Saturday, January 23, 2010

Slow-Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

A friend of mine sent me a link to this recipe and asked for my opinion on converting into a slow-cooker meal. I gave her my take, but thought you all might have some good ideas as well. Thoughts?

Friday, January 22, 2010

Buffalo Chicken Chili Recipe

This looks worth a try for Football parties or Winter!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Oatmeal Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes

On a long holiday weekend what is better than homemade pancakes. Here is a link to Oatmeal Blueberry ones that are very good. They take extra planning, start the night before but well worth the effort, and not difficult. Erin made them for us.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Ladies Luncheon Ideas

I may be having 4 or 5 ladies over on Monday for a Luncheon. I was looking for some good winter luncheon ideas. What do you thik?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Year, New Recipe

I like Katie's idea of a food related goal for the new year. Fish is not so much a problem for us. It is beans. I really like beans but my family does not. I want to work on adding more beans to our diet. I got a pressure cooker for christmas with this in mind. So I told my family once a week we are going to have meatless meals. I'm thinking beans. but we need to start slow. I cooked curried lentils as a side dish with a meal they all like. Then I froze the lentils in small batches and have been adding it to soups and stew. I also made a Minestrone with great white northern beans. Brad seems to like that, so I'm sticking with the great white northern and going to try Bridget's Brazilian Black Beans w/o black beans and meat. 

1 med onion, chopped
2-3 Cans black beans, drained
1-2 T olive oil
1 lb Cut up Chorizo, Linguica, kielbasa, pork, or ham (any combination of 2-3 meats work well)
2 cloves garlic chopped
8oz can crushed tomatoes
Topping: 1 med tomato, 1 med onion, fresh cilantro, chopped olive oil and vinegar to taste.

In a large sauce pot, saute onion and garlic in olive oil. Add meat to brown add tomatoes and black beans. Simmer 20 -30 minutes, if time permits flavor is enhanced with additional simmering.

Serve beans over rive, garnish w/tomato, onion and cilantro.

Monday, January 11, 2010

2 good new recipes

This week I made these 2 recipes from BHG's January 2009 issue.
Garlic Basil Shrimp with Pasta
and Aromatic Beef stew with butternut squash

We enjoyed them both. The beef however, was a bit tough still after 45 minutes of cooking, so next time I would most likely make it in the Crock Pot. Also, I would experiment with making it vegetarian, adding celery, beans and carrots to it.

Let me know if you try either of them:)

virtual dinner group: Cheese fondue Recipe

virtual dinner group: Cheese fondue Recipe

Cheese Fondue Recipe?

Anyone have a recipe for cheese fondue that they love? I tried it years ago and it was ok. I have lots of cheese in the fridge from the holidays and thought it would be a good way to enjoy it. Not a Swiss fan, so hopefully the recipe can be changed:)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Holiday favorites?

I'm the 1st to post in 2010! Are we all still full from the holidays? What were your favorites of the holidays? Share any new recipes, please!