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02/18/2013

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It’s President’s Day. I am enjoying the time off from work today. It’s cold here today, but will lookup for the heating effect since we live in a warm area of the country later in the week.

My grandsons loved one of my recipes for Chicken and Yellow Rice, which I thought I would share with all of you.

Chicken and Yellow Rice

Yield: 7-10 servings, depending on portion sizes

Ingredients:

1 whole chicken
1 family size Vigo Yellow Rice
3 chicken bouillon cubes
Adobo Seasoning
Salt
Pepper

Directions:
Step 1:

Take out the inside bag of the chicken. If you wish to put any of these parts (usually neck, gizzards, and liver) in your yellow rice, place in pan with the whole chicken. Place whole chicken in pan (dutch oven type). Season chicken on both sides with Adobo seasoning, Salt, and Pepper. Cover the chicken with water close. Place another teaspoon of Adobo seasoning and 3 bouillon cubes in the water (this gives the chicken meat additional flavor). Leave one to two inches from top of pan. Boil for 2 hours or until tender and falls of bone, turn occasionally.

Step 2:

Remove chicken from pan and place on plate to cool. Leave the water that the chicken was cooking in, as this has created a broth that the yellow rice will be cooked in.

Step 3:

Once the chicken is cool, pull the skin, fat, and bones from the chicken meat and discard. Pull the meat into small pieces and place into the chicken broth.

Step 4:

Heat pan with broth (broth should be half in the pan, if not add additional water) and meat. Place in rice and cook until rice is tender.

Serve once the rice is tender.

The leftovers can be placed into freezer containers and frozen for another delicious night’s meal. Enjoy!!

This can be served with a side vegetable. I prefer sugar snap peas with this on the side.

10/22/2012

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Suddenly, the debate tonight is boring me. Instead, I figured that I would write on my blog. Busy week’s ahead as the holidays fast approach us. Trying to figure out what the grandkids and other little ones will be dressing up when they come to my house on Halloween. Oh how I wish I could turn back time and be a kid again. It was so much fun. Now we just get to play like we are adults instead. I did that when I was little, but didn’t know that now I would be living like some of those pretend moments created when we were young. The holidays for me bring so much joy and sense of happiness. I love spending time with people on a personal note and the holidays sure bring that. I look forward in the next few months working on some handmade gifts for people. I am currently in the planning phases. My husband’s aunt sent me some packages of holiday decorations this week. It was like Christmas in October. She has no idea how much I enjoyed opening her packages. I just love her and enjoy spending time with her when I go to visit. Wish my husband’s family lived closer, but I still act like they are near by. However, I just need to visit them more in the next year.

Well it has been a long weekend and I am ready to hit the hay. Before I leave, enjoy my recipe below.

Italian Sausage Bites

Ingredients:

Cook and prep time: 30-35 minutes

1-2 packages of Mild Italian Sausages

1 Green Pepper

1 Red Pepper

1 small to medium onion (depending on how well you like them)

Italian Seasoning

1) Cut the casing off each of the Italian Sausages.

2) Slice each Italian Sausage into 1/2 inch to 1 inch pieces.

3) Place cut pieces into a skillet, cut side down. Cook at MED to MED LOW heat.

4) Sprinkle each piece with Italian Seasoning.

5) Slice Green Pepper, Red Pepper, and onion into long slices and place on a plate.

6) Cook until each piece is half way cook. Turn each piece over.

7) Sprinkle each piece again with Italian Seasoning.

8) Cook for about 2-3 minutes.

9) Add vegetables to the top of the Italian Sausage bites in the skillet.

10) Cook another 3-5 minutes.

12) Stir up the mixture and cook until vegetables are done to your likeness (I cook for about 3-5 minutes turning occasionally).

Serving with another side vegetable such as fried potatoes, peas, corn, rice, or spaghetti.

It will be a hit.