Monday, July 20, 2009

Mrs. Meyers

I finally found a product that is tough on my dirty kitchens and safe on my kiddos. I have to share it with my amazing followers and friends.

Have you ever heard of Mrs. Meyers Clean Day? It is now a staple in my household. I must admit, I was skeptical. I assumed that all natural, environmental friendly, biodegradable, chemical free, and is child and animal safe COULD NOT clean that well. Boy, I was wrong. I am not afraid to admit it!

Not only does Mrs. Meyers products amaze me by their heavy duty cleaning, but their aromas are spectacular. I have BASIL laundry detergent! It is very natural and not overpowering. I wanted to crawl into my dryer and sleep in the clean warm clothes. Here are some of their other unique fragrances: Basil, Lavender, Lemon Verbena, Geranuim,
Baby Blossom, and Scent Free.

Mrs. Meyers has a vast line of cleaning products. My favorite by far is their Basil Laundry Detergent and their All Purpose Cleaner.
Please, Check them out!

What do I have in my kitchen? Huevoes Rancheros for the Husband

On Sunday my husband wanted something spicy and savory. Geoffrey loves Mexican. I wanted to make Huevos Rancheros, but most of the recipes I looked at used regular salsa and I did not want that.

I looked into my cupboard and decided to create my own dish with what I had in my kitchen. Lets just say, It was a huge success. My husband devoured the entire plate and informed me that I hit a homerun.

Let's see what you think.....

2 links of Chorizo, out of casing
1/4 cp. chopped onions
1 can pinto beans
1 can of Salsa de (Something...I can't remember, sorry. It is really hot and in a yellow small can)
2 whole Chipotles in Adobo
2 TB of the Sauce in the Can of Chipotles in Adobo
2 flour tortilla, grilled
3 eggs
1/2 cp. monterary jack cheese
2 jalapenos sliced thin

1. I pureed the pinto beans and added the salsa de..., the Chipotles in Abodo and lots of Abodo Sauce. I salt and peppered. It tasted spicy and yummy. Set a side.
2. I browned the Chorizo and added the onions. When browned and the onions are soft I added the thick spicy sauce.
3. I grilled the tortillas and layed on the bottom of a plate. I added half of the cheese.
4. I cooked the eggs over easy. When the eggs where done I added the sauce to the tortillas, topped with the eggs. I added the rest of the cheese and then topped the entire thing with the jalapenos.

Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Pasta Salad

I received the Bon Appetite Magazine and this was a must try. I admit I changed a few things, but this turned out so refreshing and yummy. I honestly, could eat the entire bowl. I love fresh produce and herbs.

Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Pasta Salad

One and half pints of cherry tomatoes
1 container of the tiny mozzarella balls
3 TB. fresh chives
1 TB. fresh oregano
3 TB. fresh basil
salt and pepper
4 TB. white balsamic vinegar
2 TB. of good olive oil (It is really good even without oil)
3 TB. freshly grated parm. cheese
1 lb. Orchettia pasta

1. Boil the pasta until al dente about 10 minutes. Let cool.
2. Add the oil, vinegar and whisk. Add the herbs, salt and pepper. Add the tomotoes and mozzarella.
3. Add the pasta and toss to combine. Top with fresh parm. Serve.

This is so good. I can't wait to have some for lunch!