Avocado Shake

Ingredients

  • 1 large Ripe Avocado (or two ripe smaller avocados)
  • 1 cup Ice
  • ½ cup Milk
  • ⅓ cup Sweetened Condensed Milk

Directions

  1. Cut the avocado in half, throw away the pit, and scoop the avocado “meat” into a blender.
  2. Add in all of the other ingredients and blend until smooth. {Taste once blended. Add a little more condensed milk if not sweet enough or more milk or avocado if it is too sweet}
  3. Enjoy!
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Rum Runner

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) banana liqueur 2 tablespoons
  • (1 ounce) light rum
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) dark rum
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) Chambord
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) Grenadine
  • Garnish: fruit skewer (pineapple, banana, orange, lime)

Directions

  1. Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously. Strain into an ice-filled hurricane glass. Garnish, if desired.

Four-Way Slow Cooker Shredded Beef

Ingredients

  • 1 beef Shoulder Roast, Arm Chuck Roast Boneless or Blade Chuck Roast Boneless (2 to 2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (optional)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. For optional browning, heat 1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Brown beef roast on all sides.

     

  2. Place onion and garlic in 3-1/2 to 5 quart slow cooker; place roast on top. Cover and cook on LOW 9 to 10 hours or on HIGH 5 to 6 hours or until roast is fork-tender.

     

  3. Remove roast from slow cooker. Skim fat from cooking liquid, if necessary and reserve 1 cup onion mixture. Shred beef with 2 forks. Combine shredded beef and reserved onion mixture. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Continue as directed in Recipe Variations below, as desired.
    Recipe Variations:

     

  4. Mexican Shredded Beef: Combine tomato or tomatillo salsa and beef mixture, as desired. Place in large microwave-safe bowl. Cover, vent and microwave until heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve in warmed flour or corn tortillas topped with pico de gallo, slice avocados, shredded cheese, chopped cilantro and/or chopped white or green onions, as desired.

     

  5. BBQ Shredded Beef: Combine prepared barbecue sauce and beef mixture. Place in large microwave-safe bowl. Cover, vent and microwave until heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve on whole wheat rolls topped with creamy horseradish sauce, coleslaw, Cheddar cheese slices, chopped green bell pepper and/or canned French fried onion, as desired.

     

  6. Asian Shredded Beef: Combine prepared hoison or teriyaki sauce and beef mixture. Place in large microwave-safe bowl. Cover, vent and microwave until heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve in lettuce or cabbage cups topped with shredded carrots, sliced cucumber, chopped fresh cilantro or mint, sriracha or crushed red pepper flakes and/or chopped peanuts, as desired.

     

  7. Indian Shredded Beef: Combine prepared Indian cooking sauce, such as Tikka Masala or Vindaloo. Place in large microwave-safe bowl. Cover, vent and microwave until heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve in naan or pita bread topped with toasted chopped pistachios or coconut, raisins, Greek yogurt or mango chutney, chopped fresh mint or cilantro and/or sliced cucumber or green onion, as desired.

Easy Bistro Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 (6-ounce) chicken breast halves, skinned
  • 4 chicken thighs (about 1 pound), skinned
  • 4 chicken drumsticks (about1 pound), skinned
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sliced green olives
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Dash of ground red pepper
  • 2 bay leaves 1 (28-ounce) can Italian-style tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 8 cups hot cooked macaroni or cavatappi Parsley sprigs (optional)

Pork Chops and Beans

Ingredients

  • 4 pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-3/4 cups frozen lima beans, thawed

Bread Machine Pumpkin Quick Bread

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, optional