Archive for the ‘lunch’ Category

Black Bean Veggie Soup

January 18, 2011

I am always looking for new soup recipes.  My Honey loves soup.  And now that he working at a place that has a microwave in the break room, now I can send it in his lunch.  This is similar to my chicken chili, but no chicken and not quite so spicy….yet anyway.  This recipe is from the Allrecipes website.



  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (8.75 ounce) can whole kernel corn
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes


  1. In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, and carrots, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until onion is softened. Add chili powder and cumin; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add stock, 1 can of the beans, corn, and pepper; bring to boil.
  2. Meanwhile, in food processor or blender, puree together tomatoes and remaining can of beans; add to pot. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until carrots are tender.

I followed the recipe except that I added some celery and used V-8 instead of vegetable stock.

Well, it passed my Honey’s approval and is on its way to work as I speak, or blog or whatever.


My New Favorite Sammich

March 24, 2009



Now how is that for a sandwich….better known as a sammich around here.  Chicken salad, red onion, sharp cheddar cheese(preferably Loletta Cheese), all grilled on sour dough.  YUMMY


cooked chicken, shredded or chopped

chopped celery

chopped or slivered almonds

equal amounts mayo and sour cream

dill, salt pepper to taste

The amounts depend on how much chicken you start out with.  You can make it as dry or moist as you like it, but do make it and enjoy.

Sloppy Joes

March 9, 2009

No….I am not an over achiever.  Granddaughter #1 and I had craving for Sloppy Joes and with no Manwhich in the pantry, what else do you do????

Sloppy Joes Homemade

1 lb lean ground beef

1 lb ground turkey

1 medium onion, finely diced, about a cup

1 large chopped pepper (green, red ,yellow,orange) about 1 1/2 cups

2 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp salt

1 clove chopped garlic

3  8oz cans tomato paste

2 tbsp dijon mustard

2 tbsp white vinegar

Brown beef and onion then add turkey and peppers.  After turkey is cooked add chili powder and stir to coat meat.  Then add remaining ingredients and simmer for about and hour.  Serve on hamburger buns or favorite rolls.


Supper of Sliders

February 5, 2009

Had three of the seven grand kids last night.  These are so easy to fix and adult bit size as well as kid size. 

Just season the meat as you would for regular size hamburgers.  For me its salt, pepper and worchestshire sauce.  Size the patties to fit your buns.  I use whatever small diner roll is on the day old rack.  Fry, bbq or Traeger to suit your taste.  Add cheese or not.For kids its American cheese and ketchup.  Adults are more fun…..Chipolte mayo and jack……the combos are endless.



Headed to cake decorating class tonite.  No time to practice this week so it ought to be interesting.