Saturday, August 10, 2013

Food For The Shelter

Yesterday was a very big cooking day for me.  I started early because the shelter serves their main meal at lunch time. When I dropped food off a few days ago, they gave me a case of stale bagels which someone donated.  They didn't know what to do with them and hoped I could transform them into something.
 I stockpile ground meat when I see it on sale and this was a perfect way to use it.  I made a big pot of this.  I don't know what to call it but the shelter guys named these 'little peppers'.  They said they taste like stuffed peppers on a bun. They have a habit of naming all of my food.

 I sauteed onions, garlic and lots of green peppers, added the beef and Italian spices.  Then I added tomato paste and sauce and some beef flavoring.  And black olives.

 I topped each bagel half with the beef mixture and covered them with provolone and mozzarella then baked them for 25  minutes.

 I also made them BBQ'd chicken.

 First I baked the legs.

 Then dipped them in some BBQ sauce I made and baked them some more.

 When they were done baking, I dipped them in more sauce.

Then loaded up the car and delivered them.  The guys were really happy when I showed up.