Thursday, April 28, 2011

Not Cooking but Still Fun

So I was looking on Twitter today and I follow FueledByRamen and they were talking about Hayley from Paramore's favorite things, so I looked and found this page.
Hayley's description of the page is completely accurate. If you have Organization OCD, THIS is the blog for you. It's so crazy! It's a picture blog. So I was looking at it and found a few awesome pictures.

This one is probably one of my favorites.

Here are a few more...or you know, 8 more haha



And here is the best one:

Ok. Ok. So it's not food, but it is a bunch of recycled cups and I think it looks totally awesome.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Chicken Enchiladas

So, this recipe may be a little confusing but it's only because I've never actually had a recipe card for it and neither has my mom. So here we go. Let's see if everyone understands. Pictures to come later.

3 chicken breasts
1 can (28 oz) Enchilada Sauce (I use Rosarita)
10-12 (8-12in) flour tortillas
Cheese - cheddar or Mexican Blend

-Boil and shred chicken.
-Toss shredded chicken with fair amount of cheese and enough enchilada sauce to make the mixture moist.
-Add small amount of chicken to edge of tortilla and roll tightly. Place in 13x9 pan.
-Pour rest of enchilada sauce over rolled tortillas, making sure all of the torillas are covered with sauce. -Spread/Sprinkle cheese over the enchiladas, to your liking.
-Bake foil covered enchiladas at 350dF for 25 minutes. If the cheese is not melted, put enchiladas back in the oven, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes.

Word for the -Bland Wednesday-

Leftover Chicken? Turkey? Shred it! Heat it up on the stove and add some barbeque sauce. Make them into sandwiches or tacos. Personally, I like the tacos. If you add some parmesan while cooking, it tastes even better! As for the barbeque sauce, my dad gets Sweet Baby Ray's and ever since, we never get any other kind. Once you try it, nothing else is good enough. Enjoy!

Next: Word for the -Bland Wednesday-

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Word for the -Bland Wednesday-

Try adding a little seasoning salt to your meal. A little goes a long way.

Next: Word for the -Bland Wednesday-

Homemade Lasagna

Ok, so I'm doing this from memory because it is just a memory recipe, so if there are any questions, just ask and i'll answer and edit the recipe for more understanding.

Yield: This recipe makes 2- 13X9 pans of Lasagna (or thereabouts)

1 box Lasagna noodles
1 tub Ricotta Cheese
2 1lb tube Ground Beef/Meat (or 1 3lb tube)
1 large jar of [Prego] Spaghetti Sauce
1 large bag Mozzerella (or large block to grate)
1 egg
2-3 Tbsp sugar

-Cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain, do not rinse. (Never rinse pasta. this will cause the starch to wash away and will cause sauce to not stick to pasta)
-Brown the ground beef/meat. Once browned, drain and rinse. Restore back to cooking pot/pan, add spaghetti sauce and warm.
-Mix Ricotta Cheese, egg and sugar. Chill until meat and noodles are done.

-In 13"X9" pan, lay 3 noodles side by side. Add Ricotta mixture in little blobs, see picture. (Normally, add ricotta to all of noodles, but for this picture I was making a special side for my sister who does Not like ricotta.)
-Next, add meat/sauce, see picture.
-Add mozzerella cheese.
-Repeat 2 more times to make 3 layers.

Bake at 350degrees. Cover with foil and bake for 40 mins. If the mozzerella is not melted, put back it the oven for 5-10 minutes, uncovered, or until cheese is completely melted and a light golden color.


Fruit Pizza

So, this recipe is pretty fun for the kids....and adults. ;)

1 or 2 pkg refrigerated sugar cookie dough (18-20oz)
1 8oz pkg cream cheese (softened*)
1/3 cup sugar
2 cups thawed Cool Whip
1-2Tbsp Maraschino Cherry Juice (for color, optional)
Assorted Fruits, preferably fresh.
     -kiwi, grapes, berries, pineapple tidbits (canned ok), mandarin oranges (canned ok), etc.

-Oven 350degrees

-Now, here is where you can do what you want:
     -It's easier to just cut the dough into the normal cookies so the kids can handle it better and decorate their own little pizza. Bake according to package instructions.
     -Otherwise, roll out the dough into a 12-inch pizza pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan or wire rack.

-Beat softened cream cheese and sugar until well blended, Gently stir in Cool Whip (with rubber spatula) and Maraschino Cherry Juice. Chill in fridge until pizza time. The cherry juice also gives it a little flavor but it's more for the coloring so its totally optional. If you don't want pink, just use food coloring for the desired color.

-Spread Cream Cheese mixture over crust; top with fruit.

 1st: mess of ingredient for the pizzas
2nd: just the cookies instead of the whole pizza
3rd: cream cheese mixture with the cherry juice
4th: end product