Cleaning Cupboards & My Heart
With organized housewifely art
I suddenly decided To clean the cupboards of my heart.
I threw out negative criticism
To the trash pile-to the fire!
I added extra cups of appreciation
And worthwhile thoughts that will inspire.
I threw out constant condemnation
Which says, you're wrong, I'm right!
I put in an extra measure of consideration
For all folks, red, yellow, black, & white.
Yes, out went constant complaining
Grumbling about those trivial things
I put in smiles and laughter,
To ease the tensions each day brings.
Friends, let's all clean our cupboards,
With help from Creator above
Throw out pride and hatred, too.
Replaced with humility and love...
Dutch Oven Layered Chicken Three-Cheese Enchilada
cheese into one hearty casserole.
1 yellow onion, cut into 1/2-inch dice
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 1/4 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 3/4 cups red enchilada sauce
9 corn tortillas, each about 6 inches in diameter
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
3/4 cup shredded yellow cheddar cheese
Sliced green onion tops for garnish
Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
Preheat an oven to 350°F.
pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft, 6 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.
in a single layer on the sauce, overlapping them as needed to cover the sauce. Top with a generous 1 cup of
the chicken-onion mixture, 1/2 cup of the sauce and 1/4 cup of each cheese. Repeat the layering 2 more times,
alternating the direction of the tortilla layers and finishing with 1/2 cup sauce and 1/4 cup of each cheese.
minutes. Remove from the oven and garnish with green onions and cilantro.
Italian Lemon Creme Cake
FOR THE CAKE:
1 18.25-ounce box Betty Crocker white cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 egg whites
1 (8 ounce) pkg cream cheese, softened (could use mascarpone instead of cream cheese) I used cream cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
4 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup heavy (whipping) cream
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cold butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
from Suzanne @ Emeril group
1/2 c shredded mozzarella cheese
2 T grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 t garlic powder
1 t dried basil
1/2 t dried oregano
8 lasagna noodles
14 oz jar pasta sauce or 2 cups of your own homemade marinara
and rinse in cold water to cool. Stir together the ricotta, mozzarella,
and Parmesan cheeses, garlic powder, basil, oregano, and egg.
Spread about 2 T of this mixture on each noodle, then roll up the
noodle. Arrange the rolls, seam side down, in a lightly oiled
baking dish. Pour the pasta sauce over all, cover, and bake at
350 for 20 to 25 minutes.
Lemon Olive Oil Cake
From Olives & Oranges
slow-cook recipe/Makes 10 servings
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
Finely grated zest of 3 lemons
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Mediterranean herb-Roasted Chicken
Whole leg portions are the tastiest part of the bird, and one per person is just enough to satisfy. If you can’t find entire legs, purchase separate thighs and drumsticks. Potatoes, onions, zucchini and mini sweet bell peppers roast alongside the chicken, making this a complete meal in a pan.
4 teaspoons chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried savory or oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 medium red potatoes, cut into 8 wedges each
2 medium onions, cut into 1-inch wedges
4 whole chicken legs
1 (4-oz.) pkg. multi-colored mini sweet bell peppers, halved, or 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch wedges
1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise, cut into 2-inch pieces