What Ya Got Cookin?!?!
One of my absolute favorite things to do is cook. It really is a way of showing people I care about them. I think it is just a southern thing to do. I get it from my Mama, who is one of the best cooks I know. I know everyone says that about their moms, but I'm serious! I would put her up against some of the best cooks in the world, and I think she could teach them a lesson. Other than my mother, my other cooking guru would have to be Paula Deen. I LOVE HER!! Seriously, she got it right. I watch all those cooking shows on the Food Network, but she is the only one I can relate to. I mean, that is the kind of food we eat around here! All that fancy cooking that Giada and the Barefoot Contessa do, I don't have a clue where to start. Nor can you find all the ingredients in a small town like ours. With Paula, I never have trouble making her dishes and they always turn out great!
Yesterday, I was watching her show and she was making all kinds of different breakfast dishes. Personally, I'm not a huge breakfast eater, but she made it all look so good! It is the hubby's favorite meal of the day, so I decided to try this this morning. *Note: I'm usually not up in time to cook him breakfast, but little man decided to get up at 6:30, so it seemed like a good opportunity :) I must say, it really was delish!
Isn't it pretty?! I broke out the fancy glasses and everything! haha
Basically all you do here is layer: grits, bacon/sausage, scrambled eggs, and cheese. She added half and half to her grits, but I didn't have that, so mine weren't quite as creamy as hers! Another tip Paula suggested was adding water and sour cream to your eggs before you scramble them. I was a little hesitant, but it really was good, and made them extra fluffy!
I guess I was on a roll today, because tonight for supper I made one of my Mama's famous recipes! 5 cheese Ravioli. Chef Boyardee and got nothing on this! I would definitely recommend it. If you like Italian, it is a nice break from the usual spaghetti. *Note again: I pronounce Spu-Get-E like most southerners. Again, I'm not fancy like Giada, so you won't hear me putting my Italian dialect in there! She drives me crazy. How can you have an accent sometime and not one sometimes. Sorry, got off on my soap-box a little there!
1lb package Italian Sausage links peeled
2 Garlic cloves minced
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 onion finely chopped
1 jar Tomato/Basil sauce (your choice)
1 package of frozen 5 cheese Ravioli
1. Brown and Crumble sausage, olive oil, garlic, and onion in large pot.
2.Add Sauce and simmer for 30 min until thickens
3.Add Ravioli and 1 1/2 cup of water to mixture. Cook for 15 minutes on medium
*Suggested to serve with: leafy green salad, Italian bread, and Mama's tiramisu.
And, while I was preparing my meal, little man hung out in the kitchen and watched! A few Cheerios and he's happy! A "little" man after my own heart :)