Experiment 002 – Steak Fajitas

Well, here we are. Sorry I haven’t posted anything in the last couple of weeks. Life has been busy. But I’m back now, and I’ve come with a new experiment! Yes, I went all Mexican-ish, and tried to make steak fajitas!

Note the word “tried”. The fact that we don’t have a picture of the finished product should be a warning sign here.

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Though maybe not this particular sign.

You will need:

1 average-sized steak for each person

1 red pepper

1 green pepper

1 onion

Paprika

Chili powder

Cayenne pepper

Cumin

Garlic

Tortillas

A pan

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 2 hours

Let’s begin!

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Recipe 006 – Frickadillies

So this week we’re doing a fun recipe that my great-grandmother used to make. Yes, it’s that classic food with the silly name; frickadillies! They are similar to, but different from, a popular European dish, and are really just wonderful when made right.

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Yes, I do need to work on presentation, thank you!

You will need:

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 eggs
2 slices of bread – cubed
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 can cream mushroom soup
1/2 can water
1/2 cup flour
2 mixing bowls
1 9 x 13 baking pan

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Recipe 005 – Pot Roast

So let’s say you just found out that tomorrow you need to make a delicious dinner that serves six people and, oh, you’ve got work tomorrow, so how will you have time for this?

Don’t worry. I’m here.

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Yes, it’s time to make a pot roast, and man, you’ll be surprised at how easy this is!

You will need:

Beef. Boneless, choice, chuck roast is what I picked up when it was on sale.

Potatoes. As many as you like!

Two carrots

Green beans

Corn

Onion

Bay leaves

A crock pot

Let’s get to it!

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Recipe 003 – Ham

Is there ham in the place where you live? Is there ham in the place where you work?

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Hammity-ham! Wonderful ham!

Yep, it’s time for that old Easter classic, ham! It’s so incredibly easy to make. How easy? Well, it’s easy enough that I’m going out of my way to make it slightly more difficult than it has to be!

You will need:

1 ham

Some aluminum foil

Cooking spray

A baking dish

The ability to resist rolling your eyes at how easy it is to bake a ham

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Lessons with Jasmine – 003 – Spaghetti and Meatballs

Yep, that old Italian classic! It’s pretty easy and simple to make, but I won’t lie; it’s time-consuming. However, if you really want to impress someone with your cooking skills, this is the way to go!

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You will need:

Meatballs:

3 pounds of ground beef

1 pound of ground turkey

2 Tbs parsley

1/3 cup of grated Romano cheese

3/4 cup of breadcrumbs

3 eggs

2 cloves of garlic

1 onion

Some extra virgin olive oil
Sauce:

2 one pound cans of crushed tomatoes

8 fifteen ounce cans of tomato sauce

2 small cans of tomato paste

1 pound of sweet Italian sausage

1 clove of garlic

2 Tbs of sugar

2 Tbs of oregano

2 Tbs of basil

Spaghetti noodles

A large stock pot

A spoon (wooden, ideally)

A skillet

A baking dish

A food chopper

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Experiment 001 – Chicken and Rice Soup with Peppers

Now you get to join me on a little adventure. Yes, I’m about to try cooking something I’ve never cooked before! I figure some of you will be cooking things for the first time, so I’m going to do the same. Better yet, I’m going to cook something without a recipe! Yep, I’m making it up as I go along! Say hello to my chicken and rice soup with peppers!

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You will need:

1 package of chicken breasts (about four breasts total)

3 bell peppers (I used one each of green, red, and yellow)

1 jalapeno pepper (I can’t make the ~ over the n)

16 ounces of drained, diced tomatoes

2 cups of rice

2 boxes of chicken broth

3 tablespoons of crushed red peppers

3 tablespoons of salt

3 tablespoons of dried onions

Total prep time: about 45 minutes

Total cook time: about one hour

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Recipe 002 – Taco Meat

So it’s Tuesday. You know what that means. Tacos!

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Taco meat is very easy to make, surprisingly cheap, and can feed lots of people. it also freezes and refrigerates well. Plus it’s very tasty!

You will need:

3 pounds of ground beef (80/20 for preference)

2 cups of water

1 tablespoon of cumin

1 tablespoon of paprika

1 tablespoon of chopped, dried onions

1 tablespoon of chili powder

1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon of garlic

1 skillet

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