Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Bowties & Mushrooms

In trying to continue the bet tonight I made myself some pasta with Crimini Mushrooms. I added some Spinach at the end. I usually like to add some zuchinni, but I tried spinach instead. I just sauteed some mushrooms and garlic then added it to the pasta. I made everyone else Chicken Tacos which looked and smelled delicious, but by golly I am going to win this bet!

Tonight I made Strawberry Chocolate Bars for everyone to munch on. They have a crisp shortbread like crust and a creamy strawberry topping. The actual recipe calls for Raspberries, but I like Chocolate & strawberries so I decided to change it up. They were really good. I don't usually make bar cookies, but now that I have seen that it saves a lot of time by making bar cookies rather than drop, I might try to bake more of them for a while. We start softball season this week so I am going to need all the help I can get! Here is the recipe for those of you who might be interested.

Strawberry-Chocolate Bars

1 1/2 Cups flour
3/4 Cup sugar
3/4 Cup margarine or butter softened
1 package (10 oz) frozen strawberries, thawed and undrained
1/4 Cup orange juice
1 Tbsp cornstarch
3/4 Cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350. Mix flour, sugar and margarine. Press in ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2. Bake 15 minutes.

Mix strawberries, orange juice and cornstarch in 1 quart saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Cool 10 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips over crust. Spoon strawberry mixture over chocolate chips. Bake about 20 minutes or until strawberry mixture is set. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm. Drizzle with additional melted chocolate if desired. Cut into 2 x 1 inch squares.

Source: Betty Crocker's 40th Anniversary Edition Cookbook


kickpleat said...

wow, i'm surprised your family isn't joining you in eating vegetarian as well! your dinner looks pretty tasty too!

Claire said...

I've just eaten and my stomach has just yelped in hunger reading that! Here from Michele's Hi!!

Star said...

I'm always hngry after I visit here. Here from Michele's.

Carmi said...

I SO need to move: softball season starts this week?

Chatty said...

Oh Lordy! I've missed visiting your blog! I am drooling!

Michele sent me.

kenju said...

Finally, I got in, Michlelle. They all look good, but I'd prefer the pasta with mushrooms.....yummm.

Thanks for the visit and comment tonight.

WendyWings said...

I just spent ages going back through your archives, I wish you were my neighbour I would be popping over for afternoon tea LOL

michelle sent me.

YellowRose said...

Bowties and Mushrooms with of my favorites!!! Looks yummy!!

Michele sent me!

scrappintwinmom said...

Michele sent me - everything looks yummy!

Chrixean said...

My oh my! Those look so yummy! Everything in your blog looks heavenly! I am so interested in trying some of your recipes -- would you have any pasta and dessert dishes that are healthy and recommended for pregnant women? :D