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Monday, March 25, 2013

TACO SOUP

1 1/2 lbs hamburger 
1 medium onion chopped
1 qt tomato juice
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 15.5 can of dark kidney beans
1 15.25 can of black beans
1 15 oz yellow whole corn
1 (1.25-oz) pkg. taco seasoning
1/2 cup sugar
Corn chips (I use Fritos brand)
Shredded cheese
Sour cream
Sliced black olives

Brown hamburger and onion; drain. Add tomato juice and sauce, kidney beans, black beans, corn, taco seasoning and sugar. Mix well and simmer for at least 30minutes. This can simmer for a hour if you need to. Dish into bowls and put the remainder ingredients on top, as much of each item that you like. My husband adds chopped avocado to his!  This is yummy!!! 

Friday, February 17, 2012

 BOILED PEANUTS


Today I wanted to post about boiled peanuts. Have you ever made them? It is sooooo easy!

Get out your crock pot and fill it up to about 1 inch from the top with raw peanuts in the shell. (mine holds 1 gallon of liquid)  Pour 2/3 cup of salt over them and fill with water till it reaches about 2 inches from the top. I also added 2 cups of ham broth to mine. Turn on high and start cooking! I start mine just before I go to bed and when we wake up, YUM! Shell them out and eat while hot, makes a great snack! Our grand-kids love them!


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Cheesy Grits Souffle

This is a wonderful breakfast or brunch souffle! Its easy to make and my family loves it!

Cheesy Grits Souffle

Ingredients:
Grits
Water
Butter
Green Onions
Garlic Cloves
Red Pepper
Salt
Fresh Ground Pepper
Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Bacon
Eggs



1 cup grits, ( I use Nora Mills Grits, www.noramill.com )
4 cups water

Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in grits and turn heat down to low. Cover, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and set pan in a sink with a small amount of cool water in it, cool, stirring to prevent a skin from forming.

4 green onions
2 cloves garlic
4 Tablespoons butter

Chop onions and mince garlic. Melt butter in a saute pan and add onions and garlic, saute 3 to 4 minutes, just till softened. Set aside.

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

Measure red pepper, salt, and pepper into a small bowl and set aside.

1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese

Grate cheese coarsely and set aside.

4 slices of bacon

Cut bacon into small pieces with scissors and fry in a small skillet. Drain and set aside.
Take Grits pan out of water and fold in the onion mixture and the spices, cheese and bacon. Set aside.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare a heavy gratin dish by rubbing down with butter and set aside. (I use an oval white porcelain Apilco casserole dish that measures approximately 9X13).

4 eggs (you will only use the whites)

Separate egg whites from the yolks. Measure out 1/2 cup of whites. Put the egg whites into your electric mixer bowl and add a pinch of salt, using the wire whip beat till egg whites are stiff. Spoon 1/3 of whites into the grit mixture and stir, then gradually, gently fold in the remainder of the egg whites.
Transfer your mixture into your baking dish and bake at 350 for 30 to 40 min. You can tell when its ready by sticking a sharp thin knife into the edge and when it comes out clean its finished. Serve immediately.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

EASY PORK CHOPS

This is an easy way to fix pork chops with a delicious tangy flavor!

Easy Pork Chops

6 center cut pork chops, cut 3/4 inch thick
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon dry mustard
4 teaspoon minced onion
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup water

In a large frying pan, brown meat in olive oil. Pour off drippings. Combine salt, brown sugar, mustard, onion, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and water in a small bowl. Pour mixture over pork chops in frying pan. Cover tightly and simmer at least 45 minutes. Six servings

Monday, January 12, 2009

STRAW HATS

This is a great fun meal to have with company or just your own family! Adults and kids seem to love it!

1 lb. hamburger
1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
1 16 oz. can dark red kidney beans (do not drain juice off)
1 1.25 oz. package taco seasoning mix
1/2 tsp. salt & 1/2 tsp. pepper

Brown hamburger in a large skillet, add taco seasoning, salt and pepper. Stir in tomato sauce, kidney beans. Simmer on for 15 minutes.

1 head lettuce (chopped into bite size pieces)
1 medium onion (chopped)
2 large tomato's diced
1 lb. cheddar cheese (shredded)
1 can black olives pitted and sliced
sour cream
2 limes (sliced into 1/8 sections)
1 bag of Fritos corn chips
Texas Pete hot sauce
Sweet pickle relish
ketchup

Place each of these into a serving bowl and dish up the meat sauce into a serving dish. Start by passing the Fritos (we crush the chips on our plate before adding anything else) and then the meat sauce followed by the lettuce and on down the list. You just stack it up on your plate and then enjoy the greatest tasting meal ever! Be careful as this gets big, fast, on your plate!!! Sometimes I also chop avocado and also serve shredded coconut with this. Just let your imagination run wild!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

HOMEMADE VEGETABLE SOUP


Today is a foggy damp cool day here in the North East Ga mountains. And I find myself craving a bowl of homemade vegetable soup! So I decided to share the recipe while I'm making it.

Homemade Vegetable Soup

1 qt of green beans
1 16 oz bag of frozen peas
1 16 oz bag frozen lima beans
1 16 oz bag frozen corn
2 cups sliced carrots
2 cups diced pealed potatoes
1/2 cup chopped onion
8 oz beef broth
1 qt tomato juice (I use home canned)
1/2 to 1 qt water (depending on how thick you like it)
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon Summer Savory spice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon sugar
1 medium size chuck roast

I usually bake my roast in the oven (using the method described for my pot roast recipe) the day before I make this, and then use a fork to separate it into bite sized pieces. (You can cube the roast and put it in raw). Use a large soup pot and put everything into it and bring to a boil, then turn down and simmer all day. This makes a large batch. I put it in Ziploc freezer containers and freeze it up. Makes wonderful gifts for sick friends!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

FRESH STRAWBERRY PIE

This is my favorite fresh strawberry pie recipe! You can use any fresh fruit my daughter-in-law makes it with fresh peaches. Yummy!

1 1/2 qt strawberries
2 cup water
1 3/4 cup sugar
5 tablespoons cornstarch
3 oz box strawberry jello
Cool Whip

Cook sugar, water, cornstarch until thickened ( I stir the cornstarch into about 1/2 cup of the water and then add to the rest, so you don't have any lumps). Add the box of dry jello and stir until well blended. Pour over washed and dried, halved strawberries placed in baked pie shells. (I use the pie crust that is in my recipe blog, just roll out and place in to pie pan and crimp edges and prick bottom and sides with a fork and bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes).
Cool in refrigerator and just before serving spread cool whip over the top.
This recipe makes 2 pies.