Have you ever had a favorite TV dinner? I did, years ago there was a TV dinner that was so good I could literally eat 2 whole dinners at a time. It was a popular brand that still exists today however it is so laden with chemicals it’s more a foodlike product than real food.
It’s #TheRoxieWay to find a clean way to cook the same thing, I have accomplished that with this amazing recipe I found. I tweeked a few things and added a couple of my own ideas to the recipe to make it my own otherwise it wouldn’t be #TheRoxieWay. My version takes approximately 30 minutes to cook using only Real ingredients, no chemicals and a lot of LOVE.
I love a cup of hot chocolate when it’s cold and rainy outside. Unfortunately most of what is on the supermarket shelves I can’t have due to the chemicals in them, but after watching an episode of Terry Crews Saves Christmas, I was happy to see I could make my own! Here is two different ways to make them: Either dip a spoon into your melted chocolates and top with a variety of nonpareils or use a plastic shot cup fill with melted chocolates then top with marshmallows or nonpareils. Let the chocolate set up, add to a cup of steamy milk and stir!
Who knew soup could be so good? If you like the canned version this will blow your mind it’s so good!!!! Made using fresh ingredients, dry beans, carrots, smoked bacon, and a almost secret blend of spices, cooked to perfection!
Recipe: Bean with Bacon Soup #TheRoxieWay
1lb. dry white beans rinsed and soaked overnight or fast soak method (DO NOT DRAIN WATER) if you need to add liquid I suggest chicken stock
1lb. thick sliced bacon (NOT: Maple but applewood, cherrywood, or hickory) chopped, fried and drained ( VERY IMPORTANT for final flavor… render the fat and set aside for use later. You should get about 1/2 cup give or take of rendered fat use it all)
1/2 Bag frozen but defrosted carrots chopped finely
1/4-1/2 small can tomato paste (Contadina or Muir Glen I find to have the best flavor)
SPICES: Ancho pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, 1 bay leaf, white pepper and salt (with the spices start off with small amounts like a teaspoon each increasing only the flavors you want to bring forth…example don’t over salt, the bacon will add salt, and you don’t want it over-salted, but the onion powder will add a back round flavor that is important to the final dish)
Cook beans on medium high when almost done add the rendered bacon fat and spices let cook until beans are fully cooked.
Add tomato paste in small amounts starting with a 1/4 can if you need to adjust add a little more. It gives the nice orange-red color of the soup.
Next the beans are fully cooked, and flavors taste right… add your carrots let them simmer until heated through.
Finally add your cooked bacon let simmer for about 20 minutes and flavors will deepen.
For reheating I suggest adding a little chicken stock or water to thin down a little.