{This is just a little "spin off" of my PoeFam blog that is a home for my domestic attempts...recipes, house stuff and more! It's named after my mom's mom, Miriam Elizabeth Davis...better known as "Gackey!" She was a lovely lady and oh so domestic. So, follow me as I try to fill her shoes...or, better yet, wear her apron!}

Friday, November 18, 2011

My Minestrone Cheat

I love a good Minestrone soup. And, when I was given this recipe, I was ALL in!! I don’t know if it could get any easier and it didn’t taste like it came from a can. So, if you’re in a bind for dinner and need a quick fix…here’s your ticket! Enjoy.
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Easy Minestrone Soup
1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
3 large cans of Progresso Minestrone Soup
2 cans of stewed tomatoes
2 cans of Ranch Style Beans
1 can Rotel
Grated Cheese

Combine all ingredients and let simmer low on stovetop or in Crock Pot. Top with grated cheese.

Leftover Halloween Candy?!

I don’t know about y’all, but we are STILL overflowing with Halloween candy! So, last week, I put some of it to good use! I grabbed a few handfulls of the chocolate kind, crushed them up and added them to a brownie mix! Sure, I added LOTS of extra calories to our already calorie-filled treat, but it was GOOD!
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Saturday, November 5, 2011

More Balsamic, Please!

When I wanted a fresh and different salad alternative to go with some homemade Minestrone Soup, I looked to Pinterest (of course) for some inspiration. And, I quickly found one that inspired this YUMMY dish.

And, the funniest part was how much my sweet 15 month old LOVED fresh mozzarella dipped in balsamic! He wanted more and more! Halloween 2011 003ThePoeFam’s Caprese Salad
Semi-ripe avocados
Cherry Tomato
Fresh Mozzarella
Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and Pepper

Chop up all ingredients to desired size. Add considerable amount of dill and stir in Balsamic Vinegar to taste. Salt and Pepper if desired.