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1 lb. pork tenderloin cut oblique (on an angle) in 3/4″ thick pieces
Flour meat and brown in butter till medium rare and remove from pan. Set aside and cover to keep warm
3 tbsp butter
1 small onion chopped
2-3 cloves garlic chopped
mushrooms finely chopped
1/2 tbs paprika
4-5 tbsp flour
2 cups chicken stock
2 tbsp cream or sour cream
Melt butter and saute onion garlic and mushrooms
Add paprika and flour
Cook 1 minute over low heat stirring
Add chicken stock slowly stirring constantly
Bring to a boil stirring
Lower heat and simmer until thickened
Add cream or sour cream
Pour over warmed pork
Serve with buttered noodles or boiled potatoes and fresh steamed asparagus
I have read some interesting methods for removing
blood, from old stains to new.
Here are a few:
1. If you get a paper cut at work and a drop gets on your cloths, immediately moisten the spot with your own saliva, then blot with a clean cloth or paper towel. This prevents the stain from setting before you get home. Saliva contains digestive enzymes that break down protein. The protein in blood is what makes it hard to remove.
2. Add a generous splash of ammonia to a sinkful of cold water (hot water will set the stain). Immerse the clothing in the solution and soak for 30 minutes. Then rinse with cold water. You may need to than scrub the area a bit with dishwashing liquid but the ammonia will eliminate most of the stain.
3. To wash a bloodstain that was not treated right away, (especially on white or bright colors), soak the stain in milk before putting it in the washing machine.
4. Bloodstains should be treated right away. To prevent more work later, immediately soak the stain in 1 cup of water with 1/2 tspn of salt.
Start with a Salt Pork 12 oz (you can substitute 1/2 to 1 lb of bacon) (the more the better)
5-6 white potatoes (Yukon gold is great for the starch to help thicken soup)
1 onion chopped (leaks or scallion are a good substitute)
6 cloves garlic chopped
4 ears of corn (removed from cob) (you can use canned or frozen but fresh picked (and then frozen if need be) is better)
3 stalks celery chopped
6 cups chicken stock (I use home made)
2-3 bay leaves
Chop and cook salt pork or bacon till crisp in a dutch oven and remove and set aside.
Add onion, garlic, celery and cook till soft.
Add corn and cook well
Add potatoes and cook browning well.
Add chicken st0ck and bay leaf
Let simmer as potatoes thicken the soup
Salt and pepper to taste
Let soup sit overnight prior to serving
Depending on the richness of your chicken stock (mine is much richer than canned) you can add half and half or heavy cream and heat through just before serving.
Serve with crusty bread and salad.
This is a great recipe for egg salad on crackers or with chips as horsdevours.
6 hard boiled eggs
salt and pepper to taste
mayonnaise to your liking
Here is the kicker:
Curry (I use a homemade Indian curry with a bite) You can use store bought curry and add a bit of cayenne. Add about 1/4 tspn, let sit and taste. Keep adding till you get the amount you want. (I use about 3/4 tspn but I love curry)
Mix all together and let sit for a few hours.
Taste and add more seasoning to your liking.
Great served with dipping chips.
You can’t eat just one.
This recipe would also be great for deviled eggs.
Mix hard egg yolks with all ingred. above and fill egg whites. Top with paprika.
This is a great recipe
5 apples peeled. cored and sliced
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 stick butter melted
1 egg lightly beaten
Put cut apples in a pie dish
Mix all dry ingredients
Mix melted butter and beaten egg together and add to dry ingredients and mix well to form a batter
Spread this by hand over the top of apples
Sprinkle with a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon
Bake 350 degrees for 1 hour
Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream
These are not your typical brownies.
1/2 cup butter
2 cups packed dark brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Cream butter and sugar
Add eggs and vanilla
Add sifted flour,BP and salt
Add optional pecans
Bake 350 degrees for 35 to 40 min.
Do not over bake. (they will be soft and appear under done but that’s ok. Let them sit to cool before cutting)
These are “the best chewiest” brownies you will ever eat.
1/4 cup butter
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup milk (or cream)
1/4 tspn salt and pepper
4 tbsp sour cream
1/2 onion chopped sauteed
3 cloves garlic minced sauteed
Steamed cut up asparagus – amt to your liking (substitute broccoli, froze peas, etc)
1 or 2 1/2 boneless chicken breast cubed and floured – sauteed till brown
2-3 strips cooked crisp bacon, chopped
Pasta of your choice – I use angle hair
Heat butter milk and Parmesan in a sauce pan, stir till melted and blended
Add sauteed onion and garlic
Add sour cream
Add chicken and asparagus and chopped bacon to cheese sauce
Pour sauce over cooked pasta.
Optional : fresh basil and parsley
Serve with crusty bread and salad
Feeds 2 people
1 1/2 lbs of venison chop meat
1 to 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 to 1 1/2 cups chopped green pepper
4 cloves garlic minced
1 tomato diced or 14.5 oz can tomatoes, undrained
2 tbsp plus 2 tsp chili powder
3/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground red pepper
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp tomato paste
15 oz can re kidney beans drained and rinsed
Cook venison in dutch oven till browned and crumbly and remove from pan
Add to pan, onion, bell pepper, garlic and cook till tender stirring frequently. Add chili powder, cumin, red pepper, salt and pepper.
Add venison back in, tomato and tomato paste and stir well.
Bring to boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer 30 min. Add kidney beans and cook, uncovered, 15 min.
If your ground venison does not have fat added, add chicken broth for right consistency (about 16 oz)
Fill tortilla with chili and roll up. Top with salsa of your choice and grated cheddar cheese. Bake in oven to melt cheese and serve with sour cream.
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup water
1 package Knorr cream spinach soup/dip mix
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
Pasta (any type you like) undercooked slightly and drained
Mix first 3 ingredients, stirring constantly, bring to a boil for 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and add cheese till smooth
Add peas and tomatoes
Toss with cooked pasta.
Serve with parm cheese, crusty bread and salad
Optional: Add bacon, hot/sweet sausage. (I use veal sausage)
I never heard of this before but it works great.
Thoroughly clean and dry your SS sink. Than spray a small amount of WD-40 on a dry paper towel and rub it all over your sink, including the faucet.
Clean sink well again.
This will keep dirt and grease from sticking and allow for easier cleaning.
Not sure how often to reapply but I would guess once a month.