Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dinner How-To's for Lazy Mommies - Savory "Logs" Revisited

I just tweaked my previous "recipe" for the savory logs.  I guess I'll call them that.  I posted about the exciting experience here, not too long ago.

I wasn't willing to let these go, because I *knew* these could be an excellent dinner option in a pinch so tonight, after our taco dinner (yes, tacos again this Monday night!) I set to it.

I got out my ol' Jiffy mix (I've gone through two of these in the last two weeks... this is kind of a record for me) and whipped that up, then I put it into 12 muffin tins.  I know the package only says you'll get 6-8 muffins out of the box, but I wasn't sure how much those muffins would puff up.  And we've already experienced the savory logs being too "cake-y" so I erred on the less is more philosophy.

Then I added some hamburger meat to the top.

And then I went the extra step.

I added... taco seasoning on top of the hamburger.

I know!  Crazy, right?  Not even simmered in with the meat... just sort of... sprinkled on there because the hamburger was already cooked (did I mention that already?) and there was no way I wanted to re-cook that which I had already cooked just so I could add the taco seasoning.

I'll bet you're wondering why I didn't add it when I cooked the meat.

Well, I kind of forgot.  Both of the kids were acting all crazy and running through the house, the basketball game was on at a decibel high enough to make my ears bleed, and I was trying to load the dishwasher while cooking the hamburger.  Whew.  I'm tired just thinking about it.

Then I added raw onions (I figured the liquid from the onions would land on the taco seasoning and help it dissolve a little) and popped it into the oven following the Jiffy mix directions.

When they looked done, I added lots of shredded cheese and popped them back in for a few minutes.  (I can't remember exactly how long because... again with the crazy kids running around, and this time Grandpa was there working on Katie's new sliding door while I was trying to overload the dishwasher.)

They came out UNburnt (woo hoo!) and looked pretty good.  I called mom to see if she would like a taste test and she came up to check it out.  And she said they were...


Success at last (even though the celebration is on hold till John and the kids try them)!

Oh, and if someone already invented this recipe, please don't tell me.  I'm pretty impressed with my kitchen prowess and that could be a crushing blow to my self esteem.

Just kidding.

I would probably take it very well.  At least in front of the children.  They're so impressionable and so young too.  It would hurt them so to see Mommy upset.


I'm sure I would probably take it very well.

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