'Lil Burgher Delights

Food for the Mommy Types

My Breakfast of Champions March 19, 2011

Filed under: Breakfast,Healthier Choices — mrsgregwillis @ 11:01 am

Those of you who follow along at Lil Burghers know that I am participating in a Healthy Living Challenge at work. I have always been one who has to have a breakfast in order to function. Living healthier, I like to control my breakfasts and lunches so that I don’t have to completely give up the things I like for dinners. The past three weeks, I have relied on fat-free vanilla yogurt (store brand from my favorite local grocery store…) and bulk granola (from my favorite local grocery store’s foodie heaven). It has been a delicious and filling sweet treat for the mornings.

There just might be some chocolate chips mixed in there…you decide. 🙂


Houlihan’s March 17, 2011

Filed under: Restaurants — mrsgregwillis @ 8:19 pm


Yum! A little overpriced but so delish! We started with a great french onion soup. This is Greg’s turkey chipolte wrap. I had a spicy chicken wrap. A is enjoying really crispy chicken tenders. The ranch tastes homemade, is a lil spicy but nice. Still here, so maybe fondue smores for dessert? 😉


Mexican Lasagna March 11, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsgregwillis @ 11:30 pm

If you haven’t noticed, I really like cooking casseroles. They are my quick, easy go-to dish after a long day at work. Tonight, Mexican Lasagna is the casserole of choice. It’s been a long week, so I am going to give you a list of foods to have on hand and a slideshow of what it took to make it. As always, enjoy!

Mexican Lasagna

Spray an 8×8 pan with cooking spray.
Brown 1 pound of ground meat.
Add taco seasonsing to the drained ground meat (returned to pan).
Add salsa (I used homemade…) to the taco meat.
Place an 8″ tortilla in the 8×8 pan.
Top tortilla with refried beans, taco meat, & cheese.
Sprinkle with hot sauce.
Top with another tortilla.
Repeat 2 times.
On 4th tortilla, spread some salsa on top and sprinkle with cheese and hot pepper rings.
Cover with foil and cook 30 minutes in a 400 degree oven.
Remove, allow to cool.

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Shake it up! March 9, 2011

Filed under: Restaurants — mrsgregwillis @ 9:58 pm


Some days just call for a dinner out. Today was one of them. Mama B has had a long week (and it is only Wednesday, folks). Off to the mall we went for a nice walk, then it was time for some Steak ‘N Shake. Ari loves her chicken and fries, but she MUST have bbq sauce to dippy. Gotta love this kid!


Chicken Stir Fry March 7, 2011

Filed under: Dinners — mrsgregwillis @ 7:00 am

I promised you Monday, Wednesday, and Friday posts, but on Friday I was too exhausted to blog. On Wednesday night, I decided to try to make healthy stir “fry”. Using brown rice was my goal, but it takes way too long to cook and I was already late. Instead, I chose to use white rice, just used less of it on my plate. While the rice steamed in our handy dandy rice cooker, I threw some very delicious chicken egg rolls (4 for under 200 calories, win!) into the oven and got to “frying”.

Into the wok went Pam cooking spray, a can of chicken breast, and a bag of frozen stir fry veggies. I let that simmer (covered) for about 10 minutes on high.

Since sodium is not one my dietary concerns, I was ok to add in 2 servings of soy sauce to give the dish some flavor. The kitchen smelled absolutely delicious. I prepped my plate with the rice and the egg rolls. They look fried, but I promise you that they were baked and amazing. I didn’t dip them in anything because I didn’t need to!

And finally, the stirfry itself!

With the egg rolls, I had 2 servings total, 638 calories. BAM!


Filling a Freezer March 2, 2011

Filed under: Appliances — mrsgregwillis @ 7:00 am

Thank you to my habit of loaning Uncle Sam money + our newest addition, this year’s tax refund enabled us to cross three things off our “goals list”. This was the first purchase, a stand-up freezer! Greg sure was thankful to have the guys from Lowe’s deliver it AND put it in our basement. I sure am thankful to not worry about cashing in on frozen food deals because I have plenty of room for our purchases!

Why did we want a freezer so bad when we are a small family and only two of us really eat? Well, I LOVE to coupon shop and our favorite grocery store always has specials that feed both my habit & our stomachs. When we bought our fridge for the house, we liked the drawers of the freezer, but it would fill up with food way too quick. Many times, we didn’t even keep ice in the freezer because there simply wasn’t space. This new addition lets us be get what we want when we want it…you know, like 4/$10 ice cream tubs…yum!


Enchiladas February 28, 2011

Filed under: Casseroles to Go,Dinners — mrsgregwillis @ 7:00 am

It is no surprise that I am a huge fan of all things spicy (have you read about my experience with the Ghost Pepper Marshmallow?). So, I am pretty excited to share with you a Mexican dish I made without a recipe the other night–Enchiladas. I will try to tell you step by step what went into making it, but I really just started grabbing things and throwing them together. I really feel that’s the best way to cook (shh….don’t tell my nutrionist!).

1. In a frying pan, heat a can of chicken (or shredded chicken from a rotisserrie chicken from your favorite GrocEry store *hint hint*) in a little bit of EVOO.

2. While it is heating, pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. Spray Pam into a 9×13 baking dish.

3. Once the chicken is heated, toss in some hot sauce, a can of corn, and a most of a can of crushed tomatoes (save enough to throw some on top). Cook until everything is nice and tender.

4. Scoop the contents of the pan into burritos (they sell some that are sized specifically for Enchiladas) and sprinkle some shredded cheese on top of the chicken mixture. Roll the burritos up and place into the baking dish.

5. Cover the top of the enchiladas with the rest of the crushed tomatoes, more cheese, more hot sauce, and some jalapenos (or hot peppers).

6. Place the dish into the preheated oven for 20 minutes. I broiled for 3 minutes at the end to “crisp” the cheese…I have to admit, I also love burnt cheese. If you don’t, I suggest not broiling!

7. Let the dish cool for a few minutes, then dig in and enjoy! (I suggest more hot sauce!)