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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cooking With Corazon: **Special Thanksgiving Edition**

Thanksgiving is awesome! It's the perfect excuse to go buy the very best ingredients and immerse one's self in a glutenous smörgåsbord of culinary ecstasy!

This year, my family spent the holiday with some friends here in Colorado Springs. As a result, we didn't cook many of the traditional items that one would expect (i.e. turkey, pie, etc.). Instead we made some different items that we thought would go along nicely with our friend's dinner. Here are a few pictures (sorry that the food is not plated. Obviously we had to transport it):



Above is the bacon, brussel sprout, cranberry and pecan salad. It was pretty darn good. Here is the recipe:

-1 lb. brussel sprouts
-4 strips of bacon
-2 cups dried cranberries
-2 cups pecans (chopped)

Directions:
-Mix cranberries and pecans in bowl
-Blanch brussel sprouts
-Cook up bacon and then break into small pieces and add to salad
-briefly saute brussel sprouts in bacon grease (for like 30 seconds)
-Add sprouts to salad
-SCARF!

And here are a few other delicious items we ate:

The orange rolls are a family recipe from my wife (oh, and she cooked them so I cannot take credit). Absolutely delicious. You'll have to talk to her for the recipe. The noodles and steak are part of my steak gorgonzola alfredo recipe. Here it is:

-2 lbs. marinated steak (I used top sirloin)
-1 lb. pasta (I chose linguine)
-4 cups raw spinach (Chopped)
-1 cup green onions
-20 oz. alfredo sauce (I used Huntz Alfredo)
-16 oz. Italian dressing
-Fresh rosemary (about 2 tbs.)
-Tbs. lemon juice
-Gorgonzola cheese

Directions:

-Marinade steak (for at least 2 hours) in Italian dressing, rosemary and lemon juice.
-Heat alfredo sauce in large saute pan.
-Add onions, and spinach to alfredo sauce.
-Add three tbs. of gorgonzola cheese to alfredo sauce mix.
-Mix ingredients together.
-Cook pasta as specified on pasta box (usually a pasta box will give you instructions on how to cook their stupid pasta...it's pretty easy).
-Once cooked, add pasta to alfredo sauce and mix thoroughly.
-Grill steak to desired doneness.
-Slice steak into 1 inch cubes.
-Plate desired quantity of pasta/alfredo sauce on plate and top with desired number of steak cubes.
-SCARF!!!

Here's another look at the steak gorgonzola alfredo:


Thanksgiving was delicious! Not only was if fun to cook but it was even more fun to SCARF! Happy eating, everyone! BUEN PROVECHO!!!

Oh, and if you are interested in my recipe for the apple sauce click here.

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