Kit’s Jambalaya

  2 T olive oil   3 T butter 1 T  Cajun spice (or Emeril’s) 1 C long grain rice (uncooked)  ½ C chopped onion 1 T minced garlic 2 cans Rotel tomatoes 2 C chicken broth 1 C V8 (2 small cans)  or Snappy Tom ½ to 1 C fresh or frozen, sliced okra (No okra?…

Chili with Beans (easy dump recipe)

the basic chili with beans mixture–not  real pretty, but tasty! (serves 4 at least) ½ C diced onion (1 small onion) 1 lb ground beef  1 can S&W black chili beans–do NOT drain (If you cannot find this, use regular black beans and add 1 T pico de gallo spice) 2 cans Rotel chopped tomatoes…

Ensalada de la Gente–Salad of the People

Disclaimer:  No!  this is not salad made of people (re Soylent Green–an amazing movie!). This is a variation of a recipe I created for a family Thanksgiving in 2002.  You can also add lettuce, tomatoes and avocado to serve.  (The dish doesn’t store well with lettuce, tomato and avocado, so if you plan on eating it over several…

Asian Shrimp Noodle–PHO

Problem:  How to create a reasonably authentic Vietnamese Pho for Number 1 Son to make on his Alaskan salmon fishing expedition? Keeping in mind that boiling water on a boat is verboten and uber dangerous; knowing that fishermen don’t have time, patience or stomach for rich foods that require retirement to the salon for brandy…