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Ok this is a glorified french bread Pizza/sloppy joe type sandwich..its so yummy.

1 market style fresh baked french loaf

1 cup fresh washed spinach

1/2 cup sliced mushrooms

7 oz. fresh ground country sausage

pinch of oregano

pinch of california chili pepper

dash of corse ground black pepper

dash of garlic salt

Pizza sauce from grocery store, or you can make your own. I prefer to make my own with a small can of tomato sauce, a tsp. of oregano, garlic salt and pepper.

Ok, first brown your sausage in a pan with a tablespoon of water, add pepper,garlic salt. oregano,and chili pepper..When sausage is done add spinach and mushrooms , saute for just a couple minutes.

Cut french loaf in half and then slice horizontally so you have two flat halves, you dont need the whole loaf, only half. Brush cut sides with olive oil and a dash of garlic salt, then add tomatoe sauce mixture, cover well because the bread soaks up the sauce. lay sliced pieces of mozzarella over sauce. Next, pour over the sausage mixture and cover well, it will be a little sloppy, thats the point 🙂  Finally add a few more slices of mozzarella and bake for 10-2 minutes at 400 degrees. Enjoy!


Crustless Sausage and Spinach Quiche

Smoked Sausage (I used 3 hot dog length sausages)

1 and ½ cup fresh, cleaned Spinach

½ small onion julienned

1 cup sliced mushrooms

½ grated cheese

2 small-medium hot-house tomatoes

6 eggs

½ cup milk or cream

coarse ground black pepper

dried basil

1 tbl. butter

olive oil

Halve and slice the sausage and brown in a drizzle of olive oil, cook in large frying pan until browned. Then, add onions and mushrooms, add to this the butter and a pinch of coarse ground black pepper and basil ,and caramelize the mushrooms and onions with the sausage. Next, add the chopped spinach cook down for just a minute then add the tomatoes. You may add another pinch of pepper and basil if you like. Warm for about 2-3 minutes. Place in greased 8 X 11 casserole dish. Add to the sausage mixture the blended egg, milk and ½ the cheese. Pour egg mixture over sausage mixture and top with cheese. Bake for 30 min. @ 375 degrees, or until fork comes out clean. Enjoy!

sliced eggplant

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This recipe can be made on a stove top grill, George Foreman(tm) Grill or even the one in your back yard.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              about 2 pounds of chicken cutlets

2 medium eggplants

about 6 good size tomatoes

Fresh Mozzarella cheese

block parmesan cheese

2 cloves of garlic

1 cup olive oil

course ground black pepper

salt

First thing you need to do is infuse the olive oil with the garlic. This is done by thinly slicing the cloves and roasting them in the olive oil at medium heat. About five minutes should be plenty. Reserve the oil as it will be used in the rest of the recipe as well.

Now, slice the tomatoes vertically and place on cookie sheet. Brush them with some of the garlic infused oil and dash them with salt and pepper. Slow roast in oven @ 250 degrees for about an hour and a half.

About thirty minutes before the tomatoes are done you may slice the eggplant into rounds, not to thin, but not so thick they dont cook well, about a half an inch is good. Brush the eggplant with the infused oil,and dash with salt and pepper as well, and grill on both sides until marks are visible and eggplant is tender. Brush the chicken with the remainder of the oil and season with the salt and pepper and grill until white in middle. About 3-4 min. on each side.

Now, you stack your ingredients for presentation. Cutlet on bottom, followed by eggplant, tomato, and thick slices of mozzarella and parmesan. top with choice of another chicken or eggplant. Enjoy!

Bowl of chili with sour cream and cheese

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Super Easy “Almost  Homemade” Chili

1 lb. ground meat (you may use almost any kind of meat for this; beef, turkey, venison, pork)

6 15-16 oz. cans Bush’s Best(tm) Chili Beans

2 15-16 oz. cans petite diced tomatoes

2  15-16 oz. cans tomato sauce

¼-1/2 large onion diced

2 packages mild chili seasoning mix

large saucepan

Brown ground meat and diced onions in large saucepan, drain any grease, add to this one can tomato sauce, one can diced tomatoes and one package of chili mix. Stir well, now add the beans, remaining tomatoes and sauce and chili mix. Stir all ingredients together well, let simmer over medium heat for approx. 30-40 minutes . Let stand 5 minutes, serve.

Prep Time: less than 5 min.  Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Serves 10-12   Serve alone or with a variety of toppings, such as chedder cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips,  etc.  Enjoy!

Turkey Meatloaf

Turkey Meatloaf

1 pound  Ground Turkey

¼ cup diced yellow onion

2 eggs

4 oz. tomato sauce

½ tsp Garlic Salt

¼ tsp Black Pepper

1 Tbs Parsley

1-2 mini sweet pepper

2 small Campari tomatoes

1 slice dry wheat bread

Mix Turkey in large bowl with bread and all dry ingredients.  Next add pepper and Campari tomatoes then eggs and tomato sauce.  Stir well, place in 8×8 Baking pan and bake @ 400 degrees for 45-50 min. If you like Ketchup as a topping for your meatloaf you may add it now and bake another 7-10 minutes for it to glaze. Serves 4

This recipe is also one you can add your own ingredients if you prefer and adjust to your own liking. Enjoy!