Thursday, March 25, 2010

love this boy

even when he's throwing tantrums and screaming 'NO!' there is nothing he could do that would make me love him any less

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Gooey Enchilada Casserole - a new favorite!!

Courtesy of the March 2010 issue of Parents magazine. (A healthy twist on an old fashioned recipe)

2 tsp olive oil
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 Tbs chopped garlic
1 14oz can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 lb lean ground beef
1 15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
8 corn tortillas
1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown meat - adding onion and garlic towards the end (do not overcook or heavily brown). Once meat is cooked add tomatoes, coriander, cumin, oregano, pepper and cook for a few minutes longer. The finished sauce will be a bit chunky. Stir in cilantro.

Warm tortillas to make them easier to roll. Divide the beef mixture and 1/4 cup of cheese among the tortillas and place seam side down in rectangular baking dish. Pour remaining sauce on top and bake uncovered for about 15 minutes. Sprinkle on remaining cheese and bake another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Make 8 servings.