Frozen Bean & Cheese Burritos. this blog suggest one can of beans for 10 tortillas. that is ridiculously skimpy. We used 3 cans (15 oz) for 10 (8 inch) tortillas. (actually 9, since they ripped me off by one, in the package). 1 1/2 cups grated cheese and about 1/2 cup ranchera salsa. quick freeze on cookie sheet, then dump them into zip-loc. microwave for 2 minutes. about 45 cents each
Leftover Makeover: Chili Nachos. I had leftover chili but not really enough to try and make another meal, so I thought I would try this.it is pretty similar to our "frito pie", which is always a hit. if chili is more on the soupy side, use a slotted spoon to scoop it onto the chips.
melt plastic beads 400 for 20 mins for bowls drape over bowl put in oven til it drops down forming bowl. Kids had fun watching the beads change into a bowl. We had a ton of plastic beads in all different colors to use up. This was a great use for them. We used a few white iridescent beads that really didn't melt and ended up browning and looking like old Cheerios. It ruined the look of the bowl. Clear beads work better than opaque.
* Mario Batali's Tortellini In A Pie. Like a mini timpano. Kids loved this. My cheater version: double pie crust, frozen tortellini, 8 oz cubed mozarella, chicken sausage, 28 oz can of pasta sauce. blind bake bottom crust for 10 minutes at 425. Cook frozen tortellini for 3 minutes. Add can of pasta sauce and chicken sausage. Layer into cooked pie shell with cubed mozarella. Add top crust. Cook 20 more minutes.
* Bubble Up Pizza using Grands Biscuits. Naturally the kids loved this. super easy. I did 1/2 recipe and cooked it in a large cast iron. toss together: 1 can biscuits cut into pieces, 8 oz sauce, 1/2 cup cheese, diced pepperoni, top with another 1/2 cup cheese. bake 375, start checking center at 20 minutes