10.25.2011

Mmm mm good

Being in the kitchen has sounded far from appealing the last little while, so my poor hubby has been subjected to, in my mind, far from appealing food, like top roman and mac and cheese. He claims these kind of dinners are fine by him, in fact, I kind of think he prefers them every now and then...which makes me wonder why I bother slaving over, good to me, food? But you know, he also claims to like those dinners, too, so clearly I married a far from picky eater, which I appreciate.

Today I decided I could do more than open a box of pasta and dumb it into boiling water, although, I don't know if you can really consider a crock pot meal anymore difficult? Regardless of the level of difficulty, I decided to whip up something delicious and totally healthy. Win win.

Have you ever tried cabbage rolls? Oh man, these things make me excited just thinking about them, yes they're that good, even if the name sounds less than so.

I think this recipe is from the Pioneer Woman, I'm not sure about that though, but thanks to having made them more than a handfull of times, my sisters and I have nearly perfected them. Today, I nailed it!

Ingredients:
-1 head of cabbage
-1 egg
-1 8oz can of tomato sauce
-1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
-1 envelope lipton onion soup mix
-1 lb lean ground turkey
-1 bag broccoli slaw (optional)
-1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese (I just use whatever cheese I have on hand, and I always add extra)
-2 cups regular V8 juice (I usually use at least 3, I like them saucy)

Directions:
-Core cabbage and carefully remove large leaves-steaming leaves in the microwave for a few minutes makes them a lot easier to work with.
-In a bowl mix the egg, tomato sauce, rice, onion soup mix, turkey, broccoli slaw and cheese together until you have a gloppy soupy mixture.
-Scoop 1/3 cup of mixture into each of the cabbage leaves and place in crock-pot seam side down
-Stack rolls if necessary.
-Pour V8 juice over rolls and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours.

My sisters and I have always paired these with mashed potatoes and used the sauce from the rolls as a gravy. Seriously delicious!

And no, this isn't turning into a cooking blog, don't worry, we already have one of those, but sometimes I feel like good recipes just need to be shared.

5 comments:

AJ Candrian said...

Mmmmmm. Just remember to turn your crock pot on. :)

Jessie DiRocco said...

Reason #3498 why I need a crock pot.

Joy said...

So sad your Dad doesn't like these.

Lindsay said...

we ate those in ukraine! loved them

dardame said...

amy! what a beautiful girl you are! thanks for the blog comment :) your recipes look amaaaazing! i'll have to give a few a try!