Sunday, May 19, 2013

Fruit Tart





















Crust
I used a chilled package of sugar cookie dough and added about 1/4 cup flour and about 1/2 cup sliced almonds. Mix well and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until light golden brown.
1 8oz package soften cream cheese
1/2 cup plain Greek Yogurt (or vanilla would be good)
Apricot Jam
strawberries
Blueberries
Blackberriesre
Kiwi
Any fruit you like.
Pour cream cheese mixture into chilled crust. Top with fruit. Heat up Apricot Jam and brush on top of fruit. Chill for at least an hour.


Sunday Dinner

I have to say it is great to hear your teen boy ask if I put Wasabi in my mashed potatoes, I was out of Wasabi so the answer was no. It is my favorite way to have mashed potatoes; I only add the tops of green onions when I make it this way and not gravy.
decided it was time to make a Sunday Roast today. The great thing about making roast on a Sunday I can just shove it in the oven and then only have a few small things to do when I get home from church. My oven is still broken so I had to use the church oven.
I made two small roast so I can have dinners for the next few days unless someone eats it all before. I have to be at work at midnight and figured I would be coming home to bed right after work so this will save some time.

My roast is just a super easy recipe.
Roast
Salt
Pepper
2 large onions
Salt and pet is super roast and slice up the onion and throw it on top of roast in a dutch oven along with about a 1/2 a water, cover. Put in a 350 oven for a few hours, about 15 minutes before it is done remove lid and set oven to 400. Set aside for about 15 minutes. This way you can get the rest of your stuff ready for the table and it helps the roast stay moist.

Gravy,
I did this one really easy, I removed the roast from the pan and onto a plate. I added about a half cup of flour and stirred and cooked it for a few minutes and then added enough water to make a somewhat thick gravy, not too thick because it will thicken while it sits.

The recipe for my tart is below, (if you are on my facebook page, if not I will post it above this recipe)
 I did add some honey to the cream cheese and I used a vanilla honey Greek yogurt this time and it was much better than the plain Greek yogurt. I also used my shortbread cookie recipe for the crust; I like the sugar cookie recipe much better.


 
 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Avocado Garlic Salad Dressing

I got this wonderful recipe from http://www.rawlau.com/2013/01/30/day-7/



1 ripe avocado
1 clove garlic
1/2 lime, juiced
pinch sea salt
pinch black pepper
1/4 cup as needed cold pressed olive oil or water

Blend all ingredients except oil in food processor or blender.
Slowly add oil until desired consistency is reached.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Tacos

3 pounds flank steak
 
Lay the flank steak in a large glass baking dish. In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar, soy sauce, 4 cloves of garlic, juice of two limes, and olive oil. Season with salt, black pepper, white pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, oregano, cumin and paprika. Whisk until well blended, then pour over the steak in the dish. Turn over once to coat both sides. Cover with plastic wrap, and marinate for 1 to 8 hours.
In a small bowl, stir together 1 chopped white onion, cilantro, and the juice of 1 lime. Set aside to use as a relish for the tacos.
 
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cut the marinated flank steak into cubes or strips. Cook, stirring constantly, until the meat is cooked through and most of the liquid has evaporated.
Fry the tortillas in a oil for about a minute on each side to make them pliable. Tortillas may also be warmed in a microwave oven. Arrange two or three tortillas on a plate, and lay a generous amount of beef over them. Top with a sprinkle of the onion relish. Add as much cheese as you like. Garnish with lime wedges, and serve.

Fish Taco's



















My husband who does not like fish ate so many of these we had to hide some for the other. I made beef tacos also and these are the ones that went fast.
Beer Batter Cod
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 lime, juiced
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

1 quart oil for frying1 (12 ounce) package corn tortillas1/2 medium head cabbage, finely shreddedTo make white sauce: In a medium bowl, mix together yogurt and mayonnaise. Gradually stir in fresh lime juice until consistency is slightly runny. Season with jalapeno, capers, oregano, cumin, dill, and cayenne.Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).Fry fish until crisp and golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Lightly fry tortillas; not too crisp. To serve, place fried fish in a tortilla, and top with shredded cabbage, and white sauce


Fruit Tart






















Crust
I used a chilled package of sugar cookie dough and added about 1/4 cup flour and about 1/2 cup sliced almonds. Mix well and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until light golden brown.

1 8oz package soften cream cheese
1/2 cup plain Greek Yogurt (or vanilla would be good)
Apricot Jam
strawberries
Blueberries
Blackberriesre
Kiwi
Any fruit you like.

Mix cream cheese, fold in yogurt. Pour cream cheese mixture into chilled crust. Top with fruit. Heat up Apricot Jam and brush on top of fruit. Chill for at least an hour.