Microwave Chili (for National Microwave Oven Day)

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Did you know tomorrow, December 6, is National Microwave oven day!  Well, there is a day for just about everything and here is one for that trusty little appliance most of us use almost daily!

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I don’t know about you, but mine is used primarily for reheating and melting butter,  but in honor of this handy little appliance, here is a really quick weeknight meal –  Microwave Chili!

Microwave Chili - A quick week night chili that celebrates National Microwave Day!  From the Lazy Gastronome

 

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday link up # 73

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It’s the holiday season, so what do we do?  We scramble to get it all done!  But what about that every day, week night dinner?  I mean, hey –

What’s for Dinner?”

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Well, here is the place to find the answers to that age-old question! A collection of fabulous recipes!

Share your latest and greatest recipes here – All meal or food related, family-friendly posts are invited!  Feel free to post linkys that are food related (please no travel or crafts) as well!  (Sadly, non food posts will be deleted).

If you have a craft idea, please share it on my other blog, Pleasures of the NW – DIY Party!

Note:  Featured posts that also left a comment last week, get pinned, tweeted and yummed!

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National Cookie Day and Link up

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This Sunday is National Cookie Day!

national These little treats have been around for centuries!  The word cookie comes from the Dutch word, “koekie”, which means little cake.  Most of the original cookies weren’t as sweet as our modern versions because sugar was more of a luxury than a staple!  It is believed that the cookie originated in Persia in the 7th century – and in the next 700 years they spread all over Europe.

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Cabbage Salad w/ Chipotle-Lime Vinaigrette

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Looking for something with a little South Western flair to go with those tacos?  Cabbage and Onions make a fantastic South Western style salad!

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It’s National French Toast Day! with Linky!

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In honor of the humble “poor knight’s pudding” (as it was known in Britain before the 100 year war), we are here to share some facts and recipes!

Fact:  French toast is not French at all!  The earliest reference goes back to 4th Century Rome and France didn’t exist then!

Fact: During Medieval times, this milk soaked toast was made to use up ever little bit of food.  Nothing went to waste!

Fact: And now, in modern times, we have this delicious dish served in a multitude of ways and enjoy it for both breakfast and supper!

Are you ready for some delicious recipes?  Well lets start with the basics…

french-toastKeep going after the “basic” recipes and add your own to our list!  The link up will be open from 11/28 through 12/3 – Help us honor the humble toast!

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday link up #72

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Hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving Dinner – and now we gear up for the winter holidays!!  It’s a busy time of year and the last thing you want to hear as you walk in the door is…..

What’s for Dinner?”

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Well, here is the place to find the answers to that age-old question! A collection of fabulous recipes!

Share your latest and greatest recipes here – All meal or food related, family-friendly posts are invited!  Feel free to post linkys that are food related (please no travel or crafts) as well!  (Sadly, non food posts will be deleted).

If you have a craft idea, please share it on my other blog, Pleasures of the NW – DIY Party!

Note:  Featured posts that also left a comment last week, get pinned, tweeted and yummed!

Make sure you visit them and let them know how awesome they are – you might be next!

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Ham, Cheese & Mushroom Omelet

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The turkey is all put away – the dishes are done – and it’s the day after Thanksgiving.  I don’t do black Friday sales.  It’s way too crazy!  So I like to have a leisurely breakfast and relish the warmth of the holiday season.   Here is a breakfast that can do just that!  A succulent and savory omelet.

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Happy Thanksgiving

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May all who sit around your table be blessed with love and joy

Happy Thanksgiving

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Pasta of the Month – Turkey Tetrazzini

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Looking for an idea for all those leftovers?  I love turkey sandwiches, but you can only have so many!  Here is a great idea for some of that leftover turkey – and it’s our Pasta of the Month!

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Steak Frites

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Steak Frites simply means Steak and Fries in French.  Served throughout Europe, both Belgium and France claim it as a national dish (as both claim to have invented it).  Regardless of where it came from, it’s a delicious dish – Serve with a salad and it’s a meal!

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I prefer to use a flat iron steak in this recipe.  A flat iron steak, also called a butler’s steak or oyster blade steak, is cut with the grain from the top blade shoulder.  It is extremely flavorful, but be sure to remove the tough fascia membrane (a connective tissue), or ask the butcher to do so.  It’s a little more expensive cut of meat, if you can find it.  There are only two to three steaks per animal!  If you can’t find it, sirloin works well too. Continue reading

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