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BBQ Pork Chili

I love to find ways to utilize leftovers that are both frugal and delicious. This chili recipe was born out my desire to use leftover BBQ pork, and, since we're big chili fans, it was a no-brainer. This BBQ Pork Chili has layers of flavors with the combination of the BBQ and the chili seasonings. The aroma that filled the house while the chili was slow cooking was outrageously good. Since the pork was already well-cooked, it was merely a matter of allowing the chili to simmer, so the flavors could marry. Therefore, I put it all in my slow cooker and let it cook several hours on low. Easy and delicious with no waste...I could not be happier.

BBQ Pork Chili
A delicious make-it-new recipe...dump in slow cooker and simmer until done!


What's For Supper: Menu October 20, 2014

Strong breezes push clouds across the grayed skies, flocks of clamoring birds whirl and wheel as they start the migration to warmer climes, leaves are falling from our trees more quickly each day, but, thankfully, the temperatures are still very comfortable... perfect for savory dishes like the One Dish Dinner: Chicken, Potatoes, & Green Beans and the Slow Cooker Turkey BreastBoth are such easy meals to prepare, they are gifts to not only the cook, but the family as well! Enjoy the rest of the menu...I hope you find a new family favorite. 
What's For Supper: Menu October 20, 2014
What's For Supper: Menu October 20, 2014


Faith Comes By Hearing #59

No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near Psalm 91:10-11

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Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

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Stuffed Pepper Soup

When I was small, we lived with my grandparents for a while, and our Hungarian neighbor, Mary, would occasionally bring us a big pan of stuffed peppers.  It smelled heavenly and my Nan and Pop really enjoyed both the generous gesture and the delicious dish. How I wish I had tried it (I was a picky eater as a kid), since I now know what a great dish it is. Happily, we now have a modern easy-to-make soup! Each delicious spoonful is full of great flavors that we love. It went over very well and was gone before anyone could think about taking some for lunch the next day. If you have eaters that do not like rice, like we do, you can add the rice as you serve each bowl. Small sized pasta like stars or orzo make great substitutes for the rice, as well.


Pasta with Meat Sauce

When this pasta meat sauce is simmering on the stove, the aroma is so wonderful, you might feel you have been transported to a Tuscan kitchen. I suppose it's the combination of garlic, olive oil, and basil pesto simmering slowly in base of diced tomatoes. As the hubby arrives home, he comes through the door, calling, "Wow, it smells good in here!" Happily, we're equally pleased with the remarkable flavor. Whether winding spaghetti or piercing ziti, this savory sauce is delicious, and still is a favorite should you decide to enjoy a meat-free version. It takes little time to prepare and it's well worth the effort for that authentic Italian taste.

Pasta with Meat Sauce


What's For Supper: Menu October 13, 2014

This week's menu includes sirloin steaks that I found on sale (we're looking forward to grilling thankful that the weather will still allow it!) This week, I am making BBQ Pork Chili for the first time, using leftover pork and that makes me happy. When the cooler Fall evenings arrive, we turn to breakfast-for-dinner (my SIL calls it 'brinner'!) on a pretty regular basis, and that can be anything from pancakes to breakfast casseroles to full biscuits-and-gravy country plates. There is just something comforting about having the griddle and coffee pot going in the evening. 

What's For Supper: Menu October 13, 2014