Saturday, July 12, 2008

Saturday cooking

Food Pyramid had ground white turkey on sale for $1 a pound this week. I bought 10 rolls and cooked it all into taco filling. Turkey looks a lot different than ground beef while it is cooking, but once it is fully cooked and seasoned, it looks and tastes just about the same as beef. I used this taco seasoning recipe multiplied times 10, but with a lot less pepper.
We had taco salads for supper and the rest of the filling is in the freezer for future meals.
I baked a loaf of Nut Bread, a recipe I found on several years ago. It is a very nice bread that calls for no oil or shortening.
Nut Bread
1 egg
1/3 Cup sugar
1 Cup Milk
2 C flour - (today I used 1 C all purpose and 1 C whole wheat)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 Cup chopped walnuts ( pecans are good too)
Preheat the oven the 350 degrees.
Beat the egg and sugar together with a whisk. Whisk in the milk. With a spoon or spatula, mix in the dry ingredients. Add nuts.
Pour into a very well greased 8x4 bread pan.
Bake about 35-45 minutes or until it tests done.
Serve warm with a little butter. Jeff likes it toasted.
It seemed a little wasteful to have the entire oven heated up with just one thing baking so I mixed up a batch of bar cookies to bake at the same time.
Dream Bars
Preheat oven to 350. ( I baked these at 325 today so they took a little longer)
bottom crust
1 stick butter
1 Cup flour
2 T sugar
pinch of salt
Melt the butter. Stir in flour, sugar and salt. Press into a greased 9x9 baking pan. Bake about 15 minutes or until the crust is very lightly browned.
1 egg
3/4 C brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup coconut
beat the egg with a fork. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in coconut last. Carefully spread on hot crust. Bake about 15 more minutes or until brown.


  1. Rhonda - I have missed your entries! I enjoyed catching back up with you. What great finds at the sale and with the corduroy! I love your recipes too!! Thanks for sharing everything with us. Susan

  2. You are inspiring me to get off of my lazy behind and start to do more cooking for the freezer. I still do a little but have slowed down considerably due to sheer laziness. I'll keep reading your blog and maybe your diligence will somehow rub off on me. Take care!


  3. I love these recipes with no oil or butter in them. You will have it easy now with all the taco filling made up. What a deal you got on the turkey.

    Hugs ~

  4. What an awesome sale---look at all that prep you did--I bet your freezer looks so happy with all that cooked turkey:) ..and I bet your home smelled wonderful with that yummy bread baking!



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