Archive for October, 2009

Acorn Squash Stew

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: about an hour

What You Need:

  • 4 tomatoes- peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 medium acorn squash- peeled and diced
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 1 cup of pinto beans
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

What You Do:

  1. Heat oil and saute onion in a large sauce pan.
  2. Add cinnamon and chili powder and saute for 2 more minutes.
  3. Add garlic powder, cumin, lemon juice, and tomatoes and mix thoroughly.
  4. Stir in pinto beans, squash, and water.  Season with salt and pepper and let stew simmer for about an hour, until squash is tender.


Fall Corn Chowder

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

What You Need:

  • 1 10-ounce bag of frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup of cubed potatoes (peeled)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter
  • 2 teaspoons powdered chicken bouillon
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

What You Do:

  1. In large saucepan combine corn, onion, potatoes, red pepper, water, bouillon, and black pepper.
  2. Bring to boiling and then cover pan and reduce heat to simmering and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Mix in the milk and the margarine/butter. Blend well. Add the flour to thicken the soup and blend well again.
  4. Cook and stir for another 2 minutes, then remove from heat and serve. Add fresh parsley for garnishment (optional.)

Easy Pumpkin Bread

Servings: 1 loaf

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Bake Time: 1 hour

What You Need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

What You Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, ginger, and one cup of the flour in a bowl. And in milk, eggs, shortening, and pumpkin.
  3. Beat ingredients with a mixer on high speed for two minutes. Add in second cup of flour and beat again. Stir in optional walnuts.
  4. Pour batter into a greased 9 X 5 X 3-inch loaf pan and bake for one hour.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Remove loaf from pan.
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