Friday, August 19, 2011

Mexican Lasagna

A Rachel Ray recipe that is just too good. 
I made a few substitutions:
  • used ground turkey instead of ground chicken (easier to find).
  • used whole wheat tortillas because I couldn't find the spinach ones.
  • used low fat cheese. 
  • used more onion. 
  • I drizzled some taco sauce on the top layer before topping with cheese.
  • Garnished with light sour cream. 

This was so freaking good! I actually had a hard time going thru these photos because they're making me hungry! 
Note to self: Don't blog while hungry!

I found this picture online and had to add it as it seems so apropos to this post!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Greek Yogurt Popsicles

These are super easy to make. I can't remember when I decided I wanted to try to make a Greek yogurt popsicle - I think I had thought of it around the time I was reminiscing over Jell-O Pudding Pops, an old lunch-time staple of mine during middle school. 

I was so not a fan of Greek yogurt the first time I tried it. But once I added fruit and honey to it, I came around, and now we are BFFs. For this attempt, I used peach preserves from the Loveless Cafe in Nashville, TN instead of just peaches and honey. I wanted to find a use for some of my $12 jam besides just slathering it on some toast, which is what I'll surely be doing with the rest of it.  But anyway, you can go ahead and use some honey and whatever fruit you like - perhaps blueberries, Sara? I used a 6 ounce container of Greek yogurt plus my jam to make two popsicles, but I stuffed them in pretty good. Be careful when you pull these out of the molds - run them under some warm water and they should pop right out, but you know nothing ever goes perfect for me. They are creamy and yummy - a cool protein-filled summertime snack!

I have this crazy idea stuck in my head that I want to make Sangria popsicles... 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy Birthday, Julia!

I love her. She would have been 99 today!

"Cooking is like love; it should be entered into with abandon or
not at all."
-Julia Child

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