Saturday, September 08, 2007
I know, I know this is a food blog. But being in an RV traveling around the country and cooking is just not what I had in mind.
I love to cook but I had a bit of adjustment to my NEW kitchen. The stove is tiny as is the oven. I have ordered a new microwave/convection oven. But my most treasured purchase would be my electric skillet. Yep!!! Amazing because I had never used an electric skillet 'til now.
Who knows what made me think of getting one. My mom used one for years maybe it was remembering that skillet sitting on her counter.
Anyway, we arrived mid afternoon at our destination of Little Rock. I decided I had items in the fridge to cover dinner. I started by cooking some sweet Italian sausage in some beef broth, adding a chopped red pepper and one cube of garlic*. I had some frozen meatballs which are a Mr Doodles favorite. Put all of the above in the skillet along with Trader Joe's starter tomato sauce and simmered to meld the flavors for a good half hour. Meantime I cooked up a bit of penne pasta. Toasted some cheese bread with a garlic parmesan cheese paste and Voila a meal that I could be proud of cooking.
I'll get better at this I hope so stay tuna'd.........
*cube garlic is an itty bitty piece of compressed garlic that comes frozen in a package of a dozen I think. I got this package in Canada but sister moon says that Trader Joe's also carries this product.