Recipes from The Eves
Roy's Italian Dinner
My “go to” recipe for lasagna is from All Recipes. When I am making just the sauce, I follow their sauce recipe pretty closely. For the dinner that Roy prepares, use the All Recipe recipe without the meat.
After “assembling” the sauce, I’d get a mix of sweet and spicy Italian sausage, onion and peppers, brown and sauté, add to the sauce.
Make meatballs – mine are simple. Ground chuck, egg, small amount of Italian breadcrumbs, oregano, parsley. Add them to the sauce.
Cook for at least an hour. More is fine. It’s ALWAYS better the next day.
I like to use a fresh pasta these days. There are many available at your local grocery. Serve with a salad and garlic bread.
Jan's Key Lime Curry Chicken
Thanks to my friend Gisela for introducing me to this amazing recipe from Gourmet/Epicurious. Like my mother, she also never met a recipe that didn’t get tweaked
Jan's Cabbage and Plums
Wonderful recipe from Midwest Living. The recipe calls for you to mix all the ingredients and bake in a 425-degree oven. It’s billed as a hands-free stir-fry. I just throw it all in my wok and stir-fry it, making sure I have almonds to sprinkle on top.
Tobias' Highball (my dad's favorite drink).
Mix 2 parts bourbon and 4 parts Ginger Ale in a tall glass with ice. Garnish with a wedge of lemon. Dad and Tobias didn’t use the lemon, but that’s the appropriate garnish.
Bisquick Coffee Cake
I love this recipe. When my kids were very small, I made it every weekend. It’s a basic, easy, delicious recipe that you can also adapt by putting sliced apples on top, or dropping dabs of preserve on top. I like adding the streusel mix after any add on ingredients. Find the recipe here.
Roy's and Jan's Apple Pie
Roy's and Jan's Apple Pie
(Actually my husband's recipe – I married well!)
Total cooking time is 50 to 55 minutes
1 package PillsburyTM pie crust
5-6 medium apples, Macintosh or Golden Crisp are favorites
(5 make a nine inch, 6 make a ten inch pie)
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 cup of water
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Peel and core apples, slice them VERY thin, 1/8 of an inch – my husband swears this is the secret to this great pie.
Put them in a bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon together, pour into apples, mix and let stand.
Follow directions for rolling out the crusts, flour your rolling surface. Peeling the crusts off the floured surface is made easy if you use a pastry spatula.
Gently place bottom in ungreased pie plate, glass works best, with edges draped over side.
Fill the crust with apple mixture.
Gently drape the top crust evenly over the apples
Crimp the top and bottom crusts together, making sure you are sealing the pie.
With a fork or knife make vents in the pie.
Place a piece of foil on the oven middle rack to catch any drippings. Place the pie on top.
Take a second piece of foil and drape or tent it over the top of the pie for the first fifteen minutes.
After 15 minutes, remove foil and reduce heat to 375 degrees.
Continue cooking for approximately 40 minutes and until crust is golden brown
Remove, let sit, enjoy!