Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Chicken Burritos

  • Can of Refried Beans
  • Lipton Package of Spanish Rice
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Tortillas
  • Sour Cream, Guacamole, whatever you like!
Chicken Recipe:
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 (4 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • hot sauce to taste
  1. Place chicken breasts and tomato sauce in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, then add the salsa, seasoning, cumin, garlic and chili powder. Let simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. With a fork, start pulling the chicken meat apart into thin strings. Keep cooking pulled chicken meat and sauce, covered, for another 5 to 10 minutes. Add hot sauce to taste and stir together (Note: You may need to add a bit of water if the mixture is cooked too high and gets too thick.)
Make the chicken, heat up the beans, make up the rice packet...layer beans, rice, chicken and cheese in a tortilla, top with sour cream or whatever you like. (Makes 4 BIG burritos...but you can likely get more if you're less of a pig than we are!)

Friday, August 17, 2007

Microwave Country Breakfast (for dinner)

When it's hot outside and you do not want to turn on that oven, here's a yummy and easy dinner choice. (Oh, yeah, and it works for breakfast too!)


2 medium baked potatoes (cook them in the microwave!)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1/2 cup jack cheese

Peel and slice cooled potatoes; set aside.
Combine eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Beat.
Melt butter in a 9" baking dish (use microwave).
Cook green pepper and onion in butter in microwave until tender (3-4 minutes).
Add eggs and potatoes.
Cook in microwave on medium power 5-12 minutes (depends on the microwave). Stop and stir twice.
Eggs will be set when it's finished.
Cover with shredded cheese. The cheese will melt on it own but could be melted in the microwave if necessary.



Sunday, August 12, 2007

Joy's Pulled Pork Sandwiches

We are so behind in posting recipes! I just got this (with permission) from a friend's blog, and I believe she got this recipe from another friend (I haven't made it yet, but it looks so yummy!):


pork roast
bbq sauce
cole slaw mix
good rolls like ciabatta

Place the pork roast in the crock pot with maybe 2 bottles of beer and some minced garlic. Cook it all day--I usually put the pork in about noon and it's definitely ready by 5ish.

Drain off the liquid and shred the pork; mix with bbq sauce--we like Mo's Sweet Carolina sauce. Cut the rolls in half, spread with a little butter and grill them in a pan (this extra step makes the sandwiches really yummy).

To the cole slaw add chopped cilantro, some olive oil, rice wine vinegar, salt, pepper and cumin to taste. can serve this on the side or right on top of the pork.