Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Snow Storm Sleepover - The Food

So, I wrote out this entire post last night, attempted to post from my phone this morning, and then the entire contents of my post disappeared! So you get the re-write and I'm not sure if it's better or worse.

During our sleepover, the four of us shared two meals together; dinner and breakfast, enchiladas and frittata, respectively. Both dishes are super easy, and we did not follow a specific recipe for either. You need the most basic of culinary skill. Can you chop an onion? How bout a bell pepper? Yes? Then you can make these dishes!

Beef and Black Bean Enchiladas

What you will need:
-Ground beef or turkey
-Soft tortilla shells
-A packet of enchilada seasoning
-A can of enchilada sauce
-An onion
-A bell pepper
-A can of black beans, or whatever beans your prefer, or no beans at all
-Shredded cheese
-We also added chili powder and Sriracha

1.) Start cooking the meat! While it's cooking chop up some onion and bell pepper, however much you want. Add this to the meat. Follow the directions on the enchilada seasoning pouch. We also added chili powder and Sriracha and one can of black beans in the last few minutes of cooking.

2.) Arrange the tortillas in your pan. We fit six large tortillas in an 8x10 pan. Scoop the meat into the tortillas, sprinkle a little cheese in there, and roll them up!

3.) Add the enchilada sauce and rest of the shredded cheese on top. Back at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.

4.) Et voila! Eat it, eat it good. 


So I completely spaced off taking progress photos of the frittata. I trust that it's easy enough that anyone can make this sans pictures. 

What you will need: 
-6 eggs
-Small potatoes, such as red potatoes
-Any veggies you want! We used red bell pepper and onions (left over from the enchiladas)
-Any spices you want! We used rosemary, salt, and pepper.
-Cheese. Again, any kind you want! We used blue cheese, but I have also made this with goat cheese, which is, frankly, AMAZING.

First, cut up the potatoes in thin slices and layer them on the bottom of your pan. Then, beat the eggs, adding a little bit of milk for fluffiness. Cut up the veggies, as big or as small as you want and add them to the egg mixture. Pour the egg mixture into the pan, over the potatoes. Add any spices and cheese on top! Bake in the oven at 400 degrees until eggs are no longer runny. It took about 40 minutes. 

Tease your adorable pups with all the delicious smells! Maybe let them lick your plate if there's anything left on it. 

The best part about both of these recipes is that they are both easily customizable to you or your guest's tastes. They also require little skill, but are pretty much guaranteed to taste great.

 Til we meet again, I am yours,
Wise Owl

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