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A Little Anchovy for You

Large plastic bowl 2 cups mayonnaise 2 cups fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 2 scallions - chopped 1 tsp fresh tarragon leaves ½ cup white wine 3 cups anchovy paste  1 cup green or red chillis - chopped 1 garlic clove – chopped Chips or toasted bread In a large plastic bowl, combine mayonnaise, parsley leaves, scallions, tarragon leaves, and white wine. Stir the dip thoroughly and then blend anchovy paste, green or red chillis, and chopped garlic to the dip. Stir the mixture until well blended.  This dip is great with chips or toasted bread.  Enjoy!

Turkey Before the Turkey

Large bowl 3 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves – chopped 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary leaves – chopped 2 tsp finely grated lemon zest 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp black pepper 3 cups sour cream 4 cups turkey breast – cubed 1 Tbsp mayonnaise Crackers In a large bowl, combine butter, thyme leaves, rosemary leaves, and lemon zest. Stir the ingredients for 1 minute and then blend sea salt, black pepper, and sour cream into the mixture. Next, add cubed turkey breast to the mixture and then a tablespoon of mayonnaise. Stir until well blended. Serve this quick dip on crackers. Enjoy!

Nick's Warm as Summer Hot Tea

Fancy tea pot 4 cups hot water 1 tsp cinnamon 3 zero-calorie sweetener packets 2 shots whiskey 1 Tbsp lemon 4 black tea bags Fancy tea cups In a fancy tea pot, combine hot water, cinnamon, sweetener packets, whiskey, and lemon. Next, stir the ingredients until well blended and then add tea bags to the pot. Lastly, stir the mixture slowly and then let mixture stand for 5 minutes before serving in fancy cups. Suggestion: You can sub real sugar for the sweetener packets, if desired.

Snow Day Cup of Chicken

Slow cooker 2 cups chopped onion 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 Tbsp paprika 1 tsp ground cinnamon 5 cups chicken broth 6 chicken breasts – cubed 5 to 6 fancy coffee cups In a slow cooker, combine onion, garlic, paprika, cinnamon, and broth. Next, add cubed chicken to the appliance. Lastly, stir the ingredients gently to mix them together. Cook the Snow Day Cup of Chicken on “High” for 2 ½ hours. To serve , pour the soup into fancy cups and enjoy it while you watch the weather outside!

Nick's Beef Soup for a Snowy Day

Slow cooker 1 stick butter, melted 1 Tbsp tomato paste ½ tsp salt 4 cups thinly sliced onions 2 cups mushrooms, thinly sliced 4 cups beef flavored broth 1 cup milk 5 lbs beef – thin cut - cubed 2 Tbsp chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves In a slow cooker, combine butter, tomato paste, salt, onions, and mushrooms. Next, add broth, milk, cubed beef, and parsley leaves to the appliance. Lastly, stir the ingredients gently to mix them. Cook the soup on “Low” for 4 hours and then serve with your favorite side dishes and bread.

Nick's Saturday Love Steaks

Slow cooker 5 Ribeye Steaks – medium 5 New York Strip Steaks – medium 1 jar Alfredo sauce 2 cups chopped onions 2 cups cold water 1 cup white wine Favorite side dishes White wine Red wine  In a slow cooker, on “High” setting, layer steaks evenly on the bottom of the appliance. Next, add Alfredo sauce, chopped onions, and cold water to the side of the meat – this allows these ingredients to flow around and over the meat to season the steaks better. Lastly, add white wine to the side of the meat. Place a lid on the slow cooker and let the dish cook for 4 hours. Serving: Serve the steaks with your favorite side dishes and both white and red wine. Enjoy!

Nick's ABQ Sirloin

Slow cooker 3 cups chopped yellow onions 3 lbs boneless beef sirloin steak 2 tsp coarse salt 2 Tbsp black pepper 3 tsp garlic powder 1 lb chopped potatoes 1 bottle New Mexico red wine or any red wine ½ cup parsley leaves In a slow cooker, combine onions, sirloin steak, coarse salt, and black pepper. Next, add garlic powder, chopped potatoes, and New Mexico red wine to the appliance. Stir the ingredients gently to mix the salt, pepper, and garlic powder together. Lastly, add parsley leaves to the mixture. Cook on “Low” for 4 hours and then serve with your favorite side dishes, bread, and red wine.