google today and played pac-man? hope you have because it brought out the kid in me, standing in front of the machines and putting my whole body into it. it's fun. of course i was much better at centipede.
see these beautiful fiesta prep bowls? (forgive the light - it was late and the ups guy just delivered them) i won them on a giveaway at trust your style. i adore them!! can't wait to use them either - the bright color just makes me smile.
i realized this week why i don't make homemade empanadas more often. they are completely yummy but so time consuming. next time i think i will make it into a production line with friends or family. the worst part was cutting out the crust rounds. i took a short cut and used a store-bought roasted chicken and it made the filling sooooo easy. but, you could plan ahead and roast a chicken to have on hand. the recipe was simple and i think very changeable. one roasted chicken, shredded and i diced it a bit too (three cups). a couple of cups of shredded sharp cheese, four ounces of cream cheese (softened), a cup of diced red bell pepper, a tablespoon of cumin and salt and pepper to taste. the recipe also calls for a jalapeno seeded and diced but i couldn't find the one i bought. so, i drained a can of green chilies as well as i could, tossed those in and then added some chili powder. i also added some sliced green olives because we love them - but if you're a black olive fan, you could go for that too. i think the basic recipe allows for some experiements - like ground beef, drained well instead of chicken, maybe even mashed pintos or black beans (slightly mashed?) i could also see some green onions or finely diced sweet onions (maybe sautee them a bit before adding). i used pillsbury crust but one of my friends says she uses biscuit rounds.
hope you're having a great week. more thoughts later.
i love empanadas... and the filling is so versatile! just depends what country you want to be "touring" the day you make them! :)ReplyDelete
They do sound so easy when you put it like that!ReplyDelete
I think I may JUST have to whip some up this weekend!
Now I have days and days worth to catch up on on your blog!!!
Have a great weekend.
LOL....i always use roast chickens from the store....nobody knows....well nobody cares in my house....so why not ?ReplyDelete
The food sounds delicious.ReplyDelete
I'm trying to eat vegetarian the past week or so. Trying once again to lose some of this weight I gained while wearing the horrid steel boot last year!ReplyDelete
Empanadas? Mmmmmmmm :)!! Yum! Never made them, but yum!ReplyDelete
i never payed pacman ...but my 17 year old thought it was so COOL! Now those bowls on the other hand......ReplyDelete
i love the smell of a chicken roasting in the oven. never played pc man. dont even know what that is!ReplyDelete
I'm NOT hitting the google link! no, no, no...I can't hit it. :-)ReplyDelete
Wow, that sounds delicious, and I love your bowls!ReplyDelete
Oh, I'm giddy to find out about PacMan! YES!!ReplyDelete
Love the fiesta bowls - congratulations! And I actually love the blueberries against the yellow. :)ReplyDelete
I hope you're having a beautiful weekend, Char.
Oh my goodness, you always make me hungry! I love the bowls...beautiful mustard yellow ;)ReplyDelete
Love those yellow ware bowls! And the few blueberries added just the right amount of extra color.ReplyDelete
I've never tried empanadas before. They sound delicious.
I love empanadas too! they're so yummy. we usually fill it with veggies and chopped boiled eggs and chicken meat. we even tried mashed sweet potato and margarine fillings.ReplyDelete
EMPANADAS. oh, you are killing me! that sounds divine! i bet they are kind of a pain to make -- sort of like tamales. but the assembly line approach with a gaggle of girls in the kitchen might make the process rather fun!ReplyDelete
hope you have had a fab weekend!
i buy mine from walmart or sams. yummy.ReplyDelete
Soooo excited to see you received the bowls--and they look beautiful in your photo! I love empanadas but always thought they'd be too hard to make at home--thanks for the inspiration, I'm going to try this out this week!ReplyDelete
xoxo Mary Jo
Congratulations on scoring those beautiful Fiestaware bowls...in just the right color for photographs too:)ReplyDelete
The only time I ever had homemade empanadas they were made by the wife of a foreign exchange student from Colombia...in 1971...the dough was made from cornmeal and the fillings were beef and they were soo good that I haven't forgotten them in almost 40 years:)...But they were a LOT of work and I never thought of trying them myself to tell you the truth...yours sound yummy!
Yellow Fiesta bowls are my FAVORITE! I would love to collect them and use them in a kitchen that was painted with black chalkboard paint all around.ReplyDelete
nice win for you. i love fiesta ware and i love yellow. love your bowls and the addition of blueberries in the photo is perfect.ReplyDelete
those bowls are the loveliest golden yellow color! hmm, i wonder if smeg makes refrigerators in that color?ReplyDelete
and the empanadas sound divine.
these bowls are sheer love~ and yum yum!ReplyDelete