Pineapple Meatloaf is real good and real easy.

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This Pineapple Meatloaf recipe is for our friend Mai.

This is Gammy’s (that’s what our grandkids have named her) family recipe for Pineapple Meatloaf. When we lived in Mexico, in a real nice little town called Chapala, Gammy and I were members of the local American Legion chapter and they had varied cooking contests. Chili cookoffs, etc. Well there came along a Meatloaf Contest and Judy Kelly, aka Gammy, won it with her grandma’s Pineapple Meatloaf and here is the recipe for you.

Pre heat the oven to 350°F/176°C. In a mixing bowl big enough to handle all of the ingredients, plus some room for mixing, whisk the egg. Add the oats, onion, bell pepper, and salt. Mix  it all together.

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Then add the beef and the pineapple and thoroughly mix everything together. Spray oil a 9″x 5″ loaf pan, add the mixture and pat it down.

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Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. It should be 155-160°F/71°C on a meat thermometer. Slice it up and top with the gravy or sauce of your choice. We went with our our Marinara Sauce tonight, but, you can use any topping you want. Gammy says that her grandma would use BBQ sauce or sometimes a can of Cambells’s cream of mushroom soup, not diluted, just right out of the can and heated up.

Enjoy your Pineapple Meatloaf!

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  1. Pre heat the oven to 350°F/176°C. In a mixing bowl big enough to handle all of the ingredients, plus some room for mixing, whisk the egg. Add the oats, onion, bell pepper, and salt. Mix it all together.
  2. Then add the beef and the pineapple and thoroughly mix everything together. Spray oil a 9"x 5" loaf pan, add the mixture and pat it down.
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. It should be 155-160°F/71°C on a meat thermometer. Slice it up and top with the gravy or sauce of your choice. We went with our our Marinara Sauce tonight, but, you can use any topping you want. Gammy says that her grandma would use BBQ sauce or sometimes a can of Cambells's cream of mushroom soup, not diluted, just right out of the can and heated up.
  4. Enjoy your Pineapple Meatloaf!
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Beef Tenderloin with Caramelized Onions

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You will find that this Beef Tenderloin recipe is easy and it will turn out great! You would pay fifty to one hundred dollars at a fancy, shmancy restaurant and your’s will be just as good, or better!

You will want to cut up the veggies before you sear the steaks because they will just take about a minute and a half per side to get sealed by the searing. After the veggies are cut up and you have sprinkled salt and pepper on both sides of the steaks put a skillet on at medium high.

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Eyeball about a tablespoon of olive oil and let it get hot then carefully put the steaks in the pan. One and a half to two minutes a side then remove them to a plate that will catch the drippings.

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Reduce the heat to medium and put a tablespoon of butter and the onions in the pan. Add a pinch each of salt and pepper. Stir gently and regularly with a wooden spoon scraping the bits off the bottom of the pan.

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When the onions start to wilt and turn brown add the garlic, balsamic vinegar, the wine and some fresh rosemary if available. If not just go with about half as much dried rosemary.

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Bring it back up to a simmer and add the steaks and the drippings turning them a few times as they finish cooking while bathing in the sauce. When you poke them with your finger, if they are real soft they are rare.  Firm is well done. Pliable but not real soft nor real firm they are medium rare. We like rare for this good cut of beef.

 

 

Serve up your fantastic Beef Tenderloin with Caramelized Onions with a lot of the sauce to dip some of your homemade bread in. Some good California Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles or a good Chianti would sure bring things together real nice.

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Beef Tenderloin topped with caramelized onions sautéed in a red wine and balsamic reduction.
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  1. You will want to cut up the veggies before you sear the steaks because they will just take about a minute and a half per side to get sealed by the searing. After the veggies are cut up and you have sprinkled salt and pepper on both sides of the steaks put a skillet on at medium high.
  2. Eyeball about a tablespoon of olive oil and let it get hot then carefully put the steaks in the pan. One and a half to two minutes a side then remove them to a plate that will catch the drippings.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and put a tablespoon of butter and the onions in the pan. Add a pinch each of salt and pepper. Stir gently and regularly with a wooden spoon scraping the bits off the bottom of the pan.
  4. When the onions start to wilt and turn brown add the garlic, balsamic vinegar, the wine and some fresh rosemary if available. If not just go with about half as much dried rosemary.
  5. Bring it back up to a simmer and add the steaks and the drippings turning them a few times as they finish cooking while bathing in the sauce. When you poke them with your finger, if they are real soft they are rare. Firm is well done. Pliable but not real soft nor real firm they are medium rare. We like rare for this good cut of beef.
  6. Serve up your fantastic Beef Tenderloin with Caramelized Onions with a lot of the sauce to dip some of your homemade bread in. Some good California Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles or a good Chianti would sure bring things together real nice.
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Quick Easy Chicken Thighs Plus Some Quick and Easy Salad

