Thursday, July 19, 2007


Our summer meals sometimes consist of either a layered yogurt parfait or a smoothie (which is all the parfait ingredients blended in a blender :)
Not a whole lot of "gourmet" in that but it is so stinkin simple and yummy!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

**Ok Gals-- this is the recipe from Epicurious that I originally used.
BUT It turns out GREAT in the slow cooker. I just saute the onions and add in the
cilantro and chilies. Then I dump it all in the slow cooker with the meat (the pork is good but I like boneless chicken breast as well). Then I just let it cook all day. Serve it as it states on the recipe. It is super moist and delicious. Give it a try!

Pork and Chipotle Tacos
(as revised by Megan)

1 2 1/2-pound bone-in pork butt (works great with chicken too!!)

2 tablespoons corn oil
2 large onions, chopped
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons chopped canned chipotle chilies

12 5- to 6-inch-diameter corn tortillas
2 15- to 16-ounce cans black beans, rinsed, drained

1 1/2 cups chopped green onions
2 avocados, pitted, peeled, diced
Purchased tomatillo salsa
Lime wedges

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place pork on baking sheet; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast until brown and very tender, about 2 hours. Cool. Shred pork.

Heat corn oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions; sauté until tender, about 10 minutes. Add shredded pork, cilantro and chopped chipotle chilies with their sauce; stir until heated through. Season with salt and pepper.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Wrap tortillas in foil. Heat in oven 10 minutes. Stir beans in saucepan over medium-low heat until heated. Coarsely mash beans.

Arrange tortillas on work surface. Spread mashed beans over. Top with pork. Sprinkle with green onions and avocados. Serve with salsa and lime.wedges.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Here is a recipe my cousin sent me. I tried it today. Not too bad, not my favorite banana bread, but not bad. Very healthy, though. It didn't call for splenda, Les, but you might wanna give it a try. Hannah
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas (I put in 3 bananas)
1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2tsp baking soda
1/4 cup hot water
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In large bolw beat oil and honey together. Add eggs and mix well. Stir in bananas and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt. Add baking soda to hot water-stir to mix and then add to batter. Add nuts. Spread batter into greased 9x5 loaf pan.