Sunday, January 27, 2008

Family Food Faves

Several of you have mentioned that you miss seeing our family favorite recipes. I'm so honored! I will be posting more regularly now that we're settled in from the holidays.

Honey Garlic Pork Chops
4 Boneless (bone in is good too) Center Cut Loin Chops
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup honey
2 T. soy sauce
1 T. sherry cooking wine (in grocery store - no need for a liquor store!)
2 garlic cloves, minced

Combine all ingredients in large resealable bag and refrigerate 4-24 hours. Best when grilled on BBQ - cook until 155 degrees.

Spinach Ravioli Bake
my boys LOVE this!
2 cups spaghetti sauce
1 package (25 oz) frozen ravioli of choice (I use meat)
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/4 cup (I use more) grated Parmesan cheese

Place 1 cup spaghetti sauce in a greased 2 qt. baking dish. Top with half of the ravioli, mozzarella cheese, spinach and Parmesan cheeses. Repeat layers. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes until heated through and the cheese is melted.

Turkey Meatloaf
2 T. butter
1 cup chopped onion
3 cloves minced garlic (it's pretty strong - cut back if you don't like a lot)
1 package ground turkey breast
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 large egg
3/4 cup ketchup (divided)
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
Heat oven to 350. Melt butter over med. heat. Add onion and cook for 4 minutes, then add garlic and cook 2 more minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool for 5 minutes. Add turkey, bread crumbs, egg, 1/4 cup ketchup, worc. sauce, salt and pepper to mixture and mix well. Pack into a 8 X 4 loaf pan. Spread remaining 1/2 cup ketchup over the top. Bake 50-55 minutes or until temp is 165 degrees. Let stand 5 min.


Smang said...

These sound great! I've finally begun making a weekly menu which I hope to move towards a monthly menu. I've added the Spinach Ravioli bake to Thursday this week! Can't wait to try it!!

Leilanni said...

Yay for the return of the recipes!! We use your teriyaki sauce quite a bit - I found it even works on tofu :-) Can't wait to try the ravioli bake - thanks for sharing!!

Ginger said...

The pork chops were so good! Everyone should try that. It was easy too. I like easy.