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Quick and Easy Quesadillas

  • Food: Chicken and Cheese Quesdillas
  • Ingredients: grilled chicken, shredded cheese, tortilla
  • Prep time: negligible
  • Cook time: 5 minutes

I missed out on the Sunday cooking-fest this week, which means I’m also missing out on leftovers for dinner every night. Instead, I’m having quesadillas. Quesadillas are my favorite quick meal, because they are as easy and cheap as leftovers!

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Posted by on January 31, 2012 in Dinner

 

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Sauerkraut and Pork: Guten Tag!

  • Food: Sauerkraut and Pork
  • Ingredients: 1 package of sauerkraut and a half pound of pork loin
  • Prep time: half hour to cut and brown meat
  • Cook time: 5-8 hours in a crock pot

When I was a kid, I was a ridiculously picky eater.  Truth time…not much has changed.  I am deathly afraid of flavor.  I like my food bland with just a hint of butter and salt.  So far, the food we have made for this blog hasn’t really challenged my taste buds all that much.  Plus, as a bonus, they always seem to feature my two favorite food groups: meat and potatoes.  This week is no different – except, I think this weeks meal adds a little FLAVOR!  I could be wrong, but one reason a large percentage of people don’t particularly like sauerkraut (Kelly) is because they can’t stand the very prominent flavor of “finely shredded cabbage that has been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria”…aka, yum (thanks Wikipedia!).  As surprising as it sounds, this has always been one of my favorite meals!

Something I didn’t know as a kid, and was pleasantly surprised to discover as an adult – sauerkraut is amazingly easy to make!

I feel like there should be a German Flag on the cover of that crock pot

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Posted by on January 30, 2012 in Dinner, Sunday meal

 

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German Style Beer Cooked Bratwurst

  • Food: Beer Cooked Brats and Carmelized Onions
  • Ingredients: bratwurst, olive oil, onions, beer
  • Prep time: 3 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes

I am missing the Sunday cooking extravaganza this week because I went to North Carolina for the weekend to visit my boyfriend. I still wanted to cook something and blog about it, so yesterday I had a fantastic idea to make Bavarian pretzel rolls. I found a great recipe, bought the ingredients, took my dog to the groomer, tried to buy an iphone, fought with the fraud alert lady for a few hours…. By the time I got home, it was too late for pretzel rolls! Luckily, Ted had bought bratwursts to go with the pretzel rolls, and we had time to cook those. He cooked away while I photographed his every move to blog about it!

It’s kind of cheating, because I didn’t actually cook anything. I was instrumental in pouring the wine and setting the table, however. And whether I cooked them or not, beer brats are delicious and you deserve to know how to make them!

The plate looks sad and empty because it is missing a pretzel roll.

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Posted by on January 29, 2012 in Dinner

 

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FCGW: Jennifer Aniston’s emergency arm amputation: What will happen to her movie roles?

Note: This post is part of our new feature: Fake Celebrity Gossip of the Week.

Ouch!

Yesterday, Jennifer Aniston underwent an emergency arm amputation. Sources close to the star report that the amputation was the result of an exotic fungus she picked up while trying to kidnap Maddox Jolie, the stepchild of her ex-husband Brad Pitt. Maddox apparently picked up the fungus on a trip to Milwaukee. He is being treated and currently expected to make a full recovery.

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Posted by on January 27, 2012 in fake celebrity gossip

 

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New Feature: Fake Celebrity Gossip of the Week!

Jill and I checked our blog views this morning and went into state of dire panic and possible mental breakdown. Two Girls, Ten Potatoes had exactly ZERO views! Distraught and disillusioned, we began coming up with schemes/desperate ploys for attention that would garner more blog views. Ideas included taking out a giant billboard on the moon (too expensive), taking out a medium-sized billboard on the beltway (too expensive), printing and handing out color fliers (too expensive), printing and handing out black and white fliers (still to expensive)… Basically, we realized we were too poor for any type of publicity. Instead, we needed to post juicier content. Because really, who wants to read about left over beef stew when you read about Paris Hilton’s new boyfriend, Miley Cyrus’s latest debacle, or Brad Pitt’s cat?

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Posted by on January 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Disco Pockets! A creative way to use leftover beef stew

  • Food: Disco Pockets
  • Ingredients: leftover beef stew, Grands Biscuits, cheddar cheese
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 – 20 minutes

Raise your hand if you remember the Hot Pockets jingle from the mid 90’s… I really hope everyone reading this literally just raised their hand into the air – that is how amazing the Hot Pockets jingle is.  In case you are having a hard time remembering, or you just want a reminder as to the awesomeness of the pocket, check out this wonderful commercial.

 

If I had the ability to predict the future, I would say that some Sunday meal this coming spring will be a homemade Hot Pocket extravaganza.  However, I cannot predict the future, so I will not say that.  What I can say is that Hot Pockets are amazing, especially when they are homemade.

Now, you may be thinking to yourself, “why do I care about your love (obsession) with Hot Pockets–this post is supposed to be about leftover beef stew!”  Well, dear reader, Kelly and I outdid ourselves with the creative leftovers post this week.  We turned our beef stew into the filling of a homemade Hot Pocket.  It was our lazy version of an attempt to make a beef pot pie!

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Posted by on January 25, 2012 in Dinner, Leftovers

 

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Beef Stew: Cook Faster!

  • Food: Beef Stew
  • Ingredients: beef, broth, potatoes, carrots, onion, flour, pepper
  • Prep time: 1 hour
  • Cook time: 3 hours
  • Cost: $2 per meal

This week’s meal was beef stew: the perfect winter meal. It went really well, except for one horrendous mistake: we didn’t start cooking until 3:30 pm. This would be an appropriate time of day to start cooking any other meal, but beef stew takes about a hundred million years to cook.

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Posted by on January 22, 2012 in Dinner, Sunday meal

 

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