Saturday, February 26, 2011

Blast from the Past Three Fer

Hello everyone so I am sure you all noticed that I was mia yesterday.  I am very sorry but it was just one of those days. So today I figured I would go through my old posts and pull up three small easy recipes for you.  I am in the process of getting things ready for next week's theme that is why I am bringing back my old recipes.  Next week's theme is going to be sweets and treats.  Also if you have a recipe that you want me to post on here let me know I will give you a shout out for it.  As always live, laugh and love everyone I hope you enjoy these. 

Texmex Bean Salad

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Let's get right into our recipe today. Over the weekend I had a request to do a different kind of salad. We all know that salads can be boring, I have found and used a creative salad and its not boring in the least. It's a texmex bean salad and its anything but boring. You will need 2-3 cans of beans doesnt matter what kind, I used butter beans or chick peas some call it, black beans, and red beans. Drain them all, if you want to use dried beans for this those would be great too. 1 large bell pepper I used one green and one red to give it even more color. Tomatoes, shredded carrots, jalapeno pepper, celery, green onion and corn, I used white corn in ours simply because white corn is my favorite but use what you have on hand and what you like. For your dressing, a whole jar of salsa, I used mango salsa because we love that kind so much but if you dont like it just use what you like. In a large bowl add your beans, diced celery, diced green and red peppers, diced tomatoes, shredded carrots, diced jalapeno ( I used half of one because we were feeding the kids too), diced green onion and a cup of white corn. Mix all the ingredients together and then add your salsa. Let chill in the fridge for an hour or two or serve it right away after making. I served this with my veggie chicken and rice bake. I will give you that recipe in the coming days so watch for that one. My family loved the tex mex bean salad and I hope yours does too. Until I see you tomorrow thanks for checking out mishmawsh. Please Dont forget to live, laugh and love.

Hi everyone, sorry there was no post yesterday I was just not feeling all too well. I am feeling much better today and I have a recipe for you that sounds difficult but is probably the easiest thing to throw together on a hot day or any day for that matter. All you need is extra virgin olive oil, two cloves of garlic, tomatoes sliced, mozzarella cheese fresh works best but you can flub a bit and use mozzarella string cheese I wont tell on you. And you will need basil and a nice Italian bread or crusty bread of your choice. Grab a large plate and layer your sliced tomatoes with your sliced mozzarella and in between the slices of cheese and tomato add a piece of basil. From there you want to grab your garlic cloves and give them a good smack to get the skin off but don't chop them add them whole to a small sauce pan and a couple of tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil depending on how many you are serving. If you are only making it for one or two people you might want to have one clove of garlic to one tablespoon of evoo. Put the oil and garlic on a medium heat and only heat through until its warmed, you don't want the oil to pop. Remove the garlic and put aside. Drizzle the evoo over the tomatoes basil and cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle some oregano over the top. Next slice your bread, figure one slice per person put them on a cookie sheet and spray cooking spray on the tops just so they brown in the oven, next add the garlic you used in your oil, you want to mince it though so you can sprinkle it over your bread. Preheat your oven to 350 and when you start to smell garlic bread its probably ready if not close to it, your bread is ready when its toasted. I like to sprinkle my salad and my bread with Parmesan cheese to give it an extra little yum factor. I hope you and your family enjoys this recipe as mine did. Until next time I hope you all live, laugh and love.
This was my caprese salad and garlic bread.

Cinnamon Crisps

Hello everyone, thank you for reading my blog today and all the other days. So yesterday I wrote about back to school or work snacks. Following in that same theme here is another idea that is quick and easy and really yummy and your kids will love it.
You start off with one tortilla wrap, cinnamon and brown sugar. Spray a frying pan large enough to fit one tortilla wrap, with cooking spray, let the pan get hot and put your tortilla wrap in there browning both sides. Take it off the heat and top with with cinnamon and brown sugar on both sides. Next cut it in quarters, you can serve this with sugar free apple sauce. Pack it for work or school and you have a delicious snack that takes no time to put together. My daughter likes to dip the cinnamon crisps in her apple sauce, she says it tastes like apple pie lol. I will take her word for it. I like having them by themselves with some tea or coffee. Its a great little pick me up without a lot of fat and calories.
I hope you all enjoy my cinnamon crisps. Have a wonderful weekend guys and remember live, laugh and love.

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