Sunday, August 15, 2010
Cheese & Bean Enchiladas
Use your beans... and your cheese. These gourmet enchiladas are packed full of flavor. And you can always add veggies, beef or any other ingredients of your choice if you're looking for a bigger enchilada bang.
- 8 large corn tortillas
- 1 tsp. oil
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 2 small onions, chopped
- 3 tbsp. chili powder
- 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 3/4 tsp. onion powder
- 1 2/3 cup cooked kidney beans
- 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
- 10 3/4 oz. can tomato puree or sauce
- 2 oz. grated Monterey Jack cheese
- If tortillas are hard to roll up; they may be softened with steam. To steam, place two to three tortillas at a time in a strainer or a piece of foil bent over a bowl like shape. Place them over, not in, boiling water. Cover and steam 2 to 3 minutes, just until softened. Cook onion and green pepper in oil until soft. Drain beans and mash. Add 2 tbsp. of the chili powder, ½ tsp. of the garlic powder, 3 tbsp. of the tomato puree or sauce, and the mashed beans and cottage cheese to the onions and green pepper. Mix well. Place 3 tbsp. of the bean and cheese mixture on each tortilla. Roll tortillas up and place in a baking dish. In a small bowl, combine remainder of tomato puree, remainder of the garlic powder, and all the onion powder. Stir well. Pour the seasoned tomato puree or sauce over the enchiladas, and top with grated cheese. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes, until heated through and cheese on top are melted.
New Twists on Taco Night
Tacos are a staple of Mexican food. Those of us who love to eat Mexican food regularly include tacos in our weekly menus. Sometimes it is nice to keep concept and vary the theme so that every taco night isn't exactly the same. These twists on taco night will keep you and your dining companions interested and hungry for more.
Navajo Fry Bread Recipe
Tortillas aren't the only traditional "container" for tacos. Navajo fry bread is a great taco alternative to hard taco shells.
- 4 cups of flour
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 8 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup or more of warm water
- Vegetable oil
- Additional flour
Lightly flour a cutting board or clean surface to work your dough.
Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Form a hole in the middle of the mixture and pour in 1 cup of water. Mix the ingredients together using a large spoon to make the dough. You may have to add more water to make the dough work. Don't use an electric mixer.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
a wing snaps off during flight and the pilot ... just watch!!
Didnt realise planes can even fly with one wing broken off.Talk about being cool under pressure,this pilot has my full respect.Either bring plane under control or die trying.Most would have just bailed out, Superb demonstration of flying skills,fantastic life or death situation.with a awe inspiring outcome.
A Chinese family of 5, name Chu- Bu - Hu - Tu and Fu decided to migrate to the US. In order to get visas, they have to adapt their names to American Standard. Chu becomes Chuck, Bu becomes Buck, Hu becomes Huck and Tu becomes Tuck.
Fu decided to stay back in China
Confusing Chinese Names
Caller : Hello, can I speak to Annie Wan (anyone)?
Operator : Yes, you can speak to me.
Caller :! No, I want to speak to Annie Wan (anyone)!
Operator : You are talking to someone! Who is this?
Caller : I'm Sam Wan (Someone). And I need to talk to Annie Wan (anyone)!
Operator : I know you are someone and you want to talk to anyone! But
what's this urgent matter about?
Caller : Well... just tell my sister Annie Wan (anyone) that our brother
Noel Wan (no one)has involved in an accident. Noel Wan (no one)got
injured and now Noel Wan (no one) is being sent to the hospital.
Rightnow, Avery Wan (everyone) is on his way hospital.
Operator : Look if no one was injured and no one was sent to the
hospital, then the accident isn't an urgen t matter! You may find this
hilarious but I don't have time for this!
Caller : You are so rude! Who are you?
Operator : I'm Saw Lee (Sorry). Caller : Yes! You should be sorry. Now give me your
This is hilarious ...
Why Chinese shouldn't have Christian names:
Anne Chang => sounds like Dirty(Mandarin
Anne Chin => Keep Quiet (Mandarin)
Faye Chen => Dusty (Mandarin)
Carl! Cheng => Buttock (Hokkien)
Monica Cheng => Touching your buttocks (Hokkien)
Lucy Leow => You are dead (Hokkien)
Jane Tan => Frying eggs (Mandarin)
Suzie Leow => Lose till death (Hokkien)
Henry Mah => Hate your mum (Mandarin)
Corrine Tai => Poor fellow (Hokkien)
Paul Chan => Bankrupt (Mandarin)
Nelson Tan => Bird laying eggs (Mandarin)
Leslie Tong => Rubbish Bin (Mandarin)
Carmen Teng => Leg hair long (Hokkien)
Connie Mah => Call your mother (Cantonese)
Danny See => Squeeze you to death (Hokkien)
Rosie Teng => Screws and nails (Hokkien)
Pete Tsai => Nose droppings (Hokkien)
Macy Koh => Never die before (Cantonese)