Sunday, February 16, 2014

Taste Testing and a Great Sale for Kids

We have been enjoying recipes out of Barefoot Contessa at Home and Southern Living Easy Week Night Favorites cookbooks.  We still have some left overs from our Valentine's meal, I've been selling Kelly's Kids clothes all weekend and I am flat tired from a fun night out with good friends last night at a Dueling Piano event.  Cozy PJ's and clearing out food in the fridge is what is on tap for tonight. So I thought I would catch you up with our yummy taste testing since we won't be having a big Sunday Supper. 

During the week, I make something quick and easy and here are a couple of examples.


Weeknight Enchiladas
1 pound ground chuck
1 small onion, chopped
1 10 ounce can tomato soup, undiluted
1 10 ounce can mild enchilada sauce
8 8 inch flour tortillas
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
sour cream

Cook beef and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat until meat is browned, stirring until it  crumbles; drain and return to skillet.  Stir soup and enchilada sauce into the meat mixture.  Spread 1/4 cup meat  mixture onto each tortilla, sprinkle evenly with one cup of cheese.  Roll up tortillas; place seam side down in a greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish.  Pour remaining meat mixture over the tortillas.  Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  Uncover and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese; bake 5 more minutes or until cheese melts.  Serve with sour cream.

I served this with a can of refried beans and a packet of Spanish rice. 

Three Pepper Pork Cutlets
1 pound pork tenderloin (I opted for 4 pork chops)
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
vegetable cooking spray

Cut pork crosswise into 12 slices.  Place each pork slice between two sheets of heavy duty plastic wrap, and flatted to 1/4 inch thickness, using the heel of your hand or meat mallet (or do what I did and buy four  pork chops).

Combine paprika and next 9 ingredients, rub over both sides of pork slices.  Place pork on a broiler rack coated with cooking spray, place rack in broiler pan.  Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat with door partially open for 3-4 minutes on each side or until done.  Keep an eye on this part as broiling can be tricky and you need a clean oven.
*this can be expensive if you don't already have the spices on hand, which I did.

* I served this with cheddar broccoli and a mashed potato packet.

From Barefoot Contessa at Home, we enjoyed these yummy recipes:

Roasted Shrimp and Orzo - find the recipe here

Chicken Piccata - find the recipe here that we paired with her Mixed Green Green Spring Vegetables - find the recipe here

We also enjoyed her Cornish Hen with Cornbread Dressing but I did not take a picture - boo hiss.  It was delish!!!

As you can see, we have enjoyed some yummy meals and I need to find my way back to the gym pronto!

Now, as I mentioned earlier, I sell clothes for Kelly's Kids.  There is a great sale going on through midnight.  If you are interested, you can place your order at with Party ID 19247.


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