Thursday, October 21, 2021

Vichyssoise

This was inspired by a Brady Bunch episode.

This can be served hot or cold.

Enjoy!

I’ve used low sodium chicken broth, but you can used vegetable broth, if needed.

4 medium potatoes diced
1 leek chopped
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper
4 - 6 c. low sodium chicken broth
2 - 3 T. each: oil, butter
1  each: shallot, small onion chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed, chopped
1/4  c. reduced fat sour cream

Rinse, cut ends of, chop light green part of leek into very small pieces.

Rinse and cut potatoes into very small pieces.

Peel, rinse, chop onion, shallots into very small pieces.

Peel, crush and chop garlic into small pieces.

Preheat a clean soup pot over medium high heat, lower heat to medium, add oil, butter.

Add onion, potatoes, leek, shallot, garlic, salt, pepper to pot.

Cook vegetables for 10 min or until softened.

Add chicken broth 1/2 c. at a time, stirring constantly.  

Cook over medium heat until soup is heated, lower temperature to medium low and cook for about 20 - 30 min.

Add sour cream and cook for 5 - 8 min. more or until done.

Makes 4  - 6 servings. 


Thursday, October 7, 2021

Popcorn Butter

This is perfect on popcorn, for sautéing or even on corn.

1 stick (1/2 c.) butter cut up

1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper, granulated garlic, dried parsley

pinch of red pepper flakes

Remove butter from refrigerator, and remove wrapper from butter. 

On a clean cutting board and with a clean knife, cut butter into chunks.

In a clean microwave safe measuring cup, place butter and microwave for 10 - 20 sec.

Be very careful when you remove cup from microwave. 

Add parsley, spices and stir with a clean fork to mix.

With a clean spoon, put butter into 1 or 2 clean small ramekins. 

Place plastic wrap on top of ramekins and place into freezer to set.

When you’re ready to use, remove butter from freezer, remove plastic wrap and cut with a clean butter knife the amount you want to use.

Serves 8.







Friday, October 1, 2021

Cheat Day Pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza.

When you want pizza, but don’t feel like getting takeout, try this.

This is perfect for game night, movie night or anytime.

Our family loves the frozen cheese pizzas from Costco, but you can choose what brand that you like.

1 pkg. frozen pizza 

3/4 c. each: chopped bell pepper, chopped onion, sliced pepperoni, chopped fresh mushrooms, chopped tomatoes
1/8 - 1/4 c. each: chopped olives, chopped anchovies, chopped ham, chopped shallots

Non stick cooking spray

1 - 2 cloves chopped garlic

Preheat oven to package instructions.


Rinse, peel, seed, chop vegetables, shallots, garlic.

Chop ham, anchovies and olives. 

Spray cooking spray on a round baking sheet.

Take pizza out of package and place on baking sheet.

Put whatever toppings you want on your pizza. 

When finished place, pizza in oven to cook for 15 -  18 min. or until done.

Keep an eye on it so that it doesn’t burn.

Serves 4 (2 slices each).

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Harvest Fritters

Happy autumn all!

This is perfect for fall or anytime.

2 - 3 medium zucchini shredded
2 - 3 T. olive oil
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper, parsley
1 - 2 cloves fresh garlic crushed and chopped
1 - 2 T. flour (adjust amount needed)
1 - 2 eggs
Pinch red pepper flakes

Line a large plate with a few layers of paper towel.

Rinse, remove ends of zucchinis.

Crack egg into a seperate bowl, beat slightly with fork, set aside.

Using a grater, shred zucchinis into a mixing bowl.

Put zucchinis on the paper towel lined plate. 

Using the paper towels, bundle the zucchinis. 

Squeeze out excess water from zucchini.

Pour zucchini back into the mixing bowl. 

Add egg, flour, salt, pepper, parsley, garlic to zucchini . Mix well. 

With clean hands form zucchini into patties. 

Heat saute pan over medium high heat.

Lower heat to medium and add oil.

Fry zucchinis on one side for 3 - 5 minutes until brown.

Flip zucchinis over and flip on other side for 3 - 5 min. more or until done. 

Serves 4.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Summer’s Almost Over Broasted Vegetables

Soon it will be autumn.

There’s still time to enjoy the vegetables of summer.

1 each: large sweet potato sliced, red bell pepper sliced, large zucchini sliced, medium onion sliced

2 - 4 T. olive oil

1/2 tsp. lemon juice

Non stick cooking spray

1 clove crushed fresh garlic, chopped

1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper, dried parsley


Preheat oven to 350’ F. 

Spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.

Peel, crush, chop garlic.

In a measuring cup combine: salt, garlic, pepper, parsley, lemon juice, olive oil, stir to mix with a clean fork.

Rinse, cut ends of and cut zucchini, sweet potato into slices.

Rinse, seed and slice pepper.

Peel, rinse and slice onion.

Arrange vegetables on baking sheet, drizzle oil mixture on both sides.

Place vegetables in oven and cook for 20 to 30 minutes.

Serves 4.





Thursday, September 9, 2021

Peach Tomato Salad

This is perfect as a summer side dish or anytime.


2 each sliced: Roma tomatoes, peaches, 

1/2 c. feta cheese cut into chunks

1 medium head romaine lettuce


Dressing:

1 clove crushed, chopped fresh garlic

1/4 tsp. each: fresh basil, salt, pepper

1/4 - 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar

1/8 - 1/4 c. olive oil


Salad:

Remove feta cheese from refrigerator, slice into chunks.

Rinse, pat dry romaine lettuce, set aside.

Rinse, pit, slice peaches, set aside.

Rinse, slice tomatoes, set aside.

Rinse, pat dry, chop basil.

In a clean salad bowl, place lettuce. 

Arrange peaches, tomatoes, feta cheese, half of basil leaves over lettuce.

Place into refrigerator until ready to serve.


Dressing:

Peel, rinse, crush and chop garlic.

In a clean jar combine garlic, rest of basil, oil, salt, pepper, vinegar.

Place lid on jar and shake to mix for a few seconds.

Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.


To serve:


Remove salad and dressing from refrigerator.

Shake dressing again for a few seconds. 

Remove lid from dressing jar and drizzle dressing with a spoon over salad.


Serves 4.










Thursday, September 2, 2021

Recipe To Help Louisiana And Hurricane Ida Survivors

Prayers, thoughts for Louisiana and everybody who were in the path of Hurricane Ida.

The hurricane knocked out power to many, caused flooding, many homes were damaged.

It will take many weeks for homes, businesses to recover from what happened.

On the left side of the website are links under Pay It Forward.

Some of the organizations are helping familes.

Whatever you can do to help will be greatly appreciated.