Phew! this video almost didn’t happen! It was like everything that could go wrong did go wrong, phone ringing, grumpy toddler, almost didn’t have all the ingredients, battery was dead on the lap top, you name it, it happened. But we prevail with yet another disorganized, disciplining toddler cooking video where somehow I end up with a pretty good meal. This one complete with a mention of time out AND a tricycle accident off camera.
I’ve been wanting to post about our Taco Night forever! It’s my go to, fun, easy dinner and takes no time at all. Plus it (can be) super healthy! You can build a complete hand held meal with lean beef or ground turkey, fresh veggies, whole wheat tortillas and beans. All good stuff!
The toddler is a bit young to take advantage of the build your own taco bar I create so I normally make him a quick quesadilla using the meat and cheese and he gets pepper strips on the side.
OK, let me warn you right off that bat. This “Food Idea” is truly an idea. I just don’t have it in me to post a traditional recipe and look up nutritional information today. I’m just being lazy. :~P
Yesterday I made a comfort food meal, not a traditional stew or pasta based comfort but a fried food comfort meal. For me, there is just something about a big ‘ole plate of fried foods and a puddle of ketchup. It reminds me of those appetizer samplers at Denny’s or the local Diner. Anyway, this my homemade, healthy recreation and let me tell you. It was pure comfort! Read the rest of this post
Not that long ago I posted Mini Egg Muffins which I LOVED but the recipe made 4 servings and called for too many egg whites. Don’t get me wrong I love that recipe and I’ll make it again. It serves 4 with 6 muffins a piece! But I wanted something a bit quicker for just the toddler and I.
Yesterday was my first breakfast with the toddler in a week and I wanted to make something special! Staring at some brown bananas and about nothing else, this is what I came up with and…. it WORKED!
They were delicious! The toddler devoured them with just a bit of syrup. Just look at him, how cute? I couldn’t pick so I posted all three pics.
I’m a day late with this recipe. I made it yesterday while home alone. Yes, alone. I’m not sure what came over me. Home alone, bored, and looking to experiment.
I was inspired by two things. First I was reading about how to cook chicken in parchment and how moist it comes out. I never cooked chicken that way before is it sounded like a fun approach. So, why not? :~)
Alright, you guys are either going to think I’m crazy or a genius! ;~P This is one of those thing I may only like.
I made it up yesterday being bored and stir crazy. I never realized how much I depend on the toddler to keep me going in the morning. This week without him has been rather bland. So to shake things up, I experimented in the kitchen!
You can probably tell I was feeling a bit out of sorts yesterday when I recorded this but I couldn’t let the week go by without a video post!
The video is a simple idea using my recent Simple Low Fat Whole Grain Crêpe recipe.
So I set out and researched a bit on line and most recipe required a lot of eggs and butter. Wanting something lighter, I experimented with my own creation and was SHOCKED when they came out! Read the rest of this post
This is an idea of mine I remade after digging through old food photos for the cookbook. I made it again for the toddlers birthday party and the family loved it, especially my mom and the father-in-law (I had to use the “the” it’s my thing now).
Home from the beach and debating what to make for dinner, I decided on some quick burgers on the grill, a side of baked beans and a salad.
The salad is a mix of what I have left in the fridge upon my return, a bag of wilting spinach and a jar of roasted red peppers. I dressed it with a simple vinaigrette (which I didn’t think it needed as the peppers add a nice sweetness), flaxseeds and a bit of cheese.
I’m at the BEACH!
I recorded this before I left but it took forever to upload for some stupid reason. So here I am on, on the boardwalk with the laptop chatting with my mom and friend. I just got back from a run and I’m having a blast. I hope you guys enjoy the rest of the week!