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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Pizza Soup

 Pizza Soup

--2 jar (14 oz) of pizza sauce
--3 empty jars full of water (this time I used lg can of tomato juice- much better)
--3 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
--1 fresh, chopped jalapeno
--1 lg red onion, chopped
--1 jar sliced mushrooms
-- 2 lg can petite diced tomatoes
-- 3 lb ground turkey or beef or Italian sausage-any kind (turkey, chicken, pork,etc whatever meat you prefer
--1 lg sliced pepperoni, sliced in quarters or as circles
--8 fresh basil leaves, chopped (or 1 T dried)
--1 T dried oregano
--1/2 to 1/3 cup of dried pasta (I don't add the pasta to the soup...I let people add it themselves)
--shredded mozzarella cheese (to add later as a topping)

Use a large Crockpot for this recipe. Serves 10-12 hungry adults with leftovers. Wash and prepare veggies. Dump them into the crockpot. Cut up the sausage into small pieces--I sliced, then cut the pieces in fourths (or dump in the other meat raw as it will cook in the crockpot) Add to crockpot. Cut up the pepperoni, add it, too. Add basil and oregano. Pour in the pizza sauce, and follow with three empty jars of water (or lg can of tomato juice). Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours for the flavors to meld. Thirty minutes before serving, add the dry pasta. It can take 20-30 min to cook. I prefer to make the pasta separate and let people add it to their soup.

Garnish/top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Serve w/ garlic bread! YUMMY-OOOoohh

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

October great time to spend more time with family and friends around the table

 October is the time of year when life starts to settle down a bit. Summertime will find our growing family where my children are grown and my grandchildren ranging from 4 to 14 are often busy as well. By the time fall gets here I am ready to settle down just a bit and take a deep breath and catch up with family. Others must feel the same way as October has been known as Eat better, Eat together month. 

Food has been celebrated for centuries and shared in groups possibly even longer. There has been historical individuals to be remembered by food as well. The Earl of Sandwich, a notorious gambler that never wanted to leave the table to get something to eat. Thus the sandwich was invented so that he would not have to leave the table, rather be able to sit and play cards longer. 

Not all of us have the same schedule and some may not be able to sit around the table at dinner time with the family. This should not be an excuse as there are other times such as breakfast, brunch, or even lunch where we can join together and enjoy a meal. At other times when we join together at banquets, barbqs, holiday meals or parties we can get together and enjoy the food while catching up with each other. In addition, it may help us pay more attention to what we eat, our manners and etc... 

Helping each other prepare the meal, set the table, clean up the meal etc... is always great as well. This may be found to be a great time to truly communicate with each other as well. It is a great idea to get a routine where meals are prepared, served and cleanup is done. 

So better eating and chatting to you. Make sure everyone has a fair chance to share their opinion and any topic (considering) that they would like to talk about. 

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Angel Lush Cake Recipe


1 can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
1 (3.4 oz. ) pkg Jello vanilla flavor instant pudding
1 cup thawed cool whip whip topping
1 pkg (10 oz.) pound angel food cake cut into 3 layers
10 small fresh strawberries

Mix pineapple and pudding. Stir in cool whip. Stack cake layers on plate. Spread pudding mixture between layers and on top of cake.
Chill 1 hour and top with berries

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