Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Flipping cold and a tip about cooking.........

Woke up on Tuesday to flipping cold weather, so cold that any moisture up your nose froze instantly.  Also snowed the night before and so the driveway was to plow out as well.  It does look pretty, when you are inside and sitting in front of the fire!!!

I pulled a pound of ground beef/mince out of the freezer to make a shepherd's pie and some spaghetti sauce.  To stretch the spaghetti sauce I added both mushrooms and finely chopped carrots.  I also added around 1/2 cup of Renee's Cesar Salad dressing to make a rose sauce.

Renee's Cesar salad dressing is a creamy dressing and has a garlicky taste so adds that bit extra to a cheap spaghetti sauce it also stretches it further.

Oh it's my brother Nick's birthday today, if you have time pop over to his blog and wish him a Happy Birthday.  You didn't hear it from me, but I have a feeling two four's could be in his age this year!!!!

Update on Molly: she is perfectly fine, though that guilty look on her face still seems to be there........GOOD I say!!

10 comments:

cathy@home said...

I am glad Molly is feeling well after all that choc.

beagleAnnie said...

I'm relieved to hear Molly is fine.
It's snowing here in Osaka (it's rare) and I feel cold, but every time I see the temperature on your sidebar, I feel freezing.

Angela said...

That's a great tip. I am working hard on using up Christmas leftovers. Jamie Oliver is always saying 'add a bit of chutney to pep up casserole' . I think we3 are going to be eating a lot of ...interesting...meals round here this month!

new year blessings [hope you and your family have a HEALTHIER year]

simplicityinthemaking said...

I do the same thing with spagetti sauce. Get as much vitamins as possible and stretch it so as not to have so much beef in it.

Jane and Chris said...

I am just about to go outside...hope it's not like yesterday!
Jane x

Piece by Piece said...

Glad Molly is OK, I thought dogs and choc were a deadly mix.
It's snowy and cold in SW ON too, but we had lovely sunshine yesterday p.m. Warmer (who am I kidding thermometer still reads on the minus side of 0) today and for the rest of the week. it's Winter in Canada so what can we expect.
Keep warm
Patricia

Rose said...

Don't you wish we could have snow without the cold temps?

Denise said...

I will nip over to your brother's blog and wish him a happy birthday. Missed Molly's post so will check that out too. Thanks for the idea on the recipe and those photos are gorgeous! It's cold down here too, no snow yet though.

Karine said...

It's pretty cold here too!

I'm glad Molly is doing okay, you guys sure got lucky!

Scrappy quilter said...

Heh, wanna move here. It's +14 right now (noon time) and yesterday it was +12C. Absolutely NO SNOW!! We are loving it especially after living in Mb. for so many years. Hugs