Thursday, July 16, 2009

Southwest-Style Egg Rolls

We tried these the other night and just LOVED them! A new family favorite.

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup chopped green onion
8 cups fresh baby spinach
1 cup frozen corn
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
6 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1 (14 ounce) package egg roll wrappers
vegetable oil for frying

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onions, and cook until tender. Stir in spinach, corn, black beans, and lime juice. Season with salt and cumin. Remove from heat, and stir in cheese.

Place 1/4 cup of filling in the center of each egg roll wrapper. Fold in the sides, and roll egg rolls; dampen the edges with a small amount of water to seal.

In a large heavy skillet, heat enough vegetable oil to cover egg rolls over medium-high heat. Working in batches, carefully place egg rolls in hot oil, and cook until golden brown. Remove to paper towels.

Recipe courtesy of

Friday, July 10, 2009

Thai Peanut Chicken Noodle Salad

Crystal, of Everyday Food Storage, contributed this recipe and photo to the Family Home Evening blog recently. It sounds easy, unique, and delicious!

1 C. Asian Sesame Dressing (I use Ken's Steakhouse light version)
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
2 Tbsp. crunchy peanut butter
2 Tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 pkg. (1 lb.) thin spaghetti
4 green onions, sliced
1 cup chopped cilantro

Cook spaghetti as directed on package. Toss cooked chicken chunks with 1/4 c. Asian Sesame Dressing. Mix remaining dressing mixture, peanut butter, honey and crushed red pepper.Drain spaghetti. Add to chicken mixture with peanut butter mixture and all remaining ingredients; mix lightly. Serve warm or chill in fridge for 4 hours before serving.

To visit Crystal's blog to learn more about using food storage everyday in your own recipes, click HERE.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

"M&M's" milkshakes

2 cups any flavor ice cream(I actually used Bluebell homemade vanilla and added some Hershey's syrup)
1 cup milk
1 cup "M&M's" Chocolate Mini Baking Bits, divided
Reddi Whip/whipped topping
In blender combine ice cream and milk; blend until smooth. Add 1/2 cup "M&M's" Chocolate Mini Baking Bits; blend just until mixed. Pour into 2 glasses(or 4 small glasses). Top each glass with whipped topping; sprinkle with remaining "M&M's". Serve immediately and enjoy!