Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Greek Dip

I found a recipe for a feta dip and added a few ingredients to make it a Greek-style dip. It called for Greek seasoning, and since I don't like to buy seasonings I won't use for multiple things (or use in a timely fashion) I figured a different way to season -- and it was perfect. Serve this with a baguette or crackers.

3 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
4 green onions, sliced
8 oz feta cheese, crumbled (get the block that you have to crumble - much better and more moist than the kind already crumbled!)
~1/2 cup kalamata olives, halved (I just added until it looked like enough!)
1 medium cucumber, or 2 mini cucumbers, diced
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
salt & pepper
1/3 cup olive oil

Mix everything together and enjoy!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Autumn Sausage Bake

This was delicious and smelled fantastic while baking. My whole family loved it! Next time I'm going to use twice as much sausage for my family.

1 sweet onion
1 medium sweet potato, peeled
1 medium Idaho potato
1/2 lb broccoli crown, cut into florets
2 medium apples, cored
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp dried rosemary
12-oz pkg smoked sausage, cut into fourths

Preheat oven to 400. Cut onion, potatoes, and apples into 1-inch chunks. Place with broccoli in a 9x13 baking dish. Add olive oil and herbs, then season with salt and pepper. Toss until well-coated. Nestle sausage into casserole dish. Bake 45 minutes; stir and flip sausage halfway through. Slice sausage into thin medallions and add back to the dish to serve.