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Shades of Monet

The Barn at the corner of Herron

Shades of Monet.

Froggie’s Green Tacos.

use this one

Green, all green! Green chile chicken served with a cilantro lime sauce. The honey in the sauce is the perfect counter flavor to the heat of the jalapeno and green chile in the chicken.  I served these on small corn tortillas like a street taco.


3 lbs prepackaged frozen chicken breasts
6 fresh chile, roasted, skinned, deseeded and diced (or use 2 10oz canned green chile, diced)
1 fresh jalapeno, chopped (take out the seeds if there is a heat sensitivity)
1/2 cup medium canned picante sauce
salt and pepper

1 can black beans
toppings: pico de gallo, cotija or shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and lime-cilantro sauce (see recipe below)

Dump the following in crockpot at high heat for 4-6 hours until cooked. Turn heat off and allow to sit for about 15 minutes. There should be excess juices, remove all but about a cup.

After slightly cooled, use a hand helder blender to shred chicken.


After slightly cooled, use a hand helder blender to shred chicken.


Meanwhile make up your special green sauce.


1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1 clove garlic
3/4 tsp minced fresh ginger

1/4 cup lime juice
1/3 cup honey
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c packed cilantro (I use leaves and stems)
1/2 c extra-virgin olive oil

Place the jalapeno pepper, garlic, and ginger into food processor or blender; pulse until the jalapeno and garlic are finely chopped. Pour in the lime juice, honey, balsamic vinegar, and salt, add the cilantro leaves; pulse a few times to blend. Turn the food processor or blender on, and slowly drizzle in the olive oil until incorporated into the dressing. Refrigerate.  Shake before use.



The Rock Stacketh


Caramel Apple Oatmeal

Froggie’s Caramel Apple Oatmeal.

better one

It’s what happens when you mix butter and sugar and cream.  Caramel!  This is a pretty easy upgrade to your regular oatmeal and I added both apples and almonds for an extra nutritious mmmpphh.



1 honey crisp or gala apple, peeled and chopped
3 Tbsp cinnamon sugar
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp slivered almonds
2 cups water
1/2 cup cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup steel cut oats


Mix cinnamon sugar on apple pieces, stirring to coat.  Melt butter in pan on high heat.  Add apple pieces and almonds and stir while cooking until apples are semi-soft (3-5 minutes).  Add water, cream, vanilla and oats, stirring to mix.  Reduce heat and cover, cooking 5-7 minutes.  I stirred mine once during this process just to make sure the oats were not sticking to the bottom.

Let set, covered for 5 minutes.

Scoop into pans, put a dab of cream on top if desired, and a splash of nutmeg.


Chopped apples coated in cinnamon


Quick trip through butter


with water, cream and oats added


consistency of finished product



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