One of America’s Favorites – Nachos

September 9, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 2 Comments
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Nachos with tortilla chips, melted cheese, olives, jalapeño peppers, sour cream, and salsa

Nachos is a Tex-Mex dish from northern Mexico that consists of heated tortilla chips or totopos covered with melted cheese (or a cheese-based sauce), often served as a snack or appetizer. More elaborate versions of the dish add other ingredients, and may be substantial enough to serve as a main dish. Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya is credited with creating the dish in 1943; the original nachos consisted of fried corn tortilla chips covered with melted cheese and sliced jalapeño peppers.

Nachos originated in the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, just over the border from Eagle Pass, Texas. In 1943, the wives of U.S. soldiers stationed at Fort Duncan in Eagle Pass were in Piedras Negras on a shopping trip for the day and arrived at the Victory Club restaurant after it had closed for the day. The maître d’hôtel, Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, created a new snack for them with what little he had available in the kitchen: tortillas and cheese. Anaya cut the tortillas into triangles, fried them, added shredded cheddar cheese, quickly heated them, added sliced pickled jalapeño peppers, and served them.

When asked what the dish was called, he answered, “Nacho’s especiales”, after his own nickname. . As word of the dish traveled, the apostrophe was lost, and Nacho’s “specials” became “special nachos”.

Anaya went on to work at the Moderno Restaurant in Piedras Negras, which still uses the original recipe. He also opened his own restaurant, “Nacho’s Restaurant”, in Piedras Negras. Anaya’s original recipe was printed in the 1954 St. Anne’s Cookbook.

The popularity of the dish swiftly spread throughout Texas and the Southwest. The first known appearance of the word “nachos” in English dates to 1950, from the book A Taste of Texas. According to El Cholo Spanish Cafe history, waitress Carmen Rocha is credited with making nachos in San Antonio, Texas, before introducing the dish to Los Angeles at the cafe in 1959.

Nachos with cheese

A modified version of the dish, with cheese sauce and prepared tortilla chips, was marketed in 1976 by Frank Liberto, owner of Ricos Products, during Texas Rangers baseball games at Arlington Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This version became known as “ballpark nachos”. During the September 4, 1978 Monday Night Football game between the Baltimore Colts and Dallas Cowboys, sportscaster Howard Cosell enjoyed the name “nachos”, and made a point of mentioning the dish in his broadcasts over the following weeks, further popularizing it and introducing it to a whole new audience. Liberto died in 2017.

Ignacio Anaya died in 1975. In his honor, a bronze plaque was erected in Piedras Negras, and October 21 was declared the International Day of the Nacho. Anaya’s son, Ignacio Anaya, Jr., served as a judge at the annual nacho competition.

The nutritional breakdown and total calorie count for a serving of nachos typically depends on the type of nacho, type of cheese, and additional toppings (such as beef, jalapeños, etc.) that are included in the serving. Most typical corn tortilla chips contain about 15 calories per chip. Baked corn tortilla chips have about 6 calories per chip, making them a healthier alternative option to the usual fried chip. Mexican-style cheddar cheese contains about 110 calories per ounce. Adding an additional source of protein, such as chicken or beef, increases the calorie count by about 100 calories or so. All in all, a single serving of nachos can contain from 300–600 total calories.

A single serving of nachos also contains significant amounts of fat, sodium, and calcium. There are around 16 grams of fat, 816 mg of sodium, and 272 mg of calcium per serving of nachos. In other words, one serving contains 39% of the daily value for fat, 34% of the daily value for sodium, and 27% of the daily value for calcium.

Nachos with beef, beans and cheese

A variation consists of a quartered and fried tostada topped with a layer of refried beans and/or various meats and a layer of shredded cheese or nacho cheese, topped with habanero hot sauce.

Other variations include barbecue nachos (in which cheese is replaced with barbecue sauce) and poutine nachos (in which cheddar cheese is replaced with cheese curds and gravy). Although those variations use nontraditional ingredients, these versions are still classified as nachos.

