Sunday, June 15, 2014

Grilled Pineapple A' La Mode

If you want a really pretty delicious dessert for two!  DO THIS!
1/2 pineapple
1 cup crushed ginger snap cookies
1/2 cup nuts (macadamia or walnut)
1/2 cup sweetened coconut
2 scoops Vanilla Bean ice cream
It doesn't get any simpler or tastier than this!  Half your pineapple and hollow out the center (save that for later - never waste fresh food).  Crush about 10 ginger snap cookies and chop 1/2 cup of nuts (your choice but I used walnuts as that is what I had on hand) macadamia would be wonderful too!
Grill the pineapple face down on a 300* grill for 12 - 15 minutes (low flame under the fruit - high flame opposite).  Carefully remove the pineapple from the grill, fill the hollow center with cookie crumbles, nuts, coconut then top with ice cream!  Voila!  This looks restaurant fancy and take only 20 minutes from start to finish!   
Serve with two spoons and a small knife to help encourage the pineapple to come along for each and every delicious bite!  Share and enjoy!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Taco Salad

This is a summer favorite and super simple to make. 

1 bag of nacho flavored Doritos (crushed)
1 head of lettuce chopped
1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
1 bell pepper chopped
1 bundle of green onions chopped
2 c shredded cheddar cheese
1 can kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
1 lb of ground beef (browned, drained and cooled).
1/2 bottle Catalina Dressing

Combine all the ingredients then start shakin'!  In a very large Tupperware box with a good fitting lid on securely,  just tumble it about! Dress with 1/2 bottle of Catalina dressing and tumble it again! 

Let sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours and this makes nice summer lunch meal. Serve with flour tortillas cut into wedges. You can lighten this recipe with baked chips, low fat cheese and the meat is optional.