Monday, June 10, 2013

Broccoli Chicken and Rice

Chicken Broccoli and Rice. This is one version. I got this recipe from a friend. She doesn't use the paprika or celery, and she serves the brocolli on the side. There is probably a few other changes, but.. 


1/2 lbs chicken, cubed
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1 cup broccoli florets
1/2 Tbl onion powder
1/2 tbl garlic powder
1 tbl paprika
1 can fat free cream of chicken soup
1 cup light sour cream
2 bullion cubes
1/4 hot water
3 cups cooked rice
salt and pepper
2 Tablespoons olive oil

Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large skillet. Add cubed chicken, selery, brocolli and salt and pepper. Saute for 10 mins.

  Mircowave 1/4 cup of water for 1 minute. add the bulion cubes and let disolve. Add the broth to the chicken.   Stir in the sour cream and and soup. Mix well and contunue simmering for another 10 minutes.   Serve over hot rice.    



Monday, June 3, 2013

Beef Stew

My favorite comfort food, beef stew.

1 1/2 chuck roast cut in small pieces
6 red potatoes, diced
8 oz frozen peas
1/4 large onion chopped
1 clove garlic minced
1 rib celery chopped
1 large carrot chopped
3 diced tomatoes, or 1 can of diced tomatoes
1/4 cup flour
Steak seasoning
Worcestershire sauce
Steak sauce
beef bullion

Dice the carrot, onion, garlic and potatoes, and set aside. Add flour salt, pepper and pieces of meat to a plastic bag.  Seal it and shake well. Let it rest for 5 minutes, then empty the contents in to a colander.
Sift off the excess flour, and add the meat to a hot oiled deep skillet. Brown the meat on medium low. Take care not to burn the flour.
Meanwhile. to a small stock pot, add water bullion, and the all the veggies except the peas.
Bring to a simmer and add the meat. Let it continue to simmer until potatoes and carrots are tender.

adjust the seasoning with Worcestershire and steak sauce, and turn down to low. Continue cooking for 1 hour. Add the peas. cook for additonal

My favorite way to serve is with warm bread and a glass of cold cold milk. Enjoy

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Steak Italiano

Lidia oh Lidia. Have you met Lidia?

Here in Kansas City is one of her restaurants. It's on my list to visit one of these days. 
At this particular restaurant they feature a steak and potato dish.  
This is my version of that recipe. I call mine "Steak Italiano". 
This is really good. The steak tender, the fries crisp, and just hint of sweetness from the veggies. This is good eating KC style. The boy sat up and said " more please"

1- 10 oz strip steak
1/4 small onion
 1/2 red bell pepper
1/2 green bell pepper
1/2 yellow bell pepper
2 cloves garlic
4 oz can sliced mushrooms
1/3 cup marinara sauce
3 tbl olive oil
Frozen steak fries
Seasoning salt
Salt and pepper

For the fries, preheat  oven according  to package directions. Put a single layers of fries on a greased cookie sheet. Cook to package directions.
In a large skillet heat oil. Add the steak. Season with salt and pepper. Cook 7  minutes on medium heat. Season the other side also. 
Meanwhile slice the peppers, onion,  into small strips. Mince the garlic.
After desired doneness, remove the steak from the pan. 
Add the veggies to the pan. Stir fry until tender. Add the marinara sauce. Cook on low heat another 5 minutes. 
Remove fries from the oven, sprinkle with seasoning salt. 
Slice the steak into strips. Serve steak, add veggie mixture on top of sliced steak. Add the fries on the side.

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