Monday, August 31, 2009

Caramel Coconut Pecan Pie

Was reminded of this pie today when I read @SouthernLiving's tweet about favorite pies from the South. My friend, Debbie, created this recipe to mimic the version served at The Honeycomb Restaurant and Bakery in Arkadelphia. OHMYGOODNESS, it is yummy. I think I need to make one soon!

Caramel Coconut Pecan Pie

1/4 cup butter
7 oz flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup Cool Whip
1 baked 9-inch pastry shell
12 oz caramel ice cream topping

Melt butter in non-stick skillet. Add coconut and pecans. Saute until toasted, stirring frequently. Set aside. Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and Cool Whip. Mix well. Layer 1/2 cream cheese mixture in pie shell. Drizzle half of the caramel sauce, and half of the pecan mixture over cream cheese layer. Repeat. Cover and freeze. Or refrigerate.

SO amazing!

Chicken Burritos

Chicken Burritos

1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 small tomato, finely chopped
1 - 4oz can chopped green chilies
1 clove garlic, minced
2.5 cups cooked chicken, shredded or chopped
1 can refried beans (Amy's organic refried black beans are my favorite!)
flour tortillas
grated cheddar cheese
shredded lettuce
sour cream

Heat oil in skillet and saute onion, tomato, chilies, and garlic until tender. Add chicken and heat through. In separate saucepan, heat beans. Keep warm. Top tortillas with beans, chicken mixture, and whatever toppings you desire. 

Easy and delicious!

Made this for dinner tonight but didn't have any refried beans. You could probably do without, but I added a can of black beans to the chicken mixture to "stretch" it a bit. 

Friday, August 21, 2009

Menu Plan 8.21.09

I got so off track with meals last month. Being gone three of the last four weeks didn't help. I spent some time this week making a new menu plan and shopping for groceries and I feel SO much better. Looking forward to getting my cooking mojo back!

1. Pizza (takeout) and salad
2. Cheeseburger-Mac (a recipe from a blog friend. I'll post it soon!)
3. Chicken spaghetti/salad/french bread
4. Burgers on the grill/fries
6. Teriyaki Chicken/rice/broccoli
7. Easy chicken burritos/black beans/homemade pico de gallo
11. Grilled burgers/onion rings (Alexia brand--YUM!)
12. Roast beef/sweet potatoes/green beans
13. Spaghetti soup/french bread
14. Out to eat!