Monday, March 30, 2009

Grilled Steak with Caramelized Onions

I am going to give everyone another easy and amazing dinner. This dinner took a total of twenty minutes. I love quick meals. I take care of two crazy kids. A one yr. old and a four yr. old. My husband is the biggest kid of all and loves to have dinner on the table when he gets home. Needless to say, I like to have meals I can get done quick, but still is full of flavor. Not to mention, I can grill all yr. round in FL.

2lb skirt steak
Any Marinade (I used the marinade they make at my Meat Market. It rocks.)

2 Vidalia Onions
4 TB butter

1. First of all, I marinaded the steak for two days!!! It taste amazing. I am not sure if it does a difference then overnight. It just happened that way.
2. I put it on the grill for 10 minutes each side and rest for 15 minutes.
3. While the meat grilled I added the butter to a hot skillet then the onions. Cook until brown.
I served this with salad and french fries....


Breakfast Burrito for My Husband

My husband loves mexican and breakfast and I combined the two. I made him some kick butt breakfast burritos...Hope you try them and Enjoy!!!!

2 TB veg. oil
1/2 lb. of mexican chicken sausage, out of casings
1/2 red bell chopped
1/2 sweet onion chopped
jalapeno, chopped
4 eggs
cheddar cheese
flour tortillas

My homemade salsa (Below)

1. Add the oil to the pan and saute the veggies. Add chicken sausage and brown. When the chicken is cooked through add the eggs. Cook until eggs are set and ready.
2. I threw my tortilla on my panini press to warm and added the cheese. When it was a little crispy I took it off the press and filled it with the egg and sausage mixture. Served with a side of salsa (and sour cream, but my husband DESPISES sour cream)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Beer Can Chicken

This meal is so simple. It tastes awesome. It is a cheap dinner and it is made with beer...What more could you want? LOL. Anyway, my husband and I make this almost every weekend. We love it! We like to cook together on the weekends. He mans the grill and I make the sides in the kitchen. Today I made homemade pickled beets, my salsa (below) , a huge salad and green beans. (below)......Yummy

Beer Can Chicken
2 cans of beer, does not matter what kind. (Dump half...Or drink half. LOL)
2 whole chickens (3 to 4lbs each)
2 Weber Seasoning Packets
4 TB olive oil (2 TB for each bird)
Cooking string

1. Preheat Grill. Rinse and dry chicken. Rub with the dry rub. (I used tomato pesto for one, Black Peppercorn for the other). Put the bird on the can of chicken and tie its legs around the can. Put 2 TB of olive oil on each bird.

2. Grill the bird for at least 2 hrs. (We cook ours until the legs are falling off the bone.
This chicken is amazing. We love it. I eat it with a salad and my husband loves it with rice and the green beans (recipe below).

This was my dinner with my pickled beets on top of my salad with a basic balsamic vinegar and oil:

Pickled Beets

2-3lbs of beets
2 cps water
2cps sugar
2cps white distilled vinegar
salt to taste

1. Boil beets (almost like you would potatoes) until tender. Drain beets. Add vinegar, water, sugar and salt. Boil until salt is dissolved.

2. Peel beets as the brine warms up. (HINT: It is easier to peel with a spoon...I know that sounds weird, but it pulls it right up). Slice the beets and add to brine.



Green Beans

2lb Green Beans

1/2 Lg. Sweet Onion, cut in half then sliced

1 cp. Chicken Stock (Homemade)

1 tsp. Lawrys Salt

1 tsp. Garlic Salt

1 tsp. pepper

(This is really good if you cube ham and cook in the green beans)

1. Throw it all together in a pan and cook on medium heat for 2 hrs.

I will be posting lots of ways to use your garden veggies. This is very good. I usually make my green beans with lots of butter and I came up with this idea to cut some calories and fat. It taste just as good, if not better. Try it! It is an incredible side dish!

