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Food Porn Friday

When you’re sick the last thing you may feel like doing is thinking, never mind cooking.  So, I looked for a couple of quick recipes you can do batch style  and put in the freezer.  Both recipes can be changed to suit your tastes and what you already have at home.

I found this at Chatalaine.com, where you can find the directions and nutritional information for French Country Chicken Soup.  The recipe is for a slow cooker but can easily be done on the stove.

Makes 10 cups (2.5 L)

Ingredients

  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs or 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 2 900-mL cartons chicken broth or 8 cups (2 L) chicken bouillon
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) dried tarragon
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each ground nutmeg and white pepper
  • 6 baby potatoes
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 3 leeks

This recipe for Minestrone Soup is from Allrecipes.com. Again, the directions and nutritional information can be found at the link.

Original Recipe Yield 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
  • 1 large potato, cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 large head cabbage, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans
  • 3 cups fresh corn kernels
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • salt and pepper to taste

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Food Porn Friday

Are you ready for a no-bake dessert?  How about no-bake cheesecake?

Here’s an easy recipe for a light, cheesecake-inspired dessert.  This will go great after those hearty winter meals or as a cool summer treat.  The recipe is for cherry cheesecake and she uses a can of cherry pie filling but you could use whatever your heart desires.  Here’s the link to the YouTube page so you can click on the down arrows (just above the comments section) and you will find the recipe.

Food Porn Friday

Hi everyone.

I think I’m going to have to have some Fridays as Food Porn Friday and today is a great day to start!  I have subscribed to the One Pot Chef Show on YouTube and have been drooling over some of his recipes.  The videos are quick, 4-5 minutes or so and beware, the man seems to love chocolate!  See this post where I included a chocolate peanut butter fudge recipe.

Today’s recipe is banana bread.  Easy to do, not many ingredients and great comfort food.   I’ve even been told that it can be sliced and put in the freezer but the bread never lasts long enough for me to test the theory.

Here’s the video and have a great weekend!

Do You Know What Happens Every December 16th?

It’s National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day!

I did not know that this day existed.

Let’s have a moment or two for the divine, life-sustaining, invaluable, incredible and no-time-like-right-now chocolate.

Need another moment?  Of course we do.  Let’s indulge, shall we?

For some inspiration, may I present:

We now turn our attention to the medical website WebMD.  For informational purposes, of course.  They decided that a slide show needed to be created explaining The History of Chocolate. And bless their chocolate-loving hearts, here it is, one of the most important slide shows ever created by a medical website!

So my chocolate-loving friends, it is time to go forth and drizzle, dip, chew, bite and lick your favourite chocolate-covered thing or person.  Or, if you are now inspired to create some chocolatey goodness, here’s a food porn video from the One Pot Chef Show making Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge.

Enjoy and indulge!