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Old 11-17-2009, 01:27 PM
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Ok......so my pot roast was a bust......it just was not very good. So tonight I am going to take what is left........shred it, and make some beef enchiladas! The hot sauce should make up for its blah-ness....along with sour cream, green onions, etc......that will work.
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:44 PM
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I'm makin bacon and eggs.
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:14 PM
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cabbage, red potatoes and kielbasa tonight=)
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:14 PM
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Stuffed green peppers for the crock pot

1 box spanish rice with seasonings pouch seperate (I use rice-o-roni one)
1 pd lean ground beef
1/2 cup diced celery (I just used celery powder instead of fresh celery)
1 small onion, chopped (I just used onion powder instead of fresh onion)
1 egg, beaten
4 med green peppers, halved lengthwise, cored and seeded
1 can (28 oz) whole peeled tomatoes, undrained (I got ones with garlic/onion)
1 can tomato soup, undiluted
1 cup water

Set aside seasoning packet from rice.

Combine rice, beef, celery, onion and beaten egg in bowl. Season to taste - salt/pepper etc.

Divide meat mixture evenly into pepper halves.

Pour tomatoes with juice into crock pot. Place peppers on top.

Combine soup, water, and rice seasoning and pour on top of peppers.

Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. (I do a few hours at first on high, and they got done faster...it does take all day though. and WORTH IT!!!)

i serve with some parm cheese on top. a little crusty bread to enjoy with the sauce and a simple lettuce salad on the side - easy as 1-2-3!
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:18 PM
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Tonite fettucine alfredo & salad. Think I'll nuke some bacon to sprinkle on top of either or maybe both. Fattening, I know, but I really keep my weight down by exercising and portion control. (Since moving to OR in 2001, I have lost more than 50 lbs.)
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:22 PM
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vegetarian green chili stew and homemade tortillas and a big chocolate cake for dessert.. random cravine lol.
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:50 PM
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Hey smacked, share that recipe 4 the green chili stew please.
Making spagetti, the sauce has been simmering 4 hours, almost from scratch:
whole tomatoes (cubed)
fresh garglic, onions and green and red peppers
fresh bayleaf and oregano
stew tomatoe and tomatoe paste (canned)
Added leftover porkchops slices in 1" strips.
Will let U know how it turned out.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:06 PM
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I had all fruit and veggies today. See? My diets not all frogs legs and congealed pigs blood LMAO
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by tallcactus View Post
Hey smacked, share that recipe 4 the green chili stew please.
Making spagetti, the sauce has been simmering 4 hours, almost from scratch:
whole tomatoes (cubed)
fresh garglic, onions and green and red peppers
fresh bayleaf and oregano
stew tomatoe and tomatoe paste (canned)
Added leftover porkchops slices in 1" strips.
Will let U know how it turned out.
Ok for the green chili, this is how I approximate the recipe:

2 cups chopped green chilis (I roast my own, I use poblanos.. bake in a 450 degree oven, whole, until blistered and black on the outside.. peel, deseed and chop)

1 chopped jalapeno (optional!)

5 cups vegetable broth

2 cans chopped tomatos

2 cloves garlic, minced

Bayleaf, oregano, thyme to taste.

Cumin, chili powder to taste if you like it.. ( I don't! )

2 teaspoons of sugar, or honey (it cuts the acid in the tomatoes)

dump it all in a pot, and simmer and simmer.. the longer the better! Thicken with cornstarch.

great over eggs, tortillas, or by itself as a light stew.

As a main dish I will also sometimes add rice, or potatoes to give it more oomph. Top with some cheddar cheese and sour cream and it's great!

if you are NOT a vegetarian, just substitute the veg broth with chicken or beef stock, and add shredded pork (when I make it that way for hubby, I slow cook a pork roast all day with onion and water, then shred it with two forks.. easy!)
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:47 AM
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Oh, you people are making me hungry again........thanks for posting the recipes, I have been printing them out. Green chili.........yum.
That crock pot pepper deal sounds good Parent, here is another spin on stuffed peppers. I have had people rave about these!

4 large yellow, red, or orange bell peppers
2 cups veg. stock
1 cup long grain rice
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
4 0z cremini mushrooms, chopped. (or whatever kind you like)
4 tomatoes, peeled and chopped. (or canned to make it easier. I sometimes use Rotel for some bite)
1 carrot, diced
salt and pepper
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
31/2 oz/100g goat cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375F/190C
Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise and seed. Blanch in a large pan of boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove and drain upside down.

Pour stock in a separate pan, add rice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and reserve, covered for 5 minutes, then drain.

Heat the oil in a skillet, add onion and cook for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes and carrot and season to taste. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Stir the rice, parsley, goat cheese and pine nuts into the vegetable mixture. Place the bell peppers cut side up in a roasting pan and fill. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is golden.

Absolute YUM.

Footnote. These freeze pretty well too!
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:00 AM
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i love stuffed peppers. just found a recipe this week for stuffed tomatoes. i'll try it out and then post recipe and results - they look "pretty".
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:11 AM
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Just had breakfast but supper is going to be homemade hotdog chilli with toasted buns. That probably will be it though. Sorry so boring. lol
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:01 AM
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Slow Cooker Chipotle-Lime Chicken Thighs Jamaican Rice and Peas
Copyright, 2006, Robin Miller, All rights reserved

1 cup sliced onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
4 pounds skinless chicken thighs
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon minced chipotle chiles in adobo sauce with 1 teaspoon sauce from can
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 avocado, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Lime wedges, for garnish
Arrange onion, celery and carrots in bottom of slow cooker. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper and arrange over vegetables.
In a medium bowl, whisk together tomato sauce, lime juice, chipotle chiles with sauce, and garlic. Pour mixture over chicken.
Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours. Serve half of the thighs with this meal (topped with diced avocado and cilantro and garnished with lime wedges) and reserve remaining thighs for another meal.
Jamaican Rice and Peas:
2 cups instant white rice
1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk
1 cup water
1 (15-ounce) can red beans, drained
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
1/4 cup chopped scallions
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a medium saucepan, combine rice, coconut milk, water, beans, thyme, and lime zest. Set pan over high heat and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 5 minutes, until liquid is absorbed. Fold in scallions and season to taste with salt and pepper.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:34 PM
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THAT sounds good Banana!!

Hey does anyone have any really good stuffing recipes?????
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:56 PM
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We had another cold temp drop here,
so I made a ... sorta Irish...
cabbage thing....
like a stew, but cabbage and really hot sauseageslices
and potatos and onion.

that with big thick bread slices
(I *Know* so much for the getting off bread , huh?)
and butter

...is just the thing for this ol lady on a cold day.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:00 PM
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Hot food on a cold day is a good thing Barb!!!!
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:03 PM
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yeah!

And I get leftovers when I get home from work tonight!
Because I had a 'fasting blood draw' today
I have had almost NOTHING to eat today....

heh.

That much cabbage....

probably a GOOD thing I live alone!
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:10 PM
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LOL....I know what you mean.......that is the only food that does that to me......and only in the form of sauerkraut? Don't get near me after a hotdog at a ball game.....I want to run from myself!! LOL..............ok.......TMI!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:19 PM
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ROFLMAO,

Thanks for the laugh ladies, lol.
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:11 AM
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OK guys, I can't resist sharing my pot roast recipe. About 3lbs of bottom round roast with pockets cut in for whole garlic cloves(a lot), placed on top of squash, celery, mushrooms, potatoes and carrots. Sliced onion and pepper on the very top. Cook in crockpot for about 6 hours and enjoy. I'll shut up for a while. John in Oklahoma
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