Sunday, February 3, 2013

Emmillia's Meals - 3 Feb 13

Thanks for the invite Kimmer! And hello Marnie:) I've got a few great recipes from Down Under that I can share, and I'll note whether they are kid (friendly (i.e. time consuming). This is a great idea for a blog

Sunday - Beef Ribs (Salt, pepper & fennel, braise, slow cook) and Eggplant Parmagiana (time consuming)

Monday - Chicken Nicoise Burgers (healthy, easy & quick)

Tuesday - Greek Lamb Meatball Salad (healthy, easy & quick). Note that of course I don't actually roast my own red peppers, I buy them in a jar.

Wednesday - Steak and Veg (no thought needed, mid week easy)

Thursday - Lamb Kofta Meatballs in Korma Sauce (easier than it sounds)

  • Meatballs: 500g ground lamb, 1 grated onion, juice and zest of 1 lemon, 2 diced garlic cloves, 1/3 cup breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup mint leaves, 1/4 cilantro (recipe is still good without herbs).
  • Sauce: 400g can chopped tomatoes, 400g can coconut milk, 1 cinnamon quill, 1 Tbs chopped ginger, 1/3 cup korma paste.
  • Method: make meatballs, pan fry for 3 - 4 minutes in a deep pan, set aside. In same pan after removing meatballs, fry up ginger and curry paste for a couple minutes. Stir in tomatoes, coconut, cinnamon quill. Boil, then reduce to a simmer. Put meatballs in sauce, bout 10 minutes, until cooked through and sauce a bit reduce. Put over rice, or have on it's own with a bit of bread.

Friday - PIZZA

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Feb 4th - 10th


Try a new recipe day!!!

Chicken Enchiladas from Taste and Tell. Looks so yummy!!
Sides - Tex-Mex Beans and Rice from Lindsay Weiss at BabyCentre

Vegetarian Chili

Pork Tenderloin with BBQ sauce
Sides - roasted potatoes with brown sugar carrots

Vegetarian Japanese Curry with Basmati Rice

Japanese Curry Bake

Leftover scramble (eat what ever is left from the week)

Sour Cream Noodle Bake

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Almond Milk

Another little experiment I'm doing is substituting Almond milk for regular milk in everything. Baking, eating, coffee.

After doing a night of research (read as googling milk vs almond milk). Almond milk is not only lower in calories than regular cows milk but it is higher in vitamins and may help in reducing our bad cholesterol (which according to my doctors I need to do).

Here's a link to the Silk website for more info on Almond Milk, click.......... here!

Marnie's Sour Cream Noodle Bake

Marnie's Sour Cream Noodle Bake (picture to come)

8 oz medium egg noodles (uncooked)
1 lb ground beef
8 oz spaghetti sauce (just plain any brand)
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 cup sour cream
2 tsp Worcester sauce
dash Tabasco or Franks Redhot
1/2 cup chopped green onion
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

cook noodles and drain
brown beef then add spaghetti sauce, garlic salt, salt, pepper, Worcester sauce and Tabasco
in separate bowl fold together noodles, sour cream and onion
Put 1/3 of noodle mix into casserole dish
Layer meat mixture and noodle mixture
Top with shredded cheese

Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Chicken Broccoli Pie

300grams frozen chopped broccoli
3 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups cut up cooked chicken
2/3 cup chopped onion
1 1/3 cup milk
3 eggs
3/4 cup bisquick
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Grease pie plate.
Mix broccoli, 2 cups cheese, chicken and onion in pie plate.
In separate bowl mix milk, eggs, baking mix (bisquick), salt and pepper.
Pour over veggies and chicken in pie plate
Bake 350 degrees for 40 minutes
Top with remaining cheese and bake 1-2 minutes until cheese melts.

photo and recipe credit Betty Crocker.

The reason why

I'm doing this because I don't like cooking, keep awful records of what I eat and need to budget my food bills better. So I will try this to see if it helps me track everything better.

I'll post the recipes I use, link to online ones I find. Make notes as I do them. Plan out my meals for myself and my son. 

I'll add friends to post as well so that we can all share our information, try different recipes. 

Kim's Goals for this blogging experiment

- eat healthier
- budget better
- two vegetarian recipes per week
- one new untried recipe per week
- hoping this will help me have more enthusiasm towards cooking, while expanding my cooking repertoire.