Your Day Wednesday, May 6

Cedar Point: The amusement park opens on May 16th. Click here for their web site.

Mother's Day Gifts: We visited Schakolad at Levis Commons to get some ideas for your mom.

Women in Politics: With Mother's Day approaching, we are seeing online tributes to women who have excelled politically and personally. Click here for more information.

Frugal Feasts: Need some ideas on trendy foods you can make for under $10? Click here for the info.

Cinco de Mayo: Here's the recipe prepared during the show:

Quesadilla Casserole

Serves: 8

2 t. McCormick Chili Powder

1 t. McCormick Ground Cumin

1 t. McCormick Minced Garlic

½ t. McCormick Oregano Leaves

½ t. McCormick Crushed Red Pepper

1 lb. extra lean ground beef

½ cup chopped onion

2 cans (8 oz. each) tomato sauce

1 can (15 oz.) Meijer black beans, drained and rinsed

1 can (8 ¾ oz.) Meijer whole kernel corn, undrained

1 can (4 ½ oz.) chopped green chiles, undrained

6 whole wheat flour tortillas (8-inch)

1 cup reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese

  1. Brown beef and onion in large skillet on medium-high heat; drain. Add tomato sauce, beans, corn and green chiles; mix well. Stir in all of the spices except red pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes. Add red pepper to taste, if desired.
  2. Spread ½ cup of the beef mixture on bottom of 13x9x2-inch baking dish sprayed with no-stick cooking spray. Top with 3 of the tortillas, overlapping as needed. Layer with ½ of the remaining beef mixture and ½ of the cheese. Repeat with remaining tortillas, beef mixture and cheese.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 15 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. (source: McCormick)

Approximate nutrition information per serving: calories: 402, total fat: 9.8g, saturated fat: 5.5g, cholesterol: 55.4g, sodium: 564mg, carbohydrates: 44.8g, fiber: 15g, protein: 32g.

Fiesta Snacks:

  • Avocados (healthy fats)
  • Guacamole
  • Garden of Eatin No Salt Blue Corn Chips (NuVal)
  • Tomatoes/salsa
  • Meijer Gold salsa