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Paleo Chicken Soup

This is definitely soup weather in case any of you were confused on that subject. I am craving Chicken Soup. I opted to make mine with “carrot” spirals in place of noodles. If you want noodles, just substitute noodles for the “carrot” spirals. We carry Vida Noodles and they are delicious home made egg noodles. We make it very easy for you to make home made chicken noodle or noodleless soup.

Paleo Chicken Soup

2 Bone-in Chicken Breasts (available at your local meat market)

1 Large Sweet Onion (peeled and diced)

2 Tablespoons Butter

3 Large Carrots, spiraled for “noodles”

4 Teaspoons Low Sodium Chicken Flavored Soup Base (available at your local butcher shop)

20 oz. boiling water

2 teaspoons Vegeta (available at your local meat market)

Place Chicken Breasts in a 4 quart pan. Cover the breasts with water, cook over medium heat until water is boiling. Reduce heat, simmer approximately 1 hour until the chicken is thoroughly cooked. Remove from heat and allow to cool. In a skillet place the 2 Tablespoons of butter and heat over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for approximately 10 minutes.

Pull the skin off the cooked chicken. Remove the chicken meat from the bones. Return to the 4 quart pan. Keep the broth in the pan that you used to cook the chicken. Add the cooked onions to the broth. Dissolve the Chicken Flavored Soup Base in the 20 oz. of boiling water. Put the Chicken Flavored Soup Base in the pot. Add the Vegeta and stir well.

Add Carrot noodles and cook for another 45 minutes. If you are using egg noodles, add the noodles and cook according to the directions on the noodle package (approximately 20 minutes).

Enjoy your soup. Stay safe and warm. That’s all for now, until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table.

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Taco Pie without a crust

Who knew Breakfast could be so fun?  That’s right, Mexican and Pie for breakfast–two of my favorite foods together.  The great thing about this dish is you can serve it for dinner or breakfast.  I am making this once a week.  It is so easy and you can tweak the recipe to fit the tastes of your family.  Enjoy!

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Roast Beef

Today’s rain is making me think about comfort food.  Luckily I was planning ahead.  I have a rump roast in the crock pot.  I will have mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and green salad to complete the meal.  There is something so comforting about a meal like this on a rainy, chilly day.

Roast Beef

4 to 5 Rump Roast (available at your local meat market)
1 large onion (peeled and thinly sliced)
2 teaspoons of Mediterranean Spiced Rock Salt (available at your local butcher shop)
2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Heat Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a roaster pan over medium/high heat. Rub Mediterranean Salt on all sides of the roast. Place the roast in the heated skillet. Brown and turn until all sides are browned. Place sliced onion in the bottom of the crock pot. Put the crock pot on high. Cook for 3 hours. Turn to low and cook an additional 4 hours. When the roast is fork tender put the crock pot setting on warm.

25 minutes before you are serving dinner drain the juices from the crock pot. Leave the onions with the roast. Heat the juices in a skillet over medium heat. Mix 1 to 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch in 1/2 cup of milk. Carefully introduce the cornstarch\milk mixture with the beef juices. Whisk constantly. If the mixture is too thick you can thin down with beef broth. This will make an excellent gravy for your beef and mashed potatoes.

Hope you enjoy this meal as much as we do. That’s all for today. Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table.

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Corned Beef and Cabbage–a St. Patrick’s Day Tradition

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner.  If you are thinking about having Corned Beef and Cabbage for dinner we have an easy recipe for you.  This is delicious and you will have the entire meal in one pan.  It doesn’t get much easier than that.

Corned Beef and Cabbage

3 pound Corned Beef with Spice packet available at your local meat market
2) small sweet onions (peeled and cut into wedges)
10 small red potatoes (washed and left whole)
5) Carrots (peeled and cut into 3 inch pieces)
2) small sweet onions (peeled and cut into wedges)
1) head of cabbage (cleaned and cut into small wedges)

Add Corned Beef to a Roasting pan. Cover with water. Note: you can also use beef broth for all or part of the water. Add the seasoning packet. Place the cut onions in with the Corned Beef. Place a lid or tin foil over the pan. Cook at 350 degrees for approximately 2 1/2 hours.

Add the potatoes and carrots and cook for another 50 minutes. Add the cabbage and cook for 15 additional minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to sit for another 15 minutes.  If there are any leftovers they will be delicious.

Enjoy. Even if you aren’t Irish your family will like this traditional meal. Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table .

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