Friday, February 22, 2013

Let's Cook

Friday, I love you!  We have had a busy week, and we have a busy weekend too.  One day last week while I was over at my daughter's house babysitting the girls, I was looking through a new cookbook that she has been raving about.  It is called WeeLicious.  It focuses on healthy meals and getting the kids involved in helping to cook. Everything she has made out of this book is fantastic!  I made the baked taquitos last week after hearing her talk about them.  Those were delicious!  I saw a recipe for baked garlicky green beans, and made these the other night.  YUM!!
Recipe is not exact, I just did it from memory.  Wash green beans and snap into pieces.  Dry thoroughly.  Have three bowls.  One with two beaten eggs.  One with 1/4 cup or so of flour.  One with Whole Wheat Panko bread crumbs.  Mine were not whole wheat.  Season the flour with salt and pepper and garlic powder.  I used seasoned salt too.  Mix.
Taking a few beans at a time, dredge in flour, then dip into egg, and then roll in panko bread crumbs.  Lay in single layer on baking sheet.  Bake for I think 20 minutes or so, until golden brown.
These are so crunchy and tasty!!!  A bit time consuming, but worth it!
I wanted to make a quick meal to go with this.  I had thawed a pound and half of lean ground turkey.  I made meatballs by adding one egg, handful of seasoned bread crumbs (regular bread crumbs, not panko), salt and pepper, and chopped spinach, and a large handful of chopped mushrooms.
Brown in a bit of olive oil.  When browned, I added a capsule of beef bouillon.  I love this new product from Knorr.  I have the chicken stock too.
I happened to have had the tea kettle on with hot water, so I just added about a cup and half of hot boiling water to this and stirred until incorporated.  With heat on medium, I added two cans of lo fat cream of mushroom soup, stirring to dissolve.  Then put the lid on and turned to low for the time the green beans were in the oven. 
Meanwhile I cooked a bag of no yolk egg noodles.  When al dente, I drained the noodles, and poured the mushroom meatballs over it.  So good!  So easy.  And so quick!
We were so hungry, I didn't even bother to make a salad to go with it.  We ate it and watched the Lakers beat the Celtics!!!
Bon Appetit!!!!
XO  Kris

30 comments:

Sarah said...

My boys love those green beans! We do that with burgers in the summer instead of fries. We used to buy them from Schwan's but I'd be so much happier making them myself. Thanks for the recipe!

NanaNor's said...

Food seems to be the theme today-I just read another blog about a great cookbook-you both are making me hungry.
Hugs today.
Noreen

Miriam said...

Kris, this sounds delicious! You've been quite busy with your grands, painting, crocheting (which is so pretty), and all.
Love the color of your door. Have a beautiful weekend!

by Teresa said...

Ohhh... YUM.. now I'm hungry! I am off to a meeting at Multnomah Falls soon and will have lunch there. Dayle made home made sweet and sour meatballs not long ago and served them over rice.. yum. We are having a rainy day. Can't wait til Spring!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

The Garden Bell - Kate said...

Great.....now, I'm starved and it's only 230pm. By the way, I have that Knorrs stuff too and love it. Have a fab weekend and don't be too busy, take a moment for yourself every now and then.

Connie said...

I admire your cooking ambition. I am a boring cook and rarely do I venture off the old tried and true path of my usual meals. I need to get with it. :)

Linda said...

Everything looks delicious! We love green beans...have made deep fried green beans...these look better! Have a great weekend!

~Carla~ said...

Oh my! That looks sooo good! Hmm... I may be able to alter this to a gluten free version.. yum!!

Robyn said...

Those green beans looks super! I am always looking for ways to spruce up vegetables. My husband isn't a huge fan of them but I think if I keep getting creative with them he'll eat more.. The whole meal you made looks delicious! Going to copy it down. Thank you so much for sharing it with us! :)
Robyn

P.S. I wonder if you could help me? If you have time, could you pop on over to my blog and give an opinion on my post about blog etiquette? I had a question and I'd love some answers from seasoned bloggers. Thanks so much :)
Robyn

Dawn said...

Yummy, wish you were closer I would pop over for a bite to eat. LOL

deb said...

my mouth is watering...must look for that book! have you seen the books by Jessica Sienfield, Deceptivly Delicious? great way to add vegies to foods!

Patty said...

You make such yummy looking things!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I will have to try the Knorr. I wonder if they make it in low sodium.

Tammy said...

That looks yummy!!

Genn said...

Looks good, I've loved everything from that book so far.

Thanks for watching the girls that day so jake could go to Urgent Care while I was at work. He's still feeling miserable. He might go back for a different prescription tomorrow.

Nana Go-Go said...

Fab recipes. Will be trying those meatballs out for sure but adding chicken stock instead. We're kinda off beef products over here for the time being - especially the ones with added horsemeat! Have a great weekend, my friend. x

priscilla said...

Looks great Kris ! I will have to try those green beans :)

Kerri said...

Yum! You make cooking look so fun and easy! I might need to check out that Weelicious cookbook!

Pammy Sue said...

Drool.

pembrokeshire lass said...

Wonderful! It looks so tasty! Joan

Whosyergurl said...

Oh, that looks delicious! All of it! xoxo, Cheryl

Gloria said...

This look really delicious Kris, I love how you cook and bake Kris, and love fridays too, Im out of my land but I have WIFI here in the South is raining!! I love it!
xo

Grayseasailor said...

Mmmmmm good =) I especially want to experiment with the baked green beans...I love green beans, even raw! Thanks for sharing, Kris, and I hope you and yours are having a happy day!
xx,
Gracie

Linda said...

That looks awesome!!!
I could sure use a meal like that today...
It has been foggy and damp here for 2 long days...:o(
Tomorrow is supposed to be better..

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Val said...

You eat so well.....YUM

Holly said...

I'm making those beans tomorrow! I just need to try to figure out what to make with them. Just bought some Adobo and mango chicken sausage from Trader Joes the other day for the grill, maybe I'll do that. Off to the doctor to get something for this sinus infection. Not painful, just annoying and you know how I hate being annoyed. Love ya!

Cheryl said...

OMW...that looks so amazing!!!! So glad you are back to feeling better.

Grammy Staffy said...

It all sounds delicious. I am going to try making the same meal. I don't know about the special bread crumbs... did you call them panko? I will have to go look for them. How are they different from regular bread crumbs?

Thanks for being so good about stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comments.

One day I hope that we can get together again. You inspire me.

Have a good week. Hugs, Lura

Jann Olson said...

Oh yum! You just made me hungry and it's 10:00 at night. lol! It all looks so tasty. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
hugs,
Jann

TACIStudio said...

Yummy... That sounds so good... I'm going to try it. Thanks for the recipe Kris.