Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Dinner In A Little Over 30 Minutes...

I've found a great blog for moms called "Mom Spark". It looks like various moms post their favorite tips, recipes, and other things to share with the world. As I was reading it the other day, I found this awesome recipe posted by Summer. I decided to try it out for dinner this evening and received rave reviews from my hubby and son (though V tended to eat the biscuit more than the sausage). Here's my take on the recipe in a nutshell:

Make biscuit dough using milk and favorite biscuit/pancake mix according to the box directions.
Roll out biscuit dough.
Place a thin layer of your favorite bulk sausage on top of the biscuit dough (I used 1/2 a pound of sausage).
Roll the whole thing up into a jelly roll form.
Place on a greased cookie sheet and chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes or so.
Cut roll into individual rounds.
Place in 450 degree oven for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Here's a picture of what my sausage rolls looked like:

To go with the sausage rolls, I decided to make a potato recipe from my favorite cookbook, Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book.

Baked Parmesan Cottage Potatoes (found on page 496)
3 Tbsp margarine or butter
3 medium potatoes (1 pound), thinly sliced
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 small onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings.

Arrange potatoes and onion in a thin layer on a greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Melt margarine or butter; drizzle over potatoes. Combine garlic powder, pepper, and Parmesan cheese; sprinkle over the potatoes. Bake in a 450 degree oven about 25 minutes or until browned. Makes 4 servings.

Because both the sausage rolls and potatoes baked at the same temperature, I just put them in the oven at the same time and watched the rolls until they were brown on top. After everything was in the oven, I snapped some fresh green beans and threw them into a pot of boiling salted water, covered, for 10 minutes. They come out perfect every time with just a little salt and pepper added after they're drained.

So this is what the rest of dinner looked like:

The best thing about the sausage rolls is that they can be made for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or if small enough, they would make great appetizers for a party! Thanks, Summer on "Mom Spark", for the awesome new recipe!
Best to you all,


Mom Spark said...


Do you mind if I add your photo of the sausage rolls to the viewer photo album??

Glad you liked them!!


Amanda C. said...

I don't mind at all. Go ahead and add the photo to the album. If you need anything specific, just let me know!

Summer said...

I am so glad you enjoyed them. Considering I rarely cook, it has to be easy or it aint' happenin'! Love your blog!

Glass of Whine said...

I also read "Speedbump Kitchen." Great fun recipes for kids. YOu can find her link off my blog.