Saturday, March 21, 2015

A Beautiful Saturday & Grilled Southwest Chicken Wraps

Good afternoon! I hope you are all enjoying this new season that is upon us. I love spring and have been a little extra cheerful lately knowing that winter is behind us.

After brewing a cup of my favorite coffee this morning, I brought the dog to a gorgeous park outside of town for a long walk on the trails to stretch our legs and give her the chance to meet a new friend. The fresh air motivated me to make something new for lunch, and apparently wore Keeda out, as she has been sleeping since we've returned from our Saturday morning adventure. 

I made up a lovely mixture to throw in a tortilla shell and grill for a few minutes on the George Foreman. It turned out great! It was easy to make. If you'd like to make this, check out the recipe below.

You will need:

Burrito-size Flour Tortillas 
2 cans (12.5 oz each) chicken breast, drained
1 cup shredded Mexican style cheddar cheese
1 can (10 oz) Rotel Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chiles, drained
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup sour cream
Pam cooking spray
-Topping:
1/8 cup guacamole
1/8 cup sour cream
1/8 cup tortilla chip strips 

Directions: 

1. Turn on George Foreman grill to preheat

2. Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized pan (or in a bowl and transfer to a pan) and heat on low to warm mixture


3. Spray one side of tortilla with Pam cooking spray and lay tortilla on a plate, with the Pam spray side facing down. Scoop 1/2 cup of the Southwest chicken mixture and begin to fold. I had some difficulty trying to take pictures while folding the tortilla, so I figured I would share an easy-to-follow YouTube video for instructions instead:


4. Place wrap on the George Foreman grill for 4 minutes with the lid closed. Remove from grill and top with guacamole, sour cream and a few tortilla chip strips. Enjoy! 


Have a great weekend!
-K

 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A Delicious Breakfast and a Wonderful Weekend

I really enjoy my weekends off. Saturdays happen to be perfect for the types of things I did today: a little laundry and housework, a nice long walk with the dog, a homemade breakfast with a steaming cup of my favorite coffee, a good book, an old favorite movie and a couple of short naps!


Jeff is out of town for a guys' weekend which means that I am on my own for breakfast for the next few days. Traditionally, he is the one to make the breakfast (and most other meals) in the house, so I had to fend for myself. I decided to turn to an old favorite breakfast recipe that's really hard to mess up. My grandma made this for me quite a bit when I was younger and it's one of my favorites: "Eggs in a Frame" (I've also heard these called "Peek-a-Boo eggs"). 

You will need: 

2 slices of bread
2 eggs
1 tbsp butter
cooking spray
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Add some cooking spray to a pan and turn on low heat. 

2. Place the bread in the toaster and lightly toast the two pieces of bread. They will finish toasting in the pan, so when I say "lightly toast", I mean it! 


3. Butter both sides of each piece of toast (Just to clarify, I never said "healthy", just "easy to make!")

4. Find a shot glass (or any glass with a smaller diameter) and use it to remove a center circle of each slice of the buttered toast.


5. By now, the pan should be nice and heated up. Crack an egg into the pan as if you were making your run-of-the-mill pan fried eggs. 

6. Get one of the pieces of toast without its center and place it on top of the egg, leaving the opening in the toast for the yolk of the egg. Do the same with the other egg/toast. Add the circle cut outs on the pan for some extra toasting, too! 


7. Cook the "Eggs in a Frame" for a few minutes, turning once. Cook longer for yolks that are solid all the way through, or less for a little more runny yolk. The circle toast cut outs make great "dippers" for a runny yolk! 


I hope you all have a relaxing, lovely weekend! 
-k