Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chocolate-Covered Smoothie


This one is a chocolate-covered blueberry smoothie, but the possibilities are endless.
Another night we did chocolate-covered strawberry and I have my taste-buds set on a chocolate-covered banana one very soon.

It's all very simple:
A few scoops of vanilla frozen yogurt, frozen fruit, a little milk, and chocolate syrupIn a blender, of course.  Oh, and throw in some dark chocolate chips at the end and pulse just a few seconds for a little crunch. You know, Starbuck's Java Chip Frap style. (In the case of a banana smoothie, I would probably use a fresh banana and some crushed ice along with the other ingredients.)  

Share your own concoctions, please!

Monday, April 26, 2010

A Perfect Caesar Salad.


The perfect Caesar Salad.
It only needs 5 things. Maybe 6.
Romaine Lettuce, chopped.
Great Value brand Caesar salad dressing from Wal-Mart.
Packaged croutons.
SHREDDED Parmesan cheese.
Cracked Black Pepper.

Perfecto.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Easy-Peasy Tuna Melts


*Adapted from Everyday Food

5 cans good quality tuna (I use Starkist Low Sodium)
mayo to mix
chopped purple onion
squeeze of lemon
salt and pepper
dried basil
crusty bread, sliced into 8 medium-thick slices
tomato slices
provolone cheese slices

Mix together the first six ingredients, using just enough mayo and lemon juice to make everything stick together. Scoop enough tuna salad to cover each slice of bread. Top with 2 tomato slices, followed by a slice of provolone cheese.

Arrange on a baking sheet and pop into the oven, set of BROIL, for about 10 minutes.




Saturday, April 17, 2010

Super Easy Best Ever Black Bean Chili.


This is just about the most delicious thing I have ever put in my mouth. It is an adaptation of a recipe that I copied off a food blog that is no more. I know it is good, and not just me who thinks this, for two reasons. 1) I brought it to work with me one day and I had to write the recipe out THREE times because everyone thought it smelled so good and then they went home and made it and TOLD me how good it is and how awesome I am. 2) The kids eat every last drop in their bowl and ask for seconds.


1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
2 cans of black beans
1 onion, chopped
chili powder
1 can of corn
salt & pep
olive oil
cumin
garlic


Sautee the chopped onion in a little oil over medium-high heat in a stock pot. Add a little garlic, salt and pepper, cumin, and chili powder. Cook till soft. Here's the thing. I don't measure my seasoning. I add a little here and there until it tastes good. I will say, though, cumin can be too strong if you add too much, so I would start out slow. We like spice, so we add a lot of chili powder, but add however much of these seasonings that will suit you or your family.

Continue.

Add the tomatoes, black beans, and corn. Add a little water if you need too or add another can of tomatoes. Or even another can of corn. There are no rules here!  Let simmer for as long as you'd like then spoon this bad boy into a bowl and eat it up.

We top it off with a piece of Jiffy Cornbread (Gasp!) and sour cream. Or sometimes I use tortilla chips.

YUM!



Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Neglect.

Neglect is what I call this. I haven't even bothered to look at this little food blog of mine for months. MONTHS! But, I want to start posting again on it. I mean, it is almost summer, and some of the best food out there is summer food.

So I'll start with this. Suggestions. Because a lot of the stuff we eat doesn't really really require a recipe, but it is totally worthy of a mention.

Grilled Chicken Salad.


Hot. Fresh. Grilled. Burgers.


Black Bean Chili.

This is my new favorite and I guess this one does need a recipe, which I will be getting out ASAP. Guess you'll just have to check back soon!

Happy Eating!

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