Keep them busy with fun in the sun this summer!
3 or 4 zucchinis
1 cup mozzarella
6 tbsp olive oil
dash of salt
dash of basil
1. Slice all your zucchini lengthwise into strips.
2. Drizzle with olive oil, top with mozzarella and seasonings.
3. Bake at 350 for 10 or 15 minutes (until cheese is melted and zucchini is lightly browned).
You can also find your own awesome toppings by using random things you find around the house. Among our favorites are: garlic, pepper, Monterey Jack cheese, diced red and green bell peppers.
12 apples, Granny Smith is a great choice
cinnamon, a few dashes
1/4 c. sugar or sugar substitute–optional
few tablespoons of water
Yields: about 4 servings
Prep time: about 30 minutes
Cook time: 15-20 minutes
1. Peel and quarter the apples.
2. Put the apples into a large pot with a few tablespoons of water–just enough to cover the bottom of the pot.
3. Cook on Medium, mashing occasionally with a potato masher. Sprinkle on a little cinnamon and/or sugar. Enjoy!
This is a great recipe for a summer afternoon.
Today’s recipe is Easy Chicken Salsa Soup. Toss it in the crockpot and let it go until dinnertime.
Yields: about 6 servings
Prep time: about 45 minutes
Cooking time: 6-8 hours (slow cooker)
1 can Rotel
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 or 5 cups shredded cheddar cheese (can be reduced fat)
1. Bake the chicken breasts at 375 for 30-40 minutes, cutting into the center of each to see when they are fully cooked. Let them cool and shred them with knife and fork. You can also cut them into small strips or squares–the texture of shredded is nice for soup.
2. Combine all the ingredients (do not drain the Rotel!) in a crockpot. Cook on Low 6-8 hours or High for 4-5 hours, until hot and the cheese is fully melted, stirring occasionally.
3. This is great on its own or served with tortilla chips.
You know that moment? The one where your kids are starting to get that look in their eyes, the one that says any minute they’ll be saying those three precious words? It’s often the most terrifying moment of my day, the one where I’m not only expected to step up to the plate, but to fill it.
“What’s for dinner?”
At my house the answer to this question can range anywhere from hot dogs and mac n’ cheese to one of Julia Child’s signature three hour entrees with a side of sauteed asparagus. Tonight, it’s the most horrific answer of all.
“I don’t know.”
Yes, it’s one of “those days”. The day where I have nothing planned, nothing thawed, and worst of all, we’re out of margarine. Well, what’s a mom to do?
Good thing I have The List. The list of 9-1-1 recipes. Just the thing for finding that one quick, easy recipe (even with no margarine required!).
I will be sharing these recipes. Please feel free to add your own easy recipe in the comments section. Hey, we could all use a good 9-1-1 recipe, right? Especially when it’s just one of “those days”.