Friday, April 29, 2011

Lani's Taco Soup

This is the best recipe for Taco Soup
most taco soups taste the same, but this kicks it up a notch!

4 cans beans rinsed and drained
these are any 4 beans you want
I usually use black, dark kidney, light kidney, and one more that looks good that day
1 lb ground beef browned {I also do this with ground turkey}
1 box beef broth
1 can rotel {tomatoes and chilies} I use the hot, but you can use mild
1 packet taco seasoning
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1/2 bag frozen white corn

Brown your ground beef add to all ingredients and cook in a crockpot during the day.

*My secret, I usually only use 3 cans of beans. Who needs the extra carbs.
I also use ground turkey. You will NEVER know. It is so much healthier.
I also buy low sodium beans. Garnish with cheese, chips and sour cream.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Grandma Bogard's Slaw

I did not grow up eating slaw, but whenever we eat at Jeremy's Grandma's house
she always has a yummy slaw. It is vinegary, and delicious!
All of Jeremy's family is such good veggie eaters, they ALWAYS have at least 2 with
every meal. I would have eaten more too if they tasted as good as they fix them.

1 bag cabbage mix {any you like, I like the one with carrots, etc}
1/4 cup vinegar {G'ma uses 1/2 white wine, 1/2 apple cider}
2 T oil. {G'ma uses 1 T olive oil, 1 T canola}
1 1/2 T sugar or splenda
1 t garlic salt
1 t caraway seeds

Salt and pepper your cabbage, then pour dressing over top.
I make it like Grandma, she uses 1/2 and 1/2 of oil and vinegars, so have to follow her right?
Grandma knows best. It is tangy and slightly sweet too, delicious!

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins

2 Cups flour all purpose
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. kosher salt
1/2 cup plus 2 T. sugar
1/2 C butter (one stick)
1 cup whole milk
1 large egg, beaten
6 oz fresh blueberries (1 1/2 cups)

In large bowl whisk flour, baking powder, salt and 1/2 cup of sugar, make a well in the center. Melt the butter in saucepan over medium heat.
Once melts swirl the pan until the butter begins to brown and smell nutty, 2-3 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Pour the butter, milk and egg into the well of flour. Combine. Fold in blueberries. May be slightly lumpy. Pour into muffins tins you have sprayed with cooking spray.
Top muffins with remaining sugar.

Bake 400 degrees 16-20 minutes.

We absolutely love blueberries at our house. We probably eat them almost every day.
Ellie LOVES them on cottage cheese {sounds weird, but delicious}
So this is perfect for using up the end of your blueberries.