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Lima Bean Soup

4 cups dry Lima Beans
4 cups water
4 Tbs. butter
2 Chicken Bouillon cubes
Italian Seasoning
Black pepper
Cubed ham(Optional)

1.Combine Lima beans, water, salt, onion in a large pot with lid on medium heat; boil for 2-4 hours.
2.After 1 hour add butter, chicken bouillon cubes, Italian Seasoning, garlic and back pepper.
3.Add 1-2 cups of water after every hour.
4.Add Cubed ham on the last hour.

Japanese Rolled Omelet (Tamagoyaki)

Japanese rolled omelet (Tamagoyaki) without the Tamago Pan

1 cup chicken broth
6 eggs, heavily beaten
Olive Oil

1.Grease a square pan with a piece of cheese cloth and olive oil.(See 3rd photo below)
2.Combine 3 eggs, 1/2 cup chicken broth and salt for the first layer.(4th photo)
3.Pour in heated pan. If any bubbles form cut and cover with remaining liquid.(5th photo)
4.Remove pan from heat to prevent burning. Roll the omelet.(See 6th photo below.)
5.Push the first layer to handle side.(7th photo)
6.Combine the remaining eggs and chicken broth for the 2nd layer.
7.Pour in pan and lift first layer to let the liquid underneath.(8th photo)
8.Roll the 2nd layer.(9th photo)
9. Brown omelet if you want. (10th photo)

Paula Deen 11 inch pan found at Wal-mart-1st


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Skyrim Sweet Roll

4 to 4 1/3 cups four
1 ts. or 1 package active dry yeast
1 cup milk
1/2 sugar
2 tbs butter
1/2 ts. salt
2 eggs
1 Tbs ground cinnamon and sugar
Powdered sugar icing or cream cheese icing (Cool wip and cream cheese mixed)

1. In a large mixing bowl or mixer bowl combine 2 cups of flour and yeast. Set aside.
2. In a medium sauce pan heat milk, 1/2 cup sugar, butter, and salt until butter melts.
3. Add milk mixture and eggs to dry mixture.
4. Beat with electric mixer on low to medium speed for 30 seconds then use a wooden spoon or mixing spatchula to scrape the sides of the bowl.
5. Beat on high speed for 3 mins. Stir in remaining  flour as you can.
6. Turn dough to a floured surface and knead in enough flour to make a soft dough that is smooth and elastic.
7. Shape dough to a ball  and place in a lightly greased bowl; turn once to grease dough.
8. Cover and let rise in a warm place til double in size in about 1-2 hours.
9. Roll out dough and place in greased tube pan.
10.Wrap dough around tube and press the remaining dough to fill out bottom of tube pan.
11.Cover dough with sugar and ground cinnamon.
12. Cook at 375° for 25-30 mins.
13 Let cool for 10 mins and add icing.

Beef Stroganoff Dinner

Ground beef, egg noodles and beef gravy with sauted onions and broccoli on the side.  

2 lb.s Ground beef
1/2 lb. Extra wide egg noodles
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 big onion, cubed
2 small onions, sliced
8 Tbs. butter
6 Beef bouillon cubes
6 cups cold water
6 Tbs. cornstarch
1 tsp. Roasted garlic & bell pepper

1. Brown the ground beef and large onion and drain the fat.
2. Boil egg noodles in water and 1 Tbs. olive oil; drain water and return to pan
3. Add ground beef to noodles.
4. In large sauce pan add beef bouillon cubes, water and cornstarch; boil on medium heat until the mixture thickens.
5. Add gray to noodles and beef.
6. Steam broccoli; remove from steamer and add 4 Tbs. butter and salt.
7. Saute 2 small onions in 4 Tbs. butter and salt.

Mini Octopus Weenies

Boiled Octopus weenies using Ball Park Beef Franks.

As you may or not know I've been a fan of Japanese culture, anime and manga for many years. Several years ago I use to be subscribed to the Shojo Beat Magazine. In one of the sections of the magazine called East meets West they had a article on Beno Basics with recipes. One of my favorites was the Octopus Wieners (Tako Uinnar). The recipe in the article says cut the hot dogs in half but I decided to make mini ones instead. The other two recipes are Japanese Omelet (Tamagoyaki) and Rice Balls (Onigiri). Maybe in the near future if I can make these recipes decent after tweaking to my liking, I'll post them.

Hot dog weenies

1. Cut each hot dog crosswise in 4 pieces or more if you are using bun size.
2. On each piece, stand it up on its end, with the flat, cut side pointing up.
3. Slice down the hot dog  two times half way down. (see diagram below)
4. Then turn  the hot dog and make two more perpendicular to the first.
5. Remove the resulting leftover piece in the middle to form the eight legged octopus.
6. You can also cut out  eyes and a mouth on the top part of the hot dog.
7. You can broil, stir-fry, microwave or boil your octopi until heated or cooked through. As they cook, the legs curl up a bit.

Fried octopus weenies using Ball Park Beef Franks.