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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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Dijon Mushroom Beef

Tastes so fancy but this dish is ridiculously easy to make!

1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 medium onion, sliced
2 tsp olive oil
1 pound beef top sirloin steak, thinly sliced
1 can (10-3/4 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
3/4 cup milk
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
Hot cooked yolk-free noodles

In a large nonstick skillet, saute mushrooms and onion in oil until tender. Remove and set aside. in the same skillet, cook beef until no longer pink. Add the soup, milk, mustard and mushroom mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir until thickened. Serve over hot cooked noodles.

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Brain Strain Thurs 11

A survey asked 'What movie title best describes your boss?' The #1 answer was Dumb and Dumber, followed by THIS.

Incorrect Guesses: Happy Gilmore, Take This Job And Shove It, The Idiot, The Horrible Bosses, TheJerk, My Fair Lady, Meet The Fockers, Up In Smoke, Clueless, Dumbo, Rambo, The Godfather, Jackass, Meatballs, Superman, Scrooge, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, James Bond

Correct Answer: Psycho
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