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September 2011 Menu and Recipes

Sept. 2011 Menu and Recipes (viewable)

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I’m a married mother of 3. Who loves living in Minnesota, prep ahead cooking, and couldn’t live without them now. No more worries about the age old question “What’s for Dinner?”. I am also transitioning my family into the slow food and clean eating movement. I believe it’s best if we can eat food in it’s most natural state. I love to share the information I have been gaining through this whole experience. I’m also a trained personal chef. Cooking is a passion and hobby of mine. Hope your are enjoying the content of my blog.

10 thoughts on “September 2011 Menu and Recipes

  1. Ladies – My and family I got a nasty virus so sorry for the totally non homemade chili cheese burritos ingredients, but didn’t want to pass on the illness.

    But if you do want to make homemade Mild Taco Bell Border Sauce and Taco Bell Chili for the Chili CheeseBurritos below are the recipes.

    Taco Bell Mild Border Sauce –

    Taco Bell Chili for Chili Cheese Burritos

    1 can refried beans
    1 pound ground beef
    1 can (6 ounce size) tomato paste
    2 1/2 cups water
    2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
    1 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
    2 1/2 teaspoons salt
    2 teaspoons cornstarch
    2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
    1 tablespoon minced dried onions
    2 tablespoons canned jalapeno slices

    First brown the beef in a pan, finely breaking up the meat with a fork.

    Combine the tomato paste with the water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until smooth. Add the cayenne pepper; chili powder, salt cornstarch, vinegar, and dried onion and stir. Chop the jalapeno slices very fine. You can use a food processor, but don’t puree. The best kind of jalapenos to use are those bottled for nachos or pizza. Add them to the mixture. Heat the mixture to boiling. Continue to stir about 3 minutes and remove from heat.

    Once the beef is cooked drain all of the fat out. Add half of the refried beans to the beef. Slowly add 2 1/2 cups of the tomato sauce mixture. Add half of the cheese, and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Let simmer for 30 minutes. Serve in burritos.

  2. FYI: since my slow cooker sucks, I made the Italian Pear Chicken in the oven, and it took a lot longer than 45 min. More like 1-1/2 hours. Was good, though very moist.

  3. Chicken Pot Pie – Wow! We loved it and ate the whole thing in one sitting. Fall is on it’s way in and this meal hit the spot!

  4. Pecan & Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon was great and SUPER easy. I am totally going to use this recipe when I provide meals for families.

  5. chicken satay and curry rice was very good. actually sitting on the couch eating leftovers for lunch:)

  6. We liked the calzone, curry shrimp, pot pie (to save calories I made a bisquick topping and saved the pie crust for something else) and taquitos. Did not try salmon, gave to a pregnant friend.

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