Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Weird Fings Wot I Eat

In these first few weeks, I've been eating some weird stuff.

Recipes for the mushies among us:

Crustless Quiche
2 eggs
1 tablespoon of milk
2 tablespoons cottage cheese
1 tablespoon artichoke dip (spinach dip would be awesome too)

Puree the cottage cheese and dip; beat the eggs and milk; stir it all together and put in a small baking dish.
Cook in 350 oven for about 35 minutes or until it looks done. Makes 2 servings, and pretty good in terms of protein for a mushy stage.

Fake Lasagna
Brown low-fat sausage, hamburger, or turkey; add onions, mushrooms and garlic. Season with a little salt and some red pepper flakes if you like spice. Add tomato sauce and a can of diced tomatoes. Cook together for 15 minutes, then put about a cup of it in the blender/food processor and puree until smooth (I used the rest to make my husband stuffed shells).

In a bowl, mix a container of low fat ricotta cheese (or cottage cheese) with one egg yolk and a handful or so of mozerella cheese. Add black pepper to the mixture.

For your meal, put a layer of the cheese mixture in a baking dish, then your sauce. Top with a little parmesan. (You could layer more if you want).

There will be a lot of sauce and cheese leftover, so this is a good one if you've got a family-- go ahead and use the rest for real lasagna for them, or stuffed shells.

Cover with foil and bake at 375 for 30 minutes-- take off the foil about 10 minutes before so your top layer of cheese will brown up.

Chili Puree

Brown 1lb of low fat hamburger or turkey, add diced onions, chili powder, red pepper flakes and salt to taste.

In a soup pot, 2 cans diced tomatoes, 2 cans Rotel, 2 cans chili beans, 1 can kidney beans. Add hamburger. Cook as long as you can take it (it tastes better the longer it cooks). Pop a cup into your food processor and blend until it isn't chunky. Top with a smidge of cheddar cheese, or sour cream to your taste. Again, lots of protein at a stage where it's hard to get protein. Tastes great leftover.

*A note on the meat-- some doctors may not want you to have meat at the mushy stage, even pureed into non-chewable pieces, so check and make sure if you have concerns.

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