Nov 14, 2012

Zucchini and vegetable pancakes

2 medium zucchinis
1 medium red potato peeled
1/2 medium yellow (sweet) onion
1 large carrot
2 xlarge eggs, or 3 regular
1/2 cup flour
salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder

Shred the vegetables, including the onion..  Squeeze out excess moisture.  Add the beaten eggs, mix.  The mixture will be very wet.  Add seasonings, mix well.  Slowly sprinkle in the flour while stirring until thick enough to hold shape in a pan.

Heat large skillet, using the oil of your choice, spoon mounds into the hot pan, smooth them out so they are about 1/2" thick.  These cook pretty fast, but you want them to cook about 3 minutes per side, flipping often.  I lay them on a paper towel to soak any excess oil, and salt while they are hot.  Enjoy!

Nov 5, 2012

Yellow Squash Taco Casserole

This is an adaptation of a pin I saw on Pinterest.

4-6 Yellow squash cubed.
1 lb. ground beef or turkey
taco seasoning
1 can diced tomatoes with green chile - drained
1 can black beans rinsed and drained
2 cups shredded cheese (I used Colby Jack)
1 small onion - chopped
1/2 bag Doritos chips (about 2-3 cups crushed)

Prepare taco meat according to directions.  Once done, add the black beans and tomatoes.  Set aside.

Meanwhile, saute squash and onion in a little olive oil until about half done cooking. (You may need to steam them with a little water and put the lid on)

Once the squash and onion are barely tender, pour them into a 9x13 glass baking pan.  Sprinkle half the cheese over the squash, followed by half of the crushed Doritos.

Next, layer the meat/bean/tomato mixture on the squash.

Sprinkle remaining cheese over the meat, followed by the rest of the crushed Doritos.

Bake at 350 for half hour.

Serve with lettuce, tomato, sour cream and your other favorite taco toppings!