Sunday

MELT MY HEART!

I am very proud to introduce my beautiful niece Sophie singing Christina Perri's Jar of Hearts. Sophie is only 4 years old, but is quite possibly the funniest, cutest, most energetic and fun loving person I have ever met. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I do.


Tuesday

Macaroni & Hamburger



This is a quick and easy meal that my Mom used to make for us all the time when we were growing up. Mom is an amazing cook, she always made extravagant meals for us, but sometimes the simple comfort food recipes were the best kind. As you will see this is a vegetable-less casserole, but feel free to throw in some peppers, it's been done. I personally like the recipe as is with a nice garden salad and some fresh bread on the side. It takes less than 30 minutes to make, a few ingredients go a long way, and it's even better the next day. Just remember, it's comfort food!

 
Boil a large pot of salted water, cook 1 BAG MACARONI NOODLES
Dice 1 LG ONION, and sauté in a pan with 1/2 tbsp. of minced or bottled garlic.
When onion is translucent, cook and crumble 1LB GROUND BEEF in same pan.
Drain cooked noodles.
Add cooked ground beef and onions to drained noodles in same pot.
Add 2 CANS CAMPBELL'S BASIL & OREGANO TOMATO SOUP.
Add 1 CAN DICED TOMATOES, juice and all.
Add 1 CAN TOMATO PASTE
 
Add a generous sprinkle of PARMESAN CHEESE and Shredded Cheese of your choice.
Combine all ingredients, warm on stove or bake in the oven with added cheese, and serve with bread, salad and a cold glass of milk!
 
 

Saturday

Sweet & Spicy Chili

If it's not spicy, it's not Chili!

1LB BACON - Cut small, fry and set aside. (Do not cook and then crumble.) Drain grease and in the same pan...
4-5 HOT ITALIAN SAUSAGES - Remove casing, cook and crumble as you would ground beef. Set aside and in the same pan...
 1LB GROUND BEEF- Cook and crumble. *Optional - Season ground beef with a mesquite/or smoked seasoning of your choice.*

Cut small, 3 MEDIUM ONIONS, 1 GREEN PEPPER, 1 RED PEPPER and saute (sweat) in a pan with 1 tbsp EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) and 3 Large cloves of minced GARLIC.

In a large pot, combine 2 Lg Cans of HUNTS TOMATO SAUCE (4 Cheese or Roasted Garlic) 1 LG CAN OF DICED TOMATOES with juices, your cooked meat and vegetables.

Drain and rinse well 2 LG CANS KIDNEY BEANS and add to Chili.

Add 1 TBSP PEPPER FLAKES, 2 PKG CLUBHOUSE CHILI SEASONING, 1/2 CUP BROWN SUGAR. Stir and combine well, simmer on the stove as long as you can (1 hour minimum) before serving to allow the flavours to combine.

*If Chili appears to be thin, add 1 CAN OF TOMATO PASTE

Galloping Cows Jelly

2012 came with a new addiction.

Crackers, cream cheese and Red Pepper Jelly. Mmm, I could eat it everyday! It's sweet and spicy, jazzing up any breakfast bagel or cheese tray it can get it's sticky fingers on.




This little jar of jelly, and other delicious Galloping Cows products travelled all the way from our little town of Mabou, NS to the Oscars and Golden Globes to be sampled by the stars! You can read more about Galloping Cows products, and even make an order online at www.gallopingcows.com!

Take my word for it, order now!