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Happy Hump Day! Its "The Happy Hour" here at The Slow Roasted Italian every Wednesday we bring you fantastic dishes you would find at happy hour. This Wednesday I bring you a "7 Layer Mexican Bean Dip" which was served at our last get together.
Tortillas de Harina Flour Tortillas (wheat) (this are NOT to be confused with CORN tortillas. Corn tortillas are made with MASECA, this are made with plain wheat flour, or you can use whole wheat also. Flour tortillas are rolled with a rolling pin, NOT pressed with a tortilla press) These tortillas are great for quesadillas or burritos (I guess you could even do “wraps” with them, as long as you use them warm, otherwise they’re not very flexible). They are moist and buttery, and even if they don’t come out perfectly round (mine never do!), you can wow your friends and family!
Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic , roughly chopped 2 15-ounce cans red kidney beans , drained and rinsed 2 teaspoons chili paste or your favorite hot sauce 1 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 2 ripe avocados, preferably Hass Kosher salt 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 5 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced 3/4 cup fresh cilantro 1 jalapeno, stemmed and thinly sliced 1 1/2 cups plain nonfat yogurt, preferably Greek 2 cups finely shredded romaine lettuce 3 ripe medium tomatoes, diced Directions Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Christmas Challenge - Day 3 My mom sent my boyfriend and I home with TWO bags of turkey and a coffee carafe filled with turkey soup. So for the last week for both lunch and dinner I've eaten nothing but turkey. Turkey sandwiches, turkey soup, turkey pot pie, just plain turkey, and more turkey sandwiches. My boyfriend loves it.
Though we love spending time in our kitchen, most weeknights we’re not up for much of a challenge. We generally save our cooking adventures for the weekend (though sometimes we find some unexpected mid-week inspiration!). Here’s some mid-week inspiration for a dish that’s incredibly easy to put together, but seems inspiring none the less. (And, you can capitalize on local winter greens, if they’re readily available in your area!) Quesadillas are a common go-to meal for us, but we’d never tried them with Mediterranean flavors. Turns out the quesadilla lends itself well to ethnic interpretations (much like our experiments with Mexican and Greek pizza).
Okay, so one of my New Years resolutions is to continue on my journey of photography and recently I had the opportunity of a lifetime. One of Mike’s old friends happens to be a marketing rep for Linkin Park. I have to admit that I am much more of a folk-rock, banjo lovin’ kind of girl and honestly haven’t listen to Linkin Park since I was in high school. Yet, we I found out that Mike would be traveling to Chicago to help out at a day long event for Linkin Park, I graciously invited myself.
A while back I made some lasagna cupcakes - individual lasagnas made with won ton wrappers instead of pasta noodles. They were great! I had so much fun making the lasagna cupcakes that I decided to make some taco cupcakes.