Chili – Stove Top

Nothing is better than a big bowl of chili on a cold fall or winter night!

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It is free of dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Be sure the food items you use are free of these allergens to ensure your recipe is safe for your loved one by reading all labels and calling the manufacture if needed for how it is produced.

Calorie count: 400 (based on the food brands I used) Read your labels for accurate calorie counts. Follow package serving size for accurate counting of calories. I measure everything per plate/bowl based on serving sizes listed on all packages/containers to determine calories.

What you need:
1 Can Tomato Juice
2 Cans Diced Tomatoes
2 Packets French’s Original Chili Seasoning
1 Medium Onion diced
2 lbs Ground Beef
Water
Macaroni Noodles (optional)

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How To:
Brown ground beef with diced onion in skillet.
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While beef is browning take your large pot and pour in both cans of diced tomatoes and 1 packet of French’s chili seasoning.
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Stir to combine well.
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Once beef is thoroughly cooked drain well.
Return beef to skillet and add about 1/4-1/2 can of tomato juice and second French’s chili seasoning packet.
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Mix thoroughly and cook on low for about 2-3 minutes
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Now add beef mixture to pot of diced tomato mixture.
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Stir well.
Pour in remaining tomato juice.
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Add water to empty tomato juice can and fill pot almost to brim.
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All to simmer on stove for 4-5 hours on low.
Chili will thicken over time.
If you are using Macaroni Noodles, 30 minutes prior to eating turn chili to med-high and allow to boil.
Add 1 cup of Macaroni Noodles.
Stir often to avoid burning to bottom of pan.
Cook until noodles are tender.
Remove from heat.

Serve and Enoy!
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Real Snow – Snow Cones

This winter has been unbelievable. The “polar vortex” has definitely showed itself time and time again. With temperatures ranging from -35 to just a freezing for several weeks now dumping inches and inches of snow every couple of days we have had to find things that are fun and keep the kids entertained. First was the real snow ice cream (check that recipe if you haven’t yet) now it’s Real Snow – Snow Cones.

It is free of dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Be sure the food items you use are free of these allergens to ensure your recipe is safe for your loved one by reading all labels and calling the manufacture if needed for how it is produced.

Calorie count: I have not counted the calories yet :/
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What you need:
5 cups fresh snow (yup, not the yellow snow) Make sure its fresh and clean
1 packet of your favorite Kool-Aid
1 cup sugar
1-2 cups water

How to:
Collect your 5 cups or more if needed of fresh snow.
In a separate bowl combine, Kool-Aid packet (we used grape), 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water. Mix until sugar is dissolved. Judge the thickness as you are mixing. You want it to be more of a thicker syrupy consistency. Add more water if needed.
Fill the cup/bowl of choice with snow and pour Kool-Aid mixture over top. You be the judge how much you would like on your snow cone. Stir to combine with snow.
Serve and enjoy!
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Fun winter treat for the whole family!!!

Hamburger Casserole – Crock Pot

This is wonderful for a “meat and potatoes” kind of meal. Perfect for those cold winter nights. Serve with hot baked rolls or biscuits for the perfect filling meal.

My daughter had two friends over tonight and if I get the approval of 3 12 year olds it surely has to be good!
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It is free of dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Be sure the food items you use are free of these allergens to ensure your recipe is safe for your loved one by reading all labels and calling the manufacture if needed for how it is produced.

Calorie count: 870 (based on the food brands I used) Read your labels for accurate calorie counts. Follow package serving size for accurate counting of calories. I measure everything per plate/bowl based on serving sizes listed on all packages/containers to determine calories.

What you will need:
1 LB Ground Beef
1 Onion
5-6 Potatoes
1 Can Corn
2 full drinking cups of HOT water
Flour
Salt
Pepper
Garlic Salt
Chicken Bouillon

How to:
Brown ground beef on stove top.
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While ground beef is cooking place 3 chicken bouillon cups in a full cup of HOT water. I don’t measure my water. I just use 2 full drinking cup.
Once all ground beef is browned and cooked thoroughly remove all ground beef from skillet except for about 2 tablespoons. Leave grease in skillet.
Pour about 1/4 cup of flour into skillet. Again I don’t measure my flour just judge it by what it looks like. More flour the thicker your gravy will be. The less flour the more watery the gravy will be.
Turn your heat up to med-high.
Shake some salt and pepper over flour to taste. Take a fork and mix flour into grease quickly until all flour is a brown color and just starts to sizzle. Not to long or you will burn the flour.
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Take your drinking glass of with bouillon into skillet with heat still at med-high.
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Use your fork to continually mix/stir scrap the bottom of the pan to ensure nothing is sticking.
At same time make sure your bouillon cubes are dissolved if not use fork and crush them and break them up.
Pour second cup of water into skillet still stirring/mixing.
Turn heat up to almost high.
Let it boil for a few minutes.
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It will begin to thicken quickly with high heat. Stir always so it doesn’t burn on the bottom of the skillet.
Once gravy has reached your desired thickness remove from heat.

Peel and chunk cut your potatoes. Bigger chunks the better.
Quarter your onion.
Turn crock pot on high.
Add about 1/4 inch of gravy to the bottom of crock pot.
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Then add browned ground beef, potatoes, corn, onions.
Shake in some garlic salt, salt, and pepper to taste.
Stir to incorporate all together.
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Cook on high 5-6 hours or until potatoes are tender.
ENJOY! ❤

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Snow Ice Cream

Wait! What? Yes I said snow ice cream! This is FANTASTIC for those with food allergies! A fun treat that is SAFE!

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It is free of dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Be sure the food items you use are free of these allergens to ensure your recipe is safe for your loved one by reading all labels and calling the manufacture if needed for how it is produced.

Calorie count: I have not counted the calories yet :/

What you need:
5 cups fresh snow (yup, not the yellow snow) Make sure its fresh and clean
1 cup Very Vanilla Soy Milk (or your choice of any style milk
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Toppings of your choice
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How to:
With fresh snow in large bowl pour all ingredients over snow and mix, mix, mix with a fork.
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Mix until everything is all incorporated.
Snow Ice Cream has a more crystaly (new word) substance to it. Not as “creamy” as real ice cream
Serve into bowls and add the topping of your choice.
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