Don on July 7th, 2014

Saturday: (07/05) Another Saturday morning shopping run. Bananas with cereal for breakfast. Leftovers du jour for lunch. I made stuffed bell peppers for dinner. It’s one of my specialties. For seven peppers, I grilled one pound of ground beef and a half pound of chorizo then added a can of diced tomatoes, a can of […]

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Don on September 20th, 2013

Here is a variation on stuffed bell peppers that we haven’t tried before. It turned out really well and is pretty quick. Sometimes when we bake them the rice is not always finished cooking when the peppers are well done. Ingredients: green peppers 7 oz can of mild Herdez Salsa Casera 12 OZ can of […]

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Don on June 16th, 2012

This pie is gluten free. Of course you can use regular flour if that isn’t important to you. Crust:Prepare pastry for a 9″ double crust pie.  1 cup rice flour3/4 cup tapioca flour3/4 cup cornstarch1 rounded teaspoon of xanthan gum3/4 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon sugar3/4 cup shortening. (We use lard)1 egg lightly beaten1 tablespoon vinegar3 tablespoons […]

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Don on May 10th, 2012

Thursday: (05/10) Apple strudel for breakfast. I started with a trip to Home Depot for some sand. Chili sizes for lunch. In the afternoon I placed the first row of pavers, all of 10 pavers. Maybe tomorrow will be more impressive when I lay the rest of the area behind the edge I placed today. […]

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Don on August 3rd, 2011

This is an excellent slow cooker meal. Our favorite. Brown some pork. You can use pork chops , pork roast or just sausages. Cut potatoes into 2 inch pieces. Place in bottom of slow cooker. Place sauerkraut on potatoes then place the pork on top. Cook for several hours. We usually start it after breakfast […]

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Don on July 24th, 2011

I can’t think of a better name for this dish. I like meal in one dishes like this one. Two packages of 90 second brown rice. (Any rice will do. We usually use the 90 second rice because it uses less energy to prepare. Any rice will do.) Can of white beans Can of corn […]

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Don on May 18th, 2010

Quantities not critical. Dry tortellini, Italian diced tomatoes (14.5 0z), garlic salsa (14.5 0z), corn (14.5 0z), red beans (14.50z), diced olives(2.25 Oz), diced chicken and a little granulated garlic and granulated onion. Through it all in a pot, add a little water and simmer until the tortellini is tender.

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Don on March 29th, 2010

Monday: (03/29) We’ve been here at Kripple Kreek for about a month now and it’s nearing time to move on. It’s still nice here but will be hot soon. Many of our neighbors have already departed to head North toward their homes or cooler climates. We want to head over to Anza Borrega State Park […]

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Don on March 22nd, 2010

We often want a quick simple lasting breakfast. What we call Don McMuffins are the answer. We pan fry the inside of English muffins with a touch of butter. some meat dojour. We usually use butterflied Italian sausage halves or a country sausage patty but sometimes use ham or bacon. Fry an egg for each […]

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Don on March 10th, 2010

Here’s my recipe for spaghetti. One pound of whole wheat spaghetti. 1/2 pound of sausage 1/2 pound of hamburger 1 can of Hunt’s garlic herb spaghetti sauce (26oz) 1small 14oz can diced tomatoes about 8-14 oz of salsa 1 onion 1 green bell pepper 1 red bell pepper Cook the meat until crisp. Break it […]

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