I’m taking y’all on a trip down to sunny Austin, TX for a traditional Tex Mex breakfast. You can step into nearly any self-respecting breakfast establishment in Austin and order Migas. This is the way that I make Migas but it can be made in a variety of ways. The key is to scramble eggs with corn tortillas and some veggies. The result is always flavorful, comforting and a great way to start the day. (more…)
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I picked up my Half time hostess pack last night and saw my prizes….I was so excited. I don’t think people realize the value of these babies, the gazillion things we can do with them! I think I will be testing out the possibilities in the near future. But, I am all about instant gratification so I wanted something fast, easy and healthy. So I whipped up these tostada’s and they were FABULOUS! Just like all great things. It must be shared. I’m sure with a little time this too can be perfected but for now. Fast and ooooh so good will do. The great things about tostad’s is you can fit them to your liking. (more…)
The challenge was on. What can you do with an acorn squash that is different and tasty? At our house, we love quesadillas! A quesadilla is a flour tortilla filled with a savory mixture containing cheese, vegetables, chicken, beef, or even, tofu. It is a basic tortilla “grilled cheese sandwich” but with a spicy kick! I cooked the acorn squash in the oven until tender and mashed it. I added lots of jalapeno chiles and onions to the squash. I made the quesadilla by layering the squash mixture in the tortilla with cheese and heating it. It was a great new way to use acorn squash! (more…)
Wrap pinwheel recipes are quick and fun to make. You can include your family in the assembly of these yummy pinwheels! I make them when I know I have lots of family and visitors coming. They are easy to eat and don’t require a lot of work. You can wrap a variety of ingredients to make great pinwheel appetizers. They are also a quick addition to a lunchtime salad or just to eat for lunch. I like to use the spinach or herb wraps to make these.
My family loves chimichangas. They can be made with chicken, beef, pork, or just veggie. These are great to make with the wrap pack add-on. Use the spicy wraps as your base. If you have leftover chicken, roast, or hamburger, these are easy to assemble and have for dinner. These can also be made and frozen for later. They are spicy, warm, and delicious, if you are craving chimis!
Breakfast wraps are healthy, fast, convenient, and yummy! I like to make my wraps with scrambled eggs, ham, bacon, cheese, veggies, and salsa. There are many varieties of breakfast wraps. I like to use the wrap add-on pack and make scrambled egg wraps to freeze. After I wrap them, I roll them up in waxed paper, put them in a ziplock baggie, label and date them, and freeze. (more…)
The Bountiful Basket wrap add-on is one of my favorites! There are so many things you can do with the wraps. I usually cook up several dishes from the wraps that can be frozen and used at a later date. I also make lots of healthy wraps for us to eat during the week.
I love using hummus in wraps! Spreading hummus on the spinach or herb wraps makes a tasty base for any add ons. You can add turkey or ham slices or just make them veggie. I like to spread on the hummus and add chopped black olives. You can be inventive and add your own ingredients to these! Enjoy!
One of the things that participating in Bountiful Baskets has done has helped to expand my food horizons. A couple of years after I started participating in Bountiful Baskets, our local Farm Education Foundation started to host a Food Swap (disclaimer: I’m on the board, and the food swap is “my” project). Our swap is just starting it’s third year, and I’m always amazed at what I end up coming home with. This time around I ended up swapping some Apple Cranberry Preserves for some home made enchilada sauce, which I transformed into this creation!
My family loves lasagna. They love Mexican (or TexMex, or whatever it is usually called these days!). What they don’t tend to love is corn tortillas, unless we do something special with them. Sometimes I turn corn tortillas into chips. Other times I want something more real.