The first time I saw a jicama was when it came in my basket one week. I had NO IDEA what in the heck I was supposed to do with the brown rooty-turnipy looking thing.
After lots of playing around, I have since decided that using it in a slaw in the summer is my favorite way to eat it! This slaw is great for potlucks, and you can easily omit or change up ingredients depending what you have on hand! I’ve substituted shredded lettuce for cabbage, left out the onions, and added shredded carrots before – its all delicious! I love the slight crunchiness from the jicama, and the burst of corn. Give it a try for your next BBQ!
We have enough demands in life, don’t you think? Everyone that I know is running high on “to do” and short on time (and maybe patience). Sometimes we have to start making demands of the things in our life. Today, I demanded that dinner be quick, easy and comforting. It is darn cold around here and I can’t tolerate for one of these demands not to be met.
Luckily, dinner met all of my specifications. I chopped up everything and put it in the crockpot this morning. I had red corn in the freezer from a case that I processed and froze over the summer. I also put in a jalapeño to add a little bit of spice. If you like more spice, you can add more jalapeño than this (or leave the seeds in). If you don’t like it you can leave it out. When we got home from my daughter’s dance class, I added the butter and cream. Continue reading “Undemanding Chowder”
If your family loves chips and dip, they will enjoy Firecracker Corn Dip. Making a spicy corn dip is easy and delicious. With a few ingredients from the Firecracker Bountiful Basket add on, you can have a tasty dip perfect for a party! Using the onions, garlic, and peppers, with corn and bell peppers makes a hearty and spicy dip. Corn dip can be served with tortilla chips or as a relish on any dish. This is mouth wateringly good! Continue reading “Firecracker Corn Dip”
One of the things that happens the night before Basket Day is using up the remnants of whatever is left in the veggie drawer in the fridge. One of the easiest things to do (and currently one of our favorites) is to go Indian – with a veggie tikka masala. Continue reading “Vegetable Tikka Masala”
After picking up this week’s Basket and before heading to the grocery store for supplements, I sat in my car creating my menu plan for the next two weeks. I wrote meatloaf and turnip mashed potatoes down on my list, thinking I could turn what I thought was a turnip into a nice mash. About 10 minutes later, I was in the produce section at the grocery store and thought I’d check to see what turnips look like to be sure that what I had was, in fact, a turnip. Continue reading “Corn, Jicama, & Green Chile Salsa”
I have been loving my heirloom tomatoes from Bountiful Baskets- and so has everyone else in my family. We have all enjoyed discovering the different flavors that come with each different color and pointing out the best ways to use all the colors to create “the perfect bite”. The best quote of the night came from my 13 year old while enjoying the little dish I’m about to share with you. She said “You know what’s great about these tomatoes? They taste like tomatoes. A lot of the time tomatoes don’t really taste like anything. But these are full of tomatoey goodness”. Yes my dear, yes they are. And since these little gems have the guts to actually have a flavor, I thought they deserved a dish that showcased it. Continue reading “Corn and Tomato Tart (gluten free-but they will never know)”
What to do on a chilly fall or winter day? Want that tasty, savory comfort food? Want something that melts in your mouth but you know has that hearty goodness fresh from your basket?
We had this off and on growing up when we’d spend the night with friends. It was a tasty and easy way to get us kids to eat our veggies and love having seconds, too. Continue reading “FALL CASSEROLE”
We have many Sunday evenings where we need a quick and easy meal. This is often when I create most my family recipes. One Sunday we were busy, I was sick, and just wanted to have a warm easy soup. I had plans to make Beef Stroganoff but did not feel up to it. So I combined a beef stew with a hobo stew and created something we all devoured. I was able to rest and not feel rushed as I made this wonderful dinner. Continue reading “One Pot Hobo Stew”
Growing up we ate out ALOT. I thought it was perfectly normal until I got married. My husband informed me that eating out 2-3 times per week was excessive and would take a whole lot of extra money that we just didn’t have being newlyweds. When my family ate out we frequented a Mexican restaurant called Rafael’s, owned by our next door neighbor’s family. They had the most AMAZING Chile Verde! I have tried replicating it on several occasions and for the most part I’ve failed. I have tried cooking the pork first, roasting tomatillos, slaving over a hot stove for hours only to come away with sauce that just wasn’t right and pork that was tough. Well tonight I came as close to the perfect replication as I ever have. It also happens to be the easiest attempt I’ve ever made. This will definitely be back on our regular rotation. Continue reading “Slow Cooker Pork Chile Verde, Mexican Street Corn & Sopapilla Cheesecake”
I absolutely love the way Indian corn looks – it’s colorful, shiny kernels make it excellent for decorating during fall nestled with some funky gourds and cute mini pumpkins. Only recently I found out that some of it is food grade (though some is not because it is treated to only be used as decorations). I was eager to pop some with my daughter. We tried it three ways – on the stovetop, in the microwave and in our popcorn popper. Continue reading “Popping Indian Corn”