Saturday, July 21, 2012

Mini Taco Salads

Preheat oven to 325

Large Tortillas   -  Use a lid or bowl to cut out 12 4 inch round circles from tortillas

In a small bowl.... melt 2 tblsp of butter and mix a few pinches of garlic salt and cumin
Brush both side of tortillas and place in a 12 cup muffin pan pressing to form cups.   Bake for 18-20 minutes until crisp.

1/4 salsa
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tblsp of fresh cilantro
cover and refrigerate

In medium skillet brown 1 lb of ground chuck, drain and add 1 small can of diced tomatoes with chilies,  minced garlic, 1/2 tsp paprika, salt and pepper

When tortillas are cooled off add the beef to the cups, top with shredded cheddar, chopped lettuce, salsa mixture and diced avocado.  Enjoy

Sunday, July 15, 2012


I recently got on a smoothie kick and love these two recipes.  We use these as a meal sometimes.

Mango/Strawberry/Banana Smoothie for 3

Peel and cut up two mangoes and place in blender
Add 1/2 cup of grapefruit juice
Juice of half a lime
some ice and blend til smooth

Equally pour into 3 glasses, rinse blender

Add 2 bananas  to blender
Add 10-15 strawberries
juice of 1/2 a lime
some ice and blend until smooth

Pour on top of the mango into the 3 glasses and enjoy.  Makes a very pretty drink.

Green Smoothie

Place a bunch of grapes into the blender
1/4 lime with peel
3 dates
A bunch of spinach
Add ice and blend

The sweetness from the grapes and dates make this go down smooth.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Love aroma of GARLIC

I haven't posted on my blog in months and months it seems.  We have been way to busy working on the farm and trying to get caught up in the gardens and landscape.  We got 310 garlic gloves up this year and they are hanging in the barn ready to start processing. It smells great when I pass by to the garden.

After the garlic dry in open barn we will peel most of the cloves and place in olive oil and refrigerate.