Thursday, January 2, 2014

Thursday Tid Bits

Today was one of our nicer days this week. The temperature is rising even as I type this and it will be in the single digits by tomorrow morning. Perfect for a nice walk.

I started with my first goal today. I managed to go through a small stack of my loose recipes. Some did not strike my fancy and so headed into the recycle box immediately. Others got written on the index cards and put in the album.

I even tried a new recipe out. I know I was going to make a stir fry from the leftover pork, but I found a wonderful recipe to use up that leftover pork. The recipe was called Zucchini Pork Bake, but as I must have used up the last bag of grated zucchini in my freezer I subbed grated carrot. Harvey loved it!!!

This is what it looked like before baking. After baking it had a lovely golden crust, but of course as is usual for me I forgot to take a picture.

Sharing the recipe with you here..... With my subs in brackets.

Zucchini Pork Bake

2 tsp oil
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped apple (I used one whole apple with peel)
1/2 diced orange sweet pepper (this is my own addition as I needed it gone from the crisper)
2 cups grated zucchini (I used grated carrot instead)
1 cup finely chopped leftover cooked pork
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup oil
4 bacon slices, cooked crisp and crumbled (I left this out)
4 large eggs (I used extra large and only used three)
1/4 tsp salt

Heat first amount of oil in frying pan. Add onion, apple, and diced pepper. Cook 5 to 10 minutes, stirring often until onion is softened. Put into a large bowl.

Add remaining ingredients. Mix well. Turn into greased 9 X 9 pan. Smooth top. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes until golden and wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Serve.

Hope you give this a try.  We actually have enough left for another meal. Got to love it when you manage to get a meal cooked ahead.

Thought I would share one more of the ornaments we got while on our vacation. This one was picked up at Roslyn Chapel and is pewter.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

2 comments:

Under the Willow said...

Hi Jackie! Thank you for visiting my blog! I'm so glad we've reconnected- great way to start the year.

Love Bears All Things said...

Gonna try this as I have frozen zuchinni