Showing posts from October 24, 2010

Chile Rellenos

Recently a coworker brought in some beautiful peppers.  As soon as I saw them, I knew they'd be prefect for chile rellenos.  I snatched up four of the little darlings and immediately started to plan dinner. For this batch, I went with just cheese because I didn't have any leftover meat to add to the stuffing.  But, that is definitely a good idea, if you were curious. Quite a while ago, I went to a Mexican restaurant (which now happens to be out of business) and they had some really good chile rellenos. You could get them stuffed with chicken and  cheese. One was very filling, so it didn't take much to make a satisfying meal. However, since said restaurant is now shuttered, I've had to attempt things at home.  These were slightly more work than I would normally devote to week-night dinner. I have to say, the pepper prep work was a bit tedious, so make sure you have the time and energy to devote to handling them. And my house smelled like frying oil for a couple days

Apple Crisp

One of my hubby's coworkers asked for a good apple crisp recipe and this is it. I'm not one to toot my own horn, but I am tooting it a little, and very softly, so I don't want anyone getting any attitude. I think it turned out great.  The apples were tangy and covered in sticky sweet cinnamon-y goo syrup. I had mine with vanilla ice cream, Justin had his alone.  I liked the ice cream as a contrast to the warmth and the sweet-tang of the apples. I'm not a huge fan of apple desserts any more.  So to get me to actually like cooked apples with cinnamon, it has to be pretty damn good. And yes, I like this or I wouldn't post it. Ingredients 4 firm and sour apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (Granny Smith, or Golden Delicious if you want a milder apple) 1 Tablespoon flour 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon lemon juice or a generous sprinkling of Fruit-Fresh 1 stick butter (8 Tablespoons) 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats 1/2 c