Thursday, 21 January 2010
If there is light . . .
If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in
If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony
in the house.
If there is harmony in the house, there will be order
in the nation.
If there is order in the nation, there will be peace
in the world.
This is an old Chinese Proverb I found. It certainly conveys a number of wise thoughts that I can't help sharing. could this be the solution to many of the problems that ail society today?
I think so!
Short but sweet this morning.
I had my tooth extracted yesterday afternoon, and am not sorry to see it go. This tooth had been causing me no end of problems over the past couple of years. We spent a quiet evening eating rice pudding and watching a new film we had gotten, called One Good Man. It was really, really good, and we both really enjoyed it alot!
This is the ultimate movie watching snack. Something very tasty to make when you are having a movie night with the kids! (Obviously I didn't have any of these tonight with my sore mouth!)
Serves 6 to 8 as an appetizer
Crisp tortilla chips with a delicious topping of refried beans, salsa and cheese. Garnishes and dips are optional.
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
1 fat clove of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1 TBS olive oil
1 (16 ounce) tin of refried beans
1/2 cup fresh salsa
1 (13 ounce) package of restaurant style tortilla chips
1 1/2 cups grated Monterrey Jack cheese
1 cup sliced black olives
1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
2 green onions, trimmed and sliced
1 cup quacomole (optional)
1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
Pickled jalapeno slices, drained (optional)
Pre-heat the oven to 220*C/425*F. LIne a large baking tray with some foil. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Scatter the tortilla chips evenly over top. Set aside.
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened. Add the salsa and the refried beans, stirring until creamy amd heated throuigh. Pour this mixture over the chips. Top with the cheese, and jalapeno slices, if using. Bake in the heated oven for 8 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the edges are lightly browned.
Remove from the oven and scatter the olives, green onions and tomato over top. Serve with sour cream and guacamole for dipping.
Over on The English Kitchen this morning, a delicious Salmon Casserole Bake.