Sunday, November 15, 2009
Im rereading this post and realizing that I sound pretty lame, but whatever. I made this recipe Saturday morning. It was cold, and Mckay had been helping some family move all morning, so this recipe came together, inspired by one of those many food blogs and it made us both happy campers. I didnt really measure anything so these are just estimates, but this recipe is pretty basic and hard to mess up
-inspired by fortheloveofcooking-recipes.blogspot.com
5 red potatoes cut into bite size pieces
1/2 C. Sausage cooked and crumbled- this is a guess
1/4 C green peppers diced
1/8-1/4 C. diced onion
garlic powder, salt, pepper, paprika, - sprinkle to taste
Boil the potatoes for about 10 minutes, till they're somewhat tender. Cook sausage in a skillet and drain on a paper plate. In the same skillet cook the potatoes on about medium heat, adding a little butter or olive oil. Season the potatoes with desired seasonings. After about 10 minutes the potatoes will start to get crispy, add the peppers and onions. Cook for another 10 minutes, reducing the heat if things start to burn. In a small skillet crack however many eggs you want. we had sunny side up by cracking the egg into the skillet, melting an icecube for a second and then pulling it out and putting the lid over. This steams the top of the egg and cooks it so you dont have to flip it. Srinkle egg with salt and pepper. Spoon some of the potatoes into a bowl, and slide the egg on top.
-- the thing I love about this recipe is you can add or take away whatever you want. You could add in any vegetables you want or have it with scrambled eggs instead, meat or not meat. This was so good and kept us full forever!
Sorry for those who might think these recipes are boring....but this is what happens when there's not much else to blog about :)
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
I meant to post these pictures awhile ago but never got around to it. Back in September we went rock climbing with Tara and Janson up big Cottonwood Canyon. It was so much fun! Me and Tara both doubted we would get to the top, but guess what... we did! and as a reward we got Pei Wei :) I hadn't really been climbing since high school so I was a little worried, actually a lot worried. Me and Mckay and never been real rock climbing, like outside, where if you fall you don't land on a springy padded floor. I am proud to say all four of us made it to the top, some more quickly than others...but thats okay. I also got to belay?? Mckay when he climbed, it was soo funny, they had to anchor me to a tree and he started coming down so fast that I actually lifted off the ground! But he did make it safely to the ground. We had so much fun and we cant wait to do it again sometime. Although, next time I probably wont wear running shorts, they didn't work so well with the harness...yikes.
the famous Rytting cabin. I have heard about this cabin for 5 years and we finally got to go Halloween weekend. I originally thought it would be fun to go up for Halloween weekend because what could be spookier than watching scary movies in a cabin thats surrounded by trees and sort of in the middle of nowhere? So I was bummed when the scary movie we brought happened to be the funniest scary movie ever...we laughed more than anything. It's alright though, we had such a fun and relaxing weekend.
And now.. I couldnt end this post without a recipe and this one's a doosy. We've had this four different times in the last 5 days, once for breakfast even. okay that was just me. so I guess you could say this recipe was a success. I found it on one of the many food blogs I love reading, Im such a total food blog nerd but this just sounded so good and since we had almost all the ingredients at home already it was a definite weeknight dinner.
Chicken Fajitas from fortheloveofcooking.blogspot.com
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp vinegar- (i think they meant white, we only had red wine and that worked great.)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp chili powder, paprika, oregano, cumin, black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 lime, juiced
2 chicken breasts, sliced into think bite size pieces
1/2 sweet yellow onion, sliced thinly
1/4 yellow pepper and 1/4 red pepper thinly sliced (we used red and green)
combine all marinade incredients in a bag and mix thoroughly. Add chicken, onion and peppers. Marinate for 5-6 hours. Heat a skillet over medium high heat coated with cooking spray. Once the pan is HOT, add chicken, onions and peppers. Saute for about 7-8 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
Cilantro and Lime Cole Slaw Salad: (this made the fajitas!)
2 cups of green cabbage shredded
2 tsp olive oil
1/2-1 lime juiced
1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper to taste and a dash of garlic powder
Make this salad right before you serve the tacos so it stays crunchy. Combine all ingredients until mixed thoroughly.
other ingredients ( i wish this would single space)
corn or flour tortillas ( we like flour but we had some small white corn tortillas left over from making dinner for the Ryttings and we thought this was extra good with the corn tortillas
cotija cheese-this is a must
sour cream, guacamole, Salsa
this seems kind of long, but really this recipe was sooo easy, Mckay even made them one night! and they were yumm.