Saturday, May 14, 2011

Greek Slaw!

Once upon a time, I used to get Greek slaw from King Soopers with my rotisserie chicken. Since I gave up the bird so went the deli prepared salads. I forgot what I was missing until the other day I was scanning the fridge and that half head of cabbage winked at me and nodded toward the leftover feta cheese.
I put "grocery store" on my list and stopped on the way home to grab some black olives. Dinner was the best Greek Slaw ever!
Here's the recipe (sorry the picture is so dark):
Take a bowl and thinly slice enough cabbage to fill it about 1/2 full.
Thinly slice some red onion to taste and toss it in.
Then, chop up some cucumber and tomatoes and throw them in. Is the bowl almost full? Good!
Now dump in some feta - how ever much appeals to you. I go for a couple tablespoons per serving.
Add 8 or less black olives per serving
A splash or two of red wine vinegar and EVOO (just enough to coat the slaw nicely)
A shake and shimmy of salt and pepper

Toss, toss, toss till it's all mixed up.

You'll love it and if you want to make a double batch to have leftovers, it gets better over night, I promise!
See how quick and easy cooking can be? you don't have to make enough for 8 either. I made enough for 1 and all I had to wash was a bowl, fork and knife! No week of leftovers either.

Side note, you can also use apple cider vinegar. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Review: Betty Crocker Cookies

See my cookies? I finally found Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip cookie mix and decided to try it. They were surprisingly good! Let me say, I love Pamela's brand baking mix for making cookies - they come out crispy and candyish. Betty's came out soft and warm and chewy. I love them too.
I will definitely stock this mix - it was simple to make, quick and I got 2 pans of big cookies out of it for $5.00. Cheaper than packaged cookies and I like the ingredient list better (nothing scary).

Then...I was totally craving breakfast tacos but didn't have any soft corn tortillas
so I used hard ones! ;0)
As you can see I also lazied out and didn't shred the cheese either - just cut it into little chunks. It works! No grater holes to scrub! So, you're wondering...did the crunchy shells work? Yes! It was different but still really good. Try it sometime when you have a couple shells leftover, before they get stale.