Friday, May 8, 2009

Homemade Tortillas

I finally found a pocket of time to try out some homemade tortillas...I did not follow the recipe below...I bought a prepackaged tortilla flour mix that you just add warm water to, knead, shape, and cook...

We then had chicken enchiladas with was e z paneezie!

As I have been researching recipes to go along with my food storage, I have been hoping to find a simple enough recipe for tortillas...I think I have found one...Homemade Tortillas...We shall see...I will let you know how they turn out...I am hoping these will be easier than bread because I really hate baking and these you cook on the stove!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

New Pot Clip

I hate messing up my kitchen counters when I am cooking and I was sick of burning all my spoons as they would sit on the edge of my pans...this little pot clip I found at Bed Bath and Beyond for like $3.00 and I use it each time I cook, even when I probly didn't need to...

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Prepare Today

This is our new Butane Stove for our Food Storage...Butane is apparently clean enough and safe enough to cook with in your home...We are happily building our Emergency Preparedness month by month...Check back when I have my "Hay Box" or "Wonder Oven"'s basically a homemade crock pot using NO electricity...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Rachael Ray's Veggie Quesadilla's

Our Veggies that night: Cooked Zuchinni, Black Beans, Corn, Salsa

Pile first tortilla with cheese and favorite veggies
Cover with second tortilla and fry...

Serve with a package of mexican or spanish rice and top w/ salsa, avacaso and or sour cream...I use these sometimes:

Monday, March 16, 2009

Tami's Alfredo Sauce

In Saucepan add and melt:
1/2 c. butter
2 tbsp. cream cheese
Add and Stir to a boil:
1 pint heavy cream
1 tsp garlic powder
salt & pepper to taste
Then Lower heat and simmer and add:
2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
Add to:
1 lb. cooked fettucine or favorite shell or use as a sauce base for White Pizza
Best Alfredo Sauce I have ever made and tasted...Do not cut recipe in half even if you have a smaller family---you will want the leftovers if there is any cause once you start dipping the bread you may not stop!

Eat More Veggies

Okay I look at it like this...If I buy the cheaper veggies and then have to wash, peel, cut and or chop I will less likely use them at home when wondering what to seriously get the help where you can...this will cut your cook time down tremendously and you will most likely use them...

And keeping frozen veggies (or canned for food storage) on hand always helps to liven up any dish...Especially when your trying to stretch a recipe and have it feed more mouths (us) or want leftovers for hubby to take to work(us)...Beans and Corn are always perfect to throw into soups, stews, casseroles, and rice...get creative!

Eat More Salad

But add preparing a salad to every meal on top of cooking a healthy, nutritious dinner, Come On!
These salad kits are great and most the time you can find them on sale for 2 for $4 or $5 dollars...They have everything in the bag and I usually have one of the kids put it together and they have lots of flavors to go along with every meal...My sis April showed me these while we were in Tahow one year and I've been buying them ever since...These two are my favorite and they have them year on them and you can see the other flavors...