Spaghetti Carbonara

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine (optional)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti pasta until al dente. Drain well. Toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook chopped bacon until slightly crisp; remove and drain onto paper towels. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon fat; add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, and heat in the reused large skillet. Add chopped onion, and cook over medium heat until onion is translucent. Add minced garlic, and cook 1 minute more. Add wine if desired; cook one more minute.
  3. Return cooked bacon to pan; add cooked and drained spaghetti. Toss to coat and heat through, adding more olive oil if it seems dry or is sticking together. Add beaten eggs and cook, tossing constantly with tongs or large fork until eggs are barely set. Quickly add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and toss again. Add salt and pepper to taste (remember that bacon and Parmesan are very salty).
  4. Serve immediately with chopped parsley sprinkled on top, and extra Parmesan cheese at the table.

Breakfast Sandwiches with Maple Butter

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 oz pork sausage
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 4 English muffins, halved
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Form sausage into 4 patties. Cook in a large, non-stick sprayed skillet over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes a side, or until golden brown and crisp. Place sausage patties on a paper towel-lined plate to drain the grease.

2. Drain fat from skillet then return to stove and turn heat down to medium. Whisk eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl then pour into the skillet. Cook until top is nearly set but still glossy, then carefully fold eggs over in half. Remove from heat to finish cooking.

3. In a small bowl, whisk butter until creamy and smooth. Stir in the maple syrup. Toast the English Muffins.

4. To assemble: Spread 1 tablespoon of maple butter on English Muffin, both halves. Place 1 egg on the bottom of an English muffin then top with a cooked sausage patty and a slice of cheese. Microwave for 20-30 seconds to melt cheese then cap with English muffin top. Continue making other sandwiches. Serve immediately.

FATHER’S DAY 2018

Father’s day is around the corner

 

Events:

FATHER’S DAY PICNIC CONNEAUT — A Father’s Day picnic will be noon-2 p.m. June 15 at Villa at the Lake, 48 Parrish Road, Conneaut. Food, music, drawings and table/yard games will be featured. Register by contacting the Villa at 599-7704. In case of rain, the picnic will move indoors.

FREE Father’s Day at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Enjoy Father’s Day with a free day at the Zoo for Dad. {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, June 17, 2018; 10am-5pm
Where: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109
Cost: FREE for dads

 

 

Splash Lagoon in Erie

Join us at Splash Lagoon to celebrate your dad on Fathers Day. Dads swim free with the purchase of a day pass ticket.  For more information, please visit http://splashlagoon.com

Fun facts

Although it was originally largely a religious holiday, Father’s Day has been commercialized with the sending of greeting cards and the giving of gifts.

 

Some observe the custom of wearing a red rose to indicate that one’s father is living or a white rose to indicate that he is deceased. Other males—for example, grandfathers or uncles who have assumed parenting roles—are often also honored on the day.

Some Roman Catholics have continued to observe the feast day of Saint Joseph, on March 19, as a tribute to fathers.

 

Info from Britanica.com

 

Pizza Rolls

INGREDIENTS

  • 1(8 ounces) package Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
  • 32slices pepperoni
  • pieces mozzarella string cheese, cut in 1/2
  • garlic salt
  • italian seasoning
  • pizza sauce, for dipping

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Unroll crescent rolls into individual triangles – should be 8 of them.
  2. Sprinkle each triangle with garlic salt and Italian seasoning.
  3. Lay 4 slices of pepperoni on each triangle.
  4. Place a 1/2 piece of string cheese on top of the pepperoni and roll them up.
  5. Sprinkle with a little more garlic salt and Italian seasoning.
  6. Bake according to the directions on the crescent roll package or until they are browned.
  7. When you are ready to eat, dip them in pizza sauce.
  8. Enjoy!

Stuffed Honey-Ham Biscuits

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated Original biscuits
  • 8 slices (1/2 oz each) cheddar or swiss cheese
  • 8 slices (1 oz each) deli cooked ham
  • 1/4 cup honey

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Separate each biscuit into 2 layers, making a total of 16 biscuit rounds. Fold each piece of cheese in half. Fold each piece of ham into fourths.
  3. Place 1 folded slice of cheese and 1 folded slice of ham on 1 biscuit round. Top with another biscuit round; firmly pinch edges to seal. Repeat with remaining cheese, ham and biscuits to make 8 sandwiches. Place on cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to serving plate. Drizzle honey over biscuits. Serve immediately.
RECIPE FROM PILLSBURY.COM

 

 

Memorial Day Weekend Events

GENEVA

Lake Erie Monster Summer Crawl at Geneva-on-the-Lake

5504 Lake Road East Geneva-On-The-Lake, OH

May. 25 – Sep. 3, 2018

LAKE ERIE MONSTER SUMMER CRAWL SHIRT TIME!  Earn Your Shirt Through September 3rd.  The Artwork For This Year Is Still A Secret!

FB: HighTide Tavern & Betty’s HighTide Fun

(440) 466-7990

5504 Lake Rd E, Geneva-On-The-Lake

FMI: BettysBar@HighTideTavern.com

 

Conneaut

Conneaut Memorial Day Parade

Main Street Conneaut, OH May. 28, 2018

Enjoy a small town celebration of Memorial Day in downtown Conneaut. Event kicks of from the American Legion on Broad Street in Conneaut and proceeds down Main Street.

 

 

TACO LETTUCE BOATS

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef or turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 10oz can diced tomatoes with chiles
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper, more or less to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Romaine lettuce leaves, for serving
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheddar or Monterrey jack cheese, diced onions, tomatoes, avocados, sour cream, fresh cilantro or green onions We cooked a bag of rice and threw it with the meat.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef/turkey and garlic, breaking up chunks, and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in diced tomatoes with chiles, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper and let simmer until the sauce is thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. To serve, spoon turkey mixture into individual lettuce leaves with desired toppings.

Lighthouse Cruisers Cruise-Ins

Event Start: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 06:00 PM

End End: Thursday, August 30, 2018, 08:00 PM

Check it out HERE

Go to Conneaut Township Park on Thursday evenings to enjoy classic cars, food, music and a beautiful sunset. The event begins at 6 pm and ends at dusk. Bring your classic car or just go to enjoy the beautiful cars.