Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow Days 2 & 3

Well Tuesday and Wednesday were more snow days for us, so I decided to get creative with dinner on Tuesday.  I had some puff pastry left over from a veggie pot pie that I hadn't used up yet, so I did some searching on the internet to give me some ideas.  I saw a recipe for Taco Pockets.  The original recipe had ground beef in it so I decided to revamp the recipe to make it vegetarian and what was in our fridge and pantry. 

The Ingredients

2 teaspoons EVOO
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup frozen corn
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoon chipotle in adobe sauce
1/2 cup reduced fat cheddar, shredded
1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed for about 30 minutes
Flour for dusting

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Heat oil over a medium heat in a skillet.
Add beans and salsa.  Heat up.
Add seasonings and water and mix.  Once the water has been soaked up, add the frozen corn and chipotle in adobe sauce. 
Combine and heat for another 5 minutes.
Roll out the puff pastry on a dusted surface until it's a square (14 x 14 inches).
Cut into 4 equal parts.
Spoon 1/4 of the bean mixture into each square. 
Add cheese to the top of each one. 
Pull one corner over to make a triangle and pinch down all of the sides. 
Spray a little olive oil spray over the top of each one.
Place in the oven for 20 minutes.
Serve warm with some sour cream or avocado slices.

The bean mixture with salsa, spices and water.

The mixture on the puff pastry squares.

The end result.  Yum!  Had I had onions and bell peppers, I would have sauteed them up first and probably omitted the corn, but we are out of a lot of produce right now with all the snow. 

Day 3 of snow meant another day on the treadmill for me.  Another 3 miles.  I finished it, but it was harder than Mondays.  Since Adam was home too, I had take a picture of what Hope usually does when I am on the treadmill - runs beside me.  It's so cute!

And another day of playing in the snow. 

We have definitely enjoyed these snow days.  It has been so nice to have the family together and have less distractions.  I think I am on the only one who doesn't have cabin fever.  I am just enjoying this time. 

1 comment:

  1. Hope is adorable! My daughter's name is Emily Hope. She's about to be 9 months old.