Mindylynns Kitchen

October 8, 2010

Semi homemade Caramelized walnut and banana pancakes

Filed under: Food — Mindy M. @ 7:31 pm

I’ve developed a deep and abiding love for walnuts, late in life. So one day when I had some bananas that needed to be eaten I decided to try for banana pancakes and then wham…it hit me walnuts…and brown sugar and crunchy and OH my I had to try it. They are SOOOO good.

Pancake mix (prepared as directed on box)
Sliced banana
chopped walnuts
Brown sugar

Pour pancake mix on hot griddle
add banana, walnuts and then sprinkle with brown sugar.

Be careful when flipping as it can fall apart.

October 7, 2010

Herb Crusted Cross Rib Roast

Filed under: Food — Mindy M. @ 7:49 pm

I’m a gadget collector. I love love LOVE kitchen gadgets, but only if they are something that does something that I couldn’t do on my own, unless it’s really cool and a multi tasker…or really functional or just plain cool. So, it will come as no surprise to you if I say I have a rotisserie machine. But, unlike most people who own one, I actually use mine. They are unbelievable and it makes the best roast beef, ever. You can also use a rotisserie attachment for your gas BBQ. Anyways this isn’t really a recipe… just a simple how to.

1. Let your meat sit at room temperature for awhile (not strictly necesary, but I’ve read it’s supposed to make your meat cook better…browning and stuff)
2. Pour your choices of seasonings and herbs onto a cutting board.
3. Rub the meat in the herb mixture
4. Stick the meat on the rotisserie skewer
5. Plug in the machine and let it cook
6. Check it a lot sooner than you’d think, the meat cooks quite quickly. enjoy.

Tonight’s roast is coated in McCormick’s garlic and herb mixture, Montreal Steak seasoning (buy both at costco for the best bang for your buck) and a little of my favorite seasoning…mustard powder (I put it on EVERYTHING)

October 4, 2010

Spinach, Garlic & Bacon Cannellini beans

Filed under: Food — Mindy M. @ 4:19 pm

Cannellini beans
Crushed Garlic
mustard powder

Slow cook the beans until they are tender (dried will have a better flavor than canned).  Then in a hot skillet make some homemade bacon bits.  When the bacon bits are done remove half the fat and add a little olive oil. Sauté the beans, garlic and chopped spinach with the bacon bits then season with salt, pepper and mustard powder.

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