• Feb15

    Poached Pears

    Posted in: Recipes

    Preparation time:

    30 minutes

    Servings:

    4

    Ingredients:

    1/3 cup spreadable cream cheese
    1     tsp. orange extract
    1/2 cup orange juice
    1    tsp. orange rind, grated
    1    tbsp. honey
    2    firm fresh pears
    4    slices of fresh oranges

    Instructions:

    Mix cream cheese, orange extract, orange peel and honey together to make a smooth sauce.

    Peel pears and cut in ½ lengthwise.  Place cut side down in a microwave dish.

    Pour the orange juice into the dish and microwave 2 to 3 minutes until the pears are soft.

    In a dish place a poached pear half on top of a slice of orange.  Place ¼ of the cream cheese mixture on top of each pear half.

     

    Serve pears while still warm.

  • Feb15

    Preparation time:

    Day before—20 min.
    Next day—45-50 min. Servings: 8

    Ingredients:

    2 tsp. vegetable oil
    1 glove garlic, minced
    ¼ cup of chopped sweet green, red, or yellow peppers
    2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    2 cups milk
    ¼ tsp. hot pepper sauce (tabasco)
    1 onion, chopped
    2 cups finely chopped ham
    8 8-inch flour tortilla wraps
    4 eggs
    1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
    salsa, sour cream, avocado, chopped parsley for garnish

    Instructions:

    Night before:
    In nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion garlic and peppers for about 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in ham. Place about 3 tbsps. onto half of each tortilla; sprinkle each with about 3 tbsps. cheese. Roll up tightly and place, seam side down, in greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish.

    In bowl beat eggs; blend in milk, flour and hot pepper sauce (tabasco). Pour over tortillas. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for up to 12 hours

    Next day:
    Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before continuing.

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Spoon egg mixture over tortillas. Bake in 350 F. oven for 45-50 minutes or until egg mixture is set and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; let stand for 5 minutes.

    Serve with taco chips, salsa, sour cream and sliced avocado.