Tag Archives: Garlic

Lime, Garlic and Cilantro Rice

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If you like lime then you will really like this rice dish. I got this rice dish from the Pioneer Woman.

For the ingredients;

Rice

Oil or Butter

Garlic

3 Limes

Chicken Broth

Cilantro

 

Now I always use butter this is the first time I used oil. And it worked just fine. So I put some oil in the skillet with some minced garlic. You can also put in an onion at this point.

 

 

Then I stirred in 3 cups of rice and let it got lite golden brown.

 

 

Pour in 6 cups of chicken broth. The zest and juice of 2 limes. Sorry I did not have pictures of the limes.

 

 

Bring it to a boil. Then put a lid on it turn it to low and let it simmer for 20 min.

 

 

While the rice is cooking I chop the cilantro.

 

 

After it’s done I juice 1 more lime and put it in with the cilantro mix it all together and it taste delish.

We had this with Enchiladas I will be blogging that one next.

Have a great weekend!

Love Lady Beth

Last Nights Dinner 10/03/12

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Well we had Pasta with Chicken and white sauce. But I did not make the white sauce from scratch I used it from a jar.

Pasta

Butter

Garlic

Chicken

Salt and Pepper

Green Onions

White Sauce

 

 

First I started the pasta in a pot with a lid. Here I melted the butter and added some garlic to it.

 

 

Yes I do add garlic and lots of it yummy!

 

 

I had 2 Chicken Breast that I had boiled the other day so I shredded it and put it in the skillet with the butter and garlic.

 

 

After I added the Chicken to the butter and garlic I added salt and pepper to it and let it heat up.

 

 

Then I added the Pasta to the boiling water.

 

 

I cut up the green onions with my Pampered Chef knife and it works awesome 🙂 And there is my White sauce I got it from Walmart.

 

 

After 11 min. I drained the pasta and put it back in the pot.

 

 

Then I added the white sauce, chicken and the green onions.

 

 

Then I stirred it altogether and the family loved it!!! Now I have to tell you I have made the sauce from scratch before but right now I am working 2 jobs so I used the jar sauce and it was just fine.

Thank you so much for reading my blog have an awesome day!

Love Lady Beth

 

Awesome Fried Potato’s

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Awesome Fried Potato’s calls for:

Potato’s (as many as you like or need)

Butter

Garlic (fresh, minced or powder)

Onion Diced

Onion soup mix (dry packet)

Salt and Pepper

 

 

Here are my potato’s cleaned and ready to dice. Well maybe a little bigger than diced.

 

 

Diced and ready to Fry 🙂

 

 

Butter in my cast iron skillet that I love so much!

 

At this point I put the Diced onions and minced garlic. I let them cook for a few min.

 

 

Then I add the potato’s and sprinkle a package of dry onion soup mix. Covered them with a lid and let then cook til they are soft and crispy if that’s the way you like them.

 

 

Here they are ready to serve. I had them with Bacon Cheese Burgers. That blog is coming next 😉

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog I hope you liked it!

Love Lady Beth

 

My easy Spaghetti Dinner

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First I fry a pound or so of hamburger. I would fry some onions and garlic then put the hamburger in but I did not have an onion. So I started the hamburger and put in a 3 table spoons of minced garlic in it. And I used one of my skillets I bought from Sur La Table 🙂

 

 

Now this tool is an awesome little thing. It’s called a Mix N Chop! From Pampered Chef. I used to the help me in frying the hamburger. Oh yes and check out my skillet from Sur La Table it’s so easy to clean after use. I do let it cool down first. So it won’t warp.

 

 

Mix N Chop

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Here is the Spaghetti I cooked it for 12 min.

 

 

Okay I’m very sorry I do not have a home-made spaghetti sauce. I have never made a home-made sauce. I would love to make one that I can get red of the acid so my family would eat it. Heart burn this is why! I love spaghetti so I make it now my girls might have a little but my husband and son will not touch it because of heart burn.

So anyways I used this sauce one of my favorites. And it was really good!

 

Then I put it all together. And let all the flavors marry. Now this is how my Mom would make it. Well she loves elbow macaroni and so do I. But my husband and girls like long string spaghetti. So this is how I make it 🙂

 

 

And to top it off I put Cheddar Cheese. And it was very yummy.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog. I hope you enjoyed it 🙂

Love Lady Beth

My Son’s Favorite Meal

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I work late a lot so the night before I made this I boiled about 4 to 5 boneless / skinless chicken breast. I started them frozen I put the water in the pan, put the chicken in the water and turn it on high and set the timer for 1 hour. Then I let it set in the pan with no heat on for 30 min. Then I put it in the refrigerator.

Oh and by the way the name of the dinner is 7 Cheese Tortellini with chicken and white sauce.

All you need is:

Chicken

7 Cheese Tortellini

White sauce ( homemade or in a jar )

Butter

Garlic

Salt and pepper

Season salt

The next day I washed the chicken and cut it in chunks. Then I put some butter and garlic in the cast iron skillet to heat up the chicken and it makes it a little brown and the flavor is awesome.

