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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Corn Tortilla Casserole

Dozen corn tortillas
1 lb. shredded pork
3 cups shredded cheese or more if you prefer
1 can olives, sliced
1 can of mushroom soup
1- 16 oz salsa
Roll stuffed corn tortillas with pork and cheese and place in bottom of greased pan until it is filled.
Mix soup and salsa together. Pour over top of tortillas. Spread cheese over this. Spread olives over this.
Bake 350* for 30 minutes


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Quinoa Salad

I make this quite often. Alternative to orzo, rice, or couscous.
1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup water
1 tbls butter
Bring to boil. then turn down to a simmer for 15 mins or until the seeds have popped to translucent.
in separate bowl add diced garlic, sun dried tomatoes, black olives, diced green onions, sliced wee carrots, diced fresh tomatoes, couple splash red wine vinegar, couple splash olive oil, seasoning of your choice...me mrs. dash
I cooked the above ingredients just a little....until the carrots al dente.
stir it all together.
Enjoy!!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Infused Porridge


1 3/4 cup water
1 cup quick oats
honey
1 tbls. butter
Bring water, 1 Tbls. Honey and butter to a boil.

Then add oats and turn down to a simmer. Stir in oats until foaming quits (about  a minute) then simmer just until it feels like it is thickening a bit. Shut off and let sit for about 5 mins. If you want thick like spackle let sit for longer.
Depending on your oats, they will be a little runny or thick.
Honey infused porridge! Enjoy!
I top mine with honey while Mtn man likes brown sugar!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Mary's Hillbilly Coating

As some of you know, I create new recipes all the time. Sometimes good and once in awhile not so good!
One word "yummy"!
Recipe:
 2 cups flax seed flour
1 cup cornmeal flour
1/4 cup mrs. dash
1/8 cup mixed pepper

Throw in a gallon bag. Throw whatever it is you are trying to coat. Fry in hot hot shortening or corn oil! Viola! it is done!!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Easy Cheesecake With Blueberry Sauce

This is a bake and go kind of cheesecake!
1 (8oz) package of cream cheese, room temp
2 eggs
2tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup sugar (can substitute if you wish)
Mix these ingredients together. I use a potato masher to mesh the cream cheese up. Then use a hand beater to finish. It is normal to see small pieces of cream cheese in your mix. they look like little lumps in your batter...A-ok!
I used a ready made graham cracker crust( a small one will work)....pour the batter in it.

Take another pan about the same width and depth as your pie pan and fill half with water. place in your oven to warm. once warm, place pie pan down in water. think double boiler method. keeps the crust from burning under your cream cheese.
Bake for 30 mins in a 350 degree oven/grill.
check with tooth pick.....if it comes out wet...give it 10 mins...if it comes out with a little bit of cake on it.....like crumbly type.....it is done. let cool completely!
After mine cooled I set in fridge overnight!

Optional Topping:
4cups blueberries, frozen
1/4 c cornstarch
1/4c water
2 tbs sugar
2 tbs lemon juice
add all but the berries to a saucepan...heat until it is thick.  Add berries, cook until this mix is thick and berries are heated.
Remove and cool. Once cool serve on top of cheesecake!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Basic Enchilades


Whole Chicken, cooked and  de-boned
4-6 Roma tomatoes, sliced and diced
1lb cheese, shredded
8 corn tortillas
1 can of beans, drained and rinsed
1 onion, sliced and diced
1 16 oz. salsa
black olives, optional

Cook onions in a bit of butter until translucent. add beans, chicken(i shred mine a little bit), and a couple tomatoes. Once warmed up, take a heaping spoon(ladel) full and add to tortilla then roll up. place in pan. repeat until pan is full. sprinkle layer of cheese. smother in salsa (pour over the top). add remainder of cheese. Cover all of this with remainder of tomatoes.
Throw in oven (350*) for about 20-30 mins. or until cheese melts.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fried Green Tomatoes

Loved the movie! Always wanted to try them and now I make every year!
A southern delicacy much like frog legs at the buffet or fried bologna on a burger (an acquired taste)!

When you pick your green tomatoes be sure they are firm. Squishy, mushy will only fall apart in the pan and create a huge mess for ya!
Cornmeal mix:
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup Flour
1-2tsp salt & pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1tsp onion powder
add to a quart bag and shake real good.

8 green tomatoes, sliced about 1/4-3/8"
Butter Shortening- about three cups

Get your pan prepared...add shortening, and heat up until it is Hot Hot. How do you tell..take the corner of one of your battered tomatoes and dip in oil, if it bubbles you got Hot Hot!!
Now while you waiting for your pan to get Hot Hot...prepare your sliced tomatoes. Take tomatoes and "sludge" them in your cornmeal mix. Flip, toss, sludge until good and covered. Set aside in clean dish being careful not to stack on top of one another. You can lean on each other just not stack.
Oil should be ready...CAREFULLY place sludged tomatoes in oil. Brown on both sides!
Let the ends brown too!
Place on towel to drain.....do not be surprised if they soften.
Oh, how sweet the taste!
Enjoy!!