Tag Archive | Fruit and Vegetable

Zucchini for One or Two… If You Like It!

Today I wanted to write about something fun… easy and yummy!…

I’m trying to eat more fresh veggies and fruit…

I have a goal to lose 20 pounds by Christmas… u10106036

That’s to be seen of course… but, I think I might have the mindset to do it!

I bought some zucchini… or as I learned from a fellow blogger “My Beautiful Things”… Courgette

knowing my guys aren’t going to eat it… but, I wanted to try a new recipe I had seen… and it sounded like something “I” would eat and enjoy…

Being a “simple” person… and liking things easy to prepare… I winged it…

INGREDIENTS…

Since I would be the only one eating it… I bought 2 small/medium size zucchini

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1- package Vegetable Rice Medley Mix (Knorr) brand… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I had some shredded cheese… only took about 1-cup… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Salt/pepper/ and a shake of some mixed seasoning I had…

Whatever you like…k4603497

So… here is my version of …

“Rice Stuffed Zucchini”

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I microwaved zucchini for about 4-5 minutes until soft…

Scooped out insides leaving a well to stuff…

I saved the zucchini that I had scooped out… added some chopped onion and sautéed in butter until tender…k3930734BED0015

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After cooking rice per directions on package (water and butter)… boil…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I added sautéed zucchini and onion

and spooned into shells of zucchini…

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Sprinkled shredded cheese on top… and baked for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees……

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This is the photo right before putting in oven,,,

Why I didn’t take photo after baking… is beyond me…

Well, maybe I was just so pleased at how they looked… I forgot… and couldn’t wait to taste!…

Healthy… easy and my complete meal… (Actually two servings)…

Shepherd’s Pie or Maybe “Humble”?

I’m not a great cook

I’m a person who likes easy… simple recipes…

The quick foods that are out right now that you can prepare from the freezer… a box or a bag“I just love them!”…

Meals in less than 30 minutes…

That’s my kind of cooking

I might add a pinch of this or that…x16039958

Maybe a few veggies to perk it up…

a little more onion k11795786or green pepperk1809138

Maybe a side dish or warm bread k6928993

I’m a “short order” cook…

Quicker the better!…

My newest try today was…

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Velveeta Cheesy Casserole Dinner… (from a box)…

This one is called Shepherd’s Pie“…

Yes, I’ve made it before from scratch many moons ago…

But, basically it’s the same thing

Everything is just in this bright yellow box except the ground beefk6159775

You just brown the beef… drain… return to skillet… add seasoning/veggie packet and water… Cook for 1 minute…

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I added some corn as one of their suggestions

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Put in bottom of casserole dish

Made instant mashed potatoes that came in the box… adding milk and butterMicrowaved for 3 minutes…

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Poured Velveeta Cheese on meat first that comes in a packet… Then placed potatoes on top…

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Baked in pre-heated 425 degree oven for 20 minutes

It gets all bubbly and the potatoes brown a little…

DONE!…

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Add a saladk1995548 …if you want…

Maybe a piece or two of warm bread

I cooked!… just in a more simplified way…

and it taste just fine…

I might have to call this “Humble Pie”

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instead of “Shepherd’s Pie”… because I humbly apologize to all who don’t use or like these quick meals…

But, I will continue to make them… because that’s the kind of girl I am!