Sunday, October 2, 2011

Middle Class Beans and Rice

Michelle, from Polka Dots and Stripes, came up with this recipe, I think, and its really yummy!  Hubbie and I nicknamed it "middle class" beans and rice, because its not the beans and rice you always hear about on Dave Ramsey's show.  This is definitely "more expensive" but still a cheap and hearty meal.

1 lb of ground beef
1 can of Bush's Grillin' Beans- Black Bean Fiesta
Rice, cooked, enough for your family

Brown the ground beef, drain fat and added a can of Bush's Grillin' Beans, Black Bean Fiesta.  Stir and simmer until chili like.  Serve on top of a bowl of rice.  We usually serve with warm cornbread on the side.  Yum!

Southwest Batter Bake from E-Mealz

While recovering from number four c-section, a friend from MOPS brought us dinner that had been on her E-Mealz Low Fat (I believe) menu.  It was very yummy and kinda different which made it nice!

Note: We don't use fat free milk or egg substitute, so I'll be using regular eggs and our non homogenized, local dairy milk.  I am assuming it'll turn out the same!

1.5 lbs boneless skinless chkn breasts
1/2 packet of taco seasoning
(4c cooked rice)
15 oz can pinto beans w/ some juice
1/2 bunch green onions, diced
1 large tomato, diced
15 oz can corn, drained
(Salsa, FF sour cream) optional
8 oz. box cornbread mix
(Egg sub, FF milk)

Layer in 13x9:  rice, beans, green onions, tomatoes, chicken- (sprinkle with taco seasoning), corn, and then corn bread batter.  Substitute egg sub and FF milk in cornbread batter.  Bake at 350 for 25-35 min, until cornbread is done.  Serve with salsa and sour cream.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Amy's Banana Bread

Amy's Banana Bread

For years I made a certain banana bread recipe and I guess in one of the moves or busyness with adding babies, I lost or misplaced it or forgot which one I used.  I loved the recipe and hadn't really been able to duplicate it until, a friend, Amy brought over a loaf one morning for us.  The boys begged for some at lunch time and I realized it was a hit!  Amy's recipe is now ours!  

Cream together:  1 cup of sugar and 1 stick of butter.  Add 2 cups of flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 2 eggs and 4 mushy bananas.  Pour into greased loaf pan.  Bake 350 degrees for 65-70 mins.