les petites bouchees

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I am back….. April 7, 2013

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I know that I have been MIA for a bit….had a terrible cold and work was CRAZY!!!!!  I have also been doing some things around the house that I will post pictures of as soon as I am finished.  Anyway, I made a very delicious pot roast for dinner last night and thought I would share this amazing one pot meal with you.

Ingredients:

4lb bottom roast

1 large onion, sliced

8 oz sliced mushrooms

4-6 red potatoes, cut up

1 small bag of baby carrots

1 bottle of chili sauce

1 can cola

1 envelope onion soup mix

water

1 cup red wine

salt and pepper

vegetable oil

Season your roast with salt and pepper and brown in oil on all sides in a heavy pot.  I use my Le Creuset.

Remove roast to a plate and saute onions and mushrooms in pot until onions are soft and lightly browned.

Return roast to pot, add chili sauce, cola, onion soup mix, wine and i fill the empty chili sauce bottle with water and that is the amount of water I use.  It also allows you to get all the chili sauce out!

Bring it up to a simmer, cover and let cook for 3 hours.

At this time I add my carrots and about 30 minutes later my cut up potatoes.

It does take a lot of time, but I find it comes out much better in the pot than in my slow cooker.

You can even cook it in a low oven.

The meat is super soft and the sauce is absolutely wonderful!!!!!  It is even better the next day!!!!!!

Serve with dinner rolls to sop up the gravy!

 

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My Best Banana- Peanut Butter Bread February 25, 2013

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Ingredients:

1 3/4 c flour

1-1 1/2 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you like it)

1 tbsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3 large very ripe bananas, mashed ( I use a potato masher)

2 eggs

1/4 c peanut butter

1/2 c crisco shortening

1/4 c sour cream

cooking spray

Using two bowls, mix wet ingredients in one bowl, dry ingredients in the other bowl.  Add dry to wet a little at a time to make sure all is combined well.  While all ingredients should be well combined, I like to leave my bananas a little chunky.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Pour batter into greased loaf pan.  Bake at 350 for 50 minutes to an hour or until a knife inserted comes out clean.  Let cool on baking rack, slice and enjoy!

 

What to do with leftover chili? Mexican Lasagna!!!!!! February 20, 2013

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I love leftovers!!!!! It gives me so many options for creating a new meal.  I started doing this when my children were little.  How many times in one week can you expect them to eat the same thing?

I had some leftover chili and rice so I decided to make “mexican lasagna” which my kids used to love!  It is very easy and basically, you can add whatever you like to it.  Start off with your leftover chili.

 

Mexican Lasagna

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I added the leftover rice to the chili and mixed it well.  I like to use rice to stretch the chili.  If you don’t have rice you can add a can of refried beans or just cook up a cup of rice.

 

Mexican Lasagna

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Here is what my chili/rice mixture looked like.

 

Mexican Lasagna

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I used one bag of shredded Mexican cheese and medium flour tortillas.

 

Mexican Lasagna

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Before assembling this dish, I sprayed some vegetable cooking spray into a baking dish.  I then began layering just like lasagna.  First the tortillas, chili mixture, cheese….repeat.  For the top I added some chopped tomatoes (canned or fresh)  and cheese.  I covered it and baked it at 350 for about an hour.