Leave me a comment telling me your favorite way to use mandarins when you cook. I’ll draw a winner on Thursday November 20th.
In the spirit of the Mandarin Festival, let’s do a give away. Stay tuned while we whip up some goodies to make this something special!
Mason Made Breakfast Sausage Patties
(and Fall Harvest Hash)
2 pounds ground pork (I grind my own so I know it’s good and lean!)
2 egg whites
3 cloves of fresh garlic chopped
2 tsp dried sage
2 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp dried thyme
1/4-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
salt & pepper, to taste (I added a decent amount of salt)
Mix together all ingredients in a bowl. Create 12-14 patties with the pork. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Cook on both sides for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Serve with whatever else you like for breakfast!
*Note: This would be yummy with some brown sugar or maple syrup, but if you add sugar, be sure to cook on lower heat a little longer so the the sugar does not burn.
Mason Made Fall Harvest Hash
•2 russet potatoes
•1 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
•1/2 of a butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
•1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
•1 medium red onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise (divided)
•6 garlic cloves, chopped
•Salt, Pepper, & red pepper flakes
•1/4C (could use less) Olive Oil
•1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
Place cubed potatoes, parsnips, squash and 1/2 of the red onion on a parchment lined baking sheet. Add salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Roast at 375 for 20-30 minutes or until fork tender – you do not want them soft.
Use a bit of non-stick spray and in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat, sauté the other half of the onion and garlic, stirring occasionally, until onions are golden brown, about 3-5 minutes. Add roasted vegetables, and continue to sauté, stirring occasionally, until browned and starting to crisp, about 7 minutes. Stir in sage to taste.
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With just $6000 more dollars needed, it made me think, if just 30 people each found 10 more people to contribute $20 each in addition to their contribution of $20, we would be there for Mason and his dream to have a functioning kitchen at his school. What do you think, can we do it? Click here to donate.
Tonight’s the night, Rachel VS Guy Kids Cook Off Season 2 is on Food Network. I’m bummed that I’m not there, but we will be watching so I know what to expect next season, where you WILL see me! Watch with me and post here to tell me who you think they should have made the alternate instead of me! Rachel VS Guy Kids Cook Off Season 2!
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