Unstuffed Cabbage

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The other day a friend of mine had a recipe posted on her Facebook wall.  It looked good so I decided to give it a try.  Well I didn’t have this…and didn’t have that so I basically ended up with a different dish.  It was so good and I don’t want to forget what I did to make it so I decided I’d write up the recipe and post it on the blog..that way I don’t forget AND you can try it too.  (if you’re judging on looks, I know it doesn’t look good.  Judging on taste…YUMMY especially if you’re a cabbage lover like me!)

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Hubby’s in the field now harvesting so I make all sorts of things he really doesn’t like to eat…I eat them for three days and make him something else.  My list of foods he doesn’t like include spaghetti, chow mein, soups and anything with cabbage.  That’s one of the reason I tried this recipe.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 to 2 pounds lean ground beef or turkey (I only used one pound)
1 tablespoon oil (I omitted this)
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small cabbage, chopped
2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes (I didn’t have the diced tomatoes or the tomato sauce so I use salsa)
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt (no salt for me!)
(Not original to the recipe, I added 1 cup of cooked rice)

Preparation:

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground beef and onion and cook, stirring, until ground beef is no longer pink and onion is tender.
Add the garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute.

Add the chopped cabbage, tomatoes, tomato sauce, pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until cabbage is tender.

I loved it….I especially liked the salsa in there to spice it up.  I used my own homemade salsa so there is corn and peppers in there.  I will definitely be making this again.

The Scone Story and Recipe

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Our daughter Kalissa has been doing nursing clinicals .  Her latest clinical rotation has been caring for people who have mental illness.  Anyway it’s been a LONG rotation for her driving an hour there and back each day.  One day she came home super happy.  She had been to the bakery at the facility and had bought scones for us all.  I know this is likely silly to many of you but we had never had scones.  I had thought to make them to give them a try but I always thought they would be hard to make….WRONG!!

After Kalissa introduced us to scones I decided it was time to find a recipe and give them a try…and boy oh boy am I glad I did.

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I started out by watching a couple youtube videos to learn the method but then went to the internet to find a recipe.  I just wanted something basic and nothing fancy.  I hate fancy recipes wanting ingredients that I don’t just have on hand so I often pass them up.

I ended up trying this recipe called Simple Scones.   It had basic ingredients that I always have on hand.  I added blueberries that were in the refrigerator that needed to get used up.  My oh my..they are yummy.  I will be making these again and again.  Everyone was impressed with them…what’s not to love butter and sour cream all rolled up in one.

I did learn a few things.  I’ll try to make a more defined edge…I’ll cut them in smaller pieces too.  I love when I discover simple and easy recipes that are quick and that the family thinks is a treat!!

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