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Turkey Quesadillas

29 Nov

We are still working on all the leftover turkey here!  My husband had wanted enchiladas, which I didn’t have enough time to get together, so we had quesadillas instead.  To start, I put 2 cups chopped turkey and 2 cups salsa in a skillet over medium-low heat and cooked about 15 minutes to let the salsa set in to the turkey.  Then, in a different skillet, I put a tortilla (these are the small flour tortillas from Bountiful Baskets), then some of the chicken and salsa mixture, then shredded Mexican blend cheese, and folded the tortilla over.  I cooked for a few minutes on each side until the tortilla browned.  I then served with sour cream and homemade guacamole.  It was a big hit in my house!

Guacamole BLT on Sourdough

12 Nov


This is one of the best lunches I’ve had at home in a while!  I had a sourdough loaf from Bountiful Baskets in my freezer that I thawed, sliced, and toasted.  Then, I had green leaf lettuce from Sunizona Family Farms and tomatoes from Grammy’s at our Farmer’s Market.  The bacon was from my recent Zaycon Foods bacon event, yum!  The guacamole was made with $.83 avocados and $.20 limes from my Safeway just for U personalized deals (plus a little garlic salt!).  Finally, I added some swiss cheese, which was also a just for U personalized deal at Safeway, $1.68 for an 8oz package of slices.  So, not only delicious, but cheap for me to make too!

Guacamole Turkey and Roast Beef Wrap

9 Feb

This afternoon, I finally got around to making Guacamole using all the ingredients from my guacamole pack.  The avocados were beautiful, and the guacamole turned out amazing!  I ended up with about 5 cups of guacamole.

So, I needed to find a use for some of the guacamole, besides just eating it.  I ended up not having a lot of time for dinner prep tonight, so I decided to make some wraps.  I had recently gotten some large flour tortillas out of the freezer, so they were thawed and ready to go.  I briefly heated up each side of the tortilla, spread some guacamole at one end, laid down turkey and roast beef deli meat, then some sliced swiss cheese, and some lettuce.  I rolled it up, cut it in half, and had a very delicious dinner that my husband and kids were very pleased with!

Guaca-, Guaca-, -mole, -mole!!

21 Oct

Let me explain the title first.  A while back, I was introduced to this video.  I don’t know if it was a commercial Bounty did outside the US or what, but the song is catchy, and K sings it whenever I make guacamole.

I have been waiting all week for my avocados to ripen, and tonight, they finally were.   We are all big fans of guacamole in this house, and this batch was perfect.


What you need:

5 avocados
1/2 bunch green onion
2 jalapeno peppers, tops and seeds removed
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup cilantro
juice of 1 lime
sea salt

How to make it:

Coarsely chop all the ingredients and add to a food processor or blender.  Blend as desired.

I left mine a little chunky, but mostly pureed.  It was a beautiful green color and full of flavor.  It made about 2 cups of guacamole.

(So, is the guacamole song still stuck in your head?)

Fish Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce

26 Sep

This is a great recipe I got from Lori over at My Kinda Rain.  Since I get tortillas and the Mexican themed veggie pack regularly from Bountiful Baskets, this has become a regular in our house when avocados are available and cheap.  I have played around with this recipe a bit, I don’t think I’ve made it the same way twice, but every time it has turned out great.  So, I will go through the recipe and talk about some of the alternatives I have done.

First, you make an avocado cream sauce.  For this you need:

1 avocado
1/2 cup sour cream
Lime juice
Onion (I’ve used yellow, red, or green, I think my favorite is red onion)

I now also on occasion add:

Garlic, minced or garlic salt, usually 1/4 to 1/2 tsp
Tomato, diced

This time, I used all of the above when making the sauce because I had cilantro and tomato on hand that needed to be used before it went bad.

Next, you cook the fish.  You need 1 lb of white fish, I use either cod or tilapia, depending on what I can get on sale.  You add 1-2 Tbsp of oil, I use olive oil, to a skillet.  Season the fish with lemon pepper seasoning and pan fry fish.

Cook until fish is no longer translucent and easily flakes with a fork.  Flake fish apart with a fork.

Next, you put together the tacos.  I usually use small flour tortillas, but have used small corn tortillas as well.  I add a tortilla to a small skillet, then put the fish, avocado cream sauce, and cabbage or lettuce.

I fold the tortilla over the topping, cook it for a few minutes, then flip and cook for a few minutes, until both sides are just starting to brown.

I usually serve this with Spanish rice and black beans.  I was worried that my girls wouldn’t eat these because it has fish, but they both eat these up!

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