Sunday, December 5, 2010

Egg Quesadilla

I know that sounds weird, but I was looking in the fridge this morning trying to decide what to make for Breakfast when I saw the Corn tortillas...I thought, hmmm Huevos Rancheros? But then I realized I was out of beans. So my next thought was..."you know, you like Steak Quesadillas and Chicken Quesadillas, why not Scrambled Egg Quesadillas!?!?!"

I used:
2 eggs, scrambled
2 corn tortillas
A small handful of shredded cheese

I topped it with Salsa and Sour Cream.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Quinoa Caprese

I threw together ingredients for this from the fridge, not knowing what kind of dressing I would put on it. Once I have the tomatoes and mozzarella I Knew I had to make a Balsamic Vinaigrette! Thought you might like to try it too, so here is what I used...

Quinoa Caprese

1/2 cup Quinoa (cooked with 1 cup water)
3/4 c Mini Mozzarella
1/2 Zucchini, Diced
1 sm Tomato
3 slices Deli Salami, cut into small squares

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar

Cook Quinoa (Bring 1 part Quinoa and 2 parts water to a boil, reduce heat to low, simmer Covered for 12-15 min. Do Not lift the lid or stir during cooking! Remove from Not lift lid or stir, let sit for 4-5 minutes. You can lift the lid now...fluff with fork.)

Chop tomatoes, zucchini and salami, add to quinoa along with mozzarella. Mix dressing ingredients, using equal parts oil and vinegar and seasoning to taste. I didn't measure this part, just put it all on a small bowl with a lid, then shook it up, I will dress each serving as I serve it so the Quinoa doesn't get soaked sitting in dressing.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

More Potatoes...

Why I always make extra Baked Potatoes...

Broccoli Baked Potato...
Leftover Baked Red Potato, Steamed Broccoli, Shredded Cheese and Sour Cream

Baked Potato Hash...
Leftover Baked Red Potato, peeled and diced
Diced Ham
Seasoned Salt
Fried Egg
Shredded Cheese

(this is easily customized with Bacon, Sausage, Bell Pepper, Onion, etc)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bowl of Heaven in Potato Form...

I am sitting here eating one of my All Time Favorite dishes and I thought I would share the recipe...these are Funeral Potatoes, some call them Mormon Potatoes, Cheesy Potatoes, Family Potatoes, Holiday Potatoes or some other variation of this...but they are Funeral Potatoes. The name? Where did it come from? I am no expert, but having lived in CO and ID and having Many family members from UT, I will tell you where it came from for us...Mormon Funerals. There is a culture of food for funerals and for LDS Wards it is Ham, Potato Casseroles and Green Jello. Don't ask me why, but I have been to a Number of Mormon Funerals and Every Single One of them had Ham, Potatoes and Green Jello...are there other things there? Yes...sometimes Rolls and a different color Jello. :) The last funeral I went to there were 4 different variations of the Potato Casserole...and for the sake of science I tried them all...and then went back for seconds of my 2 favorite and I "May" have gone back for thirds of the best...maybe.

After looking online, asking family and friends, perusing the Sisterhood of the LOSTies Cookbook and making MANY batches (for the sake of science and by request of my Big Brother,) I have come up with THE recipe for me and my family...

Funeral Potatoes a la Rachel Hope

5 Lg Red Potatoes, Baked
1 can Cream of Celery Soup
16 oz Sour Cream
1/4 sm Onion, shredded fine
2/3 soup can Milk
1 c CoJack Cheese, shredded
Salt & Pepper to taste

OK, the potatoes MUST be Baked...yes, you can use frozen hash browns or some other time-saving bag of potato-like substance, but the Only way to get the Ultimate flavor is to Bake your Potatoes!! I bake mine, then put them in the refrigerator until I am ready...this can be overnight ot 34 hours, however long it takes me to be ready. Then, you peel the potatoes and shred them...don't cut them into dices or strips or mash them...shred them!

Mix all the stuff together in a big Casserole pan...9x13 or something...then you can store it again if you want, but at this point you probably want to eat bake them at 350* until they bubble and turn brown on the edges.

*Optional: Mix melted butter and smashed potato chips or Triscuits or some other kind of crunchy thing and scatter it over the top of the potatoes about 15 min before you take them out of the oven.
Optional #2: these are Delish with Diced Ham added in before cooking!