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Bleu cheese burger, sweet potato fries and fresh steamed green beans.

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Creamy baked potato soup

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Easy Energy Almond Shake

Easy Energy Almond Shake.

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

This looks like so much fun!

Spaghetti Strap

Although it has all the carbs and proteins in the right place, the Japanese rice hamburger is a lot healthier and a lot more fun to make than your average hamburger. You can often see these types of burgers in a Japanese fast food chain called Mos Burger. They have many specialty Asian hamburgers such as the teriyaki burger or the kakiage rice burger (which is similar to what I’ve made today). Certain McDonalds in Asia have also started serving up a similar concoction that they like to call “McRice.”

You will need:

Patties

  • 8 oz of ground pork, beef, or chicken
  • 2 tbsp light soysauce
  • 1/4 cup of panko (Japanese bread crumbs) or regular bread crumbs (this will give the patties more substance and make them less mushy)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch or potato starch
  • 1 egg

Teriyaki sauce

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
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Posted by on July 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Creamy baked potato soup

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As far as I can remember, all of my close friends have loved potato soup. As a teen and young adult, it just didn’t sound good to me. I would cringe anytime I heard some one order it. I had nothing against potatoes. I ate them all the time. Bake potatoes, French fries, mashed potatoes, papas y queso con tortillas, etc. For some reason potato and soup were two words I didn’t think belonged together. Recently something clicked in my brain and I suddenly wanted to try some. Honestly, I realized that I had been making chicken tortilla soup with potatoes so I must just be ignorant to not realize I would love potato soup. I made my first potato soup , in the middle of June, and ate the whole pot by myself in 2 days. Don’t judge me…..

It was simple and I basically looked at several recipes and did my best to not have to go to the grocery store.
Here is my take on Creamy Baked Potato Soup:

What you need:

2-3 strips of cooked bacon
1 small onion, diced
Handful of chopped green onions
1 large baked potato peeled and diced
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 tbs of flour
1 1/2 cups of chicken broth
1/2 cup half and half or whipping cream
1 tbs basil
Shredded Cheddar jack cheese to taste
1 tsp Cajun seasoning

Super easy steps
1. In a saucepan, cook your bacon, drain it and reserve some of the drippings in the saucepan. Put the bacon on a plate and chop it up once its cooled.
2. Add onions, mushrooms, and garlic, salt, pepper, and basil and saute 3-5 minutes, mixing
3. Pour in your broth and bring to boil for 3 minutes.
4.Turn the heat down and add potatoes, cream, and Cajun seasoning.
5. Top with bacon and cheese.

P.s. I did not find any recipes with mushrooms in them. I just happened to have mushrooms that night and thought/proved it would go well in the soup. Also, this recipe makes a small pot and yes, I ate it all by myself.

 
 

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I will never go vegetarian but…….

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Garlic and Lemon Cheesy Stuffed Chicken Breast

Last night I needed some comfort food. I just lost a good family friend and all though I have grown out of eating my emotions, I made an exception. This chicken was nothing fancy but full of flavor and soothed my heart. It’s another easy recipe that I hope you enjoy.

What you need: 3 chicken breasts 1/2 cup of melted butter 1/3 cup of lemon juice 6 1 inch slices of sharp Cheddar cheese 3 1 inch sliced of cream cheese Paprika a couple of cloves of garlic to taste salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven at 350. I used bone-in split breasts. It’s what I already had in my freezer. I prepped the chicken in a glass pan. All you have to do is cut an opening in the breast that’s long enough to insert your cheeses. I find it is best to not cut the whole breast open . It’s best to think of it like a pocket. You can put the cheeses in the pocket by themselves or you can chop some garlic and green onions to put in the pocket with the cheese.
Once you stuff your breast you can season the meat with salt, pepper, and paprika. You can melt your butter in the microwave and pour it over the chicken after its cooled a little and pour your lemon juice over the meat or mix the liquids and pour them over the chicken. Cover the pan and pop it in your oven for up to 45 minutes.

I made roasted potatoes and garlic and butter asparagus. Sometimes I think, better yet I know that I obsess over certain flavors. When I am not cooking for a group I do crazy things like squeeze lemon over every thing on my plate-even the potatoes. For some reason I was comforted by the creamy cheeses and the lemon juices.
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My kids hate asparagus so I made broccoli for them. They hate broccoli as well, just not as much as asparagus.