Vegetable Chili

1 Tb.olive oil 1 Large onion, coarsely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch chunks 1 red bell pepper cut into chunks 1/4 tsp. chili powder salt/pepper 1 can (14.5 oz.) stewed tomatoes in juice 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup chopped cilantro lime wedge In a dutch oven or saucepan with lid, heat oil over med. heat. Add onion and garlic and cook stirring occasionally, until tender, 5-7 min. Add squash, bell pepper, and chile powder; season with salt/pepper...cook stirring 1 min. Add 1/2 cup water. Cover and simmer until veggies are crisp-tender, about 7 min. Stir in tomatoes and their juice, breaking them up with a spoon; add chickpeas, black beans, 1/4 cup cilantro and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, partially cover and cook until lightly thickened about 20 min. Season with salt/ pepper. Stir in remaining cilantro...YUM!


Lil ' Cheddar Meat loaves

3/4 c milk
1 egg
1 c cheddar cheese
1/2 c quick oats
1/2 c chopped onion
1t salt
1lb ground beef
Mix together and make into round loaves (almost tennis ball size)

1/3 c ketsup
1/4 c. Brown sugar
1t mustard
Spoon over loaves before cooking 45 mins at 350

Chicken Casserole

6 chicken breast cooked and broken into bite size pieces/shredded ( I boil the breast)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 8 oz ctn sour cream
1 1/2 stacks ritz cracker crumbs
1 1/2 sticks butter melted

Mix chicken, soups and sour cream. Place in 9x13. Top with cracker crumbs and pour the melted butter over the crumbs. Cover when cooking. 350 degrees. 30 mins if warm. Can freeze. Thaw in the refrigerator and cook 50 mins. I don't put the crackers/butter on until I cook the dish.