Traditional nachos consist of the tortilla chips topped with cheese and jalapenos, as done by Anaya who created “nachos”. The modern form of nachos has several possible ingredients with the most common toppings being cheese, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, jalapenos, and sometimes lettuce. Lettuce is a less common topping, if added at all. The topping of the greatest quantity is often the cheese.

Nachos vary from the modern style served in restaurants to the quick and easy nachos sold at concession stands in stadiums. The nachos sold at concession stands consists of tortilla chips topped with pump-able cheese sauce. The cheese sauce comes in condensed form to which water or milk and pepper juice are added. What is contained in the condensed form itself is a trade secret. Another variation of nachos is “dessert nachos”. These vary widely, from cinnamon and sugar on pita chips to “s’more nachos” with marshmallow and chocolate on graham crackers, and typically refer to a dessert consisting of scattered toppings on some form of crispy base.

Nachos with an abundance of toppings are sometimes called “loaded nachos”, “super nachos”, or “epic nachos”. This type of dish is usually served as an appetizer at bars or restaurants in the United States and elsewhere. Typically, the tortilla chips are arranged on a platter, meat and refried bean toppings are then added, and the entire platter is smothered with shredded cheese. The platter is then put into a broiler or microwave to cause the cheese to melt. The platter is then covered with the cold toppings (shredded lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, jalapeños, etc.) and served immediately.

In Memphis, Tennessee, barbecue nachos are served in most barbecue restaurants, and also at sporting events. Generous portions of barbecued pork shoulder are placed atop tortilla chips, then covered with melted cheese or nacho cheese, barbecue sauce, and sliced jalapeño peppers.

Nachos using a processed cheese sauce

In Hawaii, kalua pork and pineapple nachos are served in many restaurants and bars. Generous portions of kalua pork and pineapple bits are placed atop tortilla chips, then covered with melted cheese or nacho cheese, and varied toppings.

A similar dish that involves tortilla chips and cheese is found in Tex-Mex restaurants. Small bowls of chili con queso and/or, more commonly, salsa, are served with baskets of warm tortilla chips as appetizers.

A form of processed cheese sauce mixed with peppers and other spices is often used in place of freshly shredded cheese in institutional or large-scale production settings, such as schools, movie theaters, sports venues, and convenience stores, or wherever using freshly grated cheese may be logistically prohibitive. Though originally formulated as a cheaper and more convenient source of cheese to top nachos, this dip has become popular enough in the U.S. that it is available in some Mexican-themed restaurants, and at major grocery stores, in both name-brand (Frito-Lay, Tostitos, and Taco Bell) and unbranded versions.

 

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It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – DEEP, DARK AND STOUT CHILI

September 7, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | 2 Comments
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for DEEP, DARK AND STOUT CHILI. Just the name of DEEP, DARK AND STOUT CHILI makes you do the Chili drool! This one is made using; Extra Lean Ground Beef, Kidney Beans, Green Bell Peppers, Stewed Tomatoes, Dark Stout Beer, Chili Powder, Ground Cumin, Roasted Cumin, Sodium-Free Beef Bouillon Granules, and Salt. The recipe comes from one of my favorite sites, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. At the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

DEEP, DARK AND STOUT CHILI
Ingredients

2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)
1-1/2 lb extra lean ground beef (or 1 lb extra lean ground beef and 15-oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained)
2 cups diced green bell peppers
1 cup diced red onion
3 cans (14.5 oz each) no-salt-added stewed tomatoes
1 bottle (12 oz) dark stout beer
3 Tbsp chili powder
1-1/2 Tbsp ground cumin
1-1/2 Tbsp smoked paprika (optional)
1 Tbsp sodium-free beef bouillon granules
1 tsp salt

Toppings:

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1 medium lime, cut into 6 wedges

