Donna's Daily Dish
Inspiring people to create every day recipes
Recently when I was in the mood for meat loaf. Many years ago, I purchased a steel grill meat loaf pan from Williams-Sonoma. The loaf pan has an open bottom with a handled insert and a perforated base that allows fat to drain and is meant to be used on a grill. Although no longer available, a similar product can be found at Amazon or Sur La Table.
Cheesy Meat Loaf with Bacon and Herbs was the recipe that was included with the pan. The ingredients needed are extra-virgin olive oil, carrots, celery, an onion, fresh garlic, fresh bread crumbs, warm water, fresh flat-leaf parsley, mozzarella cheese (shredded and cubed), salt, pepper, ground beef, eggs, fresh thyme and thick-cut bacon. I used fresh herbs from my garden for this dish.
I miss Medusa Stone Fired Pizza in Asbury Park. While they had their standard pizza offerings, it was their seasonal pizzas that really really appealed to me. Recently my son-law-sent me a recipe from the website “The Pioneer Woman” for White Pizza with Butternut Squash and Prosciutto. Occasionally I enjoy eating something other than a pizza with red sauce and mozzarella. This savory pie sounded very appealing and takes advantage of the new crop of squash.
Now through Saturday, my local Shop Rite has flank steak on sale. I wanted to prepare something easy and not from my recipe file. I found a wonderful recipe on the Epicurious app (Gourmet Magazine, July 2007) for Korean-Style Grilled Flank Steak. My husband and I loved the Korean Cheeseburgers last week, and after reading through the recipe, decided this was worth a go. Besides the flank steak you’ll need soy sauce, unseasoned rice vinegar, fresh ginger, garlic, Sriracha, granulated sugar, sesame oil, scallions and sesame seeds. For accompaniments soft leaf lettuce and white rice. In lieu of Sriracha I used Gochujang
After a beautiful Sunday, Monday’s weather went from sun to rain, back to sun then rain again. I was undecided as to what to make for supper; then I remembered Whole Foods had Bell&Evans bone-in chicken breasts on special for $3.49/lb. I dug into my recipe box and found a recipe for Jerk Chicken.
I’ve had this recipe for many, many years and can’t recall where it’s from. The recipe calls for vegetable oil, white wine vinegar, lime juice, sugar, scallions, fresh garlic, a jalapeno pepper, dried thyme, allspice, salt, cinnamon, freshly ground black pepper, cayenne pepper and three pounds of chicken parts. The combination of spices and cooking method is what gives the chicken its name. Also, it can be either a dry rub or a wet marinade
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.