Archive for May, 2012

Smothered Chicken with Sauteed Onions and Mushrooms



There is nothing better on a cold day than a bowl of homemade chili.


 1-lg can of Kidney Beans

1- lg can of Stewed Tomatoes

1-tsp of Chili Powder

1-tsp of Oregano Leaves

1- tsp of Basil

1- tbsp of Minced Garlic

1/4 cup of a White Onion

1- bunch of Green Onions

1 1/2 lb –  of Ground Chuck

2 – cubes of Beef Bouillon Cubes  OR 1/3 – cup of Beef Broth

1 1/2 – tsp of non-salt butter

Cook meat in a non-stick pot until done.

Drain grease and set to the side.

Saute the green onions with 1 1/2 tsp of butter and add to meat.

Season meat with chili powder and stir. (You want the powder to mix evenly)

Then add your beans, stewed tomatoes and at this time, decide if you are going to use cubes or liquid broth.

If you’re using cubes, turn up your burner to med-high, bring to a rapid boil, add cubes with 1/3 cup of water and boil for 2 minutes. Otherwise just pour in broth.

Once that’s done, put burner on simmer and cover.

Dice up your onions.

After about six minutes add onion, minced garlic, basil and oregano to chili and cover. 

Cook on simmer for about an hour, stirring every 15-20 minutes. 

Serves 6

A Memorial Day Menu

Three-Cheese Lasagna

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Omelette With Ham and Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar

If you’re wondering about whether three eggs makes the perfect omelette? It does, at least for me. 🙂

Use 1-TBSP of unsalted butter, your three eggs, choice of meat and WI Sharp Cheddar.

Once your butter is hot, add the eggs and meat. Turn down your burner to medium. After a couple of minutes, watch for the little bubbles underneath, add your cheese and flip one side over so that it looks like a taco.  Or you can work your magic and flip once more so that it has the burrito look.

Continue cooking until the center is done.

Find your favorite serving dish and enjoy.

BTW, I always find it nice to serve with fruit. Yummy!

Chicken Stir-Fry