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Saturday, October 20, 2012

fall soup and salad

Broccoli Cheddar soup

2 tbsp butter
1/4 small diced onion
2 tsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 cup chicken broth
1/2-2 cups cheddar cheese shreds
1 cup broccoli

add butter to pot and saute onions until soft
add second pat of butter and add flour to make a rue, "cook" the flour until caramel color
add chicken broth
whisk with rue
boil to thicken
add cheese ( more or less to your taste --i like more :) )
melt cheese then add broccoli

Simmer for 5-10 mins until broccoli is tender crisp

Fall harvest salad

bag of veggie lovers salad
1-2 Roma tomatoes
cooked and crumbled turkey bacon (I bake it in the oven for 3-5 mins)
1/2 English cucumber
1/2-1 diced gala apple
1 diced avocado
1/3 cup strawberry balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
Handful of nuts of choice
1/4 craisins

Mix all ingredients in bowl and chill

Grill 1-2 boneless skinless chicken breast on foreman grill with salt and pepper

Cut into strips and serve over the salad.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Here ya go Steph!!

I made this in my crock pot and its super easy!

2 tsp each squeezeable garlic and basil

garlic powder
2 tbsp italian seasonings
1 large can crushed tomatoes

Mix all ingredients and put in crock pot on low for about 5-6 hours.




Garlic Hummus

I thought I posted this already but apparently I did not. At least I can't find it anyway so I am reposting per Jolene's request.

1 can chick peas ( you must peel the shell off the peas)
2 tbsp chopped garlic
1-2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil

Put all ingredients in a food processor and stream in the oil as it blends until smooth.

I like to eat hummus on pretzel crisps.




Vegetable Lo Mein

This is a great recipe for a cold night and a quick dinner!

THANKS to my guest blogger--MARIA SHEVLIN

1 pkg stir fry noodles--2 in one pkg, use both

3/4 can bean sprouts
1/2 cup snow peas sliced on an angle
1/2 chopped onion
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup julienned carrots

Add tsp of oil to pan
Add garlic and onions to the pan and lightly brown
Add rest of Veg
Add 2 tsp of soy sauce and mix well
Toss in the noodles and mix well
Cover and steam for 3-5 minutes until tender crisp

Serve with Green onion and sesame seeds