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Monthly Archives: October, 2012

Taco dip

I really didn’t have time to make a meal for the week on Sunday, so here it was on Tuesday and I still had nothing. I decided that I would throw caution to the wind and make myself something that I would enjoy and not worry about how healthy it was.  Naturally, my meal would have to include chips, so I decided I would make a taco dip.  This is a really easy thing to make. When it was done, it reminded me of Bob Armstrong dip from Matt’s, but without the guacamole.  I may have to stop by and get some guacamole from the store to add to my dip when I eat it again tonight!

Ingredient:
1 – 2 lbs. of ground round
2 packets of taco seasoning
Sour Cream
Velveeta 2%
Chips

Brown the ground round and add taco seasoning, follow directions on the bag.

Put the taco meat in a casserole dish. Layer sour cream on the taco meat.

Cover the taco meat with sour cream

Layer slices of velveeta cheese on top of the sour cream.

Put in the oven at 375 for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.


Take a scoop of the dip and put it in a bowl.  Mix it up and dip your chips!

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Butcher paper costumes!

One of my favorite things we do at my school is our annual costume parade!  Every year, our office dresses up in home-made costumes and marches through the halls with the rest of the kids in the school.  The younger students are on parade while the older students pass out candy to them.  Everyone has a great time and the parents even join in the fun!  This year’s costume was one of the easiest to make.  All we used was butcher paper, glue and yarn! We did all of this without patterns or even trying to draw it first.  I can also tell you this is one of the best parades we ever had.  Almost all the kids dressed up and brought candy! It was big fun for all!

The play-doh’s were home made from butcher paper also!

Pigs in a Blanket

I know that everyone knows how to make pigs in a blanket, but just in case you don’t, you need to!  These tiny kolaches have to be the best weekend breakfast food ever. They are also so easy to make that I highly recommend them!!

Ingredients:

Little smokey sausage (I got the ones that had cheese in them)
Can of biscuits

Pop the can of biscuits and cut the biscuits in half.  Wrap a half biscuit around each smokey.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes.  That’s it!! Eat them up!!  You can even put them in a baggie, put them in the fridge, and eat the left overs throughout the week!

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

One of the biggest problems with going on a low carb diet is that you can’t eat pizza. I’m not that big of a pizza eater, but I don’t like to think that I can’t have something, so when I saw a recipe for cauliflower crust, I figure I had to try it!  When I tried the South Beach diet a few years ago, I would make the cauliflower mashed potatoes and it was awesome!  It was one of my favorite things on the diet.  Well, I’m excited to say that I have a new fun way to eat cauliflower now!!! 

Ingredients:

Cauliflower Crust:
2 Eggs
2 Cups of Mozzarella Cheese
2 Cups of Shredded Cauliflower
2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
1/4 Cup Julienned Basil
Pinch of Salt an Pepper

Toppings:
Pizza sauce
Mozzarella Cheese
Sliced Tomatoes
Sliced Onions
Sliced Mushrooms
Basil Ricotta

Basil Ricotta:
1 Cup Ricotta
1 Tbsp Chopped Basil
Pinch of Salt and Pepper

Mix the cauliflower crust ingredients in a bowl.


Spread the cauliflower crust ingredients on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and sprayed with Pam. Bake the crust at 450 for 15 minutes. While you are waiting, prepare the toppings.

Mixe the basil ricotta


Slice the toppings.


Take the cauliflower crust out of the oven.



Put the toppings on the crust.  Pizza sauce, then cheese, then tomatoes, then onions, then mushrooms, then basil ricotta.


Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.


Slice off a piece of pizza.


Eat it up. It’s a great substitution for real pizza.  I would suggest adding more salt and pepper for taste and I think that some other toppings might spice it up a little bit!

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