Memories and healthy recipes for your dinner table.

Tag: quick meals

Mexican Toastadas

I have always loved spicy food. I thought I could handle heat that is until at Seventeen I traveled cross county to Texas. The salsa there was so hot my mouth was inflamed for the rest of the day. I dared not eat another lick […]

Cheesey Veggie and Pasta Bake

I have had the hardest time getting the littlest child, he is two, to consume fruits and vegetables. He is a steak and potatoes guy through and through, always has been. Yes I have succumb to hiding vegetables again because if he sees anything that […]

Cape Cod Timbales

Cape Cod Timbales

Timbales are a custard like dish from as far back as the 18th century. They are an egg-cellent source of protein. Add meat and vegetables for added vitamins to round off a complete meal.

Source: Parents
4 eggs
1 cup peas, cooked
1 cup cooked tilapia or cod, flaked (4 oz.)
1 tbsp snipped fresh cilantro
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Heat oven to 375° F. Lightly coat 8 (2 to 3-ounce) ramekins with cooking spray; set aside. Whisk together eggs, then stir in peas, fish, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Spoon mixture into ramekins.

Bake for 16 minutes or until puffed, set, and lightly browned. Loosen with a thin metal spatula.

Scott’s Cajun Pasta and Beef

When I was in college I rented a room from a friend of mine. There was another tenant named Scott. He was the brother of my friend’s boss. Down on luck and trying to piece his life back together Renea was obliged to help him […]

Mediterranean Tostadas

Mediterranean Tostadas easily convert from one person to ten, because exact measurements do not apply. Just gather the team and let them choose the toppings they like. I used some of the Balsamic vinaigrette left over from the Tortellini Salad. The tostadas were messy but […]

Asian Noodle Bowl

I think Asian cuisine is by far my favorite type of food. It is simple and makes me feel good after I eat it. Tonight was a “all I want is mac and cheese” night. Luckily this dish is so easy and quick to prepare because the kids were crowed around me like vultures. For kids who were “not going to eat anything but macaroni and cheese” they gobbled down their dinner expressing rave reviews between bites. I think little Everett might have licked his plate clean. It was nice to see them so lively and happy after their little tummies were filled with a good meal. I think they felt it too.

2 tbsp soy sauce
4 cups beef broth
1 clove garlic, chopped
Cooked beef, cut into strips
Broccoli florets
Carrots, julienned

Bring stock, soy sauce and garlic to a boil over medium-high heat. Add noodles and meat. Simmer for a few minutes. Add the vegetables and simmer a few minutes more. Until the noodles are done but the vegetables firm, not mushy.

Add torn cabbage or kale with the veggies or spinach before serving.
For the noodles use angel hair, Japanese soba, spaghetti or top ramen.
For the meat use cooked roast beef, pork, chicken, firm tofu or shrimp.
For a more adult version add a sprinkle of cilantro and a tbsp or more of chilli garlic sauce.

Pork and Green-Bean Stir-Fry

I have been putting off the inevitable. During my last Costco shopping trip, I bought a platter of pork chops. Somehow, they ended up in the freezer without being divided and bagged. I finally pulled them out of the freezer to thaw, but we will […]