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This is a super easy and relatively quick recipe for homemade bread. Its good too.:)

3 3/4 cups all purpose or bread flour

1  .25 ounce package of yeast

2 Tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

3 Tablespoons sugar

1 1/2 cup warm water

First dissolve yeast in the warm water . In separate bowl mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, salt, oil and sugar. Add the dissolved yeast water to the flour mixture. Mix together and let stand, covered tightly, for 30 mins.

Now add 1 1/2 cups flour gradually to yeast mixture, mix together by hand to form dough. Place dough on floured surface and continue to knead and fold in flour until dough is smooth and not sticking to hands.

Separate dough into 2 loaves approx. 1 lb. a piece, or you may make 6 mini loaves, they are really convenient for one or two people.  Place loaves one non stick cookie sheet and place in COLD oven for 15 min. and let rise.( Dough will continue to rise while being cooked.)

Turn oven to 425 degrees and bake for approximately 30 min  or until good and golden . 🙂

Enjoy!

Spinach and Sausage Pasta with White Sauce

 

 

For Pasta

smoked sausage halved and sliced

2 cups of fresh spinach

2 small cloves of garlic diced

¼ white onion diced

dash of coarse ground black pepper

pinch of oregano

8 oz. pasta of your choice  (linguine /penne/small shells work well)

olive oil

 

For White Sauce

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour

¼ tsp. salt

1cup milk

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese (do not use the kind in the green container, lol, use real solid parmesan)

 

Begin by boiling your pasta per directions until tender, set aside

In large saucepan drizzle olive oil, and add sliced sausage garlic, onion, pepper and oregano. Now brown ingredients thoroughly over medium heat.  When browned add washed and chopped fresh spinach, it takes only a minute to incorporate into the sausage mixture. Turn heat to low as you prepare the sauce.

In medium saucepan melt butter, add flour and salt, Mix together then add milk .Mix and add your Parmesan. Stir together and heat until thickened and bubbly, add pasta to the sausage mixture and sauce, Mix together..Enjoy!

 

 

Butter, at the Borough Market, London, 2006.

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Ok..the Mac n Chez.

16oz. box of  small shells

12-16 oz. Velvetta Cheese ( whatever you prefer) cubed into 1 inch pieces

1 cup chedder cheese (reserve for topping)

¼ cup chedder cheese for mix

¼ cup veg oil

½ cup butter

1/3 cup milk (you may add more if too thick)

3 Tbsp. salt + ½ tsp. reserved

½-1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper( your preference)

Bring to boil 3 quarts of water , salt, and ½ of the oil in large saucepan. Add pasta, cook until just tender (do not overcook). Drain and rinse if you like. Add back to pan, add remaining oil coat thoroughly, add 1/2 teaspoon more salt, and the pepper. Add butter and stir, continue by adding the velvetta, and milk. Stir again. Add the ¼ cup chedder cheese. Let mixture cook on med. to low heat stirring constantly so it doesn’t stick. If mixture seems to thick you may add more milk. Once all is mixed together, pour into large casserole dish. Top with cup of chedder cheese. Bake in oven @ 400 degrees until cheese is golden and bubbly approx. 15 min.. Serve warm for all the ooey gooey goodness.

This recipe is approximate. I never really measure it, but you can adjust it to meet your personal preferences.

This serves approx. 10 people.