Monday, August 11, 2008

10 Minute Chilaquiles

Ten-Minute Chilaquiles Recipe courtesy Jeanne Lemlin
Show: Sara's Secrets
Episode: Everyday Vegetarian
The sauce:
1 cup salsa (preferably medium hot)
2 cups tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles, undrained
1 (14-ounce) can pinto or kidney beans, rinsed well in a strainer
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
The fixings:
1 (11-ounce) bag corn chips (about 8 cups)
1 cup sour cream
2 cups grated Monterey Jack
2 tablespoons minced cilantro, optional

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine all the sauce ingredients in a large bowl. Pour half the sauce into a shallow 2 1/2-quart (12 by 7 by 2-inch) baking dish, and top with half the corn chips. You can crumble the chips slightly to make an even layer. Drop little spoonfuls of half the sour cream all over the chips, then sprinkle on half the cheese. Top with the remaining chips, sauce, sour cream, and cheese.

Bake 35 minutes, or until hot and bubbly around the edges. Sprinkle the top of the casserole with the cilantro and serve. You can cut it into squares and serve using a spatula, or use a large spoon to scoop out the chilaquiles.

Cook's Note: Some packaged corn chips are very salty. Look on the back of the bag for the sodium content and choose a brand that has no more than 110 milligrams of sodium per serving. These will be the most flavorful corn chips and won't be overly salty to eat or use in the casserole.

For advance preparation: Make the sauce up to a few hours ahead and lay out all the other ingredients. Don't assemble chilaquiles, however, until the last minute so the corn chips retain a tiny bit of texture when baked

from the Food Network


Pasta and Sausage(this is supposed to be kid friendly, we'll see)
this recipe came from Discovery National Body Challenge website
1 cup whole wheat pasta, cooked (about 3 oz dry)
1/4 cup onions, diced 17 4 0 0 0
1 cup red&green bell peppers, chopped
1 link Italian turkey sausage
1/2 clove garlic
2 TBS parmesan cheese
1 cup broccoli
1 cup skim milk

Cook pasta according to package directions.
Spray pan with non-stick spray; heat over medium-high heat.
Add turkey sausage and cook about 3 minutes. Add onions, garlic and peppers.
Cook until vegetables are tender and sausage is browned.
Mix pasta with sausage and peppers. Serve with parmesan cheese.
Steam broccoli until tender (about 5-10 minutes).
(to eat on the side)
running today and riding bike today. I did a similar route for both, just went a different direction on the same path. I still plan to do push up, sit ups and the bun and thigh rocker before the days out. we have one more week in our competition between Jared and I. I am a little nervous. ButI have lost a little bit of weight, so that's all that really matters.