Directions

1 – Heat 1 Tbsp canola oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Working in two batches, brown beef, about 3-4 minutes per batch, stirring frequently.
2 – Meanwhile, in a saute pan heat remaining 1 Tbsp canola oil and cook bell peppers and onions 4 minutes or until onions are soft, stirring frequently. Stir into cooked beef. Add stewed tomatoes, beer, chili powder, cumin, paprika, and bouillon. Bring just to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce heat, cover and simmer 45 minutes. Stir in salt.
3 – Serve chili with choice of toppings placed in three small bowls.
NOTES:
Like most chili recipes, the flavors are more blended if the chili is served the next day. This dish freezes well, too.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 8 servings. Serving size: 1-1/3 cups chili.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 240
Fat: 8 grams
Saturated Fat: 1.5 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Sodium: 480 milligrams
Cholesterol: 45 milligrams
Protein: 20 grams
Carbohydrates: 18 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/deep-dark-and-stout-chili

Healthy Gluten-Free Chili Recipes

September 7, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in chili, Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Gluten-Free Chili Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Gluten-Free Chili Recipes with recipes like; Tried-and-True Chili Mac, Kickin’ Hot Chili, and Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Gluten-Free Chili Recipes
Find healthy, delicious gluten-free chili recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Tried-and-True Chili Mac
Two favorite dishes are combined in one meal! Delicious chili and comforting mac and cheese take under 30 minutes to prepare, and then finish off in the slow-cooker……………….

Kickin’ Hot Chili
If you like your chili seriously hot, this recipe is for you. For an even bigger kick, use the whole teaspoon of cayenne pepper……………………

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
Make a double batch of this quick vegetarian chili, full of black beans and sweet potatoes, and eat it for lunch the next day or freeze the extras for another night. We love the smoky heat from the ground chipotle, but omit it if you prefer a mild chili. Serve with tortilla chips or cornbread and coleslaw…………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Gluten-Free Chili Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19999/dietary-restrictions/gluten-free/dinner/chili/

Healthy One-Pot Meal Recipes

September 4, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy One-Pot Meal Recipes. Delicious and Healthy One-Pot Meal Recipes with recipes including; Instant Pot Vegetarian White Chili, Skillet Lemon Chicken and Potatoes with Kale, and Catfish and Sausage Jambalaya. Fid these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy One-Pot Meal Recipes
Find healthy, delicious one-pot meals including one-pot chicken, pasta and Mexican dishes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Instant Pot Vegetarian White Chili
Parsnips lend a wonderful sweet and nutty flavor to this healthy white bean chili. Using an Instant Pot (or any other pressure cooker) means this hearty chili can be ready in under an hour, but it still tastes like it’s simmered away for hours. Pureeing some of the chili gives the stew a nice creaminess, but feel free to skip that step to save time. Garnish the chili with cheese and sour cream for a richer meal, or serve it as-is to keep it vegan…………..

Skillet Lemon Chicken and Potatoes with Kale
This easy one-pan skillet-roasted lemon chicken is perfect for weeknight dinners. Juicy chicken thighs are cooked in the same pan as baby potatoes and kale for a satisfying meal with the added bonus of minimal cleanup…………..

Catfish and Sausage Jambalaya
This catfish and sausage jambalaya recipe is one you might find in a neighborhood eatery in Creole country. Turkey sausage links have fewer calories and less fat than traditional pork sausage, but still deliver amazing taste to this dish…………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy One-Pot Meal Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18264/cooking-methods-styles/one-pot/

3 Bean Turkey Chili

August 29, 2019 at 6:34 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, chili, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Turkey Chili

 

For Breakfast this morning I had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Did a load of laundry and cleaned the house, dusted and vacuumed. 80 degrees and Sunny out today! I got the cart of the shed along with the rake and leaf blower. Raked the front and side yard. Then took the cart for a spin around the neighborhood. Signs of the Fall getting closer; more leaves to rake and a few trees turning color, Football starting up, growing my beard back, and a stronger yearning for Chili! So I grabbed the last container from the freezer of my 3 Bean Turkey Chili for Dinner tonight! New Batch coming soon though!

I had made a batch of my 3 Bean Turkey Chili and had it in the freezer. I’ve left the original post below with details of ingredients and directions. Enjoy, later!

