hot pot fever

I had to re-blog this post.  Great idea – invite friends over and let them pick their ingredients, let them cook their choice  of food and then friends serve themselves. You provide the hot pot and enjoy your friends without feeling stressed or too busy to really talk – this is simply brilliant!  Click on the hot pot fever below:

hot pot fever.

Lazy Man’s Gnocchi with Tomato and Basil – It’s all about semolina

I had to press this recipe – haven’t made it yet but I’m going too – such simple ingredients, simple recipe- the recipe looks like a keeper..

Lazy Man’s Gnocchi with Tomato and Basil – It’s all about semolina.

RECIPES THAT WORK FOR INSANELY BUSY PEOPLE!

I love to cook and I would like to be able to say that this part of my blog is dedicated to fabulous recipes that belong on a cooking show.  The truth is –  I don’t have time to be in the kitchen cooking for hours on end so I’ve learned how to cook on the run.  I try to use fresh ingredients where I can and I always try to make a quick salad with whatever I’m throwing together.  It’s also helpful to have key ingredients in the pantry and the freezer ready to grab.   I always have frozen fries, perogies, frozen veggie burgers, different types of fresh pasta(frozen), soft taco shells.    With the amount of hours that my husband and I spend working and running our boys to hockey rinks, gourmet dinners are not on the menu.  I’ll start off with what I made for dinner tonight –

Cheesy Black Bean Tacos

Ingredients:

Morning Star Chipotle Blackbean Burgers (I buy these from Costco- Meatless burgers- delicious)

Salsa

Shredded cheddar or whatever kind of cheese you like

1/2 fat sour cream or greek yogurt

1/2 red onion sliced

chopped tomatoes

Lettuce

mexican seasoning – whatever you have – burgers are quite spicy so you could leave the seasoning out

soft flour tortillas

Directions:

Defrost burgers

pour some olive oil or melt butter in frying pan – add burgers and chop up into small pieces – heat until hot right through.

heat tortillas

put all extra ingredients on a plate or in separate bowls for serving (cheese,sour cream, salsa, onion, tomatoes, lettuce)

have everyone grab a tortilla and fill it themselves and add a salad to complete the meal.

Voila you’re done and it’s a pretty easy clean-up!

You could just take the burgers – cook them on the frying pan and serve them up on a bun and add a fresh salad – real simple!