3 cups pinto beans, rinsed
15 cups beef broth
4 slices thick cut bacon
3 garlic cloves, peeled whole
1/2 white onion, halved
1 serrano chile, halved
1/4 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp comino
Add all ingredients to a large stock pot
Bring to a boil
Reduce to simmer
Simmer for 2 1/2 hours, or until beans are tender
Oh the night your world went black
Not a single soul
To stay the fright
away from the light
Oh so much pain
Intense dark forces
Dealing for decades
Why YOU, forever a tortured soul???
For you a were a beacon of light
When some were caught in the dark
Was this your calling
To mutter comforting words
Another life gone far too young
Gather your ingredients…
Combine all well. It won’t look too smooth at this point. It’s important to mix the casserole throughly halfway through the baking process.
Bake or refrigerate till morning
1 30oz package hash browns, defrosted
1/2 cup salted butter, softened
1 cup sour cream
1 can cream of potato soup
8 ounce package grated cheddar blend cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp pepper
Pinch of dried thyme
Preheat oven to 375
In a medium size casserole dish combine all ingredients
Bake casserole for 1 hour, mixing half way through
Take the foil off at the 1 hour mark, bake another 20 minutes uncovered
Take the casserole out of oven and be ready to throughly enjoy this delicious casserole!
In my house this has become a repeated request. I oblige as it is so easy to make and it can be put together day before and baked day of.
* If you’re going to make this ahead remember to take it out of the fridge early or you’ll have to increase the baking time.
I made my 1st sourdough bread today.
It was quite the process overall but worth the effort! Here’s the recipe I used…
Here’s my sourdough sponge. I worked on my starter for about 10 days prior before it was ready to use. It was a somewhat stressful 10 days as I tried to keep with the process and I must admit I was nervous about having a failed starter! The starter peeps were on my side though. As per my read results for my starter… a win!
My husband helped with the scoring Next up…. bake time!
The finished product, it turned out delish! A hit with the family.
It’s my self-declared Chile Roasting Day!
Here’s a how to for you…
Today I’m using Pasilla Chiles, they are a little larger than Anaheim Chiles.
Heat your broiler up.
I set mine to 500
Place your chiles on a lined sheet pan
Place sheet pan about 4-6 inches from the heat source
Set timer for 8-10 minutes
Check the chiles accordingly as your timer goes off
With each check move/flip your chiles around
The idea is to scorch the chiles on all sides
Second side done.
My chiles cooked/roasted in about 20 minutes, 10 minutes per side. Depending on your chile size your roasting might go a lot quicker. When I roast Anaheim chiles they take about half the time.
I like to use brown lunch bags for steaming. Place all your chiles in a bag or two and seal the bags by folding them over a few times near the top
For added steaming lock-in I like to cover and tuck in my bagged chiles with a clean dish towel
Let them steam at least an hour.
Now the are ready to peel and use in the recipe of your choosing.
Have a happy day all. Take care, do what you can to stay safe
This bread is divinely delicious ! More notes to share with you later. Just wanted to get the recipe out there for now…
Here’s the link…
So good alone, slathered with butter and as sandwich bread too.
Take care dear friends, g. 🌻
This recipe is a real winner in my book, so delish.
Make it ASAP and then you can thank me later. 😉 Lol
I served them over mashed potatoes. Here is the link https://pin.it/5s5ZTfb I used ground turkey for the meatballs and cut back on the salt by 1/4 teaspoon. The only other thing I did different was to add an additional cup of water for the gravy. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley. Enjoy. Stay safe and well friends. ❤️ g.
I love this salad, it’s so refreshing. It makes a great side dish or you can eat it alone with crackers or even in a warm corn tortilla.
1 large cucumber, peeled and diced
1/2 avocado, peeled and diced
1 to 2 tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup whole kernel corn, drained
1/8 red onion, sliced thinly
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Juice from 1 lemon
Pinch of oregano
Combine all ingredients
Test for seasoning
This is great made ahead and chilled. If you’re going this route don’t add the avocado until ready to serve.
My mom made this quite often as I was growing up. It’s an economical way to provide a delicious main dish. We’d usually have spanish rice on the side and pinto beans too or maybe a simple salad made of thin cut iceberg lettuce seasoned with salt and pepper and tossed with a bit of mayonnaise.
I am blessed to have many warm and fuzzy memories of my youth that center around a happy Momma, a warm kitchen and delicious food
Today I love this stuff in a burrito, oh yum!
Mom’s Meat and Potatoes would also make a perfect taco filling
Precook 3 washed potatoes in the microwave (I usually set the timer to just under the number of potatoes for baked potatoes so for 3 potatoes I set my timer for 2 baked potatoes) after they cool peel and chop them
Sauté 1/4 cup chopped onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil for about 5 minutes
Add in 1 pound ground round or ground turkey, cook the meat until just about done. By this time the onion should be soft.
Drain any fat
Add 1/4 tsp salt, a pinch of pepper and a pinch of dried oregano
Add in the garlic (2 cloves minced), cook for 3 more minutes
Add in the chopped tomato (1 medium size tomato)
Cook another 2/3 minutes
Add potatoes in
Cook for an additional 5 minutes
Taste for salt, add more if desired.
What’s better than thee best Cheese Sauce? Nothing much! lol
2 Tablespoons Flour
2 Tablespoons Butter
Pinch of salt Salt
Pinch of Garlic powder
Pinch of dry Thyme
1 cup Milk
1 1/2 cup Cheese