Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Asiago-Stuffed Pork Roast

1 (3 lb) center-cut boneless pork loin roast
3 tbls butter
1 1/2 cups small cubes of French bread
1 cup chopped mushrooms
2 tbls minced onion
1/2 tsp dried rosemary, finely crumbled
1/2 cup (2 oz) crumbled Asiago cheese

Create pocket in center of roast for stuffing, cutting lengthwise through center of the roast. Melt 1 tbls butter in heavy skillet over medium heat. Add bread and saute until golden, about 10 minutes. Transfer to medium bowl. Melt 1 tbls butter in same skillet; add mushrooms, onion, and rosemary. Saute until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Add to bread; refrigerate mixture for 15 minutes to col before adding cheese. Mix cheese into bread mixture; season with salt and pepper. Insert stuffing into the pork roast pocket. Skewer closed if desired. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Melt 1 tbls butter in heavy large ovenproof skillet over medium high to high heat. Add pork and saute until brown, about 2 minutes each side. Transfer to preheated 350 degree oven. Bake until done, approx 45-50 minutes.

To Freeze: Prepare pork roast up to creating the pocket. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in gallon baggie; seal. Prepare stuffing mixture; place in quart size baggie, removing all air, and seal. Place pork roast and stuffing mixture in another gallon baggie.

To Prepare: Thaw in refrigerator for 24 hours. Place stuffing mixture in pocket of pork roast. Follow the remaining instructions to finish.

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December 2012
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Fish/Veg: Gumbo (Amy)
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Pasta: Pasta Fagoli (Jacey)

November 2008
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Pork: Red Beans & Rice (Amy)
Fish/Veg: Butternut Squash Soup (Jennifer)
Chicken: Chicken Kiev (Jacey)
Pasta: Lasagna (Mary)

October 2008
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Pork: Roast Pork with Apricot Stuffing (Jennifer)
Fish/Veg: Seafood Chowder (Jacey)
Chicken: Chicken Rosettes (Mary)
Pasta: Pasta & Beef (Tiffany)


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Delicious Chicken Soup

1/2 c. chopped green onion
1 c. shredded carrots
1 clove garlic, minced
4 T. butter, and butter for sauté
1 pt. half & half (I used fat free half & half)
1 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. white pepper
1 tsp. rubbed sage
8 c. chicken broth
3 c. cooked chicken, cut up in bite-size pieces
1 (6-oz) package prepared Uncle Ben’s Original Long Grain Wild Rice
1/4 c. flour

Sauté onion, carrot and garlic in butter (not the 4 T. amount). Set aside.

Melt 4 T. butter in a 6 qt. pot. Add flour to make a roux. Add half and half, and cook until thick (stirring with a whisk). Add cheese, curry, white pepper and sage, whisking until smooth. Blend in chicken broth gradually. Stir in 3 c. chicken, the onion/carrot mixture and the rice. Heat. Serves 10.

Directions for freezing

Follow all instructions through adding the chicken broth. Once the soup base is combined, divide between two 1 gallon freezer bags. Add ½ of the chicken and onion/carrot mixture to each bag. Do not prepare rice until ready to warm soup.

To prepare from frozen

Place freezer bag in sink filled with cold water to thaw or thaw in refrigerator for 1-2 days. Prepare rice per package directions. Warm soup in pot over low heat, stirring to combine. Stir in half of the prepared rice per bag of soup. Serve when warmed through.