6.18.2007

Grecian Tacos

Also known as Chicken Gyros (yee-roh). My boyfriend has taken to insisting they are called Grecian tacos so we will call them that for now. I switch up the ingredients per my mood. I tried the chicken marinated in balsamic this round which was good but too sweet for the recipe, so I left it out here and am giving you my usual method of madness.

Grecian Tacos

INGREDIENTS
tomatoes
chicken
lettuce
Mediterranean flat bread
feta
cucumber
lemon
spices (salt, pepper, italian seasoning, garlic)

tzatziki (yogurt sauce)
*1 cloves garlic finely chopped
*half seeded english cucumber grated
*1/2 tablespoon dill (fresh or dry)
*1/2 tablespoon mint
*healthy pinch of salt
*juice of 1 large/2 small lemon(s)
*1 cup yogurt (I use Mediterranean- it's THICK)
- mix all and set aside. I let it set over night so the garlic mellows.

chicken marinade
*juice of 1-2 lemons
*1 tablespoon italian seasoning
*1-3 cloves of garlic fine chopped
*pepper to taste
*dill (optional)
*drizzle with oil
- I put three small chicken breasts in a bowl with a lid, all the ingredients and shook the crud out of it then let it nap it off over night in the fridge.

1. Cook the chicken, cool and slice.
2. Chop tomatoes (and second half of seeded cucumber optionally)
3. I like to slightly grill the flat bread.
4. I put the tzatziki on one side with lettuce and tomatoes then chicken on the other so that it will fold nicely.
5. stick in face

Enjoy!

6.16.2007

Chicken Taco

Everyone always asks me to share my recipes but I have none to write down. So pardon me as I stumble through trying to document my yummy impromptu meals.

Quick meal for when you have no clue what to make.

Chicken Tacos

INGREDIENTS
*3-5 cloves of garlic minced/chopped/smashed (however you do it)
*3 chicken breasts
*1 can of tomatoes
*cumin (as much as you like)
*pinch of salt
*few shakes of your fave hot sauce

1. Sautee garlic in oil on lower heat so not to burn, until it starts to soften.
2. Raise the heat to medium/med-high and add the tomatoes and spices.
3. Put chicken breast on top of the simmering tomatoes and cover with lid.
4. Cook through. You can wiggle the chicken into the tomatoes and add a half to full can/cup of water.
5. Let it simmer for 20 min or until chicken is cooked through.

Once the chicken is cooked through you can shred it with the back of a fork or wooden spoon in the pan or pull it out onto a plate. If you prefer a dryer chicken pull it out to shred it and add as much of the tomato sauce back into it as you like.

You can put this in a tortilla shell with some sweet peppers, cheese, lettuce and sour cream and its yummy... and very messy if you leave it in the pan.

You can also put it on a salad. I added some grilled corn I cut off the cob and made it into a salad with a dash of uncle dan's southern dressing. Super yum!

Enjoy!

banana bread

I originally pirated this from All Recipes but I modified it a bit.

Banana Bread


INGREDIENTS
* 1 cup butter
* 2 cups white sugar
* 6 very ripe bananas, mashed
* 3 eggs
* 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 2 teaspoons baking soda
* 1 tablespoon allspice

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray 2 loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray. (I did some muffins and the rest in a flat cake pan)
2. Cream the butter and sugar until light. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
3. Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda and allspice. Add in the butter mixture.
4. Thoroughly mash the dead bananas. Stir bananas into the batter then stir in the walnuts. Pour the batter into the prepared pans.
5. Bake at 350 for 45 min to 1 hour (until a toothpick comes out clean). It can take up to 65 to 70 minutes to cook.


NOTE: The muffins I made were extra yummy. I had some whipped cream cheese that I put globs of in the middle. Put a little batter in the bottom of the muffin tin, a half tablespoon of cream cheese then fill the tin the rest of the way. I love my silicon pan. Just press on the outside and the muffins popped out. SOOOO GOOD!!! I can hardly wait for more bananas to deadify.