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Sweet and Sour Chicken and Peppers

I do buy the larger packages of boneless chicken breast. 

I make them all for quick sandwich or a throw together meal. 

2 of the family size bags.

Some olive or canola oil in frying pan.boil the 2 rice bags as directed 

2 jars of LaChoy’s Sweet and Sour Sauce. In the oriental aisle at supermarket. 2 green bell peppers 

Chopped them

Slather with 2 to 3 tablespoons of butter 

Cover and microwave maybe 4 minutes 

Get your Pam for your baking pan and spray her down well. 

I only used 4 of these chicken breast for this recipe. Brown them nicely.

Now rice should be done so pour them into the pan. 

I added about 2 more tablespoons of butter.

Add the softened, steamed peppers 

Chop up your chicken into chunks 

And add to the pan

Add the 2 jars of LaChoy Sweet and Sour Sauce to the pan and mix it. 

Serve up some yum! 

Snow Bust 2017

This is just a practice snow storm to be sure people knew what to do. Milk

Bread

Eggs

Beer

Sleighs or a large cardboard box alternative 

Snow shovels

Chains for the car

Kids: hats, coats,boots, mittens, and packets of hot chocolate

Early closing of schools and businesses to throw everyone into a tizzy

Okay 👌🏻 now we’re ready for the real thing–maybe! 

Husband on notice 

We’ve been married 38 years. For those 38 years I haven’t had a decent Thomas’s English Muffin with butter and jelly. Every time I try to make an toasted English muffin I find peanut butter in the jelly jar. Little chunks and streams of peanut butter sitting in a jar reserved for JELLY.  I’ve mentioned it to him many times not to use the same knife for the jelly as he had for the peanut butter. I’ve hidden jars of jelly to no avail. He finds them and contaminates them with globs of peanut butter. Last week he did it again. I told him again and slammed the jelly jar on the table next to my naked Thomas’s English muffin.  Don’t you love when your husband turns it around on you and make it your fault. “Why didn’t you say something?” He asked. I have said something about a few hundred times, probably closer to a thousand times. When you make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich use two knives. One knife for the peanut butter and a completely different knife for the jelly. Don’t go anywhere near the jelly jar with a peanut butter knife and the same goes for a jelly knife. Keep the jelly knife out of the peanut butter! End of story. 

Now for the pirogies

I buy Mrs. T’s pirogies at my local grocery store in the freezer section. There are four types sold. Plain, Four cheese, feta cheese and cheese with onion. Unfortunately I’ve told and shared my recipe so many people down here in the South that the stores has been out of my favorite four cheese pirogies. Mrs.T’s should send me a check for all the recommendations I’ve given of how to make pirogies. For today I’ll suffer with onions. They are real  good too! 

Remember you saved part of that buttered onion softened in the microwave. You can use them now. Wait, not now but in a little while. 

I use about 1/2 cup of canola oil into a frying pan and turn on the heat. Get pan as hot as you would for French fries. Be careful-hot oil burns are the pits. 

Add the frozen pirogies! 

Don’t walk away! The pirogies need your attention. 

Turn when pirogies start to brown. Once they start turning brown, they cook fast. Have a bowl or plate on standby with a paper towel in it to absorb some of the hot oils. 

Add some saltMaybe a little more salt? 

Take the bowl of warm buttered onions that you softened in the microwave and pour over the pirogies. The onions are completely optional. Butter is also an option. The pirogies stand on their own. When plain you can walk around and talk to friends at a gathering and nibble away. Great finger foods. 

I hope you enjoy this quick easy recipe. 

Easy Sweet Sausage Peppers and Onions

Sweet Sausage

3 packages Johnsonville sweet sausage

2 peppers

2 onions

white wine

1 stick of butter

I buy the Johnsonville Sweet Italian Sausage

Begin by putting 1/2 cup of water in a frying pan. Add the sweet sausages.  You may have to add more water during cooking. Sausage tends to stick to the pan so water and keeping a close eye on while browning will help. 

Stir frequently!

Pepper and onion time

Chop the 2 peppers

Put into a microwaveable dish

Add 1/2 stick of butter

Add 1/4 cup of water 

Microwave for about 4 minutes till tender

Chop the 2 onions

Add 1/2 stick of butter

Add 1/4 cup of water

Microwave about 4 minutes

Add the peppers to the browned sausage but—

Only add 3/4 of the onions

Save the rest of the onions for the side dish- pierogies 

Mix the sausage, peppers and onions together 

Add 1/2 cup of your favorite white wine

Cook for about 15 minutes 

Your home will smell wonderful with this recipe. 

I am a little fussy about breads and the rolls I use for this recipe. I love a soft roll like the kind sold in Publix bakery. Cut carbs by skipping the bread and rolls. Eat on a plate. 

You can also add a pad of butter to the top of the sandwich.

Fingers full of mozzarella cheese is a treat on the sausage sandwich.