May 30, 2011

Spinach Packed Spaghetti

We eat LOTS of spaghetti...if you haven't noticed. This one is just like our other recipe sans the meat and instead we PACK it with either fresh or frozen spinach. I usually chop it up a little so we don't have loads of chunks....cause then the boys notice, otherwise they eat it up like crazy (just like usual)

May 23, 2011

Pan Fried Zucchini

In our house we LOVE us some zucchini almost every day if we have it. WE LOVE IT! Our kids LOVE it! Our 20 month old runs around the house saying "NEE NEE, NEE NEE". Is he won't eat something else that is green, my husband says "try it, it is like zucchini". They get SO excited when they see it in the fridge, getting cut up or on the table.

Directions: Cut the zucchini however you want. Sometimes we do strips and sometimes we do circles. Just depends on how we are feeling. I heat the pan to medium and lightly spray with a pan spray. I VERY lightly coat with some salt and pepper. Place them down and when they look slightly brown OR translucent you flip them (about 8 minutes on each side). THEN EAT!


May 16, 2011

Black Bean Quesadillas

½ cup bell pepper, finely chopped

½ cup black beans, cooked

1 cup grated cheddar cheese

4 wheat or corn tortillas

¼ cup salsa

¼ cup lettuce, chopped

Directions: Heat pan over medium heat. Spray pan with vegetable oil and place one tortilla into the pan. Place ¼ bell pepper, black beans and cheddar cheese onto the tortilla. When the cheese begins to melt, fold the melted tortilla in half. Press down slightly to seal the sides together, and then flip the quesadilla over to brown both sides. Repeat process with remaining tortillas. Spoon a little salsa and lettuce on top and enjoy.

May 9, 2011

Freezing Veggies

I often buy a whole bag of green onions or sweet onions or garlic and don't use all of it. I don't like letting things go to waste OR I find a REALLY good deal and I want to stoke up but veggies don't last. SOOOO, I freeze them.

So far in the last couple months I have gotten garlic, green onions, green, red and yellow bell peppers, sweet onions, red onions and strawberries.

How do I do it? I cut them into pieces, or with garlic I separate them and put them on some tinfoil (pictured below) put them in my freezer for about 5 hours and then take them off and put them in freezer bags or ziplocks. Stick em in your freezer and use them as you need. I LOVE THIS!

May 6, 2011

Taco Crepes

Lately I have had issues with tortillas. Sometimes we forget to buy them and sometimes I can't find ones that aren't made with lard or crisco type stuff. Soooo, we make our own crepes in a matter of minutes and I LOVE them with tacos! I can actually taste the taco instead of just the tortilla! YOU GOTTA TRY IT!

May 5, 2011

Sandwich Crepes

Sandwich crepes. I prepped everything for these the day before. I cooked the chicken in the crockpot and then shredded it. I like the chicken cold. Then we just put everything we would put on a normal sandwich. I broke my rule though. I NEVER use iceberg lettuce. I would normally use spinach. These were delish and my 3 year old kept saying how much he liked them.

May 4, 2011

Dessert Crepes

These are my fave...obviously. You (again) can put whatever you want in these. These two examples are my fruit syrup and frozen fruit with a little shake of powdered sugar.
This crepe has fat free, sugar free pistachio pudding.

May 3, 2011

Breakfast Crepes

Breakfast crepes. Seriously, you can use these babies for anything. For holidays we like to make crepes for breakfast. See the crepe post for how to make the actual crepes. This time we put eggs, cheese and used 2 pieces of bacon for 8 breakfast crepes. They were DELISH.

May 2, 2011


2 eggs
1 Tbs sugar
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
Directions: Cook on med heat. Makes 10-12 8” crepes. The batter will be SUPER runny. That is the way it is supposed to be.
This is what it looks like when it is done.

Spray pan and then add about 1/4 cup batter. Roll it around until it coats the bottom. As you see it cooking around the edges, lift it up with a spatula and then flip.

They are like super soft/thin tortillas but YUMMIER.

Throughout this week I will post what we do with them. STAY TUNED.