Sweet & Sour Chicken
Recipe serves 2 – Adjust accordingly
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast.
Or boneless thigh meat if you prefer.
1 package Campbell’s Skillet Sauce (Sweet & Sour).
12-15 baby carrots (or carrots cut small).
1/2 green Bell Pepper, diced.
1/2 cup white onion, diced.
1 cup honey.
1/2 cup light brown sugar.
2 tblsp Kikkoman soy sauce.
Cook on high for 4 hours.
Shred chicken with forks.
Serve over your favorite rice. Continue reading
Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers
1 large red pepper, 1 large yellow pepper
(Serves 2 – adjust as needed)
Green peppers less sweet, then yellow, red sweetest. You choose.
3 oz Couscous
1 oz toasted pine nuts
Handful of black olives, roughly chopped.
Green olives or capers if you prefer
I detest olives. And capers. I use cocktail onions or diced chorizo.
If I want to spice it up a bit, I use diced jalepeno 😀
13/4 oz feta cheese
13/4 oz semi-dried tomatoes, snipped
or handful of cherry tomatoes quartered.
2 tbsp shredded basil.
The Family Fruitcake (Recipe 🙂 )
Okay, for those who are tired of rotating gift fruitcakes through your friend network or using them for doorstops, this is the reason they were really invented, before the commercial folks corrupted the process.
If you’ve only eaten the commercial ones, you haven’t eaten fruitcake.
Since the confluence of Thansksgiving and Hanukkah is so rare, we’ll combine the two traditions.
Went to the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival and in addition to garlic-flavored-everything, came home with garlic. A lot of garlic.
Now, I love garlic and figured on whipping up some Sopa de Ajo but we overdid it.
Luckily, I found a delicious recipe to use up the excess.:-D
There were complaints my last rice pudding recipe took too long to make.
Thus rice pudding again, only quicker – from C.S.Lewis.
(and a thought for your day)
In 1916, Mabel Steele went to teach school at the ripe old age of 18, in extremely rural Colorado. The community consisted of three families who made their living raising trout for restaurants in Denver. She had to learn to maintain disciple when some of the students were bigger than she was. I suspect it was an eye-opener to a very self-confident, albeit naive young woman.
One of Mabel’s fond memories of that time is:
Sometimes the tastiest recipes are the simple ones.
Inspired by Shepherd’s Pie, but we don’t speak of such things in cattle country, where the only good sheep is a lamb chop or a wool sweater. 😀