Monday, May 4, 2009

Grilled Dill Salmon

For Patrice,
First of all, my disclaimer: I do not measure my ingredients. I usually just add a little of this and a little of that until it tastes okay. Thus, my meals generally turn out just a little different each time.

Okay, so we buy the salmon fillets at Costco because they are individually packaged and less "fishy" tasting. Thaw your salmon, then smother in soy sauce. (The key here is to buy Aloha Shoyu at WalMart or Longs Drugstore - other soy sauces are bitter). Poke the fillets with a fork a few times, then sprinkle with Balsamic Vinegar (just a little bit). Coat with dried dill weed, and then spritz with lime juice. Grill on barbeque or George Foreman grill. Takes about ten minutes on the bbq, less for the Foreman.

That's it! Pretty simple. I just get sick of eating lemon pepper salmon all the time. This works great served with white rice or as part of a salad, and best of all, it is pretty healthy (if you buy low sodium shoyu). Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

veggie pizza with my secret sauce

Megan, I am so glad you loved my dinner! Thanks for the voicemail! And just in case you didn't guess it, the crust was made from unrolled crescent rolls, the veggies were obvious what they were... And my secret amazing sauce?! Tu sure you want to know? Cream cheese, a little bit of milk and a little bit of hidden valley ranch dry mix... That's it. Super easy! :)

And tiff, I will get you that chicken cordon blue casserole recipe soon!

Let's see if we can get our lunch ladies blog up and rolling again!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Breakfast Crisis

I don't know if anyone even checks this blog anymore. We've kind of abandoned it. But if anyone out there looks at this, I need HELP! I am in a breakfast crisis! I like to eat cereal and stuff, but I absolutely love to make something special for breakfast when we have time (usually on the weekends or if Ayda wakes up super early). But I'm running out of ideas. I've made pancakes, waffles, french toast, crepes, french waffle toast (french toast in the waffle maker), and now I don't know what to do. I think Brady is getting sick of the usuals. But, he won't eat anything eggy like scrambled eggs, fried eggs, poached eggs, you get the idea... AND, I'm trying not to use the oven right now because it gets SO hot in my house when I do.

Any ideas?!


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Chicken Enchiladas

1 pkg. flour tortillas
4 chicken breasts, cooked & shredded (or 2 cans of pre-cooked shedded chicken)
1 small onion
2 Tbsp. Green Chillies
Salt and Pepper
1/4 tsp. chili powder
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1/2 lb Cheese
1 cup sour cream
Rice - I think I make just one cup (I don't remember)

Saute onion and chile; add salt, pepper, and chili powder. Add chicken to onion mixture; mix well. In a seperate bowl, mix 1 can cream of chicken soup & cheese ( 1/4 lb cheese). -add chicken mixture to that.

1 Can Cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream

Spread some of the sauce on bottom of a flat casserole pan (8 x 11). Fill chicken mixture in tortillas, add a spoon full or two of rice; then fold tortilla and place in pan. Cover with remaining sauce and cheese.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour
-This makes a lot I usually half it for my family.
Enjoy. Steph

Pan Tacos

It's been awhile since I've posted anything, thanks for keeping us going Patrice.
Everything that I make is super easy and this is another one of those.

1 lb Hamburger
1 Jar Salsa
Chopped Olives
Grated Cheese
1/2 Onion
1 Large Can Chili Beans
Tortillas (Ripped into Pieces)

Brown Hamburger and Onion. Add salsa & Chili beans. Add sauce to bottom of baking pan. Then Layer tortillas - sauce - olives - cheese (end with cheese)
You can either simmer on the stove (until cheese is melted) or bake in oven @ 350 for 20 min.

Sorry no pictures. I haven't been in the mode these days.


I know Crepes are so basic, but I found an AMAZING recipe and I just have to share it with everyone. So it's not as healthy as it could be, but they're so rich and yummy! I found it on Take Home Chef on TLC. --Patrice

1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
4 teaspoons granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups whole milk
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and 1/2 cup of the milk and whisk to form a soft paste.

Combine the remaining milk and cream in a measuring cup and slowly add to the flour mixture, whisking to form a smooth thin batter. Strain the batter into a medium bowl to remove any lumps. Cover the batter and set aside for 30 minutes. This will allow time for the flour to absorb all of the liquid.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pretzel Chicken

Alright Steph, You requested this, so I'm actually going to post a recipe. I think we've all been slackin a little!! If anyone wants a recipe of anything I've done in the past few months, let me know!

Pretzel Chicken:
Pretzels (ground up in blender)
Chicken (cut up into your favorite size)
Eggs (beaten)

Dip pieces of chicken in flour, shake of excess, dip in eggs, then ground up pretzels. Place on greased baking sheet and bake until you think it is done.

Cheese Sauce:
2 T Butter
2 T flour
1 cup milk
shredded cheese
1 T dijon mustard

Melt butter in small pan, stir in flour, slowly add milk, stir till thick, add cheese and mustard and stir till mixed. Done.