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A Girl Guide is ALWAYS prepared!
It was a gorgeous Sunday today and I was quiet industrious. As I was feeling good, I decided to be proactive and get a start on dinners for next week or the following, whichever. Just handy to have items ready in the freezer for those days you just can't be bothered.
I got some Ground Beef and Chicken and was all gun ho! I prepared the Ground Beef dinners and our dinner for tonight, then decided to leave the Chicken till tomorrow, whew! Good intentions and all that!
For the Ground Beef dinners, I cooked up some Burgers stuffed with cheese, some Meatball sliders and also some Tostado meat. My "in-house taster" loves Tostados and we have to keep'em happy don't you know! Once cooked and cooled down, I used my handy FoodSaver handheld and vacuum sealed the lot and popped them in to the freezer. Bingo Bango, done and dusted.
As for tonight’s dinner, I couldn't be as.., sorry, couldn't be bothered doing the whole "Sunday Roast" production, too nice/hot of a day. So decided to do Hot Dogs and Red Beans and Rice. Now the Hot dogs are easy enough but I thought I would make the Red Beans and Rice from scratch, although technically I bought canned Red Beans but you get the gist.
So follow my link to a most awesome Red Beans and Rice recipe, in my humble opinion!
Well I have to tell you that this recipe was cause of some contention in our home as this is my hubbies own personal recipe! However in the spirit of Memorial day weekend and "for the greater good", (Chant - the greater good - Hot Fuzz reference lol), I have permission to share; you are special indeed!
So for this recipe I used the following:
1 Dozen Eggs. 1 Tablespoon of Mayonnaise. 1/2 Tablespoon of Caesar Dressing. 1/2 Tablespoon of Ranch Dressing. 1 Teaspoon of chopped/minced Dill Pickles, reserve 1 teaspoon of juice. 1/2 Teaspoon of Mustard, we use yellow mustard. 1/2 Teaspoon of White Vinegar. Salt and Pepper to taste. Paprika for later, to sprinkle over finished Deviled Eggs.
Boil your eggs. When ready, pop the eggs into a bowl of iced water. This prevents the egg yokes getting that blueish color around the edges. Shell the eggs, then slice them in half. Pop out the yellow yokes into a separate bowl and place your empty halved egg whites onto a tray. Cover these and place in…
Ok kids, there are many, many recipes out there for this and as you know like most recipes they range from easy to hard. Well that special someone loves Chocolate Ice Box Pie and so it was a must that I not only learn how to make it, but make it really, really yummy, just like Grand Ma made it lol! So I searched and searched and found a recipe that to me sounded too easy, so easy in fact that I just had to try it and see how it would go down!
Well I followed this really easy recipe to a T, and whalla, it made the most delicious pie ever, so much so that I even liked it and I don't do chocolate pies/cakes, although I do love chocolate lol! So here you go...give it a whirl and see what you think!
You will need the following...such a long list...NOT!
1 Pint of Vanilla Ice Cream. 1 Cup of Milk. 1 Large packet of Chocolate Instant Jello Pudding. 1 9" pie shell, of course if you have time, you can make your own pie crust.
Then you pretty much blend everything together. In a mixer, blen…