Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ginger Pineapple Pork

Thaw Chops Completely

In 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil, cook pork chops 3 minutes on each side...any longer they will dry out.

The brown rice is minute rice, so boil two cups of water, add rice, cover, and take off heat. Should take 7-10 minutes before it is ready.

We ate ours with carrots and green onions. It was yummy.

Chicken a la Orange

Place chicken in a 9x9 or 9x13 pan
Pour sauce over the chicken
Cover with foil
Bake at 350 for 1-1hr 15 min

This recipe sounds kinda strange but it has a good flavor...

3T ketchup
1T flour
1/4t pepper
1/2-1c orange juice
2T soy sauce
1t mustard
1/2t garlic powder

Place 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts in pan
Top with 1/4c chopped onion and 1/4c chopped green pepper
Pour sauce over all
Cover with foil
Bake @350 for 1 hour
If desired, garnish with orange slices and bake an additional 15-30 minutes

Monday, February 8, 2010

Cheesy Hashbrown Chili - Thanks Rachel Ray!


  • 2 tablespoons EVOO - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 15-ounce can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1-pound bag frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Position a rack in the upper third of the oven.

    In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, chili powder and cumin and cook, stirring, until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes.


    Stir in the tomato paste. Add the beef and cook, breaking up the meat, for 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper.


    Add the beans and the tomatoes with their juice and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, partially cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Transfer to an 8-by-11-inch baking dish.

    In a large bowl, combine the potatoes and cheese. Scatter the potato mixture over the chili. Place the baking dish on a baking sheet and bake until the potatoes are cooked through and the chili is bubbling, about 35 minutes.