Chicken Fajita Soup

I’m really excited about this recipe. It was an idea that turned out better than I’d expected. Which is not always the case. Not even close. I’m a master at repurposing leftovers and I’m cheap so I can make a deli chicken cover 2 dinners and maybe even a sandwich! Chicken Fajita Soup checks off many boxes, including easy, healthy, inexpensive and you can make it as hot and spicy as you like. As an added bonus it’s also very tasty!

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Ice Fishing on Lake Erie

It’s been a few years since we’ve seen ice huts on the inner bay of Lake Erie. Our recent winters have been mild but this year we’ve had a great start to the ice fishing season.

We used to have our own hut. It was a project shared by several guys. The finished product was quite the achievement with design details that would be worthy of a show on HGTV. However, their big plans resulted in a big hut. A big heavy hut. It had to be “modified” in order to move it out of the building where it was constructed and towing that monstrosity to the fishing area proved to be a challenge. So the hut had a short life. Just a few seasons of “ice drinking” – our affectionate term due to the lack of fish caught.

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Beef Bourguignon

Hard to pronounce. Hard to spell. Takes forever to make. But this is good. Really good. This is a revised post. I was reading a book by Anthony Bourdain and he mentioned that this is one of his favourite dishes. So based on his comments, I modified the recipe and the result is outstanding. Making it at least a day in advance is the key to perfection.

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Beef Noodle Pho

If you haven’t tried Pho, it’s a Vietnamese dish. It’s pronounced “fuh.” The broth is made with spices you may associate with sweet flavours like cinnamon and cloves, however it’s not sweet. But don’t worry, you can buy the broth ready made and it’s pretty good!

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Overnight Breakfast

Overnight Breakfast is the perfect Christmas morning or New Year’s Day breakfast casserole. Or brunch if you partied into the wee hours of the morning. You make it the night before and bake it in the morning. Low maintenance! What’s even better about this is you can be totally creative in what ingredients to use. I’ve made it with leftover turkey and switched out the cheddar for Swiss and Brie. I’ve used stale croissants, made sweet versions with raisin bread….the possibilities are endless!

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