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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

I am not really a fast food fanatic. I rarely eat it nor do I even crave it. Well, except for one thing. The Sausage and Egg McMuffin. That is my one guilty pleasure.

I love the saltiness of the sausage, the crisp chewiness of the English muffin and the fluffy, perfectly cooked egg. Every bite is just juicy perfection. But it's just not possible for either my body or my conscience to eat the Sausage and Egg McMuffin every day. After all, it is still fast food and not exactly the healthiest breakfast choice.

My husband, well aware of my weakness, went out and bought some lean ground pork last week. When I asked him why, he said it was so that we could make sausage and egg breakfast sandwiches at home!  It was easy, tasty and probably much healthier than the fast food version. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Easy Valentine's Day Meals

Happy Valentine's Day!

Going out to a restaurant on Valentine's Day is not my favourite thing. The reason is because I feel that you get crammed in like a sardine, the experience is expensive and the menu might be limited or set, the service is sub par, and on top of it all, you are rushed to leave so the table can be set for someone else.

So, I prefer to make a quiet and delicious dinner at home.

Now you are probably thinking.. what if I mess it up? I can't cook an impressive dinner! Yes you can! And here are a couple of simple main courses to help you through.

Add a nice tossed salad and a simple dessert (strawberries and ice cream or whipped cream anyone?) to accompany any of these dishes and dinner is served!

Bon Appetit!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Mom Miranda’s Tourtiere (Quebec Meat Pie)

Last night I had dinner with my family and was reminded of a fantastic meal that I had only a couple of months ago. 

We had all just arrived home for the holidays a few days before Christmas. Upon entering my parents' house, we were greeted with the smell of my mom's cooking--- just in time for lunch!

My mom had prepared a meat pie. Her version of the Quebecois Tourtiere. She had actually prepared three of them... two for lunch and one, wrapped and ready for the freezer to enjoy on another day.

Lunch was amazing. The pie's crust was flaky and the meat filling was delicious. My mom served the meat pie with green beans simply sauteed with garlic.

So, how was I reminded of this fantastic lunch last night? Because that third meat pie made an appearance! Thawed and baked to perfection, it tasted exactly like the lunch we had a couple of months ago. 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Chinese Salted Pork Stuffed Vegetables

I have shared with you my mom's Chinese Steamed Pork with Salted Egg, which I fondly refer to it as Chinese meatloaf. It is salty and meaty and great with steamed rice and some simple sauteed veggies.

Today, I decided to mix it up a little and stuff this "Chinese Meatloaf" into some vegetables. Kind of a fusion between my husband's beloved Tomate Farcee (stuffed tomatoes in French) and my Chinese Meatloaf. A happy marriage of sorts.