Thursday, February 12, 2009

Taste and see Thursday

Taste and see that the Lord is good Thursday. Indeed I do believe that and I know that the Lord is really opening up my eyes. In so many ways that words cannot describe or paint the picture I'd like to show or tell you.

I'll try in a Psalm though as it's like a song.
"Show me your ways, O Lord,
teach me your paths;
guide me in your truth, and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day
long...... according to your love remember me."

Psalm 25:4-5, 7

How sweet those words touch my soul and make my life sweeter.
Today's recipes are some great mexican sides. I'd like to say the first one is a side dish and the 2nd is what we often have for a meal with chips. (I'm not sure it's suppose to be a meal but we do it)

The first one is a recipe from my friend Katie Desotel on cheesy mexican rice. Katie and I are two peas in a pod. We are big time talkers, complete sanguine people. Katie use to live in Keokuk but recently moved to the cold north pole in northern Iowa. I appreciate Katie and her giving spirit. She is always looking to help anyone out, like finding deals on clothes, shoes, giving me great recipes , encouraging me to run and always making me feel so loved! Thank you very much! Katie and I share the love for cooking/baking so anytime we are together we cook in her big kitchen. We love to do Mexican, it usually takes us all night as we get sidetracked very often with other things. (Remember when we got lost, before the GPS thing due to looking at our silly cell phones/ pictures?) I always have so much fun with Katie... my husband thinks I'm crazy for having to stay all night with my friend Katie..what can I say.. I love girl time and it's good for my kids too! I'm looking forward to another girl night this month!! Yeah!

Cheesy Mexican Rice
Katie DeSotel

I cup of chicken broth
I cup of salsa
minute rice
3slices of kraft cheese

Mix first two ingredients and bring to boil. Add rice. Throw in cheese on top and put lid on pan. Wait like 5 minutes and mix rice up. This recipe is great with Katie and Tara's chicken chimichangas.
If you make this have me over.... I love it!!!!

Bean Dip

2 lbs hamburger
2 16 oz cans of refried beans
1 large onion
3 tomatos
2 jalapeno peppers (diced)
salt and pepper
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
garlic salt
16 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
8 oz mozzarella cheese

Brown meat and onions. Drain. Add all ingredients but cheese. Mix well. Divide mixture into 3 pie plates. Divide cheese and sprinkle on top. Bake 350* for 25 minutes.
Can freeze these and they are great.
If frozen bake for 1 hr or until hot.

Eat with corn chips.

OH if anyone makes this remember it makes 3, yes 3 pie plates so remember who gave you the recipe.. hint hint!


Katie DeSotel said...

You are just amazing! You have the best things in your blog and I'm so glad you are able to find even just a little bit of time to work on it. I love you and can't wait to see you this month, and we'll definitely have mexican food!!

Deb said...

Just wanted to let you know that we tried Ruby's Chip Dip...and now we too are fans! Thanks for the recipe. Yummy!

p.s. I had to go 3 different places before I could find the Beau Monde seasoning though...HyVee came through for me. HAve a good day...;-)