Fried Green Tomatoes, Ham and Egg Sandwich

I made this for my hubby this morning. I never had fried green tomatoes before. I was pleasantly surprised at how incredible they tasted. I breaded the tomatoes with 1/2 cp flour, 1.2 cp bread crumbs, Lawrys Salt, Cayenne Pepper and Pepper.(Peppers and Salt to taste. Geoff likes it spicy so I add a little more cayenne) I dipped in eggs and water and then the breading and fried it in a few TB of oil. MAN!! They are so good!!!
2 Slices Rye (Toasted)
4 Slices Muenster Cheese
A few slices of ham off the bone
2 fried Eggs with salt and pepper
2 TB minced jalapeno
2 Fried Green Tomatoes
1. I toasted the bread and as soon as it came out I topped both slices with 2 slices of muenster. I then put the two fried green tomatoes on one slice.
2. I fried the eggs with a little oil and put the ham in the same pan to brown it.
3. When the eggs where done I put in on the slice of bread with out the tomatoes and then topped it with the browned ham and jalapenos. I put the second slice of bread on top with the tomatoes.....WHOLOA!

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Local Farmers Market

Today I went to a Farmers Market in Flagler Beach and picked up all kinds of great deals. On Wednesday I went to a HUGE Farmers market in Volusia County Fairgrounds. It has hundreds of booths. It is awesome. It is about 30 minutes away, but worth every minute to get there. If you live in the Orlando area you need to visit the Volusia County Farmers Market. This is some of the deals I got:

.88cents per lb for beets

$1.00 lb for tomatoes (Romas, Green tomatoes, Beefsteak)

2lb bananas for $1

.50cents per lbs for all onions.

Homemade Marble Rye $2

Tilipia is 5$ a lb

Red bells 6 for 2$

2lb grapes for $2

Romaine Lettuce for .50 cents a head

This produce is even better then what you would find at most grocery stores.

You are probably wondering why I am telling you this. First of all, you can get more for your buck. Especially at these hard times a little always helps. (I bought 4 big bags of produce for 20 bucks) Second of all, it helps your local farmers and the economy.

You can always find a farmers market. Look at your local town or cities website. I know, every town near me has their own local farmers market. Try it out....You will be amazed at how much you save. It has great deals. Just wanted to pass that on.


1 lb ground beef

1/2 cp. milk

1/2 cp. white bread turned into bread crumbs (no crust)

1 tsp. garlic powder

2 TB parsley, oregano, basil...FRESH HERBS

1/4 cp. parm. cheese

1 egg

salt and pepper

1. Put the bread crumbs in the milk and let is soak up the goodness

2. This is sooo simple. Put everything together and get your hands dirty!!! Mix with your hands and form into pretty big meatballs. Throw it in the sauce....YEP!!! I said just throw it in the sauce. Let it simmer and it will do its things. It will not dry out and taste sooo good. Trust me.

****Use my simple Marinara below and add 1 8oz. can of paste****

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Leftover Egg Yolks

I had 12 leftover yolks from the Angel Food Cake. This morning I made oven baked custard for my girls. This is how I did it.

10 yolks ( i know this sounds like a lot)
1/2 cp. sugar
3 cps. milk
2 tsp vanilla
cinnamon and nutmeg.

1. I beat the yolks until frothy and added the sugar. Then I slowly raised the heat of the milk in a sauce pan over medium heat. Then I tempered the eggs by adding a little of the hot milk at a time.
2. Added it to a greased 9x13 pan. Topped with cinnamon and nutmeg. Baked on 350 for 25 minutes
3. Let cool for 2-3 hours

My husband has the camera so I have no pics. I just wanted to give you an idea what to do with the leftover yolks.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Southwest Pasta Bake

Since I started my blog I have become very comfortable with experimenting. Well, tonight I threw this together myself and it turned out really good. I am Italian and I love to cook Italian. My husband LOVES LOVES Mexican. Tonight I put them together and it was awesome.It is a wonderful feeling when you throw ingredients together and the meal turns out so well. Thank you for visiting. Enjoy.

