Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Randomness Of The Day
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One more way to use that ground turkey. You already know that I brown up a pound with salt, pepper, garlic powder & ground oregano. I use half in some jarred sauce for meat sauce (w/ 1 T sugar) and I use the other half with a can of black beans season it on up (chili powder, salt, onion & garlic powder, cumin & more oregano) and use it for taco filing. On taco night I also cook up seasoned rice (season it like the taco filing and cook in half stock half water)... it stretches those tacos (well burritos really). Whatever leftovers I have after dinner... typically an annoying 1/2 c or so of the filling I mix with the rice. Later in the week I mix it with 1/4 c of salsa and microwave it to rehydrate the rice. I use this as my quesadilla filing. God I love quesadilla night... so easy... so delicious. I put 1/4 c of cheese down on a tortilla put 1/2 my leftover mixture (3/4 c) and top with 1/4 c cheese, some green onion, and the other tortilla. I can get two full quesadillas out of my leftovers which is enough for 4 servings. I serve each 1/2 quesadilla with 1/4 avocado... for 450 calories each.
Here's my nifty quesadilla trick:
Oh and if I have a little bit of meat sauce left on pasta night I use that again as pizza sauce... it's got the meat built in which my kids (and Mr F) believe is sausage.
We're pretty much down to zero food waste!
If you tried my bread machine bread recipe and it failed... try again. We had made months of great bread... then we bought a different brand of yeast and a different type of whole wheat flour... and BOOM... horrible bread. Dry, dense, mealy... terrible. So if at first you don't succeed try, try again. We've had good success with King Arthur brand Bread Flour and Stone Ground Whole Wheat flour and the Fleischmann's BreadMachine yeast and SAF- instant yeast.
Now I must go clean!