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{August 16, 2013}   Beef and Veggie Soup

The other night I made pot roast and tried making it different this time. It came out so good. Here is the recipe  The Best Pot Roast. not sure why it isn’t letting me link to it but if you look under my other post you will see it.

What you need

The left over roast and all the liquid from the it. store separated

Red potatoes chunk-ed up peal on

Bag of baby carrots cut in half

onions

12 oz can Pepsi

1 package of Au Ju mix

Cut all veggies up and put in large pot. Ad a stick of butter and enough water to just cover the veggies. Boil until done. Why that is cooking take the roast and shred it up. Pour the left over liquids into a sauce pan ad he Pepsi. Bring to a boil whisking now and then.  Once it starts to boil ad the Au Ju mix and whisk it in. Then ad the shredded meat and let boil until meat is hot. Drain veggies ad meat mixture to veggies and serve.



{November 14, 2012}  

these sound really good and are something my kids would love to help make. they love to help cook and things.



{November 8, 2012}   Caramel Apples

Just seen this on a post and thought it looked like a really good idea. Haven’t tried it yet. Be good for snacks for the kids or holiday parties.

 

Do you love caramel apples but hate trying to eat them? Try it this way! Hollow out your apples, (you can balance the apple halves in a muffin pan) fill will melted caramel, let the caramel harden and cut into slices!

 



{November 7, 2012}   Stuffed Peppers

I hate green peppers but love the filling for them. My kids are the same way. My ex was the only one that would eat the peppers and if we have guest. I found a way to make them with out baking them. I can’t see waiting 30 minutes or so for one persons to cook why everyone else gets cold.

2 lbs ground meat chuck, turkey whatever you prefer

1 1/2 cups uncooked rice

one large can tomato sauce plus one reg can

4 to 6 green peppers

1 medium size onion

oregano, basil, garlic powder to taste

shredded cheese

 

Mix rice in 3 cups of water and put on to boil, cut up onion and put it and meat in skillet add spices.

while rice and meat cook cut tops off of peppers take seeds out and wash. meat and rice should be close to being done.

put peppers in large pot of water and put on to biol.

in meantime drain meat when it is done and mix it and rice together add large can of sauce and mix well. Put on med/low heat to warm.

in small pan or in microwave safe bowl heat small can of sauce.

watch your peppers boil to desired tenderness then remove from pot. for tender but not wilted looking 2 to 3 minutes. just depends how tender you want them.

Once rice and beat mixture is hot add cheese and stir

Stuff the peppers cover in sauce and serve



1. box of Herb stove top stuffing or cornbread stove top stuffing uncooked ( I like the cornbread better)

Family pack of pork chops (thin work best but thick are good too) You may need 2 boxes of stuffing if you use the thick.

3 to 5lb bag of apples enough for your family.

brown sugar

cinnamon

2 TBS butter or cooking spray

1 cup milk

Start by putting stuffing in gallon zip lock bag and roll with rolling pin until big pieces are broken up. Cut apples into chunks or wedges and put into baking dish. Cover with brown sugar and cinnamon to taste

Pour milk in small bowl. Spray glass baking pan with cooking spray or melt butter and coat pan. Dip both sides of pork chops in milk and put in bag of stuffing coating both sides. Place coated pork chop in baking pan a repeat with rest of pork chops. When all pork chops are in baking pan bake in oven at 350 degrees for approx 10 minutes on each side. Until the juices run clear.

Cook apples until they are fork tinder and sugar is melted.

 

The apples are good but not what I was expecting. I am looking for a different way to cook them. I will let you know if I find something better. We like to make green beans with this when we have it most the time. Seems to give it that finishing touch. Would love to hear how you like it when you try them. I will start taking pictures of the things I make when I cook them and post them with the recipe. When I make this again I will ad one.

 



{October 30, 2012}   Thought I Would Share

I am getting back into cooking again the last month or so now that I can cook and not have someone always complaining or about what I’m making and that they don’t like it. I can just go cook and know that everyone will sit down eat it and enjoy it. I love to cook but I have to have the time to cook and space. I hate small kitchens and I hate to be rushed. I like to take my tame and really get into it. But I have decided to share some of my favorite meals I like to make.

I am also going to start putting together a menu for next year. I want to make something different about every night. I have my always go to way of making just about everything. I have one or two ways I make it and that’s how we always make it. Next year I want to try all different ways to make different things. There are some things that will always just be made the way it is but there are a lot of things that can be made so many different ways.

I hope that you and your family find some new ideas for your old favor its and enjoy them as much as me and my family enjoy them. I won’t post something until I try it and know how we all feel about it. Feel free to share your favorites in the comment box if you have a favorite way of making something I post. I will be looking for lots of ideas.



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