Sunday, March 18, 2007

TV Dinner

Salisbury Steak with Wild Mushroom Gravy, Smashed Potatoes with Garlic and Herb Cheese and Chives, Creamed Spinach is one of those Rachael Ray meals I've been meaning to make for ages but just never got around to. Then last week I saw her make it on her show and decided to finally give it a try.

This was definitely a keeper. We both cleaned our plates and SP even said he would like to have this again next week. The only problem was I used the recipe from her 30 Minute Get Togethers cookbook and didn't notice it was a TV Dinner for Two. If you look at the recipe on the Food Network Web site everything is doubled so it serves four. Since we always take leftovers for lunch I'll have to do that next time.

Instead of making the Salisbury Steaks with ground beef I used ground turkey:

The patties were moist and flavorful from the onion and Worcestershire sauce. The mushroom sauce got a little too thick despite the fact that I used almost twice as much beef broth as the recipe stated. I sometimes have that problem with Rachael Ray recipes - the printed amount is either too much or too little of something - but I know this happens so I just added more broth.

I was a bit skeptical about the creamed spinach:

... but it ended up tasting great. Once again, I had to add way more heavy cream then the recipe called for. There is no way 1/4 cup of cream is enough for 10 ounces of spinach. The spinach absorbed all the cream almost immediately. Once I got the right consistency I was even more upset that we had so little of it.

Since I refuse to spend $5 for 4 ounces of Boursin cheese, I made my mashed potatoes:

... with garlic in the cooking water, sour cream, scallions and a little light cream. They were rich and creamy with a mild onion flavor.

It was easy not to overeat at dinner because we had brownies for dessert:

Brownie mix was on sale at the supermarket so I made a batch and then decorated them with chocolate frosting and some sprinkles leftover from Christmas. They were gooey and fudgey.
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1 comment:

  1. Mmmm...creamed spinach is one of my favorites. I've used this recipe before and ended up adding alot more heavey cream...I like mine very very very creamy. 1 package is never enough (even though I'm the only one in our family that eats it!).


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