What can you make in a big fat hurry……..fish! Cast Iron Cod Potatoes and Onions.
In past posts I have mentioned that I had a ton of recipes that I thought were lost forever…….then my friend Jeanne, recovered them….she is awesome!!! This recipe is one of them.
I have had a hankering for fish lately ………. on the last grocery shopping trip I picked some up. Just some frozen fillets….nothing fancy. If the store had fresh I would have bought them but they didn’t. Anyway frozen lasts for a long time right?
Recently we seem to purchase food, and then ……stuff happens……a week later I see the (fill in the blank) that I bought, and ponder… how long it has been in my frig???? My motto…..when in doubt, throw it out!!! We sometimes throw out a lot of food…..not good! Funny, I bought the fish frozen, so if we got distracted it would not be a problem……I used it the next day……go figure.Continue reading “Cast Iron Cod Potatoes and Onions”
It’s time for lunch…..you want a sandwich. How about a Caprese Chicken Tender Sandwich? The Salad of Capri with all the color of the Italian flag. Not that I thought that when I was making this sandwich…..I was really thinking , what am I going to do with these chicken tenders ?????
Tim will attest to the fact that sometimes……ok all the time, when I am at the grocery store, my imagination overrides any realistic needs for groceries. If I see something that looks good……it doesn’t matter if I go to the store hungry or full……and I think it will work for a recipe, I buy it.Continue reading “Caprese Chicken Tender Sandwich”
First it was Thanksgiving, then Christmas, then New Years, Super Bowl Sunday, and Valentines Day……whewwww…………can you say food coma.
I am ready to give my body a break. Working as a Food Service Director for a school district, my focus daily is on nutritious, healthy meals…….at school I have that down pat! At home, I do not practice what I preach, but I am going to give it a whirl. I will never be a vegetarian, or even a total health nut. I enjoy food to much to never have a brownie or a deep fried…….well a deep fried anything again………but I do want to try to make better choices on a regular basis. Biggest problem with that……TASTE. I will not eat sticks and grass….or things that taste like it in the name of healthy eating.
But, give me something tasty that’s good for you ……I’m there! At work I receive tons of recipes from all sources and it gives me inspiration for many of my recipes. Tim is a huge bean fan, me not so much, but I am willing to try new things. So when I saw a bean burger recipe I thought……. maybe????
So, I have always liked a pasta with white beans, rosemary, and tomatoes. Throw in some basil and parmesan cheese, add some garlic bread…….it’s dinner time. So, how to healthy it up? How about a bean burger, they make them from black beans all the time, so why not white beans, a little rosemary, a toasty ciabatta bun (whole grain), just a touch of mayo (lite), and a tasty topping of bruschetta ( one of my personal favorite things). While I confess it is not the same as the pasta, it was really good. I feel like I have made progress………..
In a food processor, combine both beans, garlic, rosemary, and panko crumbs. Pulse until smooth. Add egg and pulse until combined. (If you do not have a food processor you can mash the beans with a potato masher or forks and add remaining ingredients.) Shape into 4 burgers.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Cook burgers until they are heated through, about 4 minutes per side until golden brown. They should reach an internal temperature of 145*.
To assemble burgers, spread bottom of each bun with 2 teaspoons of the basil mayo. Place the burger on top of the mayo, add lettuce and onion slice, top with the bruschetta mixture and top of bun.