Monday, July 25, 2011

Quesadilla Casserole

Last night I made something a little different for dinner. I wasn't quite sure if the hubby would like it but he actually loved it. This was so easy to make and tasted so good!! I added brown rice as a fuller, it also called for tomato sauce but I used Enchilada sauce instead!!

                                                   (photo is from McCormick Recipes)


1 lb ground beef or turkey
1/2 chopped onion
1 can of enchilada sauce
1 can of black bean drained and rinsed
2 cups of brown rice
1 can chopped chilies
2 tsp of chili powder
1 tsp Minced Garlic
1/2 tsp of oregano leaves
1 tsp of ground Cumin
1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
1 packed of wheat tortilla's
2 cups of low fat Mexican cheese
1 cup of low fat sour cream (optional)
1. In separate Pan bring water to a boil and then add brown rice; drain
Brown beef or turkey and onion in large skillet on medium high heat; drain
Add Enchilada sauce, beans and green Chile's; mix well.
Stir in all of the Spices; add red pepper to taste,if desired.
Bring to Boil Reduce heat to low; simmer for 5 mins.
2. In a 13x9 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Layer bottom of Baking Dish with Wheat tortillas; spread 1/2 cup of beef or turkey mixture; add low fat shredded Mexican cheese to top of each beef or turkey mixture; and repeat; last tortillas add reminder of enchilada sauce and low fat shredded cheese to top;
3. Bake at 350 for 15 mins or until heated through. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Top with Low fat sour cream (optional)

Fun, Easy and Delicious!!


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Christmas Cheer in May

I was suppose to post this in December and since it was saved i thought i would share anyway! I slacked big time on my blog.
We have been busy with shopping, breakfast with Santa and getting the house ready for family coming up from Florida!
This year we are having Christmas Eve dinner at my house and then a breakfast brunch on Christmas Day!
Below are some pictures from breakfast with Santa, LK still loves sitting on his Lap:)

                                                                  LKand my niece Elissa