Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What's Cooking Wednesday - Quick and Easy

What's your Go-To meal on those nights where you are just exhausted? Are you getting tired of it yet since it seems you are exhausted every night? Sometimes I just need someone to jog my memory so here is 2 new solutions:

It's quick, it's cheap ingredients, nothing greasy, and only takes about 15 minutes in the oven.

1 can refrigerated pizza dough

2 cups shredded mozzarella (add some extra fresh mozzarella slices too if you want)

2 roma tomatoes, sliced

2 T. olive oil

1/4 cup fresh chopped basil

Preheat oven according to directions on the package of pizza dough. Roll out dough onto pizza stone or greased cookie sheet. Press out the sides of the dough until desired thickness and size is achieved.

Pour olive oil on top of dough. Spread the oil all around the top of the dough with a spoon or another object. If using fresh mozzarella slices (optional), place these on top of the dough. Then, sprinkle the grated cheese over the dough. Add the tomato slices on top of the cheese. Sprinkle the chopped basil over the top of the tomatoes and cheese. Bake according to the package instructions.

For those days that you know you are going to be exhausted when you come home, seer the meat in a pan the night before, prep the crock pot and put it in the fridge until you turn it on low before you head to work the next morning. And there is leftovers for at least one more meal.
2 packets dried onion soup mix
2 cups peeled baby carrots
2 cups cutup potatoes
3/4 cup water
1 3-5 lb. beef roast
salt and pepper

Add vegetables to the bottom of the crock pot.
Salt and pepper the sides of the roast. Seer sides of roast in a non-stick pan. Put roast on top of vegetables in the slow cooker.
Stir together 1 packet of onion soup mix with water and pour into slow cooker.
Sprinkle the second packet of soup mix over the top of the roast.
Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 7-8 hours. Turn off heat and let sit for about an hour.

Want to be a true Southerner? We seem to find a way to put Ranch on ANYTHING!! Try it on your roast...AMAZING!!!


andreaunplugged said...

Mmm margarita pizza. And, that roast recipe is so easy. I also add 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup...makes a delish creamy gravy.
Also, the mac and cheese recipe is so easy, and yummy. Even Taylor liked it so you know it's good!

LME said...

You are inspiring me to cook my own pizza! I'm glad I found your blog because I like the recipes that you choose to feature. Just one question on the pot roast don't add water to the second packet of mix, you just sprinkle the powder over the pot roast? I hope you and the fam get to make it back visit home/FRBC sometime soon!

Brooke said...

You can put both packets of soup mix in the water if you so desire. It would hurt anything! I just throw the last one over the top of everything because I think it seasons the meat and then the onions kinda caramelize on top of the roast. It honestly a personal preference. Thanks for stopping by...We hope to be back during the holidays so I am sure I will see you around.

Tell Jana congratulations on her new little one for me! Man! I can't believe we are all grown up and have kids of our own now!