Welcome to KK's Kitchen where the recipes are almost as easy as getting take out! :-D This writer has been pounding away at the computer keys full time for five years now. Part of the fun of the journey has been to "find my niche" in the writing world. What do I love to write? What do I love to read?
One thing I know for sure is that I love being at home. Just like you. My other life is fun too. I get to play different characters in the novel I'm writing. So life is truly an adventure to me.
If you're anything like me, you have a thousand tiny jobs tugging at you to do everyday. Spouses, children, outside jobs, not to mention the PTA, pets, extended family, and kids activities. So many chores, so little time~ by the time dinner rolls around I'm too tired to cook.
As you can see, the heart of my home is the kitchen. Though I do have a home office to write for extended periods, the main activity ends up here.
What's better than sharing a cup of cocoa with the kids when they come home to tell you about their day? By the time breakfast clean up is over, laundry is piled in the washing machine and lunch preparations are put away, it's time to think about defrosting your meat for dinner.
If you are a young mom there are times when you can't wait for the kids to grow up to have time for the projects you want to do. As an "almost" empty nester, I can tell you that day probably won't happen. In today's economy it's quite possible you will have a college age son/daughter who returns back to the nest to finish higher education. Or who has in our case, returned to live at home until they save enough money to buy a home of their own.
I keep my pc on the kitchen table, simply because when I can grab extra time, I can write.
The puppy is sleeping, there is one more cup of coffee left in the carafe. Your school age kiddos are busy learning at school. The solicitors have taken a break from notifying you of their brilliant products on the phone or knocking at the door. So kick up your feet for a few and check out a quick recipe so easy even I can make it. :-D
1 lb. 95/5 ground meat
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 bag of pre-shredded low fat mexican cheese mix
2 cans of reduced fat crescent rolls
1 bag of prewashed organic lettuce (we prefer romaine)
1 carton of organic cherry tomatoes
1 small can of black olives
1 container of freshly prepared salsa (or make your own with left over cherry tomatoes, cilantro, small jalapeno pepper seeded, cut up into small pieces, sweet onion and a dash of lime, season to taste)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Layer refrigerated crescent rolls pointy side inward on a pizza pan in the shape of a circle. Scoop cooked meat in the middle leaving about a two inch edge. (I usually have several leftover triangles that I bake in a separate pan. Take the excess pastry and fold it over towards the middle. I like to pinch the extra dough into a 1 inch "lip" for the edge of the "pizza".
Spread chopped black olives on top.
Cover with cheese (@ 2 cups) we use less because my family prefers it with less cheese.
Place in the oven for 10-13 minutes or until the dough has browned.
Serve with chopped cherry tomatoes, lettuce and extra olives for topping.
Salsa, plain low fat sour cream and guacamole are also great to complete this dish!
Add fresh seasonal fruit and you have a quick nutritious meal. Enjoy!