Thursday, June 28, 2007

Green Sauce

Borrowed/ Stolen from Boomama's blog, and she evidently got it from Big Mama:

3 medium size green tomatoes, coarsely chopped
4 tomatillos, coarsely chopped
1-2 jalapenos,coarsely chopped
3 small cloves garlic
3 medium size ripe avocados
4 sprigs of cilantro (I think the cilantro is optional. But I’m not much of a cilantro fan.)(But Sarah is and 4 sprigs are not NEARLY enough!!!)
1 tsp. salt (more if you like)
1 1/2 c. sour cream

Place tomatoes, tomatillos, jalapenos and garlic in saucepan. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer 15 minutes.

Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

Peel, seed, and slice avocados, then set aside.

Combine tomatillo mix with avocados and (OPTIONAL) cilantro in food processor until smooth.

Add in salt and sour cream, then mix well.

Serve with your favorite tortilla chips - and if the chips happen to be warm, all the better.

Eat until you’re sick.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Fiesta Tea

Yummy treat for the hot husband could drink this by the gallon if I would let him!

1 can Limeade concentrate
1/2 cup of Lemonade Tea powder mix

Put both into a 1 gallon pitcher, add water, and mix well. To make it look super snazzy for a party or picnic, float lemon and lime slices in the fiesta tea!


Saturday, June 09, 2007

Mexican Sundae's

This recipe was born in my head a week ago when I was waiting for fresh tortilla's from the tortilla maker at HEB.

Blue Bell Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Bag of Bunuelo Chips (tortilla chips coated in cinnamon and sugar, in Abilene you can get them at the tortilla maker stand on the bottom shelves under the fresh tortillas.)
Caramel Ice Cream Topping
Whipped Cream, I use the canned kind that you can squirt out.
Marisino Cherries

Dish out a couple of scoops of the vanilla bean ice cream. Crush a couple of the bunuelo chips on top, then drizzle caramel sauce. Cover top with whipped cream. Make it tall. Take a whole chip and stick it into the side of the whipped cream. Put cherrie on top. My kids also liked this with hot fudge topping in addition to or instead of the caramel.

It looks pretty and tastes delicious. If you have ever had the Dessert Nacho's at Abuelo's this is basically the same thing but it is put together like a sundae instead. Yummy.

Sarah's Kick-Butt Homemade Pizza

This really isn't MY recipe -- I got it from this blog -- but I shared the info with all of my friends and referred to it as "Sarah's Kick-Butt Homemade Pizza". It works!

1 pkg. Quick Rise dry yeast (Red Star)
1 c. lukewarm water
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tbsp. honey
2 1/2 c. flour
(I add about 1/2 TBSP. salt, also).
Mix yeast in water , then add other ingredients. Mix well by hand. Cover with dishtowel and let sit in bowl for 5-10 minutes.

Flatten on greased pan. Add your own toppings. Bake at 450 degrees for about 12 minutes.

Layered Ice Cream Cake

15 oreos
1 TBSP. milk
8 or 9 ice cream sandwiches
1 pint mint chocolate chip ice cream (I used regular chocolate chip -- we don't like mint)
1 pint vanilla ice cream
1 pint strawberry ice cream
1 8-oz. container, Cool Whip

Coat bottom and side of a springform pan w/ nonstick cooking spray. I then lined it with Saran, using the cooking spray to help it stick.

Finely crush 12 of the oreos using a food processor. Add milk; pulse just until mixture holds together. Set aside.

Unwrap ice cream sandwich and cut into quarters by cutting it in half lengthwise, then crosswise. Stack strips of sandwiches on end, packing them snugly together, around the edges of the pan.

Repeat with enough sandwiches to form edge -- work quickly!

Spoon cookie crumbs into center of pan; press firmly over bottom of pan. Freeze for 1 hour.

Remove ice cream from freezer and let sit for 15 minutes. Transfer one flavor to a bowl and stir until a firm spreading consistency (I don't know what this means -- you'll figure it out!) Repeat for each flavor. Remove pan from freezer. Spread choc. chip ice cream on bottom, then top with vanilla and strawberry, spreading all layers level. Top with whipped topping, "swirling top decoratively"! Crush the remaining oreos and sprinkle over cake. Return to freezer, freeze overnight.

Strawberry Daquiri Dessert

Pretzel Crust in a 9x13 pan

1 can Eagle Brand Condensed Milk
1/2 c. fresh lime juice
1 c. pureed strawberries.

Combine those 3 ingredients, then fold in:

1 container Cool Whip.

Freeze for at least 4 hours. Serve with fresh strawberries (I put a few slices on top of each square).