Saturday, February 23, 2008

Ann's Super Easy Yummy Tilapia in Wine Butter

This is my all time easy favorite meal for company - hard to mess up and so tasty its amazing it can be so easy!

3-4 tilapia fillets
1/3 sliced almonds
3 T butter
1/8 c white wine (Chardonnay)
1/4 c bread crumbs

Heat butter in non-stick skillet over medium heat. Dredge fillets in bread crumbs. Place fillets in melted butter and cook for about 3-4 min per side, till they are white and flaky. While the fillets are cooking, throw in the almonds and toast them. Place almonds on top of fillets when fillets are flaky and white. Pour in wine and cook a little longer, 3-4 minutes till wine is mostly evaporated. Serve immediately.

Great with Rice and broccoli or some other steamed veggie. (you can steam broccoli florets quickly in the microwave - cut up, put in a microwave safe dish with a tiny bit of water in the bottom, just enough to cover bottom. Saran wrap tightly and zap for 3 minutes. Let the saran suck in a bit then CAREFULLY remove it and drain broccoli. Great with lemon pepper.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Ann's Yummy Southwestern Cornbread

This is really good and very moist - almost corn-cake rather than corn bread! Mmm.

1 1/2 boxes of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
1 c sour cream
1 c oil
1 c milk
1 sm can of corn kernals
4 eggs, beaten
1 small can of chiles, diced, optional...

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat Eggs. Mix all ingredients together.
Dump into 8” cast iron skillet or deep round pan
Cook for 1 hr.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Easy Chicken Nachos (omit chicken for veggie version)

I never measure... use as much as you like!

Cooked leftover chicken
Tortilla chips (I like tostidos)
canned diced chiles
chopped tomatoes
sharp or regular grated cheddar and/or monteray jack
sour cream, guacamole (optional sides)

Spread chips on foil lined baking sheet. Sprinkle peppers, tomatoes, chicken, and olives over top. Put a healthy helping of grated cheese on this. Put under broiler for a few minutes till cheese melts. Serve with optional guacamole and/or sour cream. Makes a great dinner in a flahs!!