One more thing, I used a Southwest Chicken Sausage. It has tomatoes, spices, Cheddar cheese, and black beans in this sausage. It is the best sausage EVER. I get it at Petty's in Longwood, FL. The butcher makes it fresh every Saturday morning. I go...Especially for this sausage. You can use it for tacos, pizzas, queso's, soups or even pasta. My husband and I throw them on the grill and then throw them in hot dog buns. I top them with cheese, my homemade salsa (below), guac., and onions. SO GOOD....Anyway, that is what I used in this recipe.
2 TB Vegetable oil
4 links of Southwest Chicken Sausage
1 Red onion, Cut in half then slice thin
1 15 oz. can fire roasted tomatoes
2 1/2 TB lime juice
1 15 oz can black beans
2 ears of corn
1 cp. cilantro
1 lb. of elbow mac.
2 cps. Monterrey jack cheese
1. I heated a pan with the vegetable oil. Add the links and the sausage. When the sausage is brown and the onions are tender add the tomatoes and lime juice. Cook for a few minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients.
2 Heat oven on 350
3. Boil pasta.
4. Toss the pasta with the sausage mixture. Put in a 9x13 pan. Top with cheese. Cook for 20-30 minutes. When the cheese is brown and bubbly.
Angel Food Cake
12 egg whites
1cp flour
1 1/3 cp. powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. cream tartar
1 cp. sugar
1. Beat whites until frothy. Add the cream tartar and vanilla.
2. Sift the powdered sugar and flour together while the eggs are beating on high.
3. Once the eggs formed high peaks add sugar one TB at a time. Turn off mixer when the sugar is dissolved and there is peaks.
4. Fold in the flour and powdered sugar mixture 1/2 cp. at a time until well mixed.
5. Put in greased tub pan. Run a butter knife through the batter to get all the air bubbles out.
6. Bake on 350 for 45 50 minutes. When the cakes springs back when you press on the top.

Berry and Strawberry topping:

1 cp. blueberries

3cps. strawberries

4 TB sugar

3 tsp. corn starch

1. Add all in a saucepan on medium heat. Cook until sauce is thick. I put it in the fridge when it was done. My husband likes the sauce cool.

Put on top of the angel food cake with a scoop of icecream!!! Yummy!!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Chicken and Triple Onion Soup

My husbands favorite soup is french onion. I decided to try something a little different. It turned out really good. Today, it totally hit the spot for the rainy and dreary day in

Chicken and Triple Onion Soup
1/2 stick of butter
2 Leeks
2 Large Sweet Onions
4-6 Large Shallots
4 garlic cloves
4 Lg. Chicken Breast Shredded
6-8 cps of HOMEMADE stock (It makes a difference)
2 TB fresh Thyme
2 TB fresh Basil
salt and pepper

Provolone cheese

1. Melt butter ,Then add the onions and garlic. Let it carmalize. Cook low with the lid on until turns a light brown.

2. Add the broth and fresh herbs, salt and pepper. Simmer until ready to eat.

3. Top the soup with a slice of baguette and provolone cheese. Broil this on high until the cheese is brown and bubble. Remove the soup from the oven and it is ready to eat. Serve with more crusty bread.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Guiness Corned Beef

My Guinness Corned Beef

1 head of cabbage, shredded
6 TB butter
2 Guinness beers
1 cp. brown sugar
1/2 cp. white vinegar

1. Rub the corned beef with brown sugar. Put in a greased 11x13 pan and put the cabbage around the corned beef. Add the two beers.
Top with the butter.
2. Cook on 250 for 5-6 hours. When it falls easily off with fork.
3. When the food is done....Drain the cabbage and toss in the vinegar with salt and pepper. YUMMY.

Roasted Veggies
5-8 carrots, skinned
5-8 red potatoes, quartered
2 leeks
4 TB fresh rosemary
4 TB fresh thyme
4 TB butter
2 TB olive oil

1. Toss the veggies in olive oil
2. Put the veggies in a greased 9x13 pan. Top with the fresh herbs and butter. Bake for 2-3 hours (when soft) on 300.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My Simple Marinara

2 TB olive oil
1 sweet onion
3 garlic cloves minced (not the jar stuff, minced yourself)
28oz. fire roasted tomatoes
4 TB fresh basil
3 TB fresh oregano
1 TB fresh rosemary
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. pepper

1. Added the olive oil. Then added the onion and garlic on med heat until soft. Then added sauce and the rest of the ingredients. I cooked on low (simmering) all day. (6 hrs)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Pecan Shortbread Cookies for Dad

My dad loves shortbread and Pecans. I found this recipe on .

I followed the recipe, but I added my own touch. I dipped into melted chocolate!!!!! Yummy!!!
Pecan Shortbread Cookies
Pecan Shortbread's:
1 cup pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped
1 cup butter, room temperature
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 bag of good semi sweet chocolate
1. I toasted the pecans. 350 for 8 minutes
2. I creamed the butter sugar and vanilla together.
3. Added the flour and salt.
4. Folded in the pecans
5. I then formed it into two logs and then put it in the fridge for a couple hours
6. I cut them about 1/2 inch thick and put on a greased baking sheet. Baked for 15 minutes on 350
7. Melted a bag of good semisweet chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds, stirred, then another thirty seconds. Only 30 seconds at a time until smooth. I then dipped the cookie in the chocolate.

