Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cafe Rio Please :)

Thanks to Esther Murdoch for making some delicious Cafe Rio style pork and dressing and letting us sample some.  Good eats, good friends, good talks....don't you wish you woulda come!?!?  Enjoy trying these recipes!


4-6 lb pork roast
2 cup brown sugar
16 oz. salsa
1 can of coke
*optional ingredients: 1 tsp dry mustard, 1 tsp cumin, and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Cook in crockpot on low for 4-6 hours. Shred and place back in juice in crockpot for about an hour before serving.

Cilantro Lime Rice:

3 c. water
3 c. rice
4 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp butter
3/4 tsp salt
4 tsp chicken boullion granules
lime juice
put next ingredients into a blender: 1/2 bunch of cilantro, 1 can green chilies, 1/2 onion
Bring water to a boil and add all ingredients. Simmer for 30 mins.

Tomatillo Dressing: 

3/4 c. buttermilk
1 can green chilies
1/2 c. cilantro
1 tomatillo
1/2 tsp lime juice
dash of cayenne pepper
1 c. Mayonnnaise
1 clove garlic
1/2 jalepeno (you can used canned ones)
1 tsp salt
dash of Tabasco (optional)
1 pkg ranch mix
Combine in a blender and mix until smooth.

You can eat this several ways: pile the meat onto the rice and add dressing,  eat it on a tortilla shell, add additional toppings like lettuce, black beans cheese, whatever else you think sounds good with this.  Yum, YUM!

p.s.  the pictures were taking from other people's blogs and don't represent the yummyness we had today, but you can get an idea of how it all looks :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Chili Cheese Souffle

10 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp baking powder
2 - 4oz cans chopped green chilies
4 cups grated cheese
1/2 cup flour
1/8 tsp salt
1 small pint, cottage cheese
1/4 cup butter melted

Mix together eggs, flour, baking powder, and salt.  Add remaining ingredients and mix.  you can mix this recipe up, use any type of cheese you would like or anything that goes good with peppers, onions, bacon, 1/2 cups salsa, tomotoes, olives, etc, etc. 

Pour into greased 9x13 dish
Bake in preheated oven at 400 for 15 minutes, 
then reduce temp to 350 and 
bake another 20 minutes.