The Cooking Club is back!! For those of you who are new to my blog or maybe just missed it the first time; the Cooking Club is something that my MIL and Eric's two sisters started a couple of years ago. We started it as we were all in a funk, none of us wanted to cook. So every month we would each pick out one new recipe and e-mail it to each other. We then had four new recipes that we had to make sometime that month and then e-mail each other our reviews and experiences from the recipe. You can read more about it here and here.
We had planned on taking July off right after I had the baby, but well yeah Ryder changed those plans a bit, so instead we took May and June off. But now we are back and ready to go.
So please feel free to cook along with us and if you make a recipe, either leave me a comment on the recipe with your review or feel free to email me at cook (at) emmymom2 (dot) com and I would love to feature a few readers and their reviews at the beginning of the following month.
The first recipe is one Rachel submitted. My sister-in-law Rachel takes amazing food pictures (check out her blog and you will see what I mean) so there is a good chance I will be using her pictures of the food from here on out, with her permission of course.
Turkey Sloppy Joes
From: Martha Stewart Everyday Food
1 TBLS olive oil
4 small carrots, coarsely grated (2 cups)
1 medium onion, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
Coarse salt and pepper
3 TBLS tomato paste
¾ pound ground turkey
1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
2 TBLS dark brown sugar
1 TBLS cider vinegar
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
4 whole-wheat hamburger rolls, split
In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium; add carrots, onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4-5 minutes.
Add tomato paste, and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add turkey; cook, breaking up meat with a spoon, until no longer pink, 4-5 minutes.
Add tomatoes, sugar, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 12-14 minutes. Serve on whole-wheat rolls.