Quick Easy Chicken Thighs

You will like this for a weeknight meal when you are tired but don’t  want to just zap a leftover or a box meal and because this Quick Easy Chicken Thighs recipe is good, real good. It doesn’t have to be chicken thighs. If you keep frozen tenders or breasts in the freezer you could just thaw them out in the microwave instead.

Turn on the broiler. First put all the ingredients except the chicken in a bowl and mix them all together.  Your creative skills are going to kick in here because after the salt and pepper you can go with any kind of spices and herbs YOU want. From allspice to wasabi and everything in between. You don’t have to stick to the ingredients listed in this recipe. You probably have whatever it takes to make it real good in your pantry.

Then add the chicken the bowl and toss it all together getting the chicken coated with all the good stuff.

Spray oil the right sized cookie sheet or baking pan. You can line it with aluminum foil to make the cleanup as quick and easy as this recipe. Spread the chicken pieces out in the pan and and broil for 5-7 minutes depending on your oven and the thickness of the chicken. Turn them over and cook the other side. When the juice running out of the chicken is clear it is done.

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While the chicken is cooking you can put together any kind of salad or veggie you want. We went with a Caprese salad with Avocado for Poppop.

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and a mixture with healthy greens, tomato and onion with gorgonzola cheese and her favorite dressing for Gammy.

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This Quick Easy Chicken Thighs recipe and the salad is on the table in twenty minutes. And,, it is gluten free AND paleo friendly AND it is real good!

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  1. Turn on the broiler. First put all the ingredients except the chicken in a bowl and mix them all together. Your creative skills are going to kick in here because after the salt and pepper you can go with any kind of spices and herbs YOU want. From allspice to wasabi and everything in between. You don't have to stick to the ingredients listed in this recipe. You probably have whatever it takes to make it real good in your pantry. Then add the chicken the bowl and toss it all together getting it coated with all the good stuff.
  2. Spray oil the right sized cookie sheet or baking pan. You can line it with aluminum foil to make the cleanup as quick and easy as this recipe. Spread the chicken pieces out in the pan and broil for 5-7 minutes depending on your oven and the thickness of the chicken. Turn them over and cook the other side. When the juice running out of the chicken is clear it is done.
  3. This Quick Easy Chicken Thighs recipe and the salad is on the table in twenty minutes. And,, it is gluten free AND paleo friendly AND it is real good!
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Sautéed Salmon Filets with a Lemon Rosemary Sauce

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Sautéed Salmon Filets with a Lemon Rosemary Sauce is one of Gammy’s favorites. So,,of course, we have it kinda regularly.

 

Sautéed Salmon Filets with a Lemon Rosemary Sauce
Recipe Type: Seafood
Cuisine: American
Author: Poppop
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A quick, easy and very good Salmon recipe.
Ingredients
  • 2 Salmon filets
  • salt and pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • 1 Fresh Lemon sliced
  • 1 rounded tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary (or 1/2 tbsp. dried)
  • 1 rounded tbsp. chopped fresh parsley (or 1/2 tbsp. dried)
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup white wine
Instructions
  1. Put a skillet on at medium high with 1 tbsp. olive oil.
  2. Lightly salt, pepper and garlic powder the side of the salmon filets and sear in the skillet about 1 minute each side. Just enough to brown the surface. They will finish cooking later in the sauce.
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  4. Remove the filets to a dish that will catch the drippings.
  5. Chop up the rosemary and parsley. Slice the lemons.
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  7. Add the butter, parsley, rosemary, lemon slices to the pan and stir with a wooden spoon. Lightly scrape the bottom of the pan getting the bits off the bottom of the pan.
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  9. Add the wine and bring to a simmer.
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  12. Reduce the heat to medium and put the salmon and the drippings in the pan. Carefully turn the filets over couple of times as the wine reduces. When the sauce has reduced to the thickness that YOU want, serve it up! with some Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio (Gammy’s favorite) or maybe a nice Chardonnay. Whatever you like. Bon Appetit
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