Friday, November 26, 2021

Deja Vu Turkey Sandwich

This is perfect for watching the game, using leftovers,or anytime.

I’ve used a regular skillet, but this recipe also works on a grill pan.

8 slices bread
4 - 8 slices turkey
4 slices Swiss or Monterey Jack/Colby 
2 T. oil
1 T. raspberry jam

Layer 1 -2 slices of Turkey  and cheese on 4 slices of bread.

Smear  jam on one side of the remainder of the bread.

Place the side of bread with jam on top of the turkey.

To heat: Heat grill pan or skillet over medium high heat.

Reduce heat to medium and add oil. Place 1 sandwich in skillet. 

Place a small pan over sandwich to press down on sandwich. 

Cook on 1 side for 3 -5 min or until brown. 

Flip over and cook on other side for 3-5 min or until brown. 

Repeat cooking process with remaining sandwiches.

Serves 4.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Tuscan Chicken

This is a quick and easy recipe for dinner or anytime.

I’ve used canned organic tomatoes, but if you use regular diced tomatoes instead.

1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken thighs 
1 can diced tomatoes 
1 tsp. each: basil, oregano, parsley (dried or fresh)
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper, lemon juice
pinch red pepper flakes
1/8 c. dry white wine
2 - 3 T. olive oil
1 - 2 cloves crushed, chopped fresh garlic
1/2 - 3/4 c. each: chopped onion, chopped green pepper

Crush and chop garlic, set aside. 

Peel, rinse & chop onions, set aside.

Seed, rinse, chop bell pepper, set aside.

Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of chicken with half of salt and pepper

Preheat skillet to medium high heat, lower heat to medium and add oil.

Place chicken in skillet and cook chicken for 10 - 12 min.

Remove chicken from skillet and place on a paper plate

Add tomatoes, herbs, garlic, vegetables, lemon juice, white wine.

Cook tomatoes for 10 - 12 min. 

Add chicken back in skillet. and cook on low or until chicken is heated 7 - 10 min. approx.

Serves 4.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Easy Tater Tots

This is perfect as a side dish or anytime.

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

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

Peel, rinse, potatoes.

Peel, rinse, crush and chop garlic.

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

Using a grater, grate potatoes into a mixing bowl.

Put potatoes on the paper towel lined plate. 

Using the paper towels, bundle the potatoes. 

Squeeze out excess water from potatoes.

Pour potatoes back into the mixing bowl. 

Add egg, flour, salt, pepper, garlic to potatoes and mix well.

With clean hands form potatoes into tater tots.

Heat saute pan over medium high heat. Lower heat to medium and add oil.

Fry potatoes on one side for 3 - 4 minutes until brown on 1 side. 

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

Serve along with your favorite dipping sauce.

Serves 4 - 6.

Monday, November 1, 2021

Recipe for Democracy

This recipe is a simple one.

Democracy’s not a spectator sport.

In some states, Tuesday November 2nd. is Election Day.

If you’re still in line by 8 pm., they have to let you vote, stay in line.

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