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What’s cooking & my Wednesday WIP

Triangle Scarflette on my needles this week. Rocking the colorful sock yarn.

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On my plate, a hearty meal:

Yellow (Brown rice), pink beans – made with chuncks of zucchini), tostones (green bananas) with a lot of toasted garlic, avocado & cukes, Veggie, Gluten-free & Vegan life.

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Sunshine …on cloudy Winter days

Sunshine BisquitsNothing beats the Winter weather like homemade soup along with what I coined “Sunshine” biscuits – they put a smile on everyone’s face 🙂

I used a can of the Pillsbury Grands biscuits.  One can contain 8 large biscuits, take 7 and slice each in half – place the one in the center of a lightly greased skillet. I used a 11″ cast iron skillet, or, in any large baking pan/sheet. Assemble each half around the pan, going in the same direction. Bake at 350 degrees for 14 -17 minutes.

Chicken Veggie soup

I love using the Crock Pot for soup.  This is my Chicken & Veggie Soup recipe:

6 cups of water

1 can diced tomatoes (with the juice)

1/2 Green/Red pepper – diced

1/2 large onion

2 stalks of diced celery

2 Large Carrots – sliced

3 Whole Bay leaves

2 t of Garlic powder

1 t Salt

A generous pinch of Black Pepper

A pinch of red Hot Pepper flakes – if desired

5 oz  of Tomato paste – OR, 1 packet of Sazon spice will give it some color

Cook on any temp on your slow cooker. During the last hour of cooking, add these:

One 16 0z can of Garbanzo beans (or, you may use White Beans instead)

1/2 c Uncooked Pasta, I used elbow shaped pasta

2 T of uncooked White/Brown rice

1 1/2 c of cooked shredded chicken. I used a chicken breast – leave out if you prefer Veggie soup.