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Category Archives: Cooking

Yummy Mexican Chicken

My buddy, Char, had me over this week to make some Pico de Gallo using fresh veggies from her garden. It was SO good and fresh – we had to have some with tortilla chips, just to verify it was good enough for anyone to eat!
Fresh Celery and Peppers
Some Tomatoes
Fresh Pico de Gallo!

While I was there, she started her chicken dinner using some of her Pico de Gallo and it looked like it would taste good.  So, never one to be imaginative *grin*, I made a very similar dinner the next night using MY Pico de Gallo!  It was awesome.

I browned some chicken with Goya seasoning, threw the fresh veggies (with the juices) on it and let it simmer for a while.  Then I just broke the chicken apart and put in some rice to let it cook in the juices…so good and easy.  Add a little cheese on the top and refried beans on the side – and it made a quick, great tasting meal!

When life gives you brown bananas…

Lately, our bananas seem to turn brown very quickly.  I asked several other people and they have had the same issue.   Hmmm, is there a banana epidemic, I wonder?!?

Well, we have been just throwing them out; but I saw this recipe at $5 Dollar Dinners, so I had to try it.

Since my hubby is diabetic, I modified the recipe by using Splenda Sugar Blend in place of sugar.  The banana cake was delish!  It was still a little sweet for him, so next time I am going to try only Splenda and see how it turns out. 

So, when life gives you brown bananas, make Banana Cake!

As good as mom’s

Ahhh, the aroma of the dinner wafts through the air!  Tasting so much better because you have smelled it for over an hour (you know how that is)!

This week I made one of my hubby’s favorite meals – boiled dinner; very similar to corned beef and cabbage, but made with ham.

We’ve been married 21 years and I just started making this meal about 10 years ago.  Every time we would go up ‘north’ to see my in-laws, my mother-in-law would come greet us and say “Guess what I am making?”  With a inward groan, but a happy voice, I would say “Boiled Dinner?!?”

You see, I am not a ham eater, nor did I care for carrots too much, so this meal was absolutely not on MY list of favorites.  But, after several years, it grew on me.  And after several more years, I tried making it; wow, so easy!  For the most part, this is a pretty frugal  meal too, which is always a plus!

So, we enjoyed our boiled dinner this week, which turned out to be as good as mom’s!