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Posts from March 2014

Veggie Jambalaya

Of course you can add sausage to this if you want to but it is a nice option for a Meat-Free Monday!

1 tbsp canola oil
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, choppped
1 celery rib, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups water
1 can (14-1/2 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (1/2 tsp if you like it spicy!)
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 can (16 oz) butter beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (16 oz) red beans, rinsed and drained

In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat.  Add the green pepper, onion and celery; cook and stir until tender.  Add garlic, cook 1 minute longer.

Add the water, tomatoes, tomato sauce and seasonings.  Bring to a boil; stir in rice.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-18 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.  Stir in beans; heat through.

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Monday 31 Brain Strain

20 years ago, 90% of people did THIS on a regular basis.  Today, it's about half that many.

Incorrect Guesses:  use a phone book, eat breakfast, go on vacation, buy music, send a Birthday card through the mail, rent movies

Correct Answer:  write checks
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Friday 28 Brain Strain

If you're the parent of a child between the ages of 6 and 12, you'll spend an average of $245 this year on THIS.

Incorrect Guesses:  shoes, glasses, clothes, medicine, school supplies, doctor office visits

Correct Answer:  birthday party gifts
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Thursday 27 Brain Strain

3% of men have a crush on

Incorrect Guesses:  mother in law, professor or teacher, beer, sports, themselves, pineapples, sibling, wives friend, sister in law, neighbor, priest or minister, weather person

Correct Answer:  dental hygienist
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Chicken Pita Pizzas

Personal pizzas on pita bread make everyone happy at dinner time!

4 whole pita breads
1/2 cup refried black beans
1/2 cup salsa
1 cup cubed cooked chicken breasts
2 tbsp chopped green chilies
2 tbsp sliced ripe olives
3/4 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
1 green onion, chopped
Sour cream, as desired

Preheat the oven to 350.  Place pita breads on a baking sheet; spread each with beans.  Top with salsa, chicken , chilies and olives; sprinkle with cheese.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.  Tope with green onion; serve with a side of sour cream!

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Wednesday 26 Brain Strain

According to a new Health dot com survey, 70% of people who say they have self esteem issues also admit to doing THIS a lot.

Incorrect Guesses:  over eating, stay at home, bite their nails

Correct Answer:  honk their horn
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Spaghetti Casserole

You might have leftovers of this big casserole but, then again, it is so might not!

1 (8 oz) package spaghetti
1 pound lean (90%) ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 jar (14 oz) spaghetti sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3 oz cream cheese (you can use reduced-fat cream cheese)
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream (you can use reduced-fat sour cream)
3 green onions, chopped
1-1/2 cups (6 oz) shredded cheddar/Monterey Jack cheese blend

Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain.  Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink; drain.  Stir in the spaghetti sauce, salt and pepper; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In a small bowl, mix cream cheese and sour cream until blended; stir in green onions.  In a greased 11x7 baking dish, layer the spaghetti, cream cheese mixture and meat mixture.  Top with shredded cheese.

Bake, covered, at 350 for 25 minutes.  Uncover and bake for 5-10 minutes longer or until the cheese is bubbly.

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Tuesday 25 Brain Strain

5% of Americans are very unhappy with THIS about themselves.

Incorrect Guesses:  their weight, their hair, shoe size, name, smile or teeth, looks in general, the money that they make, taste buds, drivers license picture, nose

Correct Answer:  the sound of their own voice
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Carrot Soup

Another option for Meat-Free Monday, this soup is creamy AND spicy!

1 (7 oz) can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 small sweet onion, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 (32 oz) container vegetable broth
1 (16 oz) package baby carrots
1/3 cup half-and-half
1 tsp salt
Toppings to garnish:  Chopped fresh chives, sour cream, chopped dried chile peppers

Remove 2 tsp adobo sauce from can; reserve peppers and remaining sauce for another use.

Saute onion in oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat 3-4 minutes or until tender.  Stir in broth, carrots and 2 tsp adobo sauce; cover, increase heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium, and simmer, partially covered, 15-20 minutes or until carrots are tender.  Remove from heat and let cool 10 minutes.

Process carrot mixture in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed.  Return carrot mixture to Dutch oven.  Stir in half-and-half and salt.  Cook over low heat 2-4 minutes until heated through.  Serve with toppings!

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Monday 24 Brain Strain

Experts found that it takes 3 minutes, 36 seconds to do THIS, perfectly.

Incorrect Guesses:  boil an egg, shave, brush your teeth, make a steak, make a pot of coffee

Correct Answer:  make toast
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