Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Hodgepodge of Meals

Who said you had to have dessert last?  I'm saving the best for first.  "Ginormous Creamy Frozen Caramel Crunchcake" is the best treat a hungry girl could ask for.  Take two Quaker rice cakes (the recipe calls for the caramel flavor, but chocolate works too) and spread FF Cool Whip between two of them.  Freeze for an hour or so, and then you have a delicious treat waiting to be devoured right in your freezer.  Seriously, we keep them on hand just in case.  The cool whip tastes just like ice cream.  It is to die for.  This is a crunchy, satisfying treat that won't leave you feeling guilty.  What's not to love?

This looks like Mickey Mouse!

Next up, we have a mix of two meatloaf recipes.  We weren't sure what to make for dinner last night, so we combined two of the recipes to fit what we already had on hand.  We took ingredients and ideas from "Crazy-Good Turkey Taco Meatloaf" and "Turkey & Veggie Meatloaf Minis."  We practically took any of the ingredients we had in our makeshift pantry (our place doesn't have a pantry, so we made one out of a works) and put them into a muffin pan.  30 minutes later we had a dinner that came out looking like an eyeball.  Hey, we are in the the Halloween spirit!  We were unsure of the outcome, and had the pizza delivery number ready to go, but they turned out pretty well and we gobbled them up.  Next time, we would add the taco seasoning because it would give it that extra boost of flavor that I believe ground turkey always needs.

Dinner tonight was a family recipe from a very good friend of mine.  Her family is from Minnesota, and despite her hilarious accent that comes out after a few glasses of vino, she has the best recipes, which she lovingly gave to me.  What are friends for?

Tonight's special is Tater Tot Casserole.  I happen to hold a special place in my heart for the little crispy brown tots, which is why I am a big fan of this dish.  I used ground turkey, instead of beef, and extra veggies to try and make up for the lack of healthiness in this dish.  I would give you the recipe, but I can't give away someone else's family secret.  But, I'm sure if you ask nicely I could get permission.  Once again, this meal can not disappoint.  One way to my heart is tater tots....and some wine.

Happy Eating :)



Tater Tot Perfection

1 comment:

  1. Mark's family gave me their recipe for tator tot casserole! haha They are from North Dakota :) Mark loves it!
    happy cooking Em :)