 

To make my Chili I’m using Jennie -O Lean Ground Turkey. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Black Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans) drained and rinsed, Then I mix in 1 Red Onion (medium Chopped or Minced), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Seeded and Chopped), and 3 Cloves Minced Garlic. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste (2 cans), 1/2 Tsp Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin (McCormick), 2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon (McCormick), 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves (McCormick), and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). What’s good about this recipe you can use your own favorite Spices and make your own tweaks to it.

 

 

First thing I do is get the Crock Pot out and put in a Glad Crock Pot Liner. The Liners are incredible, just line your Crock Pot with one and spray it with Pam Cooking Spray. Now you are set to go. It makes for one easy clean up, just remove it when done and give the inside of your Crock Pot a quick wipe down and your clean up is done! On with the recipe.

 

 

 

 

I prepared the Beans and Ground Turkey last night. To prepare the Turkey, I started by browning the Jennie -O Ground Turkey. Using a large skillet sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Preheat the skillet on medium heat. When heated I add the Ground Turkey and all the Seasonings and Tomato Paste, stirring often. When the Turkey has browned I put it in a large plastic container and on into the fridge after it had cooled a bit. Next I opened all 3 cans of Bush Beans into a large bowl and stirred until mixed. Stored them in a bowl and in the fridge also.

 

 

 

Then this morning I added everything to the Crock Pot. I also added a 1/2 cup of Water, stirred twice, and put the lid on the Crock Pot and set on low for 5-6 hours. The full recipe and list of ingredients is at the end of the post. Then sit back and enjoy the aroma, that usually starts after an hour or so of simmering! I love a thick Chili and this one works! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey combined with all those Beans and Spices is a perfect match. Served it topped with some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.

 

 

 

I just love the aroma of the simmering Chili, that usually starts after an hour or so of simmering! I love a thick Chili and this one works! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey combined with all those Beans and Spices is a perfect match. Served it topped with some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I’ll be using the Leftover Chili in a couple of different ways for the couple of days, can’t wait! Chili is even better after sitting in the fridge for a day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Bean Turkey Chili

Ingredients
1 lb. package Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Red Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans), drained and rinsed
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1/2 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
1/2 Tsp Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
1/2 Cup of Water
Shredded Cheese, I use Grated Dutch Gouda or Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Topping)
Oyster Crackers
Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.

Directions:
*Brown Turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and water.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, Chopped Onions, or serve with some home made cornbread.

3 Bean Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese w/ Corn Bread

August 9, 2019 at 6:46 PM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese w/ Corn Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a 2 Egg Scrambled Eggs that I topped with some Ortega Smokey Chipotle Taco Sauce and some Sargento Off the Block Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I also toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Rain in the morning and then turning partly cloudy and 85 degrees out. Got the cart out of shed and started some repair work on the shed. I’m replacing the bottom trim around the back and the 2 sides of the shed. Looks like at least a 2 day job. One of those jobs that takes longer when in a mobility cart. For dinner tonight I prepared 3 Bean Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese w/ Corn Bread.

 

 

 

 

I came across a recipe for Chili Mac the other day and I couldn’t get it out of my mind. So I made some my way! I had prepared some quite a while back using Hormel Turkey Chili w/ Beans. This time around I had a container of my 3 Bean Turkey Chili in the freezer so I sat it in the fridge to thaw overnight. I’ll also be making a small Cast Iron Skillet of Corn Bread! Can’t wait for Dinner!

