Wednesday, September 22, 2010
1 can Rotel diced tomatoes, with onions and chiles
1/4 diced olives (a tiny can)
1 clove minced garlic
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup of chicken stock
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 cup of frozen corn
1 package jiffy corn bread mix, with preparations required to make it
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
Brown beef in a skillet with garlic. Add Rotel, olives, beans, and stock. Simmer 10 minutes. Add frozen corn. Turn off heat and set aside. Mix Jiffy as directed.
Poor beef mixture into an 8x 8 pan. Top with cornbread mix. Bake 350 degrees until corn bread is thoroughly cooked (about 30 minutes) top with cheese and place back into oven 2 minutes to melt.
Serve warm w/ a dallop of sour cream if desired.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Put butter and oil in a skillet and cook onion and garlic until tender. Add cream cheese and milk and cook until it is saucey. Mix in seasoning and set aside. Once cool- add chilies and chicken and stir.
Bake 350 degrees until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted. (30 minutes?)
2 cups shredded chicken
1 head of brocolli cut into bit sized pieces
1 lb of spaghetti
1 can chicken broth (2 cups)
1 shallot, diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 cups cream
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
salt & pepper
2 cups monterey jack cheese, shredded
Boil spaghetti as directed by package, for the last 3 minutes add your brocolli and blanch it. Drain. and set aside.
In a pan melt butter and saute shallot and garlic until translucent. Mix in flour to create a light brown paste. Mix in cream and thin out with chicken broth until saucy in consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Mix brocolli, chicken, pasta and sauce in a bowl and pour into a 9 x 13 pan. top with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
** I seldom put brands with things but really these make the best S'mores**
Hershey's chocolate bars (1/2 a bar per S'more)
Honey Maid Graham Crackers (1 full cracker broken in half per S'more)
Jet Puff Jumbo Marshmallows (2 per S'more)
I don't have a big yard right now so I don't feel comfortable firing up the fire pit. I am also not camping at the moment. But, sometimes a girl just needs S'mores. So these can be done with a BBQ after the food is done. If using charcoal it's a little harder. If you have a gas grill go ahead and fire it up all the way. Place 2 marshmallows on the end of the skewer and hold it over the heat (turning it until it's all soft and gooey and golden brown on the outside). DO NOT SET IT DOWN and WATCH FOR FLAIR UPS.
Place half a graham cracker on the bottom. Then half a chocolate bar. Top with your marshmallows. Then another half a graham cracker. (I usually set the marshmallow on the chocolate and use the top half of the cracker to hold it down while I pull out my skewer).
Eat them warm and without a plate. It's only right. It is a S'more after all!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I added a new blog tag. It's called LocavoreLove and if you click on it you can see recipes made with local ingredients. When possible I'll provide a link to where I got them from.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Puree in a blender or food processor the following
2 cans of chickpeas
4 cloves roasted garlic
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary minced
1 tablespoon parsley minced
1/3 cup of tahini
6 tablespoons of lime juice
warm water (to thin to the desired consistancy)
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
One of the vendors at the Turlock Farmer's Market last week was Ellie & Charlie's Nature Garden an Organic grower out of Patterson. They had these lovely lettuce bags all prepped. I may never buy bagged salad again. This stuff is AMAZING. It's keeping lovely in the fridge too.
I made taco salads and a chef salad this week both were wonderful.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
We got cookies and brownies from Angela's Sweets which just opened on Broadway. The bakery was adorable and my daughter loved her cookies. I finally tried a brownie. Oh my god YUMMY!!
I highly recommend checking them out.
They have a website which can be found HERE or you can go to their bakery or you can join us for the next Farmer's Market and check out their booth.