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Bringing the boys to slaughter…

Sounds rough, but that was Sunday. Really.

Eagles… 20 to 52. Yes. 52.
Cowboys… 21 to 30.

It was a valiant effort by Dallas, but let’s be real… the Eagles gave in and were trampled by the Broncos.  It was painful to watch.

Regardless, it wasn’t painful to eat. We opted for some comfort food to ring in the cooler weather with some crock pot tacos, rice and delicious pumpkin cake.

Tacos with chicken:

Adapted from Table for Seven

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 1/2 hours
Serves:  4-6

You will need:
1 1/4 # boneless chicken breast
1 envelope dry taco mix
1 envelop dry ranch dressing mix
1 1/2 c chicken broth
crock pot

Place chicken in crock pot with taco mix, ranch dressing and chicken broth.

Cover and cook on low for 5 hours, then uncover and shred chicken.

Re-cover and cook an additional 30 minutes.

…then make tacos!!!!

We also added ground beef as an option, browned with taco seasoning.

Hard or soft shells are perfect. Toppings? Avocado, cheese, sour cream (plain yogurt), lettuce, tomatoes, salsa verde, beans and rice (see below).

We used a triple crock pot to keep the meat and rice warm for serving :)

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Vegetable Rice:

Prep time: 30 min

Cooking time: 40 min

Serves: 6

You will need:

2 T extra-virgin olive oil
1 t chili powder
1 onion, quartered and thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 zucchini, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 green pepper, sliced
1 t paprika
1 t thyme
1/2 t salt
1/8 t pepper
1 1/4 c white rice
3 c vegetable broth

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add chile powder, onion and garlic and cook until the onion is soft but not browned (~6 min).

Add tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers, paprika, thyme, salt and pepper; cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.

Add rice; stir to coat well with the tomato mixture.

Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer until the rice is tender, 25 to 30 minutes.

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Pumpkin Pudding Cake…

DIRECTLY FROM Butter with a Side of Bread. Because this is too amazing to change!

1st Layer:
  • 1 box of yellow cake mix {reserve 1 cup after you open it}
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 egg
2nd layer:
  • 1 30-oz can Pumpkin Pie Mix {not just pumpkin!}
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs

3rd Layer:

  • 1 cup dry yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Grease the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Mix 1st layer ingredients until crumbly and pour in the bottom of the pan. Barely mix the ingredients for the 2nd layer and pour over 1st layer. Mix 3rd layer ingredients until crumbly and sprinkle on top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Top with Cool-Whip and a dash of cinnamon. Enjoy!

 

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Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh!

Dijah see it? Didjah feel it?

SUNDAY FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Cowboys played the Giants… and it was a nail biter. Fumbles, turnovers, minimal scoring with the opportunities presented… and yet, Dallas prevailed.

For the game we made N.Y. System Hot Wieners with homemade onion rings and spicy sweet potato fries. There was totally a green salad served on the side, too- but that was just to make us feel better. As far as health goes, this was in the tank, but it was the first game and we did it up right!

We bought the N.Y. System Wieners, as well as the Hot Wiener Spice Mix, which we made to the specifications and loaded up our buns… that was the easy part!

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Martinka Rings

Prep: 75 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Servings: 8

You will need:
1 c AP flour
3 c buttermilk
A dash of cayenne
Salt to taste
4 Vidalia onions, sliced4 c peanut oil
4 c AP flour seasoned with s&p

1. In a large bowl, combine buttermilk, flour, cayenne and salt until the mixture is smooth. Then, in the refrigerator,  soak the onion rings in the batter for 2 hours.

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2. Heat oil in a large saucepan to 375* (use a candy thermometer), Remove onion rings from batter in batches, and dredge through seasoned flour. Fry until golden brown (3-4 minutes). Drain onto a paper towel and salt.

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3. Serve while warm- storing is not recommended.

 

Sweet Potato Fries with a Southern Spice Flare

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

You will need:

2# sweet potatoes cut into wedges
3 T olive oil
1 1/2 t brown sugar
1 1/2 t salt
1/4 t cumin
1/4 t chili powder
Dash of cayenne

1. Preheat oven to 425*.

2. In a large bowl combine all ingredients and toss potatoes in until they’re all covered.

3. Roast on a baking sheet for 30 minutes (until crisp) turning once.

4. …we kept them warm in the toaster oven while we prepped the rest of dinner- just in case your timing is off :) These fries also reheat well!

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Lastly, put the whole meal together- top it with some onions and don’t forget your Hot Wiener Sauce(!)- and enjoy the season! Thanks for the WIN and awesome dogs, New York!

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Football… It’s baaaaaacccckkkkk!

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