Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bears Bake

January 5, 2010

This is named Bears Bake because I frequently make it for Sunday afternoon Bears games. It tastes a lot better than the offensive line played this year! Maybe we'll have a Jay Cutler sandwich. . . .

1 1/2 lbs ground meat (any kind, any combo)
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
1/4 c chili powder
1 Tbsp cumin
2 15 oz cans tomato sauce
1/4 c fresh cilantro
2 16 oz cans kidney beans
1 c chopped black olives
10 oz bag Fritos
1 lb grated cheddar

Brown meat, onion, and garlic. Drain. Add chili powder and cumin. Cook stirring for two minutes. Add tomato sauce, lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add 2 Tbsp cilantro. Spray 13 x 9 pan. Drain and rinse beans and olives. Spread half the meat in baking dish, half the beans, half the olives, half the chips, and half the cheese. Repeat. Bake 40-45 minutes until bubbling. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

No Repeats for 2010

I have an obsession. I pull recipes out of magazines. Everywhere I go. I buy cookbooks. Everywhere I go.

I stalk recipe websites. This is the result of all that stalking and pulling. Have I actually cooked anything from this pile? Nope.

So here's my challenge. No repeats until I work my way thru all the folders and cookbooks. That's right. Different dinner every night. Well, at least every night that I cook. With little creatures in the house, we will be eating chicken nuggets and PB&J more than once in 2010 but the nights that I actually COOK A MEAL will be no repeats. I wonder how long I can go?!?