Beef Stew

Our weird winter weather continued last week with temperatures above normal. Then came the power outage and by Saturday morning the lows were ridiculously low. I’d refused to come out from beneath the blankets while we had no electricity and, therefore, no heat but once the power returned I was really craving a good homemade meal. And, since it was seasonally cold (freezing) it was the perfect night for beef stew!

Beef stew is the perfect cold weather meal!
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Swiss Cheeseburgers with Tomato Gravy

I noticed a recipe for Swiss burgers a while back on (I believe) Recipes.com and thought it might be something Mr. Comfortable would enjoy. But naturally I had to kick up the flavor a bit so I came up with this version. Mr. C gave my Swiss Cheeseburgers with Tomato Gravy two thumbs up and he’s not a big burger lover! I love burgers. I’d eat them a lot but Mr. C is still having some trouble eating them. But by making these burgers with the tomato gravy I could make both of us happy. And, boy, did these make us happy! Seriously what’s better than a burger stuffed with cheese?

Swiss Cheeseburgers with Tomato Gravy is a satisfying meal for not a lot of money!

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Andi's Tropical Crunch Chicken

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Our son’s girlfriend decided to make us dinner last night. She and our son were stopping by anyway and, after the tomato sauce debacle, she knew I wasn’t able to do much. I felt guilty as she lugged in bags of ingredients but, once I tasted her chicken strips, I got over it. They were wonderfully crunchy and the coconut and orange flavors made her dish like a trip to the Caribbean. Since she didn’t have a name for her chicken I dubbed it Andi’s Tropical Crunch Chicken.

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Bam's Breaded Pork Chops

Yesterday was not a fantastic day. My hands were terribly swollen when I woke up and it took me a while to even be able to make a loose fist. On top of being stiff and sore all over I had a migraine. The only thing I wanted to do was retreat to my bed and feel sorry for myself but I refused. If nothing else I was determined to make a good dinner and thick, juicy pork chops coated in a slightly spicy breading is my idea of a great dinner! It was time for Bam’s Breaded Pork Chops.

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