Thursday, January 30, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
My mom's is tinned tomatoes, hamburger (mince) and brown beans with chili powder (mexican powder here in Australia)
My husbands is: tinned tomatoes,onion, green peppers, mushrooms, chili powder (mexican powder), hamburger (mince) , and kidney beans.
Chili Chili Bang Bang from Looneyspoons is onions, green and red pepper, celery, carrots, garlic , chili powder (mexican powder) mushrooms, tinned tomatoes, zucchini, corn, chickpeas, black beans, cumin, oregano,basil and cayenne pepper.
I just took all of these above and mixed them together with a lot of what I had in the house. My family doesn't care. If it is the original of all three or a mixture. They just like it.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
iceberg lettuce leaves or butter lettuce leaves
beef mince or ground beef
1 garlic clove, crushed
chilli, finely chopped (you can skip this depending on how much heat your family likes)
can water chestnuts, rinsed and finely chopped
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
1 tablespoon dry sherry
some cooked rice noodles
Just brown the beef add all the 8 ingredients below the beef. Cook for a bit to let all ingredients marinate together well and then serve by putting mixture in a lettuce leaf. Like tacos so the kids like it.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
Brown your chicken
Add Yellow Curry Paste ( I cheat and don't make my own paste - Valcom is the favourite in this house- Can't remember the Canadian brand we used back home though I think it was in an envelope)
Add coconut milk, 1 tbsp of brown sugar and 2 tbsp fish sauce. ( I am a fish sauce snob I like the $8 bottle from the Asian shops in Sydney - I usually stalk up when ever we get to the coast)
Let them all cook together well and serve over rice. I either put vegetable in or make them and have them on the side, which my kids prefer.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
4 eggs seperated
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp butter
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
Beat egg yolks until very light. Add vanilla and butter in separate bowl, combine flour and salt. Add to egg mixture and beat well. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into batter.
Pour batter into greased waffler and cook as directed. Serve with your favourite toppings.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
-thin strips of beef (whatever cut you like for stir frys)
-garlic and ginger
-4 tsp of cornflour in 1 cup of water
-2 tbsp soy sauce
-1 tbsp sweet chili sauce
-1 tbsp oyster sauce
-1 cup of cashews
Cook beef in sesame oil. Add garlic and ginger. After browned add the cornflour mixture, and remaining ingredients. Cook until thickened. Serve with rice of choice and fresh veggies of your liking.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
I make a meat tomato sauce. So make yours how you like.
Layer sauce on bottom. Layer of lasagna noodles ( fresh, ready ones in the box, or cook package ones)
Layer more sauce, Then I add a cottage cheese, egg and sometimes spinach mix. Then sprinkle some cheese. Repeat till at the top. Finishing with meat sauce and a sprinkle of cheese. I cook for 30 to 40 minutes and let sit so it firms up. Add a salad. Everyone is happy.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
1 can black bean drained and rinsed ( in Australia you can find canned black beans in an Asian grocery or sometimes in unique grocery shops as dry- I do miss all the canned beans from Canada)
1/2 cup corn
tortillas of your preference
1 cup mexican cheese
1 cup milk
2 egg whites
Combine salsa, beans and corn. Layer tortilla, top with some cheese and then salsa mixture. Repeat like making a lasagne. Whisk together the milk and eggs and pour over the layers. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and chill overnight.
In morning on 350C or 180c oven bake for 20 minutes covered, after pulling dish out of fridge and allowing it to come to room temperature for about 10 minutes. Then cook for 10 more minutes till golden.
Mine was a little more running that I would have like but yummy all the same.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Monday, January 6, 2014
Sunday, January 5, 2014
The sauce for macaroni and cheese
1/4 cup butter
6 tbsp flour
2 cups milk
2 cups grated cheese
Melt butter in microwave for 1 minute. Stir in flour and milk until smooth. Microwave 5 to 6 minutes and then stir in cheese. Pour over cooked macaroni and then place in over for 30minutes. 350F or 180C. (my husbands mom made a homemade tomato sauce to go with this which he misses because I just make it plan- he pours jar tomato sauce on instead)