SousVide Supreme Demi

I recently was able to try out the SousVide Supreme Demi. We were loaned it for about two weeks or so, and we tried several different meals in it.

Up until recently, I hadn’t heard of SousVide cooking before. It’s actually pretty cool. Instead of a hot flame (like you are use to cooking with), you are cooking with hot water! It is basically a water oven. It was super easy to use also — just vacuum seal food in the food grade cooking pouches and simmer in the water bath. Each kind of food you put in there has a temperature and a time frame it needs to cook. What kinds of food can you cook in there? Any kind — beef, lamb, game, pork, chicken, fish, seafood, and even vegetables! To be honest, this is foolproof to use.

We made vegetables, chicken, and beef with it. What did we think? It was great! The steaks we made were super yummy and tender. You could literally cut the steaks with a fork. The veggies were super soft too. The chicken in here just soaked up the seasonings we added in and was pretty awesome.

I have to admit that the SousVide is an amazing way to cook. I love that I could put dinner in the SousVide Sepreme Demi in the afternoon and have dinner ready with little to no work. Have you tried SousVide cooking before? What did you think?

Wolferman’s French Toast Rounds

This easy to make recipe is take off of our well known french toasts. However, if you are looking for something a little different, definitely try out these french toast rounds.

I recommend using Wolferman’s English Muffins for this recipe for several reasons.  First, I love the size of them.  That is literally the first thing you will notice.  If you are like me, you are buying whatever is cheaper at the store.  However, cheap does not equal same quality.  Wolferman’s English Muffins are double the size of what I normally buy.  I also noticed right away that I didn’t have to slice these open.  With little ones, I try to use knives the least amount as possible.  These you just have to gently pull them apart.  These are super yummy too.  I cannot believe the taste difference.  When you open the bag, you immediately can smell the flavor.  The cinnamon and raison english muffins is one of the best scents.  Another favorite flavor for our house was the Apple Orchards (I liked the scent of this one too).  If you need english muffins, I highly recommend Wolferman’s.  Without further ado, here is the recipe:

4 Wolferman’s 1910 Original Signature English Muffins (you could also use the Honey & Oats, Cinnamon & Raisin, and Cranberry English Muffins)
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon

In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, vanilla, and cinnamon until well blended. Heat a lightly oiled griddle to medium/hot. Dip both sides of the muffin halves into the egg mixture. Place slices on heated griddle. Cook until golden brown on both sides.

Both my kids and I liked this (hubby missed it due to being at the Chicago Bears game).  Let me know if you have a great french toast recipe I should try on our next bag of English muffins.

Lisa’s Chili

Now, this is a very simple recipe since this was the first time I made this! We fed 6 adults and two kids with this and still had leftovers. It is not spicy, so everyone should be able to eat it (I have a 4 year old and a 1 year old so spicy is out of the question here).

 

 

Lisa's Chili
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cups of elbow macaroni
  • 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 2 15 oz cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 46 oz bottle of tomato juice (this can actually be smaller however that is what I bought)
  • 1 pkg of chili seasoning
Instructions
  1. Brown ground beef and onion together and drain. Also, make the elbow macaroni noodles as directed on the box.
  2. In the meantime, put the diced tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato sauce, and chili seasoning into a stick pot and stir together. Pour the beef and noodles in when done. Stir. Bring to a boil, then cook on low until you are ready to eat. Add in the tomato juice when and if you feel like the chili is becoming too think. I ended up using about 23 oz of the tomato juice, because we ate this during a football game.
Notes
You are able to add whatever topping you like when serving. I personally did shredded cheese while my husband added hot sauce, shredded cheese, and oyster crackers.