 

 

 

 

 

I had a couple of containers of my 3 Bean Turkey Chili in the freezer. If I was making my Chili I use a Crock Pot and let it simmer all day! To make it I use; 2 – 1 lb. packages of Jennie – O Ground Turkey Breast, many Spices, 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, and Frank’s Hot Sauce. With toppings of Sargento Off the Block Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Oyster Crackers. I just added the Chili to a sauce pan and heated it on low, stirring often until heated through. Set aside as my Pasta was cooking. For the full recipe and cooking instructions of the 3 Bean Turkey Chili just click the link. (https://beatcancer2010.wordpress.com/2019/03/30/3-bean-turkey-chili-12/)

 

 

 

 

For my Elbow Pasta I used DereamFields Elbows. It’s tough finding Whole Grain Pastas, at least around here where I live. Used to be I could find it at most any Grocery Store. Maybe 1 or 2 stores or on line. The DreamFields is all I could find at Meijer yesterday. It’s 190 calories and 36 net carbs per serving, cooks up great, and good taste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easy to prepare; Grab a large sauce pan and boil your water to a rapid boil, amount of water depends how much Pasta you are preparing. Add the amount of Pasta you’ll need and return it to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, for a 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and drain, draining it well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add it back to the pot and add the 3 Bean Turkey Chili and mix with a large spoon, heat on low and mix well. And it’s ready to serve! Top with Cheese, Hot Sauce, Sour Cream, or Diced Onions. I just always use the Cheese and Hot Sauce for my toppings. To serve just grab a bowl and scoop out the amount that you want. Add your toppings, if any, and enjoy! The 3 Bean Turkey Chili works perfect with Elbow Pasta. Such a good Comfort Food Dish!

 

 

 

 

 

To go with the Chili Mac I also made a small Cast Iron Skillet of Corn Bread. For the Corn Bread I’m using Martha White White Corn Meal. First Corn Bread I’ve made in a while and it’s just as good as it always was! What a meal 3 Bean Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese w/ Corn Bread. Then for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DreamFields Elbows Pasta

Nutritious Elbow Pasta With A Traditional Taste
One of the most versatile cuts of pasta, Elbows are very well suited for soups, salads and the all American favorite macaroni and cheese, like our Healthier Mac and Cheese. Try Dreamfields elbows with Fruit & Yogurt Salad, a surprisingly delicious combination!

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Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers

July 28, 2019 at 6:25 PM | Posted in Skyline Chili | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers

 

 


Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. Allergies and Sinuses bothered me all night. Both let up as the morning went on. Had to break out my cart, leaf blower and rake out. It’s amazing the leaves that keep falling around here! I swear I think most of them blow into our yard! So I raked the yard and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Filled up a large Hefty Yard Bag with the leaves. I’m tired! Its no fun and double the work raking the yard and picking up leaves from a wheel chair or mobility cart. But I’m thankful that I have the tools so I can get things done around the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared some Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers.

 

 

 


So I wanted something easy to prepare after working out in the yard but I still wanted a hot good meal. So since I’m always in the mood for some Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers that’s what we had tonight. Nothing says comfort food more than a Skyline 3 Way! As always I used my favorite, the Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti. It comes packaged for the microwave, a bit smaller size than what you get at a Skyline but just right for those that want a few lower calories and carbs than the normal size. It comes with Spaghetti topped with Skyline Chili. To prepare it, it couldn’t be easier!

 

 

 


It now comes in a microwavable pouch instead of microwavable bowl. Easily prepared – Just shake the pouch. Then tear the corner off to vent while cooking. Place the pouch standing upright in the microwave. Then microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes. Let stand for 1 minute and it’s ready! And I needed this. I had not had this in a while and it really hit the spot!

 

 

 

 

 


Poured the Chili into a bowl, added a couple of shakes of Frank’s Hot Sauce, topped it with Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I also had a side of Skyline Oyster Crackers. And if you’re having Oyster Crackers, then Frank’s Red Hot Sauce is a must! Just add a few drops on top of the Crackers, it’s the local way to have your Oyster Crackers. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Skyline Chili Spaghetti, 14oz Microwavable Pouch

It’s a great new way to enjoy the original Cincinnati favorite, Skyline Chili with spaghetti!
* Skyline Chili Spaghetti One 14oz Microwavable Pouch
* Cheese Not Included
* Cincinnati’s Famous Heats in 2 Minutes
* Also Can be Prepared on Stove top

NATIONAL CHILI DOG DAY………..

