Everyday Mom's Meals: New Cookbook

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

New Cookbook

My cookbook collection is becoming a little bit out of control. I barley have enough room to fit anymore into the spot where I keep them. But you know what? That doesn't stop me from buying them! I can't help it. I love a good novel, and to me a terrific cookbook is just as exciting to dive into.

The latest one I brought home, (My $1.99 steal at Ollie's, I might add...) happened to be laying out a couple weeks ago where the boy found it. I came into the room and found him turning the pages, and could see the wheels in his head spinning.

"Mommy, I found a few recipes that sound yummy. Can I mark the pages so you can find them and make them?" Now, how could I refuse that request? "Sure, you pick some out. What one do you want me to start with?"

Well, that was an easy choice. Anything that has the words "pizza" and "burger" in the same title is going to get his attention. But here is the funniest part, he took the original recipe and totally made it his own! "Mommy, we will add this and this, and a little of that..."

Here is his final creation. We served with one of our favorite pizza toppings on top, green olives. But feel free to add your own. Don't groove on mushrooms? That's okay. Maybe add some green peppers instead. Believe me, we did so much adaption, you could too! These would be great for a crowd...maybe those holiday house guests that will be "checking in" before you know it!

What was the last new cookbook you bought? Please share, it might be one I don't have yet!

Crock Pot Pizza Burgers
1 lb. ground beef
 1 (4 oz.) can mushrooms pieces and stems
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
1 (8 oz.) jar pizza sauce
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 c. shredded Colby Jack cheese
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for top
Sliced Green Olives
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Brown beef  in a large skillet until no pink. Drain if necessary. In bottom of Crock Pot, combine pizza sauce and soup. Add beef. Add seasonings and cheeses. Stir to combine. Cook on LOW for 2 hours. Serve on buns with extra Parmesan and olives.

Shared at Weekend Potluck


Lita said...

That is such a sweet story. I bet my grandkids could find something new and different for me to try and they may try it too. I think they would be looking for things they could cook with me too. I have so many cookbooks. They might be interesting to them too.

Wishes for tasty dishes,

Faye said...

I bought Miss Kay's (of Duck Dynasty) Cookbook. It has some very interesting stories in it and some recipes that I truly want to try. Your recipes are great too, Krista. Tell Alex I like his ideas also. Thanks for your friendship to your followers. :-)