Friday, October 29, 2010

Chocolate Trifle

But first...(you are going to love me for showing this to you)

Here is one of our family's favorite. We usually make it for a dessert on Thanksgiving or Christmas. It's always a hit, it's easy as pie (pun intended), and it's extremely bad for you. What more could you want?

My Mama's Chocolate Trifle

1 pckg of chocolate fudge cake mix
1 pkg. (6 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
1/2 cup of strong coffee
1 carton (12 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
6 heath bars (1.4 oz each) crushed

Directions:  Bake cake according to package directions. Cool. Prepare pudding according to package directions; set aside. Crumble cake; reserve 1/2 cup. Place half of the remaining cake crumbs in the bottom of a 4-1/2 or 5 qt trifle dish or decorative glass bowl (duh, we use the decorative glass bowl!). Layer with half coffee, half of the pudding, half of the whipped topping and half of the crushed candy bars. Repeat the layers and combine remaining crushed candy bars with reserved cake crumbs; sprinkle over top. Refrigerate 4-5 hours before serving.

Yup....  I know. Sounds delicious especially if you're craving some chocolate. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

trick or treat!

trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat, if you don't I don't care, I'll pull down your underwear! Does anyone remember this from their childhood? I used to sing this every halloween and I thought it was the funniest thing I'd ever heard. I hope my Kindergardener's don't discover this.

Just thought I'd share some pictures from our trip with the Waldens to Burt's Farm for the Halloween!

Paul and I and our first pumpkin!
Happy HOOlaween! 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lemon Tilapia

Ok, I have to share this recipe. This is possibly one of the easiest things I've ever made. Ok so probably not the healthiest, but it's delicious, one of the staples in our house, and one of Paul's favorites! The only thing I don't like about it is you have to make a side. I am a big proponent of putting all my veggies and meat together for one big meal so I don't have to make sides. Anyone else??

Lisa Hatcher's Lemon Tilapia

1 lemon thinly sliced (take seeds out)
3-4 tilapia fillets
1 roll of RITZ crackers ( you know it's good now, right?)
1/2 stick of butter melted (I warned you this wasn't healthy)
dried dillweed to taste

Place lemon slices at the bottom of rectanfular glass dish. Sprinkle tilapia with salt/pepper/dillweed and place on top of lemons. Sprinkle crushed Ritz on top of fish (I usually smash my Ritz in a ziploc bag). Drizzle melted butter over top. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 15-25 minutes until fish flakes with fork.

My mouth is watering as I read this! Enjoy!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Roasted Chicken and Pineapple Quesadilla

It's been a while. Life has been crazy with a new job and lots of sickness(I have gotten every single sickness that has gone through our classroom, apparently I have a weak immune system, any suggestions? I am currently trying to conquer a cold).

So last week, or the week before (like I said, things have been crazy) I decided to try a chicken, bbq, pineapple quesadilla. Now let me say this... I have three qualifications for my meals:
1. quick
2. healthy
3. tasty
(this doesn't seem like too much to ask? Am I right ladies?)

I loved this recipe. It's from one of my favorite blogs (click here to check her out). Emily Everswick, who I'm pretty sure has the best recipes I know, told me to try this one. We loved it! Deliciouso! Here it is..

Roasted Chicken and Pineapple Quesadilla

  • Corn tortillas (you can use flour too)
  • Roasted chicken, chopped
  • Fresh pineapple, sliced thinly
  • Jack cheese
  • Barbecue sauce
Spread a bit of barbecue sauce over one tortilla then top it with roasted chicken, pineapple slices, and jack cheese. Place the other tortilla on top and place in a hot skillet and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes then carefully flip over and cook the other side for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for a minute before slicing. Enjoy.