ve been trying to search for new recipes, but within certain personal hopes or requirements. One, it would be best if they were cheaper. Two they need to at least sound/seem appeasing. Three, it needed to be easy to make, I don’t mean easy as in a beginners level, it just needs to be practical and not out of my kitchens capabilities. Lately I’ve been trying to put together the perfect grocery list. The kind of grocery list that is both very effective, cheap and produces great meals. I realized quickly that the best way to accomplish this by main ingredients and so on. Last week for example, I cooked a pork loin one night in the slow cooker (awesome), there was at least half of it left. The next night I mixed it up to make BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, and the following night was a baked meal with it. Point is: $12 three nights of meals plus lunch. Damn straight. I’ve found that I love cooking and finding recipes. I look forward to my “cook one new meal a week” days. This just started a little while ago but I love it and have been successful.

This week I will share my new Pizza Burger recipe. It’s simple as hell and tastes great, serve it with a salad and it’s a meal everyone can love!
Pizza Burgers (wish the picture was better)

-Frozen pre-shaped burgers
-Jar of Spaghetti Sauce
-Box of Texas Toast
-Shredded Mozzarella Mix (of choice)

Cook the burgers as directed on the package, if you use a grill cook the toast on the grill as well (it makes it even better). Heat up the spaghetti sauce while you cook. Slice up the onion. When it’s all done, stack the burger on the toast, spoon some sauce over it, place on the onion slices, sprinkle with cheese and set the top slice of toast!

You can also do things like: mushroom, peppers or whatever you think of or desire. It’s pizza/spaghetti/burger delight! You likely won’t need all of the sauce, burgers, toast and so forth. This is one of those great things to do when you want a list of different meals with similar ingredients. Pizza burgers, spaghetti (just buy noodles, you already have sauce), normal burgers (get a package of buns) and so forth. Personally I would separate normal burgers from pizza burgers by a few days so you don’t hear “Oh, again?”