Tag: rice

JAMBALAYA RICE

“Make every hour a happy hour.” Love this recipe because I happen to have 6 lovely pints of veggie broth that I made the other evening.  And what could be better on a cool fall day than some roasted veggies with a rice dish on the side.  So here’s a great rice dish. INGREDIENTS: 3 T…

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RICE – EASY MEALS

“Talk doesn’t cook rice.” What the heck does that mean?! I’ve decided to use up the last of my leftovers today with the world’s best food to meld leftovers into a palatable meal.  In fact, I was going to name this post, Rice, the food for lazy people, but I knew that a storm of…

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BREAKFAST TRIO

“Necessary deception:  Telling your husband your food is spicy so he won’t ask for a taste.” The other morning I got this brilliant idea for a breakfast dish, if you don’t mind eating southwestern food for breakfast.  Yes, I’m back in my using-what’s-on-hand mode. I found a package of celery stalks, about 10, along with…

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FOOD STORAGE

“I began my education at a very early age – in fact, right after I left college.”  Winston Churchill For those of you who have missed my rantings about storing food in jars instead of in plastic containers, I want to repeat the amazing reasons for doing this.  First I like the ability to sterilize…

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LEFTOVER ATTITUDE

“Taste my tuna casserole.  Tell me if I put in too much fudge.”  Woody Allen I know a couple who have weathered many years of marriage together.  I never talked to him past “How are you doing?” and “Nice day, isn’t it.”  The wife, however, was a little more forthcoming about other parts of their…

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STUFFED ONIONS

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.  An onion a day keeps everyone away.” This recipe appealed to me because I love roasted onions and because the possibilities are almost endless.  I also see these onion cups as a way to use leftovers. And then there is the question of why a person might…

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CURRY CHILI

“Only quitters have leftovers.” Am I serious about curry chili?  I wish I weren’t.  It was a necessary accident. This past week my husband has been home for meals.  He is usually at work and I’m only obliged to pack a lunch for him, eating other meals by myself, scavenging and nibbling through the day.…

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PISTACHIO AND CRAISIN RICE

“Rice is great if you’re hungry and want two thousand of something.”  Mitch Helberg Seems I’ve been into side dishes lately.  Probably because of the holidays and I’m generally asked to bring a dish to pass.  The host/hostess generally want some food on the dish.  Side dishes are the answer. INGREDIENTS: 4 cups cooked rice…

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PIZZA BALLS

“Buy me pizza and tell me I’m pretty.” Edit above quote – pizza would be enough.  Pretty is such a relative term.  I’m me, and that, also, is enough. Love these pizza balls!  They satisfy my craving for pizza without the carb-laden crust and don’t require precooking anything. INGREDIENTS: 1 lb ground beef 2/3 cups…

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THE LITTLE THINGS

“It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand.”  Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture I could have also called this post, “Leftovers”, or “Unplanned Meals”, or “Fred”.  These are meals put together with a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  The secret is to have the this…

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