The chicken-basil sausage we buy at our local Sprouts market is soooo good and we seem to always have some on hand in the freezer. From the leftover veggies from steak night, I made Zoe a petite pasta with a bit of pesto. Super easy to make, completely gone in 5 minutes!
I am of the opinion that food does not have to be perfect to be delicious. Take my cupcake, left. For too long I did not allow myself to try things if I didn't think I could do it perfect the first time. Sheesh. I think my first time decorating cupcakes with whipped cream came out pretty good. Regardless, they were delish!
1 box angel food cake mix plus whatever ingredients your mix calls for
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 T. sugar
4 T. processed strawberries*
*To make processed strawberries, put a handful of strawberries with 1 T. of heavy whipping cream in the food processor and pulse until you have a seedy, thick cream.
Prepare and bake angel food cake according to directions on the box. Use paper-lined muffin tins to bake. Let cool completely, and then remove the muffin paper.
Prepare the strawberry whipped cream. Whip cream until you have heavy peaks. Mix in sugar. Mix in processed strawberries until just combined. Put in plastic bag and cut corner to make a tip.
Using a small melon baller, scoop out center of each cupcake from the bottom, and reserve (you will use this to plug cupcake after filling). Hollow out each cupcake a bit more, discarding crumbs. Insert tip of plastic bag into each cavity, and squeeze to fill; replace plugs. Using remaining filling in plastic bag, decorate top of cupcakes.
These are so super yummy. I made a batch of these for a potluck recently and they were devoured in minutes.
24 King's Hawaiian Rolls
1/2 pound shaved ham
12 slices Swiss cheese
3/4 stick butter
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried onions
Poppy seeds for garnish
Slice the King's Hawaiian rolls in half. Line the bottom of a 9X11 baking pans with the bottom halves of the rolls. Spread the ham over the rolls, and then layer the Swiss cheese on top. Place the other halves of the rolls on top. Set aside.
In a small sauce pan, combine the butter, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and dried onions. Over medium heat, stir until the butter has melted to create the sauce. Pour the sauce over the tops of the rolls. Sprinkle poppy seeds over the top. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil, and then refrigerate for at least three hours -- overnight is better.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the covered rolls in the oven for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese has finished melting. Serve warm or at room temperature.
By the way, these are also just as yummy cold -- great for lunch!