Granola for Mom

My mom and dad are flying to see me and kiddos tomorrow. I can't wait! My mom is very healthy conscience after being sick a little over a year in a half ago. I made a few special items for her and my father. My mom is the one who gave me the passion of motherhood and cooking. Why not return the favor? This recipe is adapted from Giada's from the Food Network. I added a lot of different things.

Cranberry Granola

1/2 cp. pine nuts
1/2 cp. sunflower seeds
1 cp. Almonds
3 cps oats
1/2 cp of blueberry syrup (you can use regular maple, but it adds a lot of flavor)
1cp. cranberry juice
3/4 cp. of brown sugar
1 cp. cranberries, dried

1. I toasted the nuts in the oven for 8 minutes on 350. I then chopped the almonds and threw it all in a big bowl. I then added the oats.
2. In a saucepan I added the syrup, juice and sugar and only cooked long enough for the sugar to dissolve.
3. I threw the sauce in the big bowl full of nuts and oats. Stir.
4. Added everything onto baking sheet and baked for 30 -40 minutes.
5. Removed and added cranberries. Let cool.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring into Spring with this Incredible Spring Roll

WOW! These turned out amazing. Refreshing.

Spring Roll

3 chicken breast ( I grilled) julienned

1/2 cp. carrots julienned

1/2 cp. cucumber julienned
1/2 cp rice vermicelli
4-10 rice sheets. It depends on the size of the spring roll.
1/4 cp fresh cilantro
1/2 cp shredded lettuce
2 TB fresh mint
(I only use fresh herbs)
1. After all the prep. (following directions on rice vermicelli, cutting vegs and herbs, and cutting chicken) then you dip the rice paper into water. Let soak 5 sec and remove. Put on a plate add a little of each ingredient and roll. (To roll: I recommend this site )
That is it! Super simple, but a lot of prep work. I loved this. I made a few extra for my hubby and I for a snack tomorrow. This is so healthy and yummy.

HINT: I cheated and threw the veggies in the shredder of my food processor. But it was quick and still tasted GREAT.

The dipping Sauce:

4 TB soy sauce
4 TB rice wine vinegar
2 tsp. fish sauce
2 tsp. sesame oil
4 tsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. hot sauce
2 TB cilantro

1. Whisk everything together for the sauce.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

CInnamon and Bannana Oven Pancake Burrito.....(Try to say that three times)

This is my ALL TIME favorite recipe. It tastes great and everyone love it. I make this at least once each weekend. It is a little time consuming, but it is well worth it. I stuff this with many different things. I stuff this with cooked apples, strawberries, berry mix, and any other fruit.
It is always perfect and comforting.

Oven Pancake
3 TB Butter
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 TB sugar
1/2 cp milk
1/2 cp flour
1/4 cp sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 ripe bananas

powdered sugar or whip cream

1. You add the three TB to a large frying pan and put it in the oven on 415 until melted. Then add the cinnamon an sugar and cook another 2-3 minutes in the oven.

2. Meanwhile, sift the flour and sugar. Add the milk eggs and vanilla. Beat until smooth.

3. After you whisk the ingredients (flour, sugar, milk, eggs and vanilla) Add it to the skillet from the oven and put directly back into the oven. Keep check on it. (About 15 minutes)

4. Meanwhile, cut up the two bananas or prepare whatever fruit you are having.

6. This is what the pancake should look like. (It is so amazing just by itself)If it does, remove it from the oven. Put it directly on a plate using a spatula. Then put the fruit in the middle and roll one side then the other. Roll into a burrito form. Top with whip cream or powdered sugar.

Wow! I promise, whoever you make this for...we love you forever. Yummy! It is crispy and so flavorful.

Friday, March 13, 2009

My staple: Homemade Salsa

Every week when I get back from the farmers market. I throw a bunch of fresh tomatoes and veggies in my food processor and make salsa. I keep it in the fridge for snacking threw the week. It is so good and an awesome, healthy snack.

