Sunday, February 15, 2015

Dijon Mustard Cream Sauce

A super simple sauce to fix up a ho-hum dinner.
We had this on grilled pork tenderloin, sliced on the diagonal topped with sauce and a sprinkle of green onions. The sauce thickens up on it's own, and tastes yummy!

Besides pork, this sauce might also be good on chicken, turkey or veggies like cauliflower or broccoli.

Makes about 2/3 cup

1 tsp butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1-2 Tbsp green onions, Whites only, minced
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
2/3 cup half and half, or whipping cream

Saute the garlic and onions in the butter over medium high heat.  Stir constantly to aovid burning, saute until softened about 2 minutes.  Add the dijon mustard and stir.  Using a little whisk, or a fork, beat in cream.  Reduce heat to medium low and cook, stirring, until it starts to thicken.

Packaged up some dinners "to go" for my Mom's freezer too!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

German Chocolate Dump Cake

Dump cake?
Ummm, well that doesn't sound too nice, now does it?
Well Lazy Ass cake isn't nice either...
This cake is NICE
and EASY too.

I have been so busy lately, and so tired... but still wanted to bake up a treat for my friends at work for some Friday fun.  
I am officially resorting to a cake mix to help.
We all need a little help some time... and this is an easy way to do it.
No judging.

Make 9x13 pan

1 pkg cake mix, preferable German Chocolate, but any chocolate will work
3 eggs
1 cup water
A dash of salt (optional)
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
3/4 cup of sweetened condensed milk, canned

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a little non-stick spray on the bottom and sides of a 9x13 pan. 
Dump cake mix in the bottom making a mountain of the dry cake mix, make a little hole in the center, adding the eggs and the water.  Mix with a fork carefully, spreading evenly across the pan after it is thoroughly mixed.  

Sprinkle coconut on top evenly, add the nuts.  

Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over the top of that.

Bake for about 43-48 minutes at 350 degrees, or until a toothpick comes out clean without any wet cake batter on it.  Let cool thoroughly.  Cut into squares and enjoy.