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Taco Salad- Ten Minute Meal

Taco Salad (Eighth of 10 Ten Minute Meals)

  • Cook cut up chicken or ground beef in taco seasoning (below) or use leftover chicken.
  • Cut lettuce, tomatoes, onions.
  • Cut avocados.
  • Grate cheese.
  • Can of drained olives.
  • Can of drained beans (black or kidney).
  • Tortilla Chips

Mix all together in a large bowl with:

Taco Ranch Dressing  

  •  1 cup ranch dressing   (Our blog has a home made recipe of Ranch Dressing.)  (Can substitute plain yogurt and spices for ranch dressing.)
  •  1 T. catsup
  •  2 T. salsa.

Taco Seasoning Cook 1 – 2 lbs. of ground beef or chicken then add seasoning and water.

  • 2 tsp. instant minced onion
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • ½  tsp. corn starch
  • ½  tsp. garlic powder
  • ½  tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • ½  tsp. crushed dried red pepper
  • Add ½  cup of water

Simmer until the water is cooked out.

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Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes  HPIM1517

This is a way to get vegetables in your family.  This recipe is just a guide.  Add any vegetables that need using.

  • Brown 1 lb of ground beef or turkey.
  • Blend or  chop in the blender or food processor 2 cups of vegetables.  Any will do but this is a good mix to start with: 1 onion, 2 celery, 1-2 big carrots, 1 pepper any color.   Add this to the cooked meat.
  • Add 1 cup catsup.
  • Add 2 Tablespoons mustard.
  • Cook down until it thickens.
  • Add a little salt and pepper to taste.  It doesn’t take much because the vegetables are so flavorful.
  • Serve over bread or on buns with cheese and raw vegetables.
  • It is yummy and easy.

This can be made into large batches and feed a crowd.

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Gingerbread People

DSC_7425Gingerbread Men or People

Fun, easy, delicious recipe to do with children. A holiday favorite.

Mix with a mixer:

  • 1 c. butter
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. molasses

Sift or mix together:

  • 5 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 t. soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 t. ginger
  • 1 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. cloves

Mix wet and dry ingredients together.

Chill for about an hour.

Cut with people cookie cutters. Decorate with raisins, chocolate chips, slivered almonds, licorice, and/or tiny candies.

Bake in the oven at 375 for 10 minutes.

Enjoy!

Pancakes

IMG_2177 Pancakes

 1.    Mix with a whisk:

  •  2 cups flour (whole grain is best)
  •  1 teaspoon salt
  •  1 teaspoon baking powder

 2.   Heat frying pan on medium heat.

 3.    Mix in with a whisk:

  •  about 2 cups of water or milk
  •  2 eggs
  •  1/2 cup oil or applesauce
  •  2 Tablespoons honey

 4.    The pan is ready for pancakes when you sprinkle a little water with your fingers in the pan and the water dances. Cook pancakes.

 5.    Eat with syrup, applesauce, honey/butter or cinnamon sugar.  It is fun to try new toppings for pancakes.

 6.    Enjoy!

MiXed Pumpkin Cookies for the X sound

jayden (1 of 1)This is a fun cooking project to go with the X sound.

MiXed Pumpkin Cookies

1. MiX:

  • ½ cup oil or butter
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
    1 egg
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1 cup pumpkin

2. MiX:

  • 2 ½ cups flour
    1 tsp. baking powder
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    ½ tsp. nutmeg
    ½ tsp. salt

3. MiX:     ½ bag of Chocolate Chips

4. Drop on greased cookie sheet.

5. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Cool!

6. Frost with Frosting or eat plain. Enjoy!

Cream Cheese Frosting (Optional)
Mix or beat 8 oz. cream cheese – softened, 1 stick of butter- softened, 2 T. milk, 1 t. vanilla and
About 3 cups of powdered sugar until it is thick and smooth.

Oatmeal Kindness Cookies

kindness cookies (1 of 1)(Fun to make and share for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.)

1. Mix:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4  t. soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1/4 t. nutmeg

2. Beat in:

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1  1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • for 2 minutes.

3. Stir in:

  • 2 cups regular oatmeal
  • Optional 1 cup chocolate chips

4. Roll in balls or use a small ice cream scoop.

5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

6. Eat and share!

Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

Take an assortment of fruits (fresh and canned).  It is fun to let children bring a fruit to add to the salad.  With help they can help to cut the fruit.   Here are some suggestions of fruits to use.

  • banana
  • apple
  • pear
  • peach
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • grapes
  • Mix it all together with canned pineapple canned in its own juice.
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