Garfield…Recipes with Cattitude Giveaway!

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Is there any cat who enjoys comfort food more than Garfield? Creator Jim Davis has teamed up with homestyle cookbook experts, Gooseberry Patch to create the first Garfield cookbook in more than a decade! Filled with lasagna and hundreds more recipes that stick to your ribs, Garfield…Recipes with Cattitude! will be a treat for fans of both brands. They’ll love the lighthearted artwork, in Garfield’s signature style, and the simple recipes, inspired by all the foods Garfield would love.

As you all know, I am huge fan of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. This one does not disappoint! The ingredients of these recipes will easily be found in your pantry. The instructions are easy to follow. There are also so many choices in here that there is something for everyone!

Here is one of the recipes:

Bachelor Style Skillet Lasagna
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 14-oz cans beef broth
  • 14-1/2 oz can diced tomatoes
  • ¼ tsp Italian Seasoning
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cup rotini pasta, uncooked
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • Garnish: Grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Brown meat in a skillet over medium heat; drain.
  2. Stir in broth, undrained tomatoes, and seasonings; bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in uncooked pasta. Cover and simmer for 12 - 14 minutes, until pasta is tender.
  4. Stir in mozzarella cheese.
  5. Top with parmesan cheese and serve.

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Since I am such a fan of Garfield…Recipes with Cattitude, I have arranged for one lucky reader to win their own! Here’s what you need to do:

Lasagna Cheese Soup

This recipe is from the founder of eMeals.com, Jane DeLaney.

 

Lasagna Cheese Soup
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 (32 oz) box chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 oz) cans petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups broken lasagna noodles (1 inch pieces)
  • 1 (5 oz) package shredded parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. In a large soup pot, combine ground chuck, onion and garlic; cook over med-high heat for 8-10 minutes or until beef is browned and crumbly. Drain well.
  2. Stir in broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, brown sugar and seasonings. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Add noodles and simmer until noodles are tender. Stir in cheese.

SousVide Supreme Demi

I recently was able to try out the SousVide Supreme Demi. We were loaned it for about two weeks or so, and we tried several different meals in it.

Up until recently, I hadn’t heard of SousVide cooking before. It’s actually pretty cool. Instead of a hot flame (like you are use to cooking with), you are cooking with hot water! It is basically a water oven. It was super easy to use also — just vacuum seal food in the food grade cooking pouches and simmer in the water bath. Each kind of food you put in there has a temperature and a time frame it needs to cook. What kinds of food can you cook in there? Any kind — beef, lamb, game, pork, chicken, fish, seafood, and even vegetables! To be honest, this is foolproof to use.

We made vegetables, chicken, and beef with it. What did we think? It was great! The steaks we made were super yummy and tender. You could literally cut the steaks with a fork. The veggies were super soft too. The chicken in here just soaked up the seasonings we added in and was pretty awesome.

I have to admit that the SousVide is an amazing way to cook. I love that I could put dinner in the SousVide Sepreme Demi in the afternoon and have dinner ready with little to no work. Have you tried SousVide cooking before? What did you think?