Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Baked Eggs for Dinner! Veggie-riffic.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

* 16 pkg. frozen broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower, (or other kind) thawed
* 2 t butter, and 2 t more, later
* 8 eggs
* 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
* 1/4 tsp. thyme

Get out those ramekins you've been wondering what to do with.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Drain vegetables. Melt the butter. Use the first half of the butter to brush inside the ramekins. Place the vegetables around outside edges and leave space in the center of four individual 2 cup ramekins and drizzle the rest of the melted butter over vegetables in each dish. Break eggs, one at a time, into a small dish and slide two into the center of each ramekin. Sprinkle each ramekin with the parmesan cheese and the thyme.

Of course, you could nix the butter, and do the nonstick spray. Thats no fun.

Place ramekins on cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes until eggs are thoroughly cooked. Serves 4

I totally messed up this recipe that I found on about.com
hope they don't mind. Hope vegetarians eat eggs, too.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

3 bean meatless chili..ole'!!

Corn muffins are great with this :)

2 tsp olive oil
1 cup pre-chopped onion
1/2 cup pre chopped green pepper
2 tsp bottled minced garlic
3/4 cup water
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans..rinsed and drained
1 (15 oz) can black beans
...rinsed and drained
1 15 oz can navy beans..rinsed and drained
1 (14 oz) can vegetable broth
1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes..do NOT drain
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tbs. yellow corn meal
Sour cream, grated cheese,fresh onions, etc..anything else you would like to garnish your bowl with! At my house, corn muffins and/or nacho chips are a must with chili.

Heat olive oil in lg. saucepan over med-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic to pan..saute' 3 minutes. Stir in 3/4 cup of water and next 9 ingredients (through tomatoes) and bring to a boil. reduce heat and simmer about 8 minutes. Stir in cornmeal; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro. Serve with garnish(s) of your choice.

Recipe serves about 6 ...4 at my house. pfft lol

*Feel free to tweak this to suit your or your family's taste for heat.

Friday, January 4, 2008

I soooo sucketh

Oh, little beloved cooking blog...you have suffered such neglect and abuse. I am sorry. The holidays came and I was overwhelmed with..wait for it....baking. Pfft. I vow to be more responsible and more post more. "muah"