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Friday Favorites: Stroganoff

If you are a traditionalist and like your recipes done the old fashioned way, you might want to stop reading here. This is definitely not your great-great ancestor’s stroganoff. In fact, as you notice, the subject does not mention beef. That’s because this recipe does not require meat. *gasp*

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Recipe: Chili


In reality, this is more a relation of the day’s incarnation of chili than a recipe. I don’t think my chili is ever the same. So, in today’s:

2 lbs ground beef
1 medium onion
2 large cloves garlic
6 habanero peppers
2 cans diced tomatoes, drained
1 can tomato sauce
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
1 can kidney beans, drained & rinsed
1 can refried beans
cayenne pepper
dried cilantro
ground cumin

I sauteed ground beef until it was fully browned, then put it in a large Crock Pot. Next I chopped the onion, garlic & peppers. Be certain to wear gloves for the peppers, or you will be in a world of hurt. I sauteed the veggies in the grease from the ground beef. I added them and the canned items to the Crock Pot as well. The spices I added to taste. Stirred it all together, turned it on high and it’ll cook throughout the day. I’ll be serving it with shredded cheese, sour cream, and cornbread. Should be a tasty meal!

Recipe: Cheesy O’Brien Egg Scramble

Cheesy O’Brien Egg Scramble

1 package (28 ounces) frozen O’Brien hash brown potatoes
1 tsp garlic salt (or equivalent combination of garlic powder & salt)
1 tsp black pepper
1 can condensed cheese soup, undiluted
1 lb sliced cooked & crumbled bacon or 1 lb bag real bacon “bits”
12 eggs, lighly beaten
2 T butter
2 cups shredded cheddar or preferred shredded cheese

In large skillet prepare hash browns according to package. Sprinkle with garlic salt & pepper. Transfer to greased 2-1/2 qt/9×13 baking dish. Top with soup. Set aside 1/2 cup bacon. Sprinkle remaining bacon over soup. In another skillet scramble eggs in butter until nearly set. Spoon over bacon. Sprinkle with cheese & reserved bacon. Bake uncovered at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted.

This can be made the night before, making it an excellent choice for Christmas morning. Enjoy!

melting snowman cookies : food

melting snowman cookies : food

via melting snowman cookies : food

I don’t decorate food, but these I might have to try.