Saturday, June 20, 2009

Risotto-Style Orzo with Spring Vegetables

This Orzo Recipe was really yummy. I hate to admit it, but I couldn't find orzo, so I just used some small noodles that looked like orzo. I couldn't tell the difference (although I had to use twice as much of the noodles as the recipe called for). I also tripled the mushrooms (yum- my favorite part of the meal). We ate this Saturday night as well. We made more than we needed... and still have some left for tomorrow!

Thursday Quesadillas

These were really good. I found the recipe on Whole Food's website (that was the theme this week). I changed up the cooking method, but all the ingredients really worked well together (sauteed onion, yellow bell pepper, and olive oil mixed with black beans and shredded cheese). I put the buttered tortillas onto a cookie sheet, filled each one with the ingredients, then topped them with another buttered tortilla. I put the oven on broil and cooked them for about 4 minutes per side (be sure to watch so you don't burn them!! All ovens are different... mine even has multiple personalities depending on the day of the week/year). These are super tasty with some guacamole (secret- add some garlic salt and a half teaspoon of mayonnaise-- makes for a great consistency and taste).

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Back from the Beach Snack

The kids loved this one!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

This week's Menu Planning

Wow, you can tell we've been on vacation, burglarized, lost a job, gained another job, shot at while driving... does that warrant a break from blogging? Well, as you can see, here is my menu planning for the rest of this week:

Tonight- Salmon Burgers cooked inside on the stove in buuuuttter
Thursday- Roasted Vegetable and Black Bean Quesadillas
Friday- Risotto-Style Orzo with Spring Vegetables
Saturday- Tuna and Garbanzo Bean Salad with Gazpacho
Sunday- (is it Father's Day? Ack!)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Dad's Stuffed Bell Peppers Monday

This recipe for Stuffed Bell Peppers looked interesting (and we had all the ingredients) so we gave it a try. I cooked the ground bison halfway through on the stove top, as I didn't have an hour for it to sit cooking in the oven. The stuffing turned out really yummy. I think we may make it and stuff tortillas with it next time. It makes a nice picadillo for tacos.