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Easy Beef Potpie

Your whole house will smell delicious after baking up this dish!

1-1/2 pounds boneless beef top round steak, cut into 1/2-in. cubes
2 cups frozen peas and carrots, thawed
1 large potato, peeled, cooked and diced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 jar (18 oz) beef gravy
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tube (12 oz) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

In a large skillet sprayed lightly with cooking spray, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the vegetables, gravy, thyme and pepper. Transfer to a greased 9-in. pie plate (or 11-in by 7-in baking dish). Bake uncovered at 400 for 25 minutes.

Place the biscuits in a single layer over meat mixture. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until biscuits are golden brown.
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Brain Strain Thursday 18

A new survey revealed that instead of "You look thin", women would rather hear you say, "You look THIS"

Incorrect Guesses: great, trim, fit, really good, sexy, lucious

Correct Answer: young
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Brain Strain Weds 17

According to a new study, if you want your marriage to last find a man who is THIS

Incorrect Guesses: religious, funny, a good listener, a counsellor

Correct Answer: short
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Goulash Soup

So satisfying, this dish is destined to be a family favorite soon!

3 bacon strips, diced
1-1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1/2-in cubes
1 small green pepper, seeded and chopped
2 medium onions, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 can (14-1/2 oz) diced tomatoes
3 cups beef broth
2 tbsp paprika
1-1/2 tsp salt
Pepper to taste
Dash sugar
2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
Sour cream, dollops on servings optional

In a Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towels; drain--leaving about 2 tbsp drippings in pan. Add beef cubes and brown on all sides. Add green pepper and onions; cook until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomatoes, broth, paprika, salt, pepper and sugar.

Cover and simmer for about 1-1/2 hours or until beef is tender. About a 1/2 hour before serving, add the potatoes and reserved bacon; cook until potatoes are tender. Garnish each serving with a dollop of sour cream if desired.

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Ribeyes with chili butter

Perfect grillin' weather tonight so fire it up!

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Dash cayenne pepper
4 beef ribeye steaks (8 oz each)
1 to 2 tsp coarsely ground pepper
1/2 tsp sugar

In a small bowl, beat the butter, chili powder, mustard and cayenne until smooth. Refrigerate until serving.

Rub the steaks with pepper and sugar. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired donesness. Spoon chili butter over steaks and serve.
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Brain Strain Tuesday 16

People who do THIS regularly weigh 7 pounds less on average and have a lower BMI than people who don't do it.

Incorrect Guesses: smoke cigarettes, sleep for 8 hours a night, eat breakfast, eat fiber, drink water, make whoopie, smoke vapor cigarettes, drink milk, walk, travel by bike, exercise, poop, ride a motorcycle, skateboard, run, take the stairs

Correct Answer: take the bus
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Oven Swiss Steak

Your family will thank you for making this dish. Don't tell 'em it was so easy!

1 pound beef top round steak
4 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp canola oil
1/2 cup each chopped carrot and celery
2 tbsp chopped onion
2 cans (14-1/2 oz each) stewed tomatoes, undrained
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
4 tbsp shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Trim beef; cut into 4 portions and flatten each to 1/4-in. thickness. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour, salt; add beef and shake to coat. In an ovenproof skillet, brown beef in oil on both sides.

In the drippings, saute the celery, carrot and onion for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Return beef to the pan; spoon some of the veggie mixture over the top.

Cover and bake at 325 for 1 hour or until meat is tender. Uncover; sprinle iwth cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer until cheese is melted.

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Brain Strain Monday 15

In 2013, the U.S. government lost $55 million producing THIS.

Correct Answer: pennies
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Cheddar Chicken Chowder

Great way to use up leftover chicken!

3 cups chicken broth
2 cups diced peeled potatoes
1 cup each diced celery and diced carrots
1/2 cup diced onion
1-1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
2 cups (8 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups diced cooked chicken

In a 4-qt saucepan, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Reduce the heat; add the potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer 12-15 minutes or until veggies are tender.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium saucepan; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce the heat; add cheese, stirring until melted. Add to the broth along with the cooked chicken. Cook and stir until heated through.

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Brain Strain Friday 12

When asked what movie title best describes your dog's personality, THIS was the #1 answer.

Incorrect Guesses: The Hangover, Where's The Nearest Tree, Cujo, My Dog Skip, One Flew Over The Cookoo's Nest, Aliens, Goofy, Marley & Me, Stir Crazy

Correct Answer: Rambo
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