Sunday, April 15, 2012

Thai Fried Rice

This is such an easy recipe that is great the next day as well.
White rice
Thai rice seasoning (found in the asian food section at walmart) I use the "Sunbird" brand I think- its a yellow envelope and costs about $1. This will have the amounts you need for the green onions, soy sauce, eggs and veg. oil.
Green onions
Soy sauce
2 eggs
veg oil
pineapple chunks
Choice of meat- I usually use about 1 lb of raw shrimp

Cook the amount of rice that you need to feed your family. This recipe will be for 4 servings of rice. When I double the recipe I use two packages of Thai rice seasoning.
After the rice is cooked, spread it out on a cookie sheet that is lined with wax paper. Allow the rice to reach room temperature.
Then using the directions on the Thai rice seasoning packet- add oil to your skillet and stir fry the rice and green onions. Follow the directions on the packet as you add the soy sauce and eggs. Then I usually add my shrimp and make sure they get nice and pink.
Then add whatever other add-ins you want. I love to use raisins, cashews, and pineapple chunks. Fry it all up together and enjoy!
Even my really picky toddler loves this stuff!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Vegetarian Recipes

Since Nathan had a little scare with his blood pressure and cholesterol, I've been trying to cook a little healthier. He requested more meatless dishes and foods that help lower cholesterol. I tried both these recipes lately and LOVED them.

Black Beans and Rice
Don't be fooled by the simpleness of this recipe. It has really good flavor and is very filling, and what's cheaper than rice and beans?

Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna
This recipe is pretty easy as far as lasagnas go.

Nathan had his cholesterol and blood pressure checked again recently, and they are back to normal. I'd like to think I had something to do with it...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Who's In?

Hello girls! I've been thinking about the fact that I'm sick of cooking the same meals all the time. I thought maybe this would be a good way to share recipes and get some new ideas. Last month I made green enchiladas for an Allred sibling party at Jeanette and Aaron's, so I thought I'd start things off with that recipe.

This is from my lovely Aunt Lynnette:)

Green Enchiladas


1 large can of green enchilada sauce
1 small can of green enchilada sauce (we like to use two different brands to add some variety)
1 bunch of cilantro
small package of fiesta cheese
corn tortillas
1 rotisserie chicken (deboned and shredded)

Wash cilantro and trim the bunch about 1/2 inch from the stems
Blend together enchilada sauces, cilantro bunch, and a handful of cheese for about 15-20 seconds
Cover bottom 9x13 pan with sauce (just a thin layer will do)
Reserve a tall glass of mixture to pour on top of enchiladas once assembled in pan
Mix the rest of the enchilada sauce mixture with shredded chicken
Heat up a few of the tortillas at a time in the microwave because they're much easier to work with that way
Roll up enchiladas (tortilla + chicken/sauce mixture), place in pan
Cover pan with reserved sauce and then sprinkle with leftover cheese
Back uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted and enchiladas are warmed through

Then eat them and love them! This is such an easy recipe and my family absolutely loves it.

Okay, now you guys post away! I'm going to try to include pictures of the recipes in the future, but I don't have one of these enchiladas right now. So, instead I'll post a picture of my nephew, Tanner.

He is the inspiration for the naming of this blog. He calls all food "num nums" and I think it's one of the cutest things I've ever seen. I hope that when he gets older and starts saying more words, he still calls food num nums:)