Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Special Tea Cozy Giveaway!! :) Don't miss it!

If you have been wanting to receive one of my tea cozies, now is the perfect opportunity for you! Dear Mrs. Fuentes at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is graciously hosting a giveaway for one of my tea cozies.

Head on over there to enter (just scroll down the page a bit to her Monday post)!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Meal Mondays! ~Beef and Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Cheddar-Garlic Buscuits!~

One of our family's absolute favorite dishes is Beef and Black Eyed Pea Soup paired with Cheddar-Garlic Biscuits. It is positively delicious! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! :)

Beef and Black-Eyed Pea Soup

 2 lbs. ground beef (or 1 each of ground beef and ground turkey)

1/2 c. green pepper, chopped

1 c. onion, chopped

1 c. celery, chopped

1/2 c. butter

 1/2 c. white flour

 2 qts. water

 28-oz can diced tomatoes

 16-oz pkg. frozen black-eyed peas

 1 c. carrots, diced

2 T. beef bouillon granules

 1 T. pepper

 1/2 t. salt

1/4 t. garlic powder

1/4 t. onion powder

1 1/2 c. prepared brown rice (we actually do closer to 2 1/2 c. or so, instead)


Brown beef, green pepper, onion and celery in a skillet; drain. Melt butter in a Dutch oven; add flower, whisking until smooth. Cook one minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add water; stir until bubbly. Stir in beef mixture and all remaining ingredients, except rice. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer 45 minutes to 1 hour. Add rice during last 15 minutes. Serves approximately 12 or so.

 Cheddar-Garlic Biscuits

These biscuits are actually similar to the Cheddar Bay Biscuits at Red Lobster! :)

2 1/2 c. biscuit baking mix

1 c. shredded Cheddar cheese

3/4 c. milk

1/8 t. garlic powder

1/4 c. plus 2 T. butter, melted and divided

1/2 t. garlic salt

1/2 t. dried parsley


Combine baking mix, cheese, milk, garlic powder and 2 tablespoons butter; mix well. Form 1/4 cup mixture into a ball; place on an ungreased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture. Bake at 400 degrees (adjust for your oven, if necessary) for 14-16 minutes. Mix together remaining butter, garlic salt and parsley; brush over biscuits before serving. Makes 12-16 biscuits.

And last but not least, enjoy! :)