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Review: Idahoan Potatoes

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Generally, I don’t make this type of stuff. For a few reasons. First, It’s processed. I really do try to avoid it if I can. Lately that’s not the case. We’ve eaten so much processed foods, it’s unreal. I tried another brand, which I’ll not  worry about the name here, but the problem is usually all of the potatoes are crushed and nasty when you cook it. These were fantastic. They even tasted better than any brand I’ve tried before. My son loves these type of potatoes, so every once in a while I try to make them. This will probably be my new favorite brand. What’s yours?

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Beef

Meatball Sliders

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I adapted this from a post that I seen on Facebook. The issue is I changed it to fit out tastes. If I make this recipe again, I’ll be cutting the rolls in half and not cutting a chunk out of the top. That just made it complicated and messy to eat. It’s important that you tear the rolls apart, because if you don’t then they pull apart and make a huge mess.

I actually mad this for a Christmas Eve party. I premade the meatballs with my own recipe that I use for my soy cilantro meatballs. You can also use premade frozen ones if you choose. I baked them instead of froze them. After I did that All I had to do is throw it in the frying pan I have with a lid and put some water in the bottom and cooked until the water was gone. It really made the meatballs extra moist. I realized just now, I’ve never posted my soy cilantro meatball recipe, so I’ll have to do that for ya’ll. Everyone loves that recipe.

1 pack meatballs heated

1 or 2 (12 count) package of rolls, center cut out

marinara sauce

16 oz mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup butter

1/2 tablespoon garlic

Melt butter and mix with garlic. with a brush, brush insides of rolls. Layer with cheese, then put a meatball on it. Top each roll with a tablespoon of marinara sauce. Add another layer of cheese and bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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Rerun- Southern creamed corn

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My creamed corn must be the best ever to the kiddie and hubby. They always beg for it. Like for real beg….It’s the same recipe my grandmother uses and her mother used, and I’m betting her mother used it too. It’s easy to make it too thick though if you’re not careful. It’s the number one issue I hear people talk about. Another thing that bothers me, why do people want to put sugar in creamed corn? Corn is already sweet. You don’t need sugar in it too. That’s just crazy. Another tip I give people is you can use frozen corn. It’s not as great, but it works and usually people can’t tell the difference. It tastes so much better than that nasty canned food.

 

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Ginger Garlic Chicken

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I really like to try new things. This was given to me from a friend and I thought I’d give it a try. It looks great, but I made a mistake and used the  low sodium soy sauce. It was a mistake. It needed more salt. I think having regular soy sauce would be better. Next time I plan to try it. I also wonder about adding the cornstarch later. I tried to adapt this from a crockpot recipe. I’ll say overall it was really good. My guys ate all of it, but I had to salt it. I was expecting a rich spicy taste because of the garlic and the large amount of ginger, but it’s not. It’s actually great.

I really hope ya’ll like this!!

Chicken pieces

pepper to taste

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 tablespoons minced garlic

2 tablespoons minced ginger

1/4 cup soy sauce

3 tablespoons sugar

Mix all together and bake until done at 350 degrees.

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Herb BBQ Chicken

 

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I found this recipe in a 1960’s cookbook. It’s interesting. I didn’t marinade it as long, but I wish I had. I think it’d have tasted much better. It was bland in the middle. I really wish I had done that. I could kick myself….but hey you learn. I only did an hour because well…time and it has vinegar and usually that can be a really strong if you marinade too long.

I was talking about getting stuff cleaned up around here, because we are trying to move. Selling a home is so much work. That isn’t cool ugh. Anyway, I’m dreading this a lot, because if it’s anything like Christmas stuff, I left the attic with my hair soaked because I was sweated so much. I just want the house to look good when people come look at it. My house is really like a farmhouse. Everyone likes it, so I’m hoping it’ll sell quickly. Now if only we can find something we like, so we can buy it.

2/3 cup canola oil

1/2 cup wite vinegar

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teasspoon thme

1/4 teaspoon marjoram

1 garlic clove

Chicken pieces

Mix all togther. Marinade at least 3 hours. line baking pan with aluminum foil and plase on a greased rack over the foil. Bake 350 degrees until cooked and browned. Baste with marinade frequently.

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Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

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I actually cooked this for Christmas day breakfast, but I forgot to post this. The mistake is anymore than 8 hours really starts to brown the sides and makes it hard. It’s not so great overcooked. I’d make this again for sure. It would have been a bigger hit in the house had everyone not wanted to open up their presents.

It was a great morning. It was the best thing ever to see how excited everyone was and the excitement on their face when they got something they really loved. That is the reason I love Christmas. We celebrate the birth of Jesus and we get to enjoy the time with the one’s we love.

1 bag frozen hash browns

12 eggs

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon ground mustard

16 oz sausage

salt and pepper

16 oz shredded cheddar cheese

Spray crockpot and spread hash browns on the bottom. Crack 12 eggs and the milk in a bowl and mix. Add the ground mustard and mix well. Add salt and pepper to eggs. Brown sausage and pour on top of the hash browns. Add cheese and egg mixture. Cook on low for 8-9 hours.

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Pork with Green Beans

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I decided that since we’re moving to start cleaning stuff out, including the attic. I thought I could go room to room, attic included that I could get rid of the junk and make the house more ready to sell. I had one of those HUGE zipper bags, like the ones you use for a food saver and I had one of those big huge boxes that they use for moving that is FULL of stuffed animals. I was able to get Coop to get rid of at least 3/4 of them. I was like dude, I’m so proud of you for getting rid of those. I still can’t believe that he did it. Usually it’s impossible to get rid of all these toys and things that belong to him. He’s horribly sentimental.

Our attic is odd shaped. It’s slanted where it gets narrow the further from the door you get. It’s maybe a 8×8 space or so. Every time I go in there I bang my head, hard. I hate going in there. I get creeped out that I might touch something gross…or maybe a spider will get on me. Oh man, I just can’t stand the thought. Luckily there’s only 3 or 4 more boxes of junk in there. This means ALMOST DONE, YAY!

About this recipe, it’s great. It’s really good. I think that the fact that this is so simple and easy is my favorite part.

4 pork chops

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 cups unsalted butter

4 garlic cloves

1 lb green beans trimmed

Melt butter in a pan. Salt and pepper the pork chops. Add paprika. Brown pork on both sides. Remove from pan and put into a plate. Add green beans and saute until almost done. Push beans to the side and add pork when beans are at the halfway point. When beans are almost done add garlic and stir. Serve. Yum.