Here is the tortellini  I get it from Costco it comes in a 2 pack. I freeze one and use one.

It’s very fragile. You only have to cook it for the most 8 min. After the water is already boiling that is.

Here I have the Chicken and Tortellini cooking. See the browning on the chicken? It is so delicious!

I mixed it all together and it is ready to serve.

To go with the 7 cheese Tortellini and white sauce is of course Garlic Bread.

And not just Garlic Bread but garlic bread with cheese 🙂

Being served to my husband 🙂

Being served to my son 🙂 2 very happy men.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog I hope you enjoyed it. Have an awesome 3 day weekend I know I will 🙂

Love Lady Beth

My Friend Robin’s Chili

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Well because I cook this in the crock pot. The night before I cooked the hamburger. So I would not have to do it in the morning. Because I get up at 6:00 anyways for work. I love my sleep so I did it the night before 🙂

 

So after the meat is all fried or browned I put in some taco seasoning in the meat. Now you can use a Rotisserie Chicken instead of hamburger meat. Then I put it in the refrigerator for the night. Then the next morning I put it all together 🙂

 

Now here is everything that goes in it excepted the hamburger.

 

So the next morning I heated up the hamburger in the microwave then put it in the crock pot.

 

Then I put in one can of black beans.

 

And one can of pinto beans.

 

And 2 cans of white beans.

 

I chopped up 1 bunch of green onions and put them in.

 

Now for the cilantro I put one bunch. You can put 1/2 of a bunch or to your liking. We like cilantro so to our liking we put one whole bunch 🙂

 

Now put in a can of green enchilada sauce.

 

And 1/2 of a jar of salsa verde.

 

Then I stirred the chili.

 

Then I added 1/2 cup of chicken broth.

 

Now it’s time for the spices. Cumin, Chili powder, red pepper flakes, Salt and pepper. Put all to your liking!

 

Oh yes and we can not forget the Garlic lol I put about 3 spoon fulls of minced garlic. I could have put more to my liking. So put to your liking 🙂

 

 

 

Then stir it all together put a lid on it keep it on low. Everything is already cooked we just want to marry all the flavors for a yummy chili.

 

When it’s done like 6 to 8 hours later here it is.

 

Then add some grated cheese to it any kind. This one is Monterey jack Cheese.

 

You can have it with some chips like I did or some Mexican corn bread. I did not get home til after 8 or I would have made some Mexican corn bread 🙂

 

And here is the left overs. I filled to Mason Jars. I love me some Mason Jars. This weekend I went and bought more Mason Jars 🙂

Here is the recipe:

Hamburger or Rotisserie Chicken

1 can of black beans

1 can of pinto beans

2 cans of white beans

1 can of green enchilada sauce

1/2  Jar of salsa verde

1 Bunch of green onions

1 or 1/2 of cilantro

1/2 cup of chicken broth

Cumin to your liking

Chili powder to your liking

Red pepper flakes to your liking

Salt and pepper to your liking

Garlic to your liking

Cook in crock pot all day 🙂

To have with the Chili:

Cheese

Chips

or

Mexican corn bread

Enjoy!! 🙂

Thank you so much for reading my blog I hope you enjoyed it have an awesome week!

Love Lady Beth

My Mamma’s Lasagna

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Here is every thing we are having for dinner. Lasagna, Corn and Garlic Bread. Well all the in ingredients. Here is the recipe:

1 box of Lasagna Noodles

1 or 2 lbs of hamburger ( or what ever you would like )

Garlic ( as much as you like ) put it in while frying the hamburger

1 can of sliced olives

Cottage Cheese

Spaghetti Sauce

Cheese

Cover with foil

Bake at 425 for 45 min.

 

First put some garlic in the pan with the hamburger and fry it.

 

Then drain the hamburger and while you are frying the hamburger you can

 

Grate the cheese. Now I used Cheddar and Jack Cheese.

 

Here the Lasagna Noodles are cooking.

 

Now I got whole black olives and I sliced them to save money.

 

I just had to show you my Pampered Chef can opener. I love it!!! It works great.

 

Here is the Cottage Cheese. I have to tell on my self. I opened the Cottage Cheese and stirred it and I seen these little Yellow things in there and it was pineapple. But I used it anyway and you could not taste it.

 

After I saw the Pineapple I read the name on it just a little to late!

 

Here is my work station.

 

Here we go!

 

Put some sauce on the bottom of the dish.

 

Just spread it all over the bottom of the dish.

 

Lay the Noodles on the sauce.

 

Put more sauce on the noodles.

 

Then put some hamburger. I make 2 layers so I use half of the hamburger on both layers.

 

Then you sprinkle on the olives.

 

Now the Cottage Cheese. I just put some on it and then spread it around with a spoon.

 

Here comes the Cheese.

 

After the Cheese spread more sauce on the cheese. Do the same for the next layer Noodles, Hamburger, Olives, Cottage Cheese, Cheese and Sauce. For the top cover the last layer with the noodles, the rest of the sauce, the rest of the olives and the rest of the cheese.

