|Cut off the tops|
|Let cool and then squeeze garlic out of the skins|
- 1 large head of garlic, the tops trimmed off
- 1/8 cup of oil or less
- Salt and Pepper
Place garlic in a bowl, pour on the oil. Go a little heavy with the oil, but not too much. Toss to coat, place garlic cut side up. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the oven for about 1 hour. The garlic should be tender and easy to squeeze out of the skins.
|Refrigerate until ready to serve|
- 1 can jumbo black olives
- 1/2 package of cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese
- 2 bulbs of roasted garlic
I have tried several stuffed olive recipes, but I'm still searching for the perfect one. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know! :)
I also made borscht for the first time. Since I've never had it before I have no idea how it should taste. I tried to research several recipes, but they are all so different. I finally settled on a recipe that didn't look too complicated, but I made a few changes. The soup turned out very mild and I do like it, but I would prefer more flavor, so next time I will add meat.
|Saute the veggies|
|Beautiful red color|
- 1 carton of beef broth (add veggie broth to make vegetarian)
- 1 large turnip, cubed
- 1 medium to small onion, diced
- 1 potato, cubed
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 medium beets, cut into matchsticks
- 2 carrots, diced
- 1/2 head of cabbage or less, thinly sliced
- 1 can of whole tomatoes, crushed, or 1 teaspoon of tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon of thyme
- 1 small bay leaf
- 1/4 cup of chopped parsley
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
Wash the beets and wrap them in aluminum foil and bake at 400F for an hour until tender. Remove, peel and cut into matchsticks. Saute the onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon of butter with a touch of oil for a few minutes, then add the turnip and carrots for another few minutes. Pour in the broth and add the rest of the ingredients except the lemon juice. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer for 10 minutes or until the veggies are tender. Just before serving, add the lemon juice and stir.
If anyone has a different borscht or stuffed olive recipe, let me know!