My Salsa

12 Roma tomatoes (Roma work the best)
3 garlic cloves
1/2 red onion
1/2 cp cilantro
2 TB olive oil
4 TB lime juice
1/2 red pepper and green pepper
1 poblano
(For my hubby and his friends I add 1 jalapeno and 2 habaneros)

My husbands 30th Birthday was a few weeks ago. My husband has been cheated the last couple of years because our daughters birthday is the day after. We seem to celebrate hers and not his. So....For his BIG 30 I had a few of his closest friends fly in without him knowing. He came home from work to see his friends at his house. Needless to say, he flipped out. Well, I made my habanero salsa for them. Which is the recipe above with the habaneros and jalapeno. It was gone in a day and I had to make it over and over again. (This make a lot of salsa. Like 4 cps +) His friends could not get enough. But fresh ingredients always make good food.

Cream Cheese Caramel Brownies!!! YUM!

Okay...These are amazing. My family likes to warm them up and put a big scoop of ice cream on top. What could be better?

Cream Cheese Caramel Brownies


1 cp of cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cp. butter melted
1/2 cp. boiling water
1 3/4 cp. sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cp. butter, melted
1 1/2 cp flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cp. caramel dots


8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3/4 cp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg

1. combine the cocoa, baking soda, 1/3 cp butter, the boiling water and stir until it is well blended. Add the surgar eggs and remaining melted butter. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix.

2. Throw the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and egg in a mixer for a few minutes until all is mixed and combined.

4. Put the brownie batter in an 9 x 13 baking dish. Put the cream cheese on top and swirl.

5. Bake on 350 for 45 minutes

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Cajun Meatloaf, Twice Baked Potato Casserole, and Cream Cheese Caramel Brownies. YUMMY!

Let see! Where do I begin! Tonight's dinner was wonderful! My husband who does not care for meatloaf even LOVED it. My four year old asked for seconds. Does that say anything?

I adapted my recipe from a recipe I found on This makes a lot of meatloaf. I am planning on making Meatloaf sandwiches tomorrow. I will take a few pics and keep you posted. I love leftover meatloaf.

Cajun Meatloaf

2lbs of ground round
1lbs of sausage (spicy)
4 TB butter
3 bell peppers (I used red and green)
1 Red onion
5 Ribs of Celery
6 cloves of garlic
1 tsp of Black pepper, white pepper, and cayenne pepper.
1 tsp. lawrys seasoned salt
1 tsp nutmeg
3 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
6 dashes of hot sauce
1/3 cp. ketchup
1/3 cp. milk
2 cps of homemade bread crumbs (I through 12 slices without crust in the food processor)
3 eggs


1 cp Ketchup
3 TB Worcestershire
1/2 red onion

1. I used 4 tbsp. of butter and browned all the veggies. I added the spices. Let it cook a few minutes. Added the Worcestershire and hot sauce and let it cook a minute. Added ketchup and milk. Take of heat. Add the bread crumbs. Let cool.
2. Meanwhile mix meat and eggs
3. Add the veg. to the meat and form a loaf. I put mine in a 11 x 13 pan. Topped with ketchup and Worcestershire mixed together. Then added sliced onions all over the top. I drained the meatloaf if needed. I cooked on 400 for 30 minutes and then 350 for an hour. Covered. I like my meatloaf very cooked. It was done when browned around the edges.

You do not have to cook it this long. My husband and I like it almost burnt. This looks perfect to me.....

Twice Bake Potato Casserole

7 Potatoes

4 tb butter

1/3 cp heavy cream

3 tb dried minced onions

salt and pepper.

1 cp cheddar cheese

1. Boil the potatoes until tender. Drain. Put in mixing boil and add rest of the ingredients (except cheese). Top with the cheese.

2. I actually just broiled this until the cheese was a little brown and the potatoes were puffy.

I will add the brownies in the morning. I will also add my homemade salsa. Plus I will add pics of the meatloaf sandwiches.

Take Care!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cedar Planked Salmon

Sorry...I have no pictures today. My husband took the camera to work. But trust me. It was terrific. I used my leftover cedar plank (they usually come in a package of two) and made cedar planked Salmon.
Here is the deal. I love anything smoked. I love the taste of any form of meat that has been slowly cooked over hickory or cedar. I love it! That is what cooking on a plank does. It smokes the salmon and causes a harder exterior. It is so good. If you have never cooked with a cedar plank...PLEASE PLEASE go get cedar planks. Try it. It will become a staple in your cupboard.

