Monday, August 18, 2014

Green Chile Stew


One thing that I miss about New Mexico is the abundance of fresh green chiles!  
I absolutely love the smell of roasting chile and most of the New Mexico air is just alive with the aroma during harvest season!! 
When this happens, I know it's time for a great pot of Green Chile Stew!  
Served with a few tortillas on the side, perfection!!

Green Chile Stew  

3 lbs of Pork shoulder cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
6-7 Anaheim green chiles, roasted and chopped into 1/2 pieces or 1(14oz) can of chopped green chiles
1 large purple onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Mexican oregano
1 tablespoon cumin
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 cups chicken broth
1 (10oz) can green enchilada sauce
Salt and Pepper

Season pork cubes with salt and pepper and brown in a large dutch oven with the olive oil over medium high heat until brown.  (This needs to be done in batches) Remove the pork cubes and allow to drain on paper towels.  Add chopped onions in the dutch oven and cook until soft and translucent about 5-6 minutes.  Add green chiles, garlic, cumin, oregano and continue to cook for 1minute.  Add vinegar and stir to deglaze the pan and pour in the enchilada sauce and chicken broth, heat.  
Place pork cubes in a slow cooker, pour the sauce from the dutch oven over the pork and cook for 3-4 hours on low.   Pork will be tender and sauce will be thickened. 
 Serve with heated tortillas on the side.  






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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends #41


Welcome My Friends to another week of sharing, bloggy love and lots of fun!!  

This party is a Rules Free Party and Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes and I love to see what you are doing and we will be sharing loads of your awesome recipes, projects and posts this week on our social media sites!! 


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Mandarin Orange Salad @ Memories by the Mile ***Most Viewed*** 
Homemade Refrigerator Pickles @ My Frugal Adventures
Homemade Tags for your Baked Goods @ Designs by Miss Mandee
Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy @ In the Kitchen With Jenny
Make Your Own Wood Peg People @ Just A Little Creativity

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Homemade Apple Butter

What's better on a gorgeous sunshiny morning than some Homemade Apple Butter.  This is so easy and it's nothing like the store bought stuffs!  Fresh Apples with cinnamon and nutmeg and only enough brown sugar to bring out the flavor of the apples.


Homemade Apple Butter
(Makes 4-1/2 pint jars)

8 apples peeled and diced
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice

Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours.  Puree in a food processor or use an immersion blender until completely smooth.   Spoon in jelly jars (half pints) leaving 1/4 inch head space, remove any air bubbles, wipe the rims of the jars and place lids on. 
Apple Butter can be placed in refrigerator if it is to be consumed within a week, otherwise it needs to be canned.

Serve on toast or with homemade biscuits!

 (*See Below for complete canning and water bath instructions)







*Canning and Water Bath Instructions:

1. Fill a home canner half-way with water. You could also use a large sauce pot or stock pot with a cake rack placed on the bottom to keep the jars from touching the bottom of the pot.   Place empty jars in the water, bring water to a simmer over medium heat. 

2. Remove the jars one at a time and fill, leaving 1/4 head space. Carefully remove any bubbles. (I use a wooden or porcelain chopstick, do not use metal).   Place lids on jars. 

3. Place filled jars back into the water bath.  The water should come up to within 1-2 inches of the top of the jar and the jars should not be crowded.

4. Bring temperature to a rolling boil and boil for 15 minutes.  Carefully remove using a jar lifter and set on a clean dry towel.  Let sit undisturbed for 12-24 hours.   

5. Check to make sure they have sealed by touching the center, it should not move up and down.   


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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Our Favorite Things Pinterest Party

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Welcome, Welcome all to the very first Our Favorite Things Pinterest Party!

We are so very glad you could join us!

Please meet our hosts:

So how does this Pinterest Party Work?
You can link up 6 of your Pinterest Pins. They must link back to your pinterest pin, NOT your blog!
Also they must be your original  creation!
You can also link up your  shop's Pinterest pins as well. But again it must be on Pinterest and it must be yours.
Please do not link more than 6 Pinterest Pins.
Each one of the pins will be repinned from each one of our hosts, so that 60 pins you can get repinned.
In addition, we would love if you took the time to repin 6 other pins or more that tickle your fancy. 
We want the most exposure for each one of our participants.   This is the board I will be using to pin your pins, please follow and you can also repin from that board:)


Follow Evelyn @ My Turn for us's board Favorite Things Pinterest Party on Pinterest.



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follow each one of our hosts!


Other than that, lets have fun,
And let the linking begin!
I am certainly ready to pin those pins of yours!!


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Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends #40


Welcome My Friends to another week of sharing, bloggy love and lots of fun!!  

This party is a Rules Free Party and Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes and I love to see what you are doing and we will be sharing loads of your awesome recipes, projects and posts this week on our social media sites!! 


 If you haven't followed us on social media, here is an easy way,  just click on the social media button of your choice and you will be following us.  

      

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Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Salad @ The Casual Craftlete ***Most Viewed*** 
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Bachelorette Cookies @ Peanut Life Adventures
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I am co-hosting a brand new Pinterest Party with an amazing group of bloggers.  Basically you link up your pin (up to 6) and all 10 hosts repin them!!!  

This is another great way to get your blog noticed.  

Here's the link, this party is live right now!!

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Frozen Treats shared at FreedomFridays




    School is starting soon and the summer will be gone in a flash of the eye but before that happens, let's enjoy some of the great frozen summer treats shared at Freedom Fridays!!








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Monday, August 4, 2014

Strawberry and Banana Protein Smoothie



I cannot stress enough how important protein is to a healthy lifestyle.   Snacks or smoothies are great to keep the hunger pains away but they will not stay away unless you are getting enough protein.   I have heard that when you eat carbs (simple or complex) your hunger returns in 20 minutes but if you add protein to those carbs then your hunger is suppressed for 2-3 hours.  We need to eat, not only to have energy but also to lose weight.
  Yes, I said you must eat to lose weight!
The only meal I replace with a shake or smoothie is Breakfast.  I know the mornings are hectic and there is not always time to sit down and enjoy a healthy breakfast as required for your weight loss plan.    It is true that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, its gives you the energy to get through the day and it fires up your metabolism to burn those fat cells. 
  So do not ever skip breakfast!!  
This smoothie is delicious, sweet, frosty and loaded with flavor and Protein!! 

Strawberry and Banana Protein Smoothie 

1/2 cup of fresh strawberries
1/2 banana
1 scoop of protein powder (20 grams of protein)
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1 cup of fat free milk

Add all ingredients to a blender until slushy and well blended.  Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!








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Green Smoothie


Strawberry and Blueberries in Lemon Creme





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