 

After you bake it at 425 for 45 min. this is what it looks like. And it taste even better!

Thank you so much for reading my blog. Have an awesome weekend.

Love Lady Beth

 

 

Spanish Rice

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My friend Danielle gave me a recipe she got from her Mom. I did a little change to it. But then I might change it because I do not have everything it calls for 🙂 Or I add more things to it so this is Danielle’s Mom’s and Mine put together!

1/2 stick of butter

1 1/2 cups of rice

Garlic

3 cups of water now you can add chicken broth powder or use already made chicken broth.

1 small can of tomato sauce

1 Small can of green chiles

2 green onions

1/2 bunch of cilantro

Here is goes!

So first I start out melting the butter then I stir in the rice and garlic. Fry it til it is light brown. Then I add the water and chicken broth powder a tbsp for each cup of water. Also at this point I put in the tomato sauce and the can of green chilies. After it comes to a boil.

I turn it to Med heat cover it and set the timer for 20 min. Then I cut up the green onions and the cilantro to add when it is done.

Here it is with everything added. But I do have to e tell you I did not use the tomato sauce because I did not have any or I would have used it. But it tasted great without it too. Oh yes and because of the chicken broth I do not add salt well I do add salt to my plate. I get in trouble when I add salt to the dish. It will taste great to me but to salty for everyone else.

I hope you liked my blog and will try the recipe. Have a great day!

Love Lady Beth

Pork Chops with Garlic and Wine

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The makings of the meal: ( I got this receipe from the Pioneer Woman )

Pork Chops ( I get the pork chops from Costco. They are with out bone and thick so I cut them in half for more to serve )

Olive Oil & Butter

Peeled Garlic Cloves

Red Wine

Balsamic Vinegar

Beef Broth

Bay Leaves

Salt & Pepper

Salt and Pepper both sides of the Pork Chops. Then sear them in a heavy skillet with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter over high heat. You don’t need to cook them all the way through at this stage; The goal is to get as much color on both sides as possible.

Remove the Pork Chops to a plate and set them aside for a bit.

Reduce the heat to medium-high and throw in the peeled garlic cloves. Stir the garlic around and cook it for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until the garlic starts getting nice and golden brown and begins to soften. Then pour in a good amount of Red Wine.

Throw in a Bay Leaf, then let it bubble up and become nice and violent.

Let it reduce for several minutes. You want the garlic to continue to cook and soften a bit.

Then throw in pork chops and some beef broth! Arrange them in the skillet so that they’re swimming in the sauce a bit. Just let them set in there and continue to cook. The juices from the pork will become a part of the sauce and the flavor. Drizzle in a tablespoon or so of balsamic. Then let the chops simmer for another couple of minutes.

When the sauce is starting to reduce and thicken. Take the pork chops out of the skillet.

Let the sauce continue to bubble. Reducing the sauce is the key! Work the garlic around and make sure it’s soft enough to easily cut with a knife. Fell free to splash in a little more beef broth if the sauce needs a tiny bit more liquid.

At the very end, throw in a tablespoon of butter.

Add a small amount of salt and pepper. Stir to make an awesome sauce.

Arrange the pork chops on a plater or what ever you have. Then pour the whole skillet of sauce over the pork chops, garlic and all. You can also sprinkle the top with a little chopped parsley or sliced green onions if you think it needs a little green.  It is so awesome! My family loves it 🙂  You can serve it with mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, white rice, and of course some awesome garlic bread.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Have an awesome Easter weekend!

Lady Beth

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Pork Tenderloin

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This is a pork tenderloin and boy was it yummy ;P I had bought a Pork Tenderloin from Costco and it was twice this size. So I cut it in half and got 2 meals out of it 😉 When I made the first one I did not care for it. So I found a better recipe and I’m going to share it with you 😉

1 package of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing dry mix. Sprinkle it over the pork.

1 Cup of water. Pour that over the pork.

3/4 Cup of red wine. Pour it over the pork.

Garlic. I put about 4 cloves grated. You can put what you like.  We love Garlic 😉

Soy sauce. Not sure how much. I just poured some in I would say about less than 1/4 cup. But I like it salty.

Pepper

Cook it all day in a slow cooker/Crock pot! Delish!! 😉

Along with the pork we had Fried potatoes. They were very big potatoes from Costco 😉

As you can see I love shopping at Costco 😉

Here are the potatoes bathing in some butter with salt and pepper.

All done covered with Cheese! Just how we like it 😉

We also had some Asparagus. We let that cook covered, in some oil and Garlic butter that I made myself 😉 along with some salt and pepper.

Here is my garlic butter I made. I let the butter get soft then I grate garlic in it and stir. It smells so good.

I spread the garlic butter over this awesome Sourdough bread. Then I sprinkle Cheese over that and bake 7 min. @ 350. I wish I would have taken a picture when it was done. But I didn’t ;(

And here it is on my paper plate 😉 I’m going to get some better plates so next time it will look beautiful 😉

Thank  you for reading my blog. Have an awesome day!

Lady Beth