Monday, October 24, 2011

chocolate popcorn mix

Here is a easy treat for fall, to share with neighbors and friends
Air popped popcorn
honey roasted peanuts
semi sweet chocolate chips 
white chocolate chips

 finished product

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thai lettuce wraps with peanut sauce

Here is a recipe that is a little lower in fat and very yummy!

Thai Lettuce Wraps

1/2 small onion diced
1/2 red pepper, minced
1 carrot, shredded
2/3 cup bean sprouts
4-5 washed whole bibb lettuce leaves (butter lettuce)
handful of dry roasted peanuts
Thai Peanut Sauce

Thai Peanut Sauce

1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup  peanut butter
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 t. sugar
2 T. lime juice
1/2 t. hot chili oil or hot sauce
2 t. low sodium  soy sauce
1 T. minced cilantro  
1/4 tsp Ginger
2 T. warm water
I put this on stove and brought it to a boil
then added a little starch to thicken then set it aside to cool and serve

 I made brown rice with this as a side and also a small cup of fruit with fat free cool whip on top

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mexican Meatball soup

some things are meant to be repeated and this is definitely one, I posted this last year and since it is the start of soup season and this is a favorite of my family, here it goes!

Mother Theresa's Albondigas Soup

My kind of comfort food!

This is one of my favorite soups ever!!!
this will feed easily 10-15 people
3lbs hamburger (lean)
1 onion 
3/4 of a  bunch of fresh Cilantro
2 bay leaves
2 eggs
2 hand fulls of rice
2 green zucchini's
1 yellow squash
1 lrg can Hominy (drained)
4 carrots
1 can corn (drained)
1 lrg can whole tomatoes (diced)
5 beef bouillon cubes
about 6-8 cups water
1 jalapeƱo devained and seeded
2 lrg potatoes diced
2 cloves of Garlic

in large bowl mix your meat with eggs,rice, 1/2 yellow squash &1 zucchini minced very small and 1/4 onion.
season meat with cumin,parsley,oregano,garlic salt, thyme, rosemary and salt and pepper
in the pot of water put tomatoes undrained, onions chunked
beef boullion ,hominy and corn.
then start making your meatballs and drop each one in the water. once all your meat balls are all in the pot then cut up and add the rest. bring it all to a boil and then back down to med/low for at least a good 1 -2 hours. serve with a slice of lime and good white corn tortillas(warmed)