Sunday, April 25, 2010
I will serve these with fresh salsa, our local grocery store sells killer fresh salsa. I will probably also make black beans and rice and have plenty of cilantro chopped up.
Served with a green salad and a fresh loaf of crusty bread
Again with a salad and bread. I will use ground turkey in the recipe.
Served with Egg Noodles, Apple Sauce and Asparagus with Maple Syrup and Dijon Mustard
I will serve this with jasmine rice and plenty of chopped cilantro. I may even whip up a cucumber salad like this one: http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/Ricks-Thai-Cucumber-Salad-126039
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Ever since I discovered you can make lasagna in the Crock Pot I haven't looked back. It is probably one of the easiest meals you can make. Here's the one I made today. This one is made with soft tofu with seasoning, spinach, ricotta cheese mixture, sauce, and no cook, whole wheat lasagna noodles. I cooked it on high for about 2 1/2 hours and sprinkled mozzarella cheese on the top toward the last 15 minutes.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Mix until all of the dry ingredients are wet. Don't smush the berries. Pour the filling into the prepared bottom crust.
Now, starting from the middle and working your way out, lay the strips over the pie all going in one direction. You only want to use half the strips here. Make sure you use the shortest strips for the shortest part of the pie.
Lay a strip, now going the other direction, down.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Night Two - Sorry, I meant to post this last night. Instead, I watched The Blind Side. We had avoided watching it up until now because the book was so good. We were prepared to be disappointed with the movie. We were wrong, really wrong. What a great movie. I fell in love with the story all over again. The actor who played Michael Oher was amazing. If you think about his performance, he really didn't say much until the last quarter (football reference - ha) of the movie. So, for the majority of the film, his character development was based on eye movements, facial expression and body language. Yet, with just that limited communication, I totally fell in love with his character...Amazing! And then Sandy...Poor Sandy... who was so good in this movie. I want to just slap Jesse all over again. FOREHEAD TATTOO! UGH!
Back to last nights dinner. The pasta was good and really easy to make...bonus on a busy school night. Everyone liked it and there was enough left over for Jack to bring to school for lunch!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
1 C. milk (I'm using 2%)
1 tbls. extra virgin olive oil
8 oz. white mushrooms, chopped
1 lb. lean ground turkey
1 bunch scallions. green parts sliced thing and set aside, white parts chopped
1 large poblano chile, seeded and finely chopped
1 cup frozen peas and carrots (they come together in a package)
2 tsp. worcheshire sauce
1. Preheat oven to 425.
2. In a saucepan, combine the potatoes with salted water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water; return the potatoes to the pot. Mash with the milk until smooth; season with salt.
3. In a large skillet (I use Cast Iron) heat the olive oil over high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes; transfer to a plate.
4. Brown the meat in the pan. Fully cook the meat and drain any liquid. Lower the heat to medium and stir in the chopped scallions, the poblano, peas and carrots. Cook until peppers are soft, about 3 minutes. Stir in the mushrooms, 1/4 mashed potatoes and the reserved 1 cup cooking water. Lower the heat and simmer until the juices are thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Spread half of the potatoes evenly in a greased 9-by11-inch baking dish. Spoon the meat mixture evenly on top, then spoon the remaining mashed potatoes evenly across the filling to enclose. Bake until lightly golden, about 25 minutes. Sprinkle with the sliced scallions. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
*Based on a recipe from Rachael Ray's Everyday Magazine
I'm going to do a mixed green salad with a Balsamic Vinegar dressing.
1 box penne pasta
1 lb. Italian Sausage
1 each green and red bell pepper, cut into stripes
1 jar your favorite spaghetti sauce (I like Trader Joe's)
1 tsp. fennel seed
Dash crushed red pepper
4 oz. cream cheese, cut into cubes
1. Cook the pasta according to package.
2. Crumble sausage into large skillet, cook and stir on medium heat until done (about 8 minutes). Drain. Add bell peppers, cook and stir 5 minutes. Add sauce, fennel seed and crushed red pepper and stir until heated through. Add cream cheese, continue to cook and stir until melted.
Taco Bubble Casserole
Don't know why it has that name...but it looks tasty.
I'm going to use ground turkey.
Honey Orange Chicken
Grilled Marinated Zucchini
For the Zucchini, I just buy 3 or 4 medium sized zucchini and cut them into 1/2 inch slices. I marinate them in whatever I have around...olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice and any fresh herbs I want to get rid of. I grill them right on the hot grill for 3 or 4 minutes per side.
Spaghetti with your favorite jar sauce.