Category Archives: Recipes

Campfire breakfast

Who deosn’t enjoy cooking over a campfire?

If you find yourself in the woods for a weekend try making this tasty breakfast meal. You will need:

-Stadium or New Orleans Style Bratwurst

-4 potatoes

-1 green pepper

-1 onion

-2 tomatoes

Directions

First you must rise from your slumber in your tent and start a fire.

Next you start cooking your bratwurst in a frying pan to get some grease sizzling.

Chop your veggies like so.

Cook all the ingredients over the fire until the potatoes are soft.

You’re ready to eat. Enjoy!

Jon’s Moving Chili

The perfect way to use up some of what’s left in the fridge!

Winds up tasting like chili with a slight hint of bacon!

So what do you do when you’re moving and you want to use up whatever you can in your refrigerator? Make some moving chili!

We’re moving to the next place this Friday and we had the following leftovers in our refrigerator:

1 yellow pepper

1 orange pepper

3 Roma tomatoes

1 Spanish onion

Half a jar of medium salsa

Approximately 1 handful of frozen ground beef

4 servings of beans soaked over night

Half a package of Great Value “real” bacon bits

1 can of Hunts mushroom tomato sauce

Seasonings – cilantro, garlic powder, Adobo seasoning, 1 packet of Sázon seasoning, cumin and Tony Chachere’s Famous Creole Cuisine Seasoning.

Directions:

Dice up all the vegetables and set aside in a bowl.

Brown the ground beef in a pan.

Add in all the vegetables and drained beans.

Add in the salsa, Hunt’s and bacon bits.

Add in the seasonings to taste and mix well.

Simmer on low/medium heat for two hours.

Makes about four servings

Spaghetti squash with wine sauce

I recently discovered the spaghetti squash – an awesome vegetable that is low in fat and calories. When cooked the squash winds up looking like noodles and tastes similar to an al dente noodle. It is slighltly crunchy and highly delicious. There are hardly any carbs in a spaghetti squash, not that I really care, but some of you may.

You will need:

1 spaghetti squash

3 Roma tomatoes

1 onion

1 cup mushrooms (any kind you like)

4 cloves of garlic

3-4 pinches of oregano

2 tbsps of basil

2 tbsps of oil

1/4 cup of dry red wine

1/8 cup red wine vinegar

1/4 cup of water

Not included with this recipe but goes well too:

****2 sun dried tomatoes (optional)

*****ground beef or sausage (optional)

Cooking and preparation

Use a knife to cut the squash long ways.

Scoop out the seeds and darker orange stringy stuff. I like to save the seeds to bake in the oven, just like pumpkin seeds. They taste very similar.

Put the de-seeded halves face down on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 for approximately 40 minutes, or until the squash is fork tender. You don’t want it to turn brown.

While the squash is baking start the sauce. First sautee onions in 2 tbsps of oil with a pinch of oregano.

Next, add in your tomatoes, mushrooms and garlic, and another pinch of oregano. Add these after the onions start to soften up and continue to sautee until the tomatoes start to get juicy.

Mix in the dry red wine, red wine vinegar and water. Turn heat down a bit and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until squash is done. Add the basil in, mix and stir well. Basil and oregano can be added to your desired taste. Salt is optional as well.

When squash is baked, take out of oven and let cool until you can safely handle. Or, if you’re hungry, grab a partner and have them use oven mitts to hold it. Using a fork, scrape the inside of the squash downwards and long ways. Let contents fall onto a plate and discard skins.

This is what will be on the plate. Looks like spaghetti noodles kind of right?

Mix spaghetti squash in with sauce. Add dry wine and water if necessary for a more liquid consistency.

Voila! Dinner is served! *** If this process all seems too complicated, scratch this idea and simply boil spaghetti noodles, heat up some Hunt’s and mix together. Add meat if desired and drink wine instead of using for sauce.

 

 

 

Simple smoothie recipe

Ingredients: 4 strawberries

                        1 cup blackberries

                        1 banana

                        3 tbsps. Plain yogurt

                      ½ cup dry oatmeal

                        1 cup soy milk or regular milk

Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender and blend. It’s that simple. Enjoy! I was skeptical about smoothies but now I’m drinking one of these just about every morning. Stay tuned for more of my recipes – and don’t worry, I’ll even be posting some of my high-fat recipes like my world famous stuffed cabbage.