Cheesy Chicken Tender Casserole


Calls for the same recipe as Green Bean casserole at the Holidays, but, add broccoli, green beans, carrots, peppers, onions & lots of Cheese!!
(Hack #1 after drizzling with EVOO, toast your diced chicken tenders first and top them on the casserole with minimal incorporation into the sauce). Bake at °375 30-40 min.
Fun way to get the kids to eat their veggies!!

Flank Steak with Koroneki EVOO

40 min instapot dinner for four: Rub down a Flank steak w/ Koroneki EVOO, then a Steak seasoning rub (both sides); add a little Espresso balsamic after poking a few times & let it marinate while quartering all your root veggies: Sweet potatoes, onion, 4 garlic cloves, potatoes, carrots & yellow golden beets.
Add in 1/2 cup beef broth & 1/2 cup red wine (pinot noir), steak, onions & garlic into your instapot & put on meat setting 20 min. After you let off the steam, add in all your seasoned root veggies (tossed with salt, pepper, paprika & butter OO). Re-set your instapot for the meat setting one more time, but reduce time to 20 min.
Plate, garnish & enjoy!

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

Trying our hand at spaghetti squash to avoid some of those wonderful pasta carbs.
Attached are deconstructed photos using our smokey Chipotle OO & building it up like You would a layered lasagna (e.g. marinara sauce, crushed tomatoes, onions & herbs, lemon infused ricotta (lemon OO), pepperoni, salami, soppressata, aged cheddars & parmesan reggiano cheeses.
Include in the baking dish all your unused pantry staples (leftover Brussels sprouts, Asparagus & Peppers); drizzle w/OO of choice, salt & pepper to taste;
Cut the spaghetti squash in half, scrap out the seeds & excess fibers (the guts); bake on 400° for 15min. Let cool & scrap all around the insides. Viola spaghetti! Bake on 400° for 15-20 min until cheeses bubbly!

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

After marinating 1/2 the day, we are ready for Bacon wrapped pork tenderloin roasting in the oven for 35-40 min. on 375°Hint:
* marinating in Evoo & Balsamic vinegar cuts the time down by 8-10 min.* here we used Rosemary OO, Lemon & Neapolitan balsamic with Italian herbs. Add in your root veggies: potatoes, onions carrots, golden beets & celery! Let them all cook in their own juices! If you do bread, perfect time to dip! Yummy!!

Best Collards in the South

6 batches of collards, de-stemmed and hand pulled- not chopped (makes approx. 2- ¾ gallon size freezer bags); not enough..
Pack 3 batches down (because you have three more to go)
Smoked Turkey wings in the meat section. Use one drum or two wings. Place at the bottom with the chicken broth
Chicken broth in the box low sodium ½ cup per batch; unless you have homemade broth (better)
All the following ingredients are on top: Seasonello sea-salt w/herbs (2 heavy dashes)
2 tablespoons Garlic OO
Same 25 yr. Aged Sherry vinegar
2 grinds of Peppercorns
Top off each serving with a balsamic vinegar of choice or a spicy EVOO👌
Instapot setting for “meat” 45 min. turn off & Let it rest in the pot 15 min.(steam releases on its own).