Click Here For Free Blog Backgrounds!!!
Blogaholic Designs

Friday, May 25, 2012

5 Meals in a Cup


I saw some of these  recipes on pinterest and I thought they would be so fun to make.  For this edition of 5 on Friday – 5 Meals in a Cup – which makes 5 fun kid recipes for summer or anytime…

burrito cups 3 Burrito Cups   $5 Dinner Challenge    Burrito Cups

Inspired by Chipotle Burrito Bowls

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 20 minutes

Cooking Time – 50 minutes for the rice, none for assembling cups


Read more:

  Seven-Layer Dips Cups

Makes about 8 individual dips

1 (16 ounce) can refried beans

1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning

1 cup guacamole or make homemade guacamole

1 (8 ounce) container sour cream

1 cup chunky salsa

1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese

2 Roma tomatoes, diced

1/2 bunch of green onions, sliced

1 (2.25 ounce) can of sliced olives, drained

9 ounce plastic tumblers

tortilla chips


In a small bowl mix taco seasoning with refried beans. Some people prefer to mix their taco seasoning with the sour cream layer but I wanted a bright white layer so I did it with the beans.

Here's how the layers are assembled:

Layer 1: beans and taco seasoning

Layer 2: sour cream

Layer 3: guacamole

Layer 4: salsa or pico de gallo

Layer 5: cheese

Layer 6: tomatoes

Layer 7: green onions and olives

In each plastic glass, layer about 2 Tablespoons of the beans, followed by 2 Tablespoons of sour cream, 2 Tablespoons of guacamole, 2 Tablespoons of salsa, and 2 Tablespoons of cheese. Make sure you drain your salsa  to get the excess liquid out before you pour it on. Then top with about 1-2 teaspoons of tomatoes, olives, and green onion (If making ahead of time, wait to add these toppings until shortly before serving).

Garnish with one tortilla chip. Store in the refrigerator until serving and serve with chips. Makes around 8 individual dips.

Recipe from:

  Breakfast Parfait

Enjoy the most important meal of the day with this 5-minute recipe.

Layer 1 cup low-fat yogurt; 1/2 cup crunchy whole-grain cereal; and 1 cup fresh, fruit or berries.

 Layered Taco Salad

3 cups sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Few dashes hot sauce
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 package taco seasoning
1 to 2 heads of iceberg lettuce, cores removed
1 cup corn
1 can (15 ounces) kidney or black beans, drained and rinsed
3 scallions, chopped
2 to 3 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 can (2.5 ounces) sliced black olives
Tortilla chips

In a bowl, whisk together the first five ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Brown the beef in a skillet. Add taco seasoning and some water according to package instructions. Let cool. In individual cups, start layering. First cut lettuce into big chunks and put into bow or pan. Next spread cooled taco meat, then beans and corn over the lettuce. Carefully spread the sour cream mixture on top like you would frost a cake. Sprinkle cheese, tomatoes, olives and scallions on top. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with tortilla chips and salsa.

Recipe adapted from:

How to Make Homemade Popsicles Best Summer Recipe Treats

How to Make Homemade Popsicles Best Summer Recipe Treats

How to easily make homemade Popsicles, inexpensive, nutritional and delicious. Three easy recipes to make Strawberry Yogurt Pops, Orange Creamsicles and Fudgsicals. Save some money ths summer by making you own popsicles for great summer treats for the kids, and the big kids!

5 on Friday


Pin It

No comments: