Tuesday, February 13, 2007


There I was...on the LUEM42 website, reading all about software and links. Then I saw a link for recipes. On a geek site? Of course I had to follow it and here it is.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Sounds Good!

Speaking of Tia Rosa Tortilla Bread...(made by Bimbo Bakery, the second largest tortilla maker in the US. #1 in Mexico. Also the baker of Orowheat breads) here's a recipe I found while Google'ing "Tia Rosa Tortilla Bread"

Added pictures

Here's the 4 pictures that didn't make it into the last post...did I forget to mention the mushrooms? Yep. Put mushrooms in if you like them. I do.
Onions and garlic, cooked and waiting.

Now we're ready

Lamb Stew

Made a good lamb stew tonight. Started with about a pound of lamb stew meat from Raley's, 4 red potatoes, one small yellow onion, some carrots, 4 cloves of garlic and a little bit of green Bell pepper for additional color color.

I cooked the onion and garlic (minced) in the pan with a little olive oil until the onions were soft and golden before setting them aside. Then I cooked the stew meat for about ten minutes in the same pan.
I had a 6x8 dish and I layered 1/2 of the potatoes and carrots on the bottom (carrots were sliced in half, lengthwise)

before adding the lamb and the onion/garlic mixture on top of that.

Then a final layer of potatoes and carrots before adding the 'secret' ingredient...turkey stock, 2 cups. We found these at Raley's for .99 cents each... Turkey broth is more intense than chicken broth, but hard to find. We took the last 4 cartons from the store.

Then I garnished it with the Bell peppers before putting it in a 350 oven for almost 2 hours. I covered the dish with foil for the last 30 minutes.

Spices? Yes! I added fresh ground pepper at each layer and then a liberal shake of Greek seasoning over the top.

It was quite good. Obviously you can add anything you like to a stew like this and it will still be great. I might have used less turkey stock...there was a lot of liquid left in the dish. Maybe 1-1/2 cups instead of 2. And I used red potatoes, you might like another variety. Celery would have been good.

I would have included a few more pictures...but Blogger limited me to 5.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Tuna Burgers re-visited

First you need some tortilla bread, like this...

Good looking bread!

Mix the 2 cans of tuna (drained) with the ingredients of your choice. I used 1 egg, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, 2 tbs of tomato paste, pickle relish, 2 tbs mayonaise, assorted spices - your choice. Be creative and add anything you like to this recipe. I've never made it the same way twice.

Form the mixture into patties that will fit within a tortilla bread folded in half and cook for about 5 minutes on each side. My two cans of tuna made 4 patties.

When cooked; place the tuna burger between a folded piece of tortilla bread (warmed) and add the usual condiments, onion, lettuce, tomato, etc.