Thursday, July 25, 2013

French Toast

Used this recipe 


  • 6 slices bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional for serving: maple syrup, butter, fresh fruit


(Duh) Mix all the non-bread ingredients up in a mixing bowl.  Then dip the bread slices into the mixture and cook both sides in a skillet.


Real maple syrup is better than the nasty imitation kind

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Lentil Soup


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 cups carrots, chopped
  • 1 pkg lentils (16 oz.), rinsed
  • 1 Tbs. rosemary, dried
  • Ham chunks, optional
  • Salt and; pepper, about 1 tsp. each
  • 10 cups water

  • Sauté vegetables until soft.  
  • Add water, salt and pepper. Bring to boil.  
  • Add lentils and rosemary and bring back to gentle boil.  
  • Lower heat after it comes to a boil, add ham, and cook about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.  

Goes well with green salad and good bread!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Spicy Chicken Soup

Makes 8 servings


8 cups water
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 tablespoon onion powder
5 cubes chicken bullion
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 (16 oz) jar chunky salsa
2 (14.5 oz) cans peeled and diced tomatoes
1 (14.5 oz) can whole peeled tomatoes
1 (10.75 oz) can condensed tomato soup
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 (15 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained
2 (16 oz) cans chili beans, undrained
1 (8 oz) container sour cream
(tortilla chips to serve with)


In a large pot over medium heat, combine water, chicken, saly, pepper, garlic powder, parsley, onion powder and bouillon cubes.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 1 hour, or until chicken juices  run clear.  Remove chicken, reserve broth.  Shred chicken.

In a large pot over medium heat, cook onion and garlic in olive oil until slightly browned.  Stir in salsa, diced tomatoes, whole tomatoes, tomato soup, chili powder, corn, chili beans, sour cream, shredded chicken and 5 cups broth.  Simmer 30 minutes


I might leave out the whole tomatoes if I made it again; they're difficult to eat and there's plenty of tomato in there already.