Showing posts from April, 2020

Stove Top Meatloaf

- jim Young 20200422

It just doesn't get any easier than this. Take these 4 simple ingredients, mix them together and throw it in the oven to cook. The stove top dressing spices give the meatloaf a unique flavour and will delight all.

Leftovers also make great sandwiches.

Prep Time:  15 min.
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour, 15 min.

Servings: 4

Stuff Required:
2 eggs, beaten1 box of stove top dressing½ cup ketchup1 lb ground beefDo This:
Preheat oven to 350° F.Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.Shape into a loaf in a baking pan.Cook for about 1 hour or until cooked through.

Homemade Tomato Soup

- jim Young 20200421

Forget Campbell's Tomato Soup. This is a quick and easy way to make your own homemade tomato soup from scratch. If you prefer your soup not quite so thick leave out the flour.

Don't be afraid to experiment with different herbs and spices such as basil, rosemary or thyme instead of, or along with the oregano.

Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 45 min.
Total Time: 50 mon.

Servings: 4

Stuff Required:
4 heaping tbsp butter¼ cup flour (omit if you don’t wish your soup to be thick)½ sweet onion chopped2 cloves garlic, minced20 oz tomatoes, whole, peeled1 ½ cups chicken brothSalt1 tbsp oreganoCroutons or crackersDo This:
Melt butter in a large pot on medium.Stir in flour.Add onions and garlic and cook for a minute.Add tomatoes with their juice and the chicken broth and bring to a boil.Add salt and oregano to taste.Reduce to simmer and cook for 45 minutes.Pour soup into a blender and puree.Serve with croutons or crackers.

Rinty's Shepherd's Pie

- jim Young 2020204

The secret to really good shepherd's pie of course is to use real German Shepherd. If you're too squeamish for that you can always substitute ground beef.

Prep. Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 1 hour, 20 min.

Servings: 12

Stuff Required:
10 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into small pieces3 tbsp cooking oil1 large onion Spanish type, chopped2 cubes of beef bouillon1 ½ pounds of "ground beef" *wink* wink*1 cup vegetables, mixed, frozen2 tsps garlic salt (divided)1 tsp salt (divided)1 tsp pepper (divided)½ sweet pepper, seeded & chopped½ cup milk2 tbsp margarine or butter (divided)1 cup cheddar cheese, gratedDo This:
Preheat oven to 425° F. Boil potatoes.Brown onions in oil in a frying pan.Dissolve bouillon in ¾ cup of boiling water.Add beef, vegetables, 1 tsp of garlic salt, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, sweet pepper and bouillon mix to onions in the frying pan.Continue to cook.Mash potatoes, adding milk and ½ of the butter.Season potatoes wit…

Oven Barbecue Pork Chops

- jim Young 202004

All you have to do is add some mashed potatoes and a side dish of veggies and you have a quick and easy meal ready for dinner.

Prep Time: 10 min.
Bake Time: 40 min.
Total Time: 50 min.

Servings: 2

Stuff Required:
½ tbsp Worcestershire sauce1 tbsp vinegar1 tsp brown sugar¼ tsp pepper¼ tsp chili powder¼ tsp paprika⅓ cup ketchup¼ cup hot water2 pork loin chopsDo This:
Preheat the oven to 375° F.Mix the first 8 ingredients in an oven-proof casserole dish. Add pork chops, coating both sides with the sauce.Bake uncovered for 40 minutes, turning chops halfway through cooking.

Dinner Rolls

- jim Young 202004

These dinner rolls are quick and easy to make from scratch with ingredients you probably already have on hand.

No yeast is required so it's practically fool proof.

Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 45 min.
Total Time: 55 min.

Servings: 10 rolls

Stuff Required:
2 cups flour2 tsp baking powder2 tsp salt1 cup milk4 tbsp mayo1 egg, beatenDo This:
Preheat oven to 350° F.Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.Spoon into a greased muffin pan.Brush egg on top of each muffin.Cook for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown and cooked in the middle.
Tip: Cook the leftover beaten egg in microwave for a couple of minutes until fluffy and make it into a toasted egg sandwich for a nice snack.

Just The Facts, Ma’am

- jim Young 20200420

"What is truth? Is truth unchanging law?
We both have truths. Are mine the same as yours?"
- Tim Rice from the Rock Opera Jesus Christ, Superstar

The pandemic caused by Covid-19 is causing stress among people all over the world. As with most
unpleasant situations in life, one of the worst things about Covid-19 is the uncertainty that follows as events unfold.

It’s the not knowing that is causing us the most grief.

When will it be over?
How many people will be affected?
When will the lockdown end?
When can I go back to work?
When will things go back to normal?
Will things ever go back to normal?

We don’t trust the media to report truthfully any more than we expect our politicians to speak the truth.

Of course it’s just accepted that pharmacies and big business will be more concerned with making money than acting in our best interests.

Even our doctors and scientists are suspect as to having hidden agendas.

In this age of information we expect to have all the…

Slow Cooker Stove Top Turkey Stuffing

- jim Young 20200411

Whether it's Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other occasion that calls for a turkey dinner, you can never have enough stuffing; even if it's just for leftovers.

Make this stuffing the day before if you wish so you'll have plenty of time to prepare your other dishes.

Stuff Required:
1 cup butter or margarine2 cups onions, chopped2 cups celery, chopped¼ cup parsley2 cans (10 oz/284 ml) mushroom pieces3 quarts (12 cups) bread, dried (cubed or crumbled to your preference)1 tsp poultry seasoning1 ½ tsp sage1 tsp thyme½ tsp pepper¼ tsp garlic powder800 ml chicken or turkey broth2 medium eggs, beatenDo This:
Melt butter or margarine in a large frying pan and saute onion, celery parsley and mushrooms.Pour over the bread crumbs in a large container. (I use the roasting pan.)Add all seasonings and mix well.Pour in enough of the chicken or turkey broth to moisten.Add eggs and mix well.Line a slow cooker with parchment paper.Pack the dressing lightly into the …

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