All posts tagged: cheese

Tropical poblano peppers with shrimp

Yes, it has been awhile since I have published a recipe. True I have cooked, just forgotten to share with everyone. I have a couple of great ones too. It is not often I randomly shop without a purpose for a meal. The poblanos looked wonderful at the market so I was compelled to purchase two hoping to come up with a stuffing. Of course there is a time frame involved…., if I don’t come up with something fairly soon they will spoil and that is a waste. Planning meals ahead for the week is just something I do, trying to maximize potential left overs etc. Rotating what we have in the freezer is a priority too, things can get lost in there. So, I found some nice fish and decided on fish tacos, and an older bag of gulf shrimp, that really needed to be used. Now this old brain went to work and this is what I came up with. It has a wonderful sauce to go over it too. 2-4 poblanos roasted, peeled, plus …

Stacked enchiladas 

Enchiladas sometimes can be time consuming…..making them “stacked” saves a ton of time. You can make them with a variety of meats or just cheese…here is the basic method, add or omit whatever you would like. This was especially works well for week or two or three old tortillas that would normally not hold up if you were making tacos.  1 pound hamburger, seasoned, browned and drained 1 package of corn tortillas 12-24 count Two cans red mild enchilada sauce one 19oz and the other 28oz Cheddar type cheese, Colby, longhorn, mild….all are good choices….about 3 cups grated 1/2 chopped onion 1 can sliced olives…or you and squish them up with your hands, drained Round baking dish like a ramikin  Cook hamburger and season with cumin, garlic salt or other taco seasoning, drain and set aside. While meat is browning preheat oven to 350, open large can of enchilada sauce and heat is a sauce pan that will allow tortillas to lay in flat. Chop onion and grate cheese. Once sauce is hot, one at …

Worlds best Mac and cheese

I might be a little prejudice here but our Mac and cheese comes out pretty darn good. So good I could eat just that and nothing else for dinner.  Elbow noodles 1 1/2 cup hard pasta  1 cup American cheese hunked or grated 1 cup mozzarella cheese hunked or grated 1/2 cup cream 1/4 cup butter 2 triangles of laughing cow spicy pepper jack unwrapped Cook pasta according to directions. In a good size pan put cream and butter in and heat on low. As the cream starts to heat up add the cheese and stir every now and then. This will take some time, low heat is the key. Make sure it is all the way melted before you add pasta.  After pasta is cooked (do not over cook) drain water off and add to melted cheese. Stir gently until coated. Serve warm This makes enough for 4-6 depending on serving size.  As always we hope you enjoy.