Tasty Thursdays – Let’s throw down in the Kitchen!!!

Ladies, I don’t give a rat’s ass if you celebrate Valentine’s Day or whether it’s your day to cook or ..this Saturday; we’re cooking!!!! 🙂

Now that we’ve got that out of the way; let’s start with breakfast!

Breakfast Casserole

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Ingredients
1 pound potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/3 cup thinly sliced leek (I substitute leek for mild onions)
Nonstick cooking spray
3/4 cup chopped lower-fat and lower-sodium cooked ham
3 ounces reduced-fat Swiss cheese, cut into small pieces
1 1/4 cups fat-free milk
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3/4 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
1. In a covered large saucepan cook sliced potatoes in a small amount of boiling, lightly salted water about 10 minutes or just until tender, adding the leek the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain potato mixture.
2. Coat a 2-quart rectangular baking dish with cooking spray. Place potato mixture in bottom of the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the ham and Swiss cheese.
3. In a medium bowl stir the milk into the flour until smooth. Stir in the egg product, thyme, and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over potato mixture.
4. Bake in a 350 degrees oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Serve immediately.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 180, Fat, total (g) 4, chol. (mg) 16, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 23, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 13, vit. A (RE) 103.02, vit. C (mg) 15.35, sodium (mg) 445, calcium (mg) 141.36, iron (mg) 2.88, Starch () 1.5, Lean Meat () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

I would suggest that you increase the amount of ingredients you use to have enough casserole for lunch. Ain’t nobody got time to make lunch after making that for breakfast.

Dinner is served!!!
Turkey Chilaquiles (I’m substituting the Turkey for Chicken)

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Ingredients
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium-size red onion, chopped (about 1-1/2 cups)
3 cups shredded leftover turkey
1 4 ounce can diced green chiles
1 10 ounce can diced tomatoes and green chiles
1 16 ounce jar chunky salsa
5 cups tortilla chips
1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice

Directions
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Heat vegetable oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add 11/4 cups onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add turkey, green chiles and diced tomatoes and cook for another 2 minutes, or until heated through. Add salsa and cook another 2 minutes.
3. Break up 4 cups of the tortilla chips and stir into mixture; top with cheese. Place skillet in oven and bake at 400 degrees F for 4 minutes or until cheese melts.
4. Remove skillet from oven and stir in remaining 1/4 cup onions, 1 cup tortilla chips, cilantro and lime juice.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 446, Fat, total (g) 23, chol. (mg) 73, sat. fat (g) 7, carb. (g) 30, fiber (g) 4, pro. (g) 30, sodium (mg) 1016, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

I’m serving this with rice and lemonade. Up the Ingredient portion..you know other couples will come over!!

Dessert anyone?!
Mocha Floats

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Ingredients
3 cups water
1/4 cup presweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons instant coffee crystals
Vanilla ice cream
Chocolate ice cream (I’m only doing this because its Valentine’s. I hate chocolate)
Whipped cream
Chocolate curls (optional)

Directions
1. In a medium saucepan, bring water to boiling. Remove from heat. Stir in cocoa powder, sugar, and coffee crystals. Stir till dissolved. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 24 hours.
2. For each serving, place about 1/3 cup chilled mocha mixture into an 8- to 10-ounce drinking glass. Add a scoop each of vanilla and chocolate ice cream. Stir till partially melted. Top each with whipped cream and some chocolate curls, if you like. Makes about 10 servings.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 198, Fat, total (g) 11, chol. (mg) 47, sat. fat (g) 7, carb. (g) 23, Monosaturated fat (g) 3, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 21, pro. (g) 2, vit. A (IU) 389, vit. C (mg) 1, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 8, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sodium (mg) 49, Potassium (mg) 161, calcium (mg) 91, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Enjoy!!

Now this requires commitment…I ain’t gonna lie, I might only make one of these dishes but maybe when I start cooking I may make all three; who knows, I’ll post pics on Monday. It’s fine if you only make one of of the three dishes.

All recipes were provided by Recipe.com hunni!!!!

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