Tag Archives: Sandwiches

Cafe Rio Pork

8 Jul

I took a nap today. I was so tired, that I started nodding off even while holding a wiggling, screaming one year old. He didn’t think we needed a nap – I knew we needed a nap. Luckily, he finally gave in. What I didn’t realize was that my three year old also needed a nap. I put her in timeout for being a stinker, and honestly kind of forgot I put her there (she was actually on the couch right next to me, but being in time out and not being happy about it, she buried herself under pillows). When I woke up after my little siesta, I heard her snoring. I even got to sit awhile longer and just enjoy watching my babies sleep. How could this dreamy¬†afternoon happen, you ask? Where were the other two kids? I’ll tell you…it’s a magical place called “Grandma’s House.” Thanks for keeping my kids entertained today, Mom! I really needed a nap. ūüôā

I have to thank my mom for this yummy recipe too! Another great thing about Grandma’s House, is she feeds you. And it always tastes good. If you have never been to Cafe Rio, you’re missing out. But, lucky for you, you can now have it in your own home (or at Grandma’s, if you are really lucky)! And it’s almost as easy as take out. Serve it as a sandwich or over salad (I’ll have to post the crazy-good cilantro dressing you should top it with too!…give me a few weeks, my tomatillos haven’t finished growing yet).

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Ingredients:

2 1/2 lbs pork (any cut)

salt, pepper, and garlic salt to taste

1 15 oz can mild green enchilada sauce

1 cup brown sugar

Add salt, pepper, and garlic salt to pork to taste. Cook in crock pot on high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours, until meat is well done and easily shredded. Drain. Shred meat. Mix together enchilada sauce and brown sugar and pour over meat. Cook until heated through.

 

 

 

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Cream Cheese Spread

19 Aug

My kids just got a ‘Cooking for Kids’ cookbook. Some of the ‘recipes’ are things like a turkey sandwich (that’s not a recipe!), but there are some good ones in there too. My six year old and I made this cream cheese spread for a Sunday morning treat and I’m excited to stop buying all those expensive ¬†schmear options and start getting creative with our own versions!

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Ingredients:

4 oz cream cheese

3 Tbsp jam (I used strawberry)

2 Tbsp powdered sugar

In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until smooth. Spread on bagel, toast or crepe – enjoy!

Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

24 Jul

Beware: if you do not practice some serious self control, you will eat the entire pan of this in one sitting. You would never guess that it is made with refrigerated crescent rolls! I modified the original recipe and cut the filling in half – I love me some filling, but I felt like it was way too much and made it too rich. I’d rather have a piece that leaves me wanting more, although maybe that’s a bad thing! If you’re a cheesecake-a-holic (although this is a little more custard-esqe) then double it up and revel in the richness. These are best enjoyed warm, so use that as an excuse to have another :). Great for a sweet breakfast or as a dessert.

Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

Ingredients:

1 can crescent rolls
1/2 (4 oz) pkg cream cheese
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp butter melted
Cinnamon/sugar

Unroll and spread half of can of rolls into bottom of 8×8 pan.¬†Combine cream¬†cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.¬†Spread over roll layer and top with remaining rolls.¬†Melt butter and spread over top, sprinkle generously with cinnamon/sugar.¬†Bake at 350^F for 20-30 min

Super good with strawberries!!!

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