Thursday, November 17, 2005

Yummy :- )

In the interest of the common gastronomical good, I would like make my contribution to the culinary field. It is a high and noble calling, this urge to circulate the means to procurence of delicacies.

Besides, if I ever run out of ideas for dinner, at least I know where to find something that I know tastes good. :- )

So, without further ado, I present to you...

Speedy Lunchtime Wraps

1 Tortilla
Assorted lunchmeats
Sliced cheese
Ranch dressing (only Hidden Valley, of course

If you're not acutally into handmaking your tortillas, throw it in the microwave for about 30 seconds to make it pliable. Be sure to wrap it in a damp towel so that it doesn't dry out and get hard.

Spread the Ranch dressing (or your dressing of choice) on the tortilla. Layer on the lunch meats. Roast beef, turkey, and ham make a great combination. Top with tomatoes, sliced in thinish strips, and lettuce. Finish with cheese slices.

Rolle the tortilla up and wrap it in tin foil.

This recipe can be easily varied to produce wraps of differing ethnicities. I'll be experimenting with a mexican one soon, so watch for updates...

And for dinner...

Garden-Fresh Shepherd's Pie (kinda)

1 lb. ground beef
Worchestershire sauce
3 tblsp. ketchup
1 c. brown gravy
Green beans (cooked)
Corn (cooked)
Mushrooms (preferably fresh)
Tomatoes (again, gotta be fresh)

Brown beef in skillet with garlic, salt, and pepper to taste, and a dash or two of Worchestershire sauce. Stir in ketchup to moisten. Transfer to an 8 x 8 dish so that you don't have room for the potatoes to go on the top because that would be way too much like real shepherd's pie. Pour gravy over beef. Top with green beans, corn, mushrooms, tomatoes, and cheese. Lots of cheese. :- )

Bake in a 400 degree oven for 10-15 mintues or until heated through and slightly toasty.

Cheesy potatoes
4-5 medium potatoes
1/2 can cream of chicken soup
1/4 chunk of cream cheese
2-3 heaping tblsp. sour cream
Generous handful of cheddar cheese

Peel, cube, and cook potatoes. They can be cooked to any consistency you prefer, from kinda chunky to really soft. Meanwhile, mix together remaining ingredients. Drain potatoes. Stir in sauce. Transfer to oven-safe dish and bake in a 400 degree oven about 15 minutes or until heated through and bubbly.

Bon appetit!

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