Nov 252014
 
Morsels of Life - Chicken Tostadas

I've made various sorts of quesadillas over the years. One thing about quesadillas is they can get a bit soggy over time. I also saw tostadas for sale recently, so I thought about using those instead of regular tortillas. (Of course, I had to make my own. :P You can make them the same way as tortilla chips, just don't cut them beforehand.) I stayed pretty basic with these - just a bit of chicken, salsa, avocado, and of course, cheese. Give them a try and see what you think!

Do you prefer the crunchy open faced tostada or a soft quesadilla?


Morsels of Life - Chicken Tostadas


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Try these chicken tostadas - avocado and salsa on top of a crispy, crunchy tostada layered with cheesy goodness.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
8 tostadas
4 ounces cheese, sliced or shredded
221 grams 2 cups chicken, shredded
285 grams 1 cup pico de gallo
1 avocado, sliced

Methods:

Morsels of Life - Chicken Tostadas Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Chicken Tostadas Step 2 - Layer cheese, tomatoes, and chicken on a tostada. Heat until cheese melted. Place another tostada on top and garnish with additional tomatoes and avocado. 2. Layer cheese, tomatoes, and chicken on a tostada. Heat until cheese melted. Place another tostada on top and garnish with additional tomatoes and avocado.

Morsels of Life - Chicken Tostadas

Nov 242014
 

Welcome to Inspire Me Monday! It's such a pleasure to have you join us. :)

Starting off with what I've been up to this week:


General Tso's Meatballs
Sweetly spicy and slightly tangy, you've got to try this General Tso's in meatball form!

Five Friday Finds
Party open until midnight Wednesday - stop by and share some recipes. :)

Now, let's get this party started! Hope you enjoy these posts, and don't forget to link up your posts below, and then link back here. (Images come from the posts.)


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11 Tips for Christmas Presents on a Budget
See some tips for Christmas on a budget!

And a few of my favorites!


Cranberry BBQ Sauce
I'm liking this twist on the usual cranberry sauce. It'd make a great condiment for turkey sandwiches too. :)

Easy Exotic Chicken
This simple chicken recipe just sounds so full of yummy flavor!

Be sure to stop by each host to check out their personal favorites! Link up your posts below, and then link back here. :)

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Nov 222014
 
Morsels of Life - General Tso's Meatballs

General Tso's Chicken is one of James' favorite things to order at Chinese restaurants, so when I saw this recipe for General Tso's Meatballs on I Breathe, I'm Hungry, I knew I had to give it a try. We didn't have any ground chicken or turkey, so I substituted ground beef. Since then, we've also tried it with ground pork. Great results each time! Aside from changing the meat, I didn't add any water into the sauce. I thought the amount of liquid was good for the amount of meatballs, and we still had a bit of sauce left over at the end. I'm thinking maybe I'll have to freeze these meatballs premade - they were so tasty!

What's your favorite dish to make in meatball form?


Morsels of Life - General Tso's Meatballs


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Sweetly spicy and slightly tangy, you've got to try this General Tso's in meatball form!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Yield: 42 meatballs

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
1 pound ground meat I used beef.
2 tablespoons ginger, grated
1/4 cup green onions, sliced
2 teaspoons 2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup almonds, ground or 5 tablespoons breadcrumbs
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes

Methods:

Morsels of Life - General Tso's Meatballs Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - General Tso's Meatballs Step 2 - Combine meat, ginger, green onions, garlic, egg, and almonds. Mix all materials until homogeneous. 2. Combine meat, ginger, green onions, garlic, egg, and almonds. Mix all materials until homogeneous.
Morsels of Life - General Tso's Meatballs Step 3 - Pan fry meatballs until crispy or bake at 350F for 15 minutes. 3. Pan fry meatballs until crispy or bake at 350F for 15 minutes.
Morsels of Life - General Tso's Meatballs Step 4 - Meanwhile, heat sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, and chili pepper flakes. Pour over cooked meatballs. 4. Meanwhile, heat sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, and chili pepper flakes. Pour over cooked meatballs.

Morsels of Life - General Tso's Meatballs