Side Dishes


Home Fries

Cook 3 potatoes in the microwave for a couple of minutes.
Fry up some chopped onions in corn oil in a pan and cook until desired carmelization.
Cut up the potatoes and add to the pan.
Fry until the potatoes are completely cooked.

Japanese Rice

Melt a half stick of butter into a frying pan and add 2 tablespoons of roasted garlic.
Add some already cooked rice, a tablespoon of sesame seeds and squirt in some soy sauce.
Flatten out the rice in the pan while it's cooking. Flip the rice over and flatten again until the rice is browned.


Sauteed String Beans with Feta

Pour a little olive oil in a frying pan, add some string beans and a tablespoon of roasted garlic.


Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Pour a little olive oil in a frying pan, add some Brussels Sprouts and a tablespoon of roasted garlic.
Serve with crisp bacon.


Chestnut Dressing

This is a favorite of mine. I make it for Thanksgiving and serve it with left-over turkey sandwhiches.
You'll need 3 pounds of chestnuts to make 2 large loafs. Either buy the chestnuts and
boil and shell them, or buy already shelled and roasted chestnuts at an Asian grocery store.
This dish will taste a little better if you boil and shell the chestnuts yourself,
but it takes an hour to peel the chestnuts and you'll be throwing away a lot of bad ones.
The already shelled chestnuts make this recipe a breeze.
Place the chestnuts in a bowl and add a stick of room temperature butter, 1 cup of milk and
25 crumbled Saltine crackers.
Mix together and shape into 2 loafs on nonstick foil.
Cook covered for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Cook another 30 minutes uncovered.


Meat Balls

Put a large package of hamburger meat in a bowl and add:
1 egg,
1 tablespoon of garlic powder,
1 cup of bread crumbs and
1 cup of parmesan cheese.
Mix and roll into balls. I dump my meatballs raw into the sauce and let it simmer for 3 hours.


This is a real tasty treat to be served with spaghetti.
Take thinly sliced beef (flank or round tip) and sprinkle on garlic powder,
bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.
Roll up and stick with a toothpick to hold them together.
Simmer in spaghetti sauce for 3 hours.


Mac & Cheese

For this dish, you'll need a box mix, some corn flake crumbs and Mexican cheese.
Follow the directions on the box for making the mac & cheese.
I prefer the Kraft Cheesiest.
Put the mixture in a baking dish and sprinkle on the corn flake crumbs and Mexican cheese.
Bake at 350 until the cheese is melted.


Garlic Bread

Melt a quarter stick of butter in a small cup.
Add about a teaspoon of garlic powder and a quarter cup of grated parmesan cheese.
Stir this mixture. It should be thick like paste. Add more parmesan if it's too thin.
Spread on sliced bread and toast it in your toaster oven.

Sesame Noodles

Mix together:
1 tsp of creamy peanut butter,
1 tblsp of sesame oil,
1 tblsp of olive oil and
1 tsp of soy sauce.

Serve over thin spaghetti and top with sesame seeds.
(I also mix in some roasted garlic.)

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