Cedar Planked Salmon

1.5 lbs of Salmon
2 TB of Chili Powder
Salt and Pepper
Olive oil

How simply is that?
You must let the plank soak in water at least an hr. I let it soak longer. The longer it soaks the better the result. When I was ready to grill I dried the plank and oiled the side the fish will sit on. I put the fish on the plank and rubbed the chili powder into the Salmon and I added salt and pepper. I topped the salmon with some honey. Honey causes the exterior to caramelize. The honey also adds sweetness to the spiciness of the chili.
Then I put the plank directly on the grill and grill until the Salmon flakes.

My Rice for my Husband

1 box of New Orleans Style Rice (Zatarains)
2 cps Spinach
1 can of diced tomatoes
S and P

I followed the direction of the box and then when the rice was about done (25 min). I added the spinach, diced tomatoes and salt and pepper. This is really good (and spicy) with fish.

A Salad for Mommy
For me......I used the salad I made last night. (I added beets) I put a huge helping of salad on my plate and topped with beets and the salmon. I used a balsamic vinaigrette with it. Man!!! It was so good!!! Not only was this a very healthy meal! It tasted amazing!!!

The ingredients (spinach, romaine lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, beets and then I topped with the Salmon)

Monday, March 9, 2009

A few Seaworld Pics

Last Sunday Geoff and I took the girls to Seaworld. We watched the Clyde and Seamore show and the girls loved it. Bailey pointed at the seals the entire time and laughed. It was great!Enjoy!!!

Steak Sandwich for my Husband.

I found an amazing website today. It rocked. I actually think I am going to make a couple of her recipes this week. I followed the recipe mostly, but I added a little of my touches. The website is She is awesome!!!! Her recipes are incredible. What a great find!!
My Weekly Tossed Salad

I made a regular toss salad with homemade croutons with the steak sandwich. I just cut up lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes and add cheese and croutons. This salad I always make a lot of and keep in my fridge for a quick lunch for myself.

Marlboro Man’s Favorite Sandwich

1.5 pounds cube steak (tenderized round steak that’s been extra-tenderized
1 large onion OR 2 small/medium onions
4 French/Deli rolls
Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
Worcestershire Sauce
(I added a TB to about a 1.5 TBs of Montreal Steak Seasoning) For more flavor.

-Slice onions and cook in 1/4 stick butter until soft and light brown. Remove and set aside.-Slice cube steak against the grain. Season with Lawry’s. -Heat 2 TBSP butter over high heat (in same skillet) until melted and beginning to brown. -Add meat in single layer. Cook one side until brown, then flip and cook until brown, about a minute on both sides. -Add 1/2 (at least) Worcestershire sauce, 5 to 6 shakes Tabasco, and 2 TBSP butter. Add cooked onions. Stir. Top with toasted bread.
I also added cheese to the bread. Swiss.(Moz or Prov would be good too) That is my husbands fav.
I also used my sandwich press to brown both sides of the bun before topping it with the cheese and meat.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

More Strawberry Recipes: Breakfast this Morning is Strawberry Crepes

1 1/2 cups milk
3 egg yolks
1.5 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
5 tablespoons melted butter

In a large bowl, mix together the milk, egg yolks and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients (flour, sugar, and melted butter) combine with wet until well blended.
Heat a crepe pan over medium heat until hot. Coat with vegetable oil or cooking spray. Pour about 1/2 cup of batter (if you want a big crepe or 1/4 for a small crepe) Check with spatula when it is ready flip it.....
Fill with strawberry's or whatever you like and top it with whip cream! Yummy

#2 Beef Leftover Recipe: Mexican Shredded Beef

First of all, I love to use my leftovers and try to come up with as much unique idea I can. Second, I love using shredded mexican meat because you can use it for tacos, burritos, nachos, sandwiches and even pizza. This I threw together with the leftover Roast from Friday. It turned out amazing. Geoffrey loved it!!!

I used the left over Roast about 3lbs.

2 packets of Sazon (It is Mexican seasoning found in a box. It is little packets!)

1 beer

1 can of Enchilada sauce

4 jalapenos (If you want it spicier add more jalapenos) I did not take the seeds out because Geoff loves spicy, but you can if you would like. I sliced the jalapeno into fours.

I threw this all in my pan and put it in the oven on 250. Then we went strawberry picking.(3-4 hrs) When we got back I shredded it. (It should easily shred) and I made awesome tacos. (Cheese, Guac., and Salsa. Homemade is best) It was perfect!