Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Crock Pot Taco Soup

I found this recipe on a great blog. if you like to cook with your crock pot, this is the site for you! To get the recipe for TACO SOUP click HERE! I made this for myself and my parents neighbors who are sweet people that are in need of a little TLC. It was soooooooo easy! I had a little beef leftover from the night before when I made pot roast and so I shredded it and put it in here. I did mine for 5 hours on HIGH.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Burrito Quesadillas with Avacado Salsa

Once again, this is a first time for me. I saw this on a YouTube video and it looked really yummy! Danny was at the house working all day and was starving when he got home so I thought it would be a good time to try this QUICK recipe! This is the easiest, quickest thing to make!

You Will Need:
Flour tortillas
Refried Beans
Shredded Cheese
Butter or spread
Sour cream (optional)

To make this you just heat up your skillet, put some butter or spread on your tortilla and put it butter side down in the skillet. Spread on some refried beans and sprinkle with cheese. Butter up another tortilla and put it on top, butter side up (for when you flip it). Let it cook til crispy, and then flip and cook til that side is crispy. DONE! SOOO easy!

For the Avacado Salsa which is my own recipe You Will Need:
Ripe Avacado

Simply cut up an avacado and pour salsa over it. Then use a fork to mash it to your liking. DONE and DONE! Enjoy!

Here is a pic of little man P scarfing it down!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Chicken Fried Rice

This is my first time making this. I am HORRIBLE at making rice, even minute rice.. So I tried this rice called "Success Boil-in-a-bag". It came out perfect!!

You will need:
About 2 cups of rice
Veggies (I used a frozen mix- carrots, peas, etc.)
2 eggs- scrambled
Meat if you choose to use it- This is great for using leftovers. I had boiled chicken left over from shredded chicken tacos (I'll post this another day!)
Cooking oil of your choice (I used vegetable oil, but canola or peanut oil might be better..)
SOY Sauce of your choice (I used Kikkomen Terriyaki sauce and Marinade because I didn't have plain soy. it sounds gross to use terriyaki but its super thin and really tastes like soy!)

First things first.. You MUST prepare your rice and put it in a bowl in the fridge for a couple hours! Your rice must be cold or else it will get really soggy when you go to saute it.

I started on my scrambled eggs first. I put them in a pan on med heat and let it get hot enough to form a firm "skin" on the bottom so I could flip it over in one piece and cook the top. Then I took it out and slice it into strips.

I put about a tablespoon of oil in my pan on medium-high heat and added in my rice. Use a spatula to stir. I put my veggies in about 2 min. later because they were still frozen. Put in your chicken. Then add your sauce (to your taste) and fold everything together. After you let it saute for a few min. add in your egg. Fold and saute for about 2 more min. and you're done! Not bad for my first time..even Preston liked it! Good luck to you!

Welcome to Kell's Kitchen!

I decided it was time to make a blog about my cooking adventures. I started getting interested in cooking and baking about a year ago, and think its time to start documenting my efforts and recipes. I don't have too many recipes I just made up. I get a lot of them from the internet, friends, and my Mom-the chef. See her blog here -----> Really Rainey

I am a TOTAL beginner when it comes to this area so bare with me! I usually make stuff that is really simple and has minimal ingredients. I am not quite good at keeping my kitchen "stocked" quite yet so I'm usually scrounging up whatever I can to complete a meal! So for all you people out there just like me, here you go!