Posts Tagged vegetarian
What goes better with nachos than beer? Um, nothing. So I invested in a six pack of Shiner Light Blonde & a bag of exceptionally fun batch of Texas Ranger themed corn chips.
Cheese, black beans, chopped onions, chips broiled until lightly browned.
Topped with corn salsa, sour cream & finished with a light blonde to wash it down.
What’s your favorite homemade nachos toppings & accompaniment?
It’s the first season in which the fresh fruits & vegetables you eat are more likely to come from down the road than Chile or my near neighbor Mexico.
Since everyone is craving sun, shade & less kitchen cook time I thought I would list the delicious fruits & veggies you can expect to be out for noshing.
(Perfect curd making season!)
Green Beans (snap your own)
All these tasty things explain why salads & oven less cooking becomes so prominent during the spring & summer.
Question: What local fruits and vegetables are you looking forward to this spring?
A recipe I tried this weekend from BHG (better homes & gardens) that was delicious & has room for variability.
A simple yet filling pasta dish that allows for additions or substitions. Those will be listed with (optional) next to the ingredient.
5 strips sun dried tomatoes julienne
1 Tbsp minced garlic
Parmesan cheese coarsely grated
Bacon precooked crumbles (optional)
Fresh basil (optional) diced
Fresh baby spinach (optional)
Diced precooked chicken (optional)
White wine (optional)
Cooked pasta your choice, but shaped pasta holds the topping better.
With a small saucepan (1 egg pan), pour enough oil to lightly coat the bottom.
Slice tomatoes in half width-wise. Place cut ends into oiled pan. Fill bottom of pan with tomato halves.
Dice sun dried tomato strips add to pan as well as minced garlic (jarred is fine). Add bacon, chicken & basil if warranted. Place over med-low burner for 1 to 2 minutes. Cover for 2 minutes & let steam. If adding spinach, do so now.
If with spinach, cook until slightly wilted. Otherwise uncover on med another few minutes. If low on liquid add a shot of wine or pesto. Stir throughly & let simmer until warmed.
Serve toassed with pasta in a family style bowl for table feeding.
Simple. Delicious. One bowl. One measuring cup.
1 package 8oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
Put cream cheese in the mixer & beat rapidly until squishy & whipped.
Add a cap of vanilla, or if you’re adult enough, a splash of your liqour of choice, brandy, rum or bourbon would be nice
Add powdered sugar a ¼ c at a time, and beat lightly to incorporate each amount. Blend a tsp or so of drizzled honey into the beaten & fluffed mixture.
If mixture is too thick once completely beaten and mixed add a dash of honey or vanilla.
Refrigerate when not in use.
Also makes a great ‘sauce’ for fruit pizza or edible fruit cups.