July 25, 2019 at 12:27 PM | Posted in National Day | Leave a comment
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NATIONAL CHILI DOG DAY
On the last Thursday of July hot dog lovers across the United States start topping their hot dogs with delicious chili to celebrate National Chili Dog Day.

Wrapping up National Hot Dog Month, the chili dog brings the heat. Add onions, cheese or chili sauce for more variety. With a hot dog, the condiments are endless.

Also known as a coney dog or chili con carne, the first person to make a chili dog probably tried it around the turn of the 20th century. Even then it was probably a meat and tomato sauce, not the full-on firehouse chili we know today.

Even now, the chili dog gains gourmet status depending on where you go. Add the best ingredients, all-beef franks and pretzel bun. Experiment with the sausage seasonings or the type of chili. For example, switch to a flavorful brat seasoned with chipotle and top it with buffalo chili. Let your imagination go wild. Of course, a traditional chili dog is always an option, too.

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-chili-dog-day-last-thursday-in-july/

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Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers

July 14, 2019 at 6:43 PM | Posted in Skyline Chili | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers

 


For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light 100 Calorie Multi Grain English Muffin and topped it with a Poached Egg. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly cloudy, 93 degrees, and humid out there today. Went to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Did a load of laundry. Cleaned up and swept the shed. Then got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Later got the rake out and raked the front yard. There’s about 7 trees that shed the leaves this time of year and they all seem to settle in our yard! It just doesn’t seem right to have to rake leaves in Summer! For Dinner tonight I prepared some Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers.

 

 

 


I have to fast after midnight tonight, Doctor’s appointment at 7:45 in the morning. So I wanted something easy to prepare but I still wanted a hot good meal. So since I’m always in the mood for some Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers that’s what we had tonight. Nothing says comfort food more than a Skyline 3 Way! As always I used my favorite, the Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti. It comes packaged for the microwave, a bit smaller size than what you get at a Skyline but just right for those that want a few lower calories and carbs than the normal size. It comes with Spaghetti topped with Skyline Chili. To prepare it, it couldn’t be easier!

 

 

 

It now comes in a microwavable pouch instead of microwavable bowl. Easily prepared – Just shake the pouch. Then tear the corner off to vent while cooking. Place the pouch standing upright in the microwave. Then microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes. Let stand for 1 minute and it’s ready! And I needed this. I had not had this in a while and it really hit the spot!

 

 

 

 

 

Poured the Chili into a bowl, added a couple of shakes of Frank’s Hot Sauce, topped it with Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I also had a side of Skyline Oyster Crackers. And if you’re having Oyster Crackers, then Frank’s Red Hot Sauce is a must! Just add a few drops on top of the Crackers, it’s the local way to have your Oyster Crackers. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skyline Chili Spaghetti, 14oz Microwavable Pouch

It’s a great new way to enjoy the original Cincinnati favorite, Skyline Chili with spaghetti!
* Skyline Chili Spaghetti One 14oz Microwavable Pouch
* Cheese Not Included
* Cincinnati’s Famous Heats in 2 Minutes
* Also Can be Prepared on Stove top

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Crawfish Chili

June 15, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Crawfish Chili. Nothing like some Crawfish to kick up your Chili! Ground Beef, Shrimp, and Spices makeup this week’s recipe. The recipe is from one of my favorite sites, the CooksRecipes website. At the CooksRecipes website you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please everyone so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Crawfish Chili
Adding crawfish to the mix makes this chili as Louisianan as it gets.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 pounds ground beef
2 pounds crayfish
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried mint
1 tablespoon dried parsley
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 cup dry white wine
2 cups water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup chopped onion

Cooking Directions:
* Brown ground beef in a saucepan. Add crayfish, minced garlic, salt, soy sauce, cayenne pepper, mint, dried parsley, chili powder, tomato sauce, white wine, water, lemon juice, and chopped onions. Simmer for 2 hours, or until tender.

Makes 16 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/crawfish_chili_recipe.html

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