Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New Recipes

This past week I have been trying all new recipes. Sometimes I need a change in my menus, and I like to experiment with different dishes. There are too many recipes online to try and come up with my own.  

These first two dishes come from this website: weelicious. This part of the website list many recipes for babies, toddlers, and kids. My hope was that I could get Millie eating better and eat what we are eating. There is also weelicious.com where you can find even more recipes. 

They were delicious. They might not look very good, but we liked them. They are filled with carrots, bell pepper, zucchini, and a little cheese. And yes, Millie did eat some. 

I also liked cooking them in the mini cupcake pan because it was a change from our ordinary meat'loaf'. However, you can cook it in a loaf or baking dish. The recipe also gave freezing instructions.

Next is another ground turkey recipe. I bought a bulk of ground turkey at Costco for all these recipes. I still have two pounds left.

Crock Pot Mexican Tortillia Lasagna
This was so good! It also contains carrots and corn. One good thing about this website being geared toward kid recipes is that it tries to sneek in some veggies. And if I'm honest, I need to eat more vegetables whether mixed in a dish or out in the open.

I also used the organic Costco brand Salsa, and I think that gave this dish a lot of flavor. Any good salsa would be fine. And I left out the cilantro because I didn't have any, even though I love the stuff.
A Mexican dish called for a margarita.
To dress this up a little, eat with shredded lettuce and a little sour cream and salsa on top.
This is all Nick and I ate that night. We ate the left overs for a few days, and they were still good. This could easily feed a small crowd. And the best part about this dish was that I made it at 2:30 and didn't look at it again until after 6:00.

My next recipes came from the wonderful Pioneer Woman.

Sour Cream Noodle Bake
This dish wasn't full of veggies, but it was still delicious and easy to assemble. Millie enjoyed this dish as well.

This dish was tasty too. I messed up the sauce because I used half and half instead of cream because that's what I had in the fridge. I also used two green bell peppers instead of one red because that is what I had in my garden. My last alteration to this dish was using canned diced tomatoes instead of dicing whole tomatoes myself. This is a little spicy, so Millie did not eat it. However, I had four chicken breast and only needed three. So I baked the extra one in the oven for her. 
Next time I make this I'll use cream.
 Happy cooking! Tomorrow we have dinner at church, and I think we are having fried chicken. I'm looking forward to it.

1 comment:

  1. All look good, but the tortilla dish looks AMAZING! Makes my mouth water. And I love your new header.