Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tostatas

by Meghann on May 7, 2009

It is HOT outside! The temp has climbed over 90 degrees for the past week and its suppose to be even HOTTER this weekend. Summertime has officially arrived in Florida.

With summer comes the craving for Summer Food, specifically Mexican eats. πŸ™‚

I missed out on a Mexican feast for Cinco de Mayo, but we can just call it Cinco de Mayo week and let the celebration continue on! Besides this meal was so good there does not need to be a special holiday to enjoy it. πŸ˜‰

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After brainstorming ideas about Veggie Enchiladas I decided Tostadas seemed like a more practical approach as it did not require rolling the corn tortillas or extra baking time. These Tostadas ended up being the best idea ever and were so simple, they took less then 10 minutes to make.

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I started by placing three Corn Tortillas under the broiler for a couple of minutes then flipping and toasting up a couple of more.

On the toasted tortillas I layered with…

  • Spinach
  • Trader Joe’s Rice Pilaf
  • Black Beans
  • Zucchini & Yellow Squash I heated up on the stove top with some Taco Seasoning
  • Trader Joe’s Peach Salsa
  • Blue Cheese
  • Jalapenos

I the put the layered tostadas under the broiler for a couple of more minutes, just to get the cheese nice and melty.

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Holy Yum!! These things were AWESOME!!! One of the best combos I have come up with yet. The corn tortilla toasted up under the broiler so crispy that they were able to hold all the yummy filling as I munched, munched away. And the addition of the blue cheese was a nice surprise. πŸ™‚

Before I left work I snacked on a package of Annie’s Bunny Grahams the amazing Danica sent me.

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I think there’s still time to enter her Annie’s Giveaway if you want some Annie goodies of your own. πŸ˜‰

And dessert was another new treat from my freezer.

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These little babies really are mini.

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I wasn’t expecting to be satisfied by the small treat, but it honestly was so rich and so chocolatey it’s little statue didn’t faze me at all. The ice-cream part was very, very vanilla. I loved it!

Only one more day until the weekend!!! I CAN’T WAIT!!! It’s going to be another great weekend full of running and celebrating! πŸ™‚

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