More Pay to Play @ Netflix

Everyone likes Netflix but will they like it when it costs a little more per month. Everything gets more expensive and they are doing more original programming and getting the rights for more first run movies means passing the cost along to you and me.

Chicken Paprika

This is what we had for dinner tonight, it was scrumptious and tasty…yep it was all that.

The Soup Diva

This recipe combines my friend Deanna’s paprika chicken with a more traditional Hungarian chicken paprikash. It has become a new household favorite!

  • 1 lb boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika (I prefer Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste (or, in a pinch, ketchup)
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • Salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste

Melt butter in cast iron or other metal skillet and add olive oil, Worcestershire, and seasonings; stir until fully incorporated. Arrange chicken in pan and sear on medium-high until brown on all sides. Remove to plate; add onions to pan and cook until softened. Stir in flour, then chicken broth and tomato paste. When fully blended and heated, remove from heat and stir in sour cream. Place chicken back in pan and place in…

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Tuscan Stew

We had this for dinner on Tuesday night and it was yummy. Leftovers with some simple ingredients make something good.

The Soup Diva

  • 3/4 to 1 lb chicken, pork, or beef, cooked and cut into bite-size chunks
  • 12 red potatoes, quartered
  • 4 oz baby carrots
  • 1 15 oz (or so) can tomato sauce
  • Salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and oregano to taste

Place vegetables and seasonings in covered skillet and add about 1/2 cup water (enough to cover the bottom of the pan). Cover and heat on medium heat until vegetables have softened. Arranged meat on top and stir in tomato sauce. Cover and place in oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Serve with crusty bread for dipping!


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Strawberry Pop Tarts and Peanut Butter

I think this is a bit of alright. Yeah it looks like food porn but if it’s wrong I don’t wanna be right.

One Gallon Donated!

10653411_10153171192388830_5278662353680834233_nWith today’s donation I have now given a gallon of blood over my lifetime. It takes 8 full draws to reach that milestone. Since working at a blood bank I have donated more than I did before. To me asking others to donate means that I should be willing to donate myself. Just setting a good example for others.

Anyway, I am happy to do this to help save 3 lives and to help make a further contribution to the organization that I love to work for.