Thursday, May 14, 2009

Multigrain Waffles

I like to have breakfast for dinner sometimes, esp when I don't feel like cooking! So this week, I've been trying to not go shopping until the weekend. Our shopping trips got all messed up since my husband's been laid off, so its not a weekly thing the past month. I thought I'd see if I could scrape together some meals to last us to the end of the week. Tonight seemed like a great night to have waffles, so I searched for a "healthy" version of them. They turned out sooo good!! Even my husband was like, wow, these are really good! We'll see if he's hungry in a few hours, or if the whole grains keep him full. :)

Multigrain Waffles
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups milk
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup applesauce
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup flax seed meal
1/4 cup wheat germ

1/4 all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

Wisk first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine remaining 7 ingredients and beat into wet until smooth.

I didn't have any wheat germ, so I just added a little bit more all-purpose flour to make up for it. I also added a teaspoon of vanilla. They were nice and crisp and surprisingly light.

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Enchilada Pie

Like most recipes I have, this one came from my mom. :) I had a huge package of tortillas I bought for a taco potluck that I needed to use up and was going to make the roll up kind of enchiladas, but as I was searching through my recipes for menu planning, I found this one from years ago. I'll take some pictures to add when its all done. Check out the recipe swap at Grocery Cart Challenge for more!

Enchilada Pie
(serves 8)

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 large onion
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 4oz can chopped green chilies
1 can mild enchilada sauce
1/4 c milk
1 pkg soft tortillas 10 in
1/2 lb grated cheddar cheese
1/2 lb grated monterey jack cheese
1 pint sour cream

Brown meat and chopped onion in a skillet, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Add soups, green chilies, enchilada sauce and milk. Line an oblong pan (13x9) with 3 or 4 tortillas. Top with a third of the meat mixture and a 1/3 of cheese. Repeat 2 more times. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Cool slightly and cut into squares to serve. Top each square with a dab of sour cream.

So it actually cost me about $10 to make this. Of couse it would have been less had I not used almost 2 lbs of cheese instead of the 1 lb it called for. But who doesn't like cheese? I only used 1 lb of ground beef, which I got on sale for 99 cents a lb. And I got my canned goods at a liquidator store, so they were much cheaper than is normal. We'll get at least 2 meals out of this, maybe a lunch or 2 as well.