Showing posts from September, 2010

Recipe: Crock Pot Breakfast Migas

Breakfast Migas Crock Pot
Ingredients    Plastic slow cooker liner1  pound  bulk breakfast sausage, browned and drained1  4.5-ounce package  tostada shells, coarsely broken3/4  cup  chopped red sweet pepper (1 medium)1/2  cup  chopped onion (1 medium)1  4-ounce can  diced green chiles12    eggs, or 3-1/2 cups refrigerated or frozen egg product1  10.75-ounce can  condensed fiesta nacho cheese soup1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper2    avocados, chopped2  cups  …

Easy Chicken Rarebit

Easy Chicken RarebitPrep: 20 minutes
Cook: 4 to 5 hours (low) or 2 to 2 1/2 hours (high)

omg - this sounds soooooo good - for summer crockpot users: cook on back porch to keep heat out of kitchen and house cooler! Ingredients 1-3/4  pounds  skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (Yeah, I'll just use cheap thighs, thanks)1  14- to 16-ounce jar  cheddar cheese pasta sauce1  tablespoon  Worcestershire sauce1  large  onion, halved crosswise and thinly sliced6    pumpernickel or rye buns, split and toasted, or 6 slices pumpernickel or rye bread, toasted and halved diagonally Lower the carb count by skipping the bread. Serve on romaine lettuce rollers.4    slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled (optional)1    tomato, chopped (optional)    Kosher dill pickles (optional)Directions 1. Cut chicken diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices; set aside. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, stir together pasta sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Add o…

Recipe: Soft Pretzels Recipe

Okay, so this one's not a low carb. Let's face it. Once in awhile, you need something that is a bit "naughty" for a variety of reasons. My band hates popcorn, and those soft pretzels sold in theaters turn to glue in my pouch. Painful! However, I can do these homemade versions if I eat one very, very slowly. DH is happy because he gets his favorite treat again. Fair trade! Soft PretzelsIngredients1  package  (8) refrigerated breadsticks1    beaten egg white1  tablespoon  water    Poppy seed DirectionsUnroll breadsticks so they lay flat. Gently pull each breadstick into a 16-inch rope. Shape each rope into a pretzel by crossing one end over the other to form a circle, overlapping about 4 inches from each end. Take one end of dough in each hand and twist once at point where dough overlaps. Carefully lift each end across to the edge of the circle opposite it. Tuck ends under edges to make pretzel shape. Moisten ends; press to seal. Place on a greased baking sheet. Brush w…

Recipe: Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew

Crock Pot Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 can (28 oz) stewed tomatoes 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp celery seed 1 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil Combine all but the basil in the crock pot. Cover and cook on Low 6-8 hours until done. Sprinkle with basil just before serving.
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Recipe: Spicy Cheese Soup

Well, ol' Lena needs to get ready for the menfolks to come home. Starting about 4:30 PM, they stumble in the door, pitifully hungry. I think I'll treat them with some cheese biscuits to go with their Spicy Cheese Soup

Spicy Cheese Soup

1 lb processed cheese, cubed (like Velveeta)
1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained
1 can (8-3/4 oz) whole kernel corn, undrained
1 can (4-oz) green chiles, chopped
1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 can (14 oz) stewed tomatoes
1 envelope taco seasoning
Corn chips for garnish, optional

Combine all ingredients in slow cooker, and cook on Low 4-5 hours. Serve with corn chips if desired.

Original recipe in Rival Crock Pot 3-in-1 Cookbook. ISBN: 978-1-4127-2584-2
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The Recessionista’s take on Bus Riding

Call me spoiled. I deserve it. I've ridden a bus once in all my fifty-one years of life. That time about eight years ago, I paid my change, rode down the street to the shopping center, got what I wanted, got back on the bus, and rode home. One stop, no changes, no major hubs. Dante held my proverbial hand like a baby and led me the entire way. Yeah, I was that clueless.Frankly, I still am that clueless. Well, I'll fix that as soon as possible. There's no reason that I should be this ignorant of how to ride a bus, especially when I'm well aware of how to use the Trip Planner feature on the bus company's website. What I need is practice. A simple ride down to the bank and back, just to get familiar with the procedure, and then continue to expand my horizons a bit. Perhaps even meet Tuesday at Regency Mall or perhaps make my way to the library for a peaceful day of typing in quiet. That does have a certain appeal. Lena Austin

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