Taco Tuesday? well sort of! Tonight Mia stepped into the kitchen to prep a delicious Taco Salad! The meal is super fast & easy, a twist on your usual Taco. With basically two steps & 10 minutes, you can have yourself a yummy meal (make sure you make enough for seconds 😉 you’ll want them) trust me.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 jar of salsa
- sour cream or ranch dressing
- 2 pounds of ground turkey
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 bell pepper
- 4 taco shells (crunched into pieces)
- 2 packets of taco seasoning
- 3 heads of romaine lettuce; chopped
Start by prepping the salad; chop lettuce, cut tomatoes, peppers and taco shells and place into a large salad bowl. In a large skillet on high, heat ground turkey until brown.
After 6 minutes or when turkey is brown, drain fat. Add 1 1/4 cup of water and both packets of taco seasoning to the ground turkey and cook for 7 minutes until liquid is dissolved.
Top salad with salsa, ground turkey & ranch dressing!
Easy as 1, 2, 3…yummmmm!
Tonight I made seared steaks topped with Gorgonzola cheese & baked potatoes! I also made a artichoke hearts & fried pepper frittata, yum yum good!
What you will need:
- 4 steak fillets
- 1 package of Gorgonzola cheese crumbles
- Bag of baking potatoes
- 4 eggs
- 1 can of artichoke hearts
- 1/2 jar of fried peppers
- handful of Parmesan cheese
Since my grill is still out of propane, I decided to cook the steaks in a skillet and then finish in the broiler. First I started with the frittata. Drain the canned artichoke hearts and rinse with water, then chop coarsely. Heat a small skillet on medium, add garlic & let cook for one minute. Next, add artichoke hearts and peppers, cook for 4 minutes.
While artichoke hearts & peppers are cooking, in a small bowl whisk together 4 eggs, salt & pepper. Pour over vegetables and cook for 1 minute on the stove. Top with a handful of cheese & transfer to a 350 degree oven, cook for 5 minutes.
Flip frittata onto a plate, and over with tin foil. While the oven is on, add the baked potatoes and let bake for an hour. Next in a large skillet heat oil, and season steak with your favorite steak seasoning.
Add steak to skillet and cook for 4 minutes on each side, then top with Gorgonzola cheese and place in broiler for 2 minutes until cheese melts.
So good!!! And for dessert Taia made a homemade Apple Pie!!!!! my favorite 🙂 thanks Tay!
* if you don’t like Gorgonzola cheese you could always try this with Blue Cheese crumbles 🙂 *
When we left the Cape this past weekend my mom gave us so much food to take home, leftovers for lunch & dinner two days straight! (thanks mom) She also gave us a bunch of random things to take like frozen sausage, onions, peppers & goat cheese. Since by day three our left-overs were gone, I decided to use up what she gave us considering we didn’t go grocery shopping this week. Sausage, peppers and onions was a given, but what about the goat cheese? I had wheat dough seating in my fridge, so I decided to make a wheat pizza with bbq sauce, caramalized onions & goat cheese crumbles as well.
***Once again, my camera deleted the pictures I took! However, I was able to capture two pictures before the food was gone & one on my camera phone***
What you will need:
package of Italian sausage
2 1/2 white onions
2 bell peppers
1 bag of prepared wheat dough
3/4 cup of bbq sauce
2 handfuls of goat cheese
1 tablespoon of butter
In a medium skillet, cook sausage until brown. Cut two onions in half and then slice each half, do the same for the peppers. Add them to the skillet & cook until soft.
Preheat oven on 400 degrees. Roll the pizza dough into a ball and add flour so that it doesnt stick. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and roll the dough intil it fits in the baking sheet. Spray top with oil spray and cook for 15, watch carefully incase bubbles form(pop with a fork or knife). While dough is baking, in a small skillet heat butter on medium. Slice 1/2 of a white onion & them add to skillet, cook until onion caramilizes. Next, take dough out of oven and top with bbq, onions and sprinkle with goat cheese. Place back in the oven & cook for 15 more minutes.
& Dinner is Served. 30 minute meal, take that Rachel Ray!
Tonight’s dinner was a special request by Taia, Crazy Alfredo. One of our favorite restaurants at home serves Crazy Alfredo. What it is, is a bow tie pasta with Alfredo sauce & sliced peppers, chicken and salami. I did not have time make my Alfredo sauce from scratch, but if you have time definitely use your own. Here is my take on Crazy Alfredo, hope you enjoy!
What you will need:
- 4 chicken cutlets
- 1 pound of bow tie pasta
- 3 bell peppers
- 9 slices of salami
- 2 packs of Alfredo sauce powder
- cooking spray
In a skillet on medium, cook chicken for 4 minutes on each side. When chicken is cooked, remove from heat & cut in chunks and return to skillet.
Continue cooking until chicken is no longer pink, then add sliced peppers.
Cook for 8 minutes then add salami slices and cook for 3 more minutes.
Next, prepare your Alfredo sauce (depending on the brand recipes may differ.) When sauce is prepared, add it to the chicken, pepper & salami mixture. When it comes to a boil, lower and simmer for 2 minutes.
While sauce is cooking, boil water for pasta.
When water boils, add pasta and cook for 8 minutes.
Drain pasta, in a serving bowl combine pasta with sauce mixture & dinners ready!
You’ll be going for seconds…trust me!