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Thanksgiving Stuffing

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Hola!

Wow! November kind of snuck upon me and will be gone soon! I can’t believe Thanksgiving will be in a little over a week. I am just now getting my menu together—though it’s pretty much the same every year. My kids don’t like me to change what I make except for desserts. Those are kind of different every year.

For years…I mean like 25 years I always made stuffing out of the bag. I thought making homemade stuffing was hard so I never tried it. Now homemade is the only way to go!

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This isn’t the best picture but it sure is delicious! If you are a newby at homemade stuffing then this is the recipe for you. It doesn’t have a million ingredients and it’s easy.

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. roll breakfast sausage
  • 8 cups white bread,  cubed (you can use any bread you like)
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 finely diced celery
  • 3/4 cup margarine, melted
  • 3 tspn. poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 tspn. ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Cook Sausage and drain fat. Set aside the drippings.
  2. Melt margarine-in a small pan or microwave. Add enough to sausage drippings to make 1 cup.
  3. Saute; onions and celery in margarine/dripping mixture until onion is tender. Do not brown. Stir in about 1/3 bread cubes. Put sausage, dripping mixture in a big bowl and add remaining bread cubes, poultry seasoning, and pepper. Be careful, it’s hot! Mix well.
  4.  This recipe is very adaptable. I like to add about a cup of frozen peas and frozen corn-just mix it in there before putting in a 9×13 buttered pan. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes. You can remove the foil the last ten minutes if you like to allow the bread to dry a bit or if you like your stuffing more on the dry side.

I am making two pans of this stuffing this Thanksgiving since we love leftovers! Enjoy!

Besos,

Flor

Source: Adapted from Allrecipes.com

 

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Simple Coconut Chicken Curry

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Happy Monday!

Happy Martin Luther King Day…peace to everyone!

I have been super busy studying. I feel like I am so old that I can’t remember anything anymore…but I am still studying. I have not really been cooking so that I can make time to study. I just started crafting again over the weekend. I hadn’t crafted in a while so I had to get back into it. I feel like my life is at a standstill. Like all I should do is study and I am a nervous wreck!

Let’s talk about something everyone likes! FOOD!

I enjoy trying all sorts of food. There’s just soooo much out there to try. I have had Pakistani food and I think it’s delicious. Indian food? I have never tried it. Japanese food? Not really either. A couple of weeks ago I made this delicious Simple Coconut Chicken Curry. Julissa’s boyfriend asked me if it was Indian curry or Japanese curry. I could not answer that question! I believe it might depend on the type of curry used? I just kept on cooking! I am quite sure that the curry made by other ethnicities is more complicated and tastes a hundred times better but I made it anyways and it was pretty good.

I served the curry over rice and naan. I probably didn’t need to eat both but I did…

Simple Coconut Chicken Curry

Ingredients

  • 2 (about 1 pound) boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into small bite size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 can coconut milk (I used regular, but lite works great)
  • 3 tablespoons red curry paste
  • ½ tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons cold water

Directions

In a medium size pan over medium-high heat add peanut peanut oil. Toss the chicken with the curry powder and saute until cooked, about 5-8 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.

In the same pan add more oil if needed and saute the garlic and ginger. After a few minutes, add the coconut milk and let simmer for 5-8 minutes .Add the curry paste to the pan and stir it until it combines with the coconut milk. Slide back in the chicken and any juices. Bring to a slight boil and add the cornstarch. Boil for about a minute, then reduce heat and let cool slightly (about another 2 to three minutes). Sauce will thicken as the mixture cools. Watch it closely, you do not want it to get to thick!

Serve over white or brown rice.

I thought this was delicious! I used a very mild curry even though I probably would prefer a spicy curry.

Enjoy the day!

Besos,

Flor

Adapted from Half Baked Harvest

Merry Christmas, 2014

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Hola!

We are all ready to celebrate. We do our celebrating on Christmas Eve.  The desserts are ready. Everyone’s bringing a dish. I also have some wine ready to go!

From Mi Casa to Your Casa—Merry Christmas! May you be healthy, happy and surrounded by friends and family!

Goodwill towards men and Peace on Earth!

Besos,

Flor

Veterans’ Day

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Hola!

It’s been a hard last few weeks. My mom has been sick and I’ve been going over to my parents more than I usually do. This has not left much time to cook and do a few other things that I would like to do. But I am prioritizing what is important of course!

Today I am home from work in honor of Veteran’s Day. A big Thank You to all the veteran’s who have served our country and us.

VetDayHave a great day!

Besos,

Flor

 

2013 in review

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Thank you for following me!

Thanksgiving, 2013

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Happy Thanksgiving!

It has been an eventful last couple of days here in the Rojas House! On Wednesday afternoon we had an overflowing toilet that I had to figure out how to fix quickly via telephone with my husband. A few hours later my daughter calls to tell me her card broke down so I had to run and go get her and have it towed. Yesterday we had to take our Lady (our 14-year-old English Setter) to the vet on emergency. These past few days have not been good and we are hoping we are done with the bad things for now.

In light of all that I am oh so grateful and thankful that we are all together and healthy!

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I am thankful for so many things that it would take days to mention them all! I am so very thankful for you! Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and find out what’s going on around here. I hope that whatever I post brings at least a bit of inspiration to you.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your familias!

Besos,

Flor