Friday, May 25, 2012

Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

I need more recipes like this! Flavorful, Fresh and Fabulous!

I am trying to cook in a way that will help my husband get more control over his diabetes.
So, Paring a yummy Prime Rib with a giant baked potato was out.....(cry!) So, I took to the web and found a few different variations on a tomato salad, and found that while they looked and sounded good, I already had in mind what I wanted to do...I wanted the flavor of my favorite a Salad form!
Sliced Heirloom Tomatoes
Basil Chiffanaud (sp? it means to roll up a bunch of basil leaves and slice thin strips!)
Fresh Mozzarella sliced (If I had any good Parmesan in the fridge I probably would have used that instead)
Green onion slices, or Red onion diced fine (about 2 T. total I did mine with Green onions)

Slice the tomatoes and add salt and set in a colander over a bowl for 15 to 20 min. While they sit
Make the dressing!

1/4 C. Olive oil
1 T. fresh lemon juice.
1 T Balsamic Vinegar (more if you like it tangy!)
Pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder or chopped fresh garlic to taste
Whisk together

Discard the drippings and add tomatoes into the bowl. Add, Cheese and Basil and dressing.

 Let sit in Fridge for a bit before you taste.
The Salt from the Tomatoes should be enough but taste before you serve.

I am excited to try some new things from the Farmers Market soon!! I hope he likes Beets...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Enchilada Casserole-Tupperwave Cookbook

This is an OLD family favorite from back when I sold Tupperware. It's in the Tupperwave Stacked Cooked recipe book. My Hubby recently asked me to find I think he's missing some of the old favs... I am thinking of trying this one in the oven, I will post pics and let you know how it works out!

1 lb ground beef
1 Med. Onion
1 can (10 oz ish) Enchilada Sauce (get whatever heat rating your family likes I do mild for me)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 corn tortillas cut into 8 wedges
1 1/4 cup shredded Cheese (cheddar/jack preferably)

Brown Meat and Onion in skillet then transfer to 2 qt. microwavable casserole dish.
Stir in Sauce, garlic powder, pepper.
Gently fold in Tortilla Wedges and  1 cup of  Cheese
Cook in Microwave on High for 6 to 8 min till heated through.

Serve with a little extra cheese on top and some sliced green onions.

TIP: Buy a LARGE package of ground beef at Costco, Sam's or your favorite grocery store and cook it up when you get home. Divide into 1 lb approx. freezer containers and Freeze! For recipes like this one I just pull out one of those containers from the freezer and defrost it in the microwave and use in the recipe. If I am thinking ahead I actually pull it out the night before and let it defrost in the fridge!

TIP 2- If you do a lot of recipes that call for Beef and Onions....Cook the onions with your ground beef and you have 2 steps done!!

TIP 3- Corn Tortillas freeze really well!!