Wednesday, January 5, 2011

hands of love #13...

Well, our sweet Caroline, even though you're no longer gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, & sugar-free at this house, that doesn't mean we've stopped enjoying good food! (many of which happen to be naturally free of gluten, dairy, & soy anyways! I guess once you get used to a new way of doing things, it kindof becomes second nature to you.)

Made for you this past month with hands of love...

Daddy made this DELICIOUS honey glazed tilapia dish with spinach over rice. (also gluten, dairy, & I think, soy free)

Last night Mommy made this AMAZING roasted garlic chicken and potatoes dish & already had the ingredients to it on hand! It was SOOO good-- here's the recipe for you ALL to try it! :) We added carrots and onions to it, along with some fresh herbs on top to serve!

Caroline, you don't know how special it was for Mommy to sit down at lunch with you for the first time in a YEAR and eat a grilled turkey & cheese sandwich together. (of course now Mommy had to throw some fresh spinach leaves in there, too...) This meal was obviously NOT gluten & dairy free. :)

And here was another GREAT one we recommend & kids will love! Mexican breakfast pizza! SO easy to do... easier than any of those refrigerate overnight breakfast casseroles I've seen... (plus, no gluten, no dairy, no soy...)
  • 8 oz. bacon
  • 8 large eggs
  • 10 corn tortillas
  • whatever optional garnishes you want: cheese, diced tomato, salsa, chopped cilantro, etc.
In a 12-inch non-stick skillet, cook 8 oz. of bacon over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until golden & crispy. (Quick tip on choosing bacon! Look for NO nitrate, UNcured bacon. Yes, it'll be twice the price, but with no known carcinogens in it. Personally, I think that's worth it.) Transfer bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate (leaving 1/4 cup of bacon fat in the skillet-- I didn't exactly see this statement & ended up burning the bottom, so it's important...) Crumble the bacon into pieces to make bacon bits.

Whisk 8 large eggs in a medium bowl to combine. Arrange the corn tortillas in the skillet to completely cover the bottom (they will be overlapping). Pour the eggs evenly over the tortillas and sprinkle the bacon on top. (we also had some diced yellow peppers laying around that we threw on there, but cheese would be good to add here, too!)

Cover and cook over medium heat until eggs are cooked through.

Slide pizza from the pan onto a large cutting board, and this is what you've got! A real pizza! Pretty cool, huh? Then cut it into wedges & garnish it with things like fresh salsa, diced tomato, cheese, chopped cilantro, scallions, etc.

Very cool.

Daddy's also enjoyed making a few spinach smoothies lately for us, too.

And is it any wonder now that YOU'VE taken to cooking, too??

Queen of the kitchen (in training). :)
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1 comment:

  1. Caroline, I love your little apron. You look so at home in the kitchen. I hope you enjoy cooking and eating. The food looks scrumptious. Love y'all.