Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cool Weather-- Chili is a MUST!

The cool weather demanded some chili. So for our bible study on Sunday--I made a quick, easy batch and served them over fritos with shredded cheese and sour cream-YUM!

2 lbs ground turkey or ground beef -- brown and drain.
4 cans Diced Tomatoes (I bought 2 reg cans and 2 cans with the sauce)-undrained
2 cans kidney beans or pinto beans (I used Organic Kidney beans) Undrained
2 Chili seasoning packages

Combine. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 min.. I then transferred to a crock pot... and kept it warm for the next few hours.

This fed a group of 10 adults.

There was NONE left!!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Apple Crisp

From the kitchen of Ileana:

-5 medium size apples, peeled and thinly cut.
-1/4 cup water
-1 TBS lemon juice
-1 stick butter or margarine, softened
-1 1/2 cups sugar ( splenda works just as well)
-1 cup flour
-1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Arrange apples in greased pan or casserole ( 11X8 or 9X9). Combine water and lemon juice and pour over the apples. Combine remainder ingredients thoroughly (mixture will be coarse) and put over the apples. Bake at 350ยบ F for 45-50 minutes. You can serve this warm or cold. Vanilla ice cream makes an excellent topping!
I made this recipe this week!!!! YUM!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fondue Time!!!

Cheese Fondue

2 cups beer
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons ground dry mustard
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
6 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

In a medium saucepan over low heat, mix together milk, Worcestershire sauce, ground dry mustard, garlic and flour. Heat until almost boiling. Gradually stir in Cheddar cheese. Continue heating until all the cheese has melted. Keep the mixture warm and melted in a fondue dish.

Tips: I tossed the cheese in a little flour before adding VERY gradually--it makes a difference! Also, I added some milk at the end because I like it a little less thick.

We dipped cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, granny smith apples, blue corn chips.

YUM!!! We will be making this again soon!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


It has been so busy around here and now we are in Tennessee on vacation--but surely one day I'll start making and planning meals again!!!