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    Today's Menu

    Appetizer -- Cucumber Dip

    1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
    One half cup sour cream
    2 Tbsp. green onions, chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    2 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
    1 tsp. lemon juice
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Combine all ingredients and mix well. Chill until ready to serve. Serve with crackers. This starter is fresh and tasty.

    The Skinny: Use light sour cream.




    Main Course -- Spicy Pork Stew

    8 dried red chiles
    2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
    2 - 3 pounds pork loin cut into 1-inch pieces
    1 large onion, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    4 cups beef broth
    2 red potatoes, diced
    2 tomatoes, diced
    2 Tbsp. brown sugar
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    One half tsp. ground cloves
    2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

    Place chiles in warm water for 10 - 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet and brown pork with onion and garlic. After chilies have been sitting in the water until softened, remove tips and seeds. Chop the chilies. Place beef broth in a blender and add red chilies. Puree broth and chilies in the blender. Place beef broth in a crock-pot followed by browned pork, onions and garlic. Add potatoes, tomatoes, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves and vinegar. Cook for several hours until potatoes are tender. This stew is somewhat spicy. If you do not like your food hot, reduce the number of red chiles that you use in the stew. We would recommend that you use some chilies in the stew because they add a great flavor.

    The Skinny: Use light beef broth.

    Corn Cakes with Black Bean Salsa

    One half cup cornmeal
    Three quarters cup all-purpose flour
    1 tsp. baking powder
    One quarter cup Parmesan cheese
    1 tsp. sugar
    One half tsp. baking soda
    1 cup buttermilk
    2 Tbsp. butter, melted
    1 egg
    1 8-oz. can whole kernel corn, drained

    Place first 6 ingredients in a large bowl and mix. Whisk together buttermilk, butter, egg and corn. Add to dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Heat a non-stick skillet to medium-high heat. Ladle mixture onto skillet creating 3 inch cakes. Cook until golden brown; about 3 minutes per side. Serve with black bean salsa, recipe to follow.

    Black Bean Salsa

    2 15-oz. cans black beans, drained
    2 Roma tomatoes, diced
    Juice of 1 lime
    2 serrano chiles, diced
    One quarter cup olive oil
    2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
    One half tsp. sugar
    2 Tbsp. cilantro, minced

    Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Make at least a few hours ahead to allow flavors to blend.

    The Skinny: It’s all good!




    Dessert -- Butter Pecan Bars

    2 eggs, beaten
    One half cup butter, softened
    1 and one third cup flour
    1 and one half cups brown sugar
    2 tsp. vanilla
    Two thirds cup pecans, chopped

    Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan and bake for 20 - 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow to cool and cut into bars. You can just tell by the ingredients that these are going to be good.

    The Skinny: Just eat one…actually, use your favorite egg and sugar substitutes.




    Grocery List

    1 cucumber
    One half cup sour cream
    2 Tbsp. green onions, chopped
    3 cloves garlic
    2 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
    1 tsp. lemon juice
    8 dried red chilies
    2 - 3 pounds pork loin cut into 1 inch pieces
    1 large onion
    2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
    2 red potatoes, diced
    2 tomatoes, diced
    4 cups beef broth
    2 Tbsp. brown sugar
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    One half tsp. ground cloves
    2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
    One half cup cornmeal
    Three quarters cup all-purpose flour
    1 tsp. baking powder
    One quarter cup Parmesan cheese
    1 and one half tsp. sugar
    One half tsp. baking soda
    1 cup buttermilk
    One half cup and 2 Tbsp. butter
    3 eggs
    1 – 8 oz. can whole kernel corn, drained
    2 – 15 oz cans black beans, drained
    2 Roma tomatoes, diced
    Juice of 1 lime
    2 serrano chilies, diced
    One quarter cup olive oil
    2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
    2 Tbsp. cilantro, minced
    1 and one third cup flour
    1 and one half cups brown sugar
    2 tsp. vanilla
    Two thirds cup pecans, chopped

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    Re: Today's Menu

    i might try the pork stew. still not a fan of cucumber
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