Monday, February 21, 2011

catching up on what I've been up to...........

my babies.......

I love taking photos of the moon--especially when it's full.....

I found a new snack--these are delicious! They were around the "salad" toppers and salad "add ins" at the grocery store but I've just munched on them straight from the bag--they are soooo good!

ENCHILADA PIE--this recipe came about on a night that I had planned to make individual rolled up enchiladas but after bowling a few hours I was just too exhausted and just layered it all and called it a "pie"--the guys didn't complain-and gobbled it all up....they have asked to have it again so it must be good!

In a casserole dish,layer your ingredients--meat mix-cheese-enchilada sauce-top with tortilla and repeat until done---bake at 400*F until melty and bubbly.....

All done--

Broccoli Salad--broccoli florets,nut seed mix (cashews,peanuts,dried cranberries,almonds,sunflower and pumpkin seeds),and a touch of mayo...I think it would be good with cauliflower florets too.

Gluten-Free chocolate cake--I made using a BOB'S RED MILL gf chocolate cake mix--turned out very good (better than my first attempt at gf baking brownies a few years ago LOL-blah). Grandpa loved it and I don't think he realized it was "different" from any other cake I'd ever made....he ate just about the whole thing!

Making what turned out to be creamed spinach..........

BOILED DINNER--This is a favorite of hubby's dad. Basicly you boil the greens (cabbage) and pork chops together.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Broccoli Slaw

spicy turkey/broccoli slaw stir-fry --I also had brussel sprouts tonight--love them!

If you haven't already,go check out HUNGRY GIRL RIGHT NOW! She has lots of tips and tricks for making all the yummy not-so-good for us foods that we all crave a little healthier. I saw an article a few days ago on her site where she used broccoli slaw instead of carb-loaded pasta and made "spaghetti". I'm allergic to carrots and tomatoes so I had to improvise. It took me about 1/2 an hour but I managed to pick out all the slivers of carrots out (I added those to the guys' supper). I made a stir fry using turkey and my fave walmart brand spicy southwest mustard and it was delish.

Spicy Stir fry
1 bag of broccoli slaw
1/2 onion chopped
1 pound of ground turkey/chicken
salt/pepper to taste
walmart brand spicy southwest mustard (I used 1/2 a jar)
french cut green beans

To about 1 TBS of olive oil add chopped onion and turkey---cook until turkey is done and drain well---add in the broccoli slaw and about 1/4 cup of water to "steam" the slaw--I also added in about 1/2 cup of french cut green beans--cook until the veggies are done--if there is any water left drain well---pour into a large bowl and add in the mustard--stir well to coat everything--serve--