OK, I’LL FESS UP RIGHT NOW. This dinner was a double miss but that’s because I made a silly mistake early on: I accidentally used hot, spicy salsa instead of mild. You won’t do this and your family will enjoy the whole thing. Twice. [Read more...]
WHEN IT’S HOT, HOT, HOT outside, the last thing I want is to be inside cooking beside an even hotter stove. Enter the slow cooker. I used to hate this thing, mostly because I could never find a recipe that worked, ie tasted good. At all. But this one turned out to be a winner. At least I thought so… [Read more...]
IT DOESN’T GET ANY EASIER. And in my condition (
insane 36 weeks pregnant with number 3), there’s nothing better. Using leftover pork roast, plus a little cheddar cheese, I diced my way to a simple dinner for four.
GRATE EVERYTHING, I say. That’s my philosophy for “Taco Night”, which has actually become quesadilla night–the one that’s easier to eat and less likely to fall on the floor wins in my house. And since our ethnic food offerings are spare in Rome, to say the least, these flour tortillas are much easier to find than crispy shells. Another thing I love about a Mexican meal is how easy it is to slide in a few veggies without anyone ever being the wiser. That’s where the grater comes in. [Read more...]
Quick idea for a toddler-friendly lunch or dinner…
- one whole wheat tortilla cut in half + cheese + turkey, chicken, ground beef or beans
- put one side of the tortilla in a pan and add the cheese plus protein, making sure to get cheese on top and bottom because it’ll be the glue, and add the top
- saute over medium-low heat until cheese is melted, flip once
- cool and cut into cubes
It also works well on the go.