This Week’s Lunches, Breakfast and Snacks Feb 3rd – Feb 7th

Hi guys, this is now up on my channel for this week’s lunches, breakfast and snacks.  I haven’t posted in some weeks   A lot has been happening some good some bad, but I’m trying to get back in the swing of things.

This week was a lot of using leftovers and what I had on hand.  When making lunches I try to make what we want to eat and this was a good week of leftovers for lunches.
I hope you enjoy and let me know if you have ideas for lunches that I can try.


Work Lunches Breakfast and Snacks for Jan 7th thru 10th

Hi guys, this is now up on my channel for this week’s lunches, breakfast and snacks.  This wasn’t a full week due to me being ill on Monday and I didn’t go to work but you do have the rest of the week.

I try to give ideas of what to bring to work especially for those of us who eat at our desk. These are easy and what we have on hand most of the time.  I hope you enjoy and let me know if you have ideas for lunches that I can try.



Chicken Vegetables Stir-Fry

Hi guys this recipe is new and a recipe where I am trying to incorporate more vegetables in my family life.  This is very easy recipe to make and you can use any vegetables that your family would like.
The sauce for this is something I played around with until I found the exact flavor I wanted.  The combination of the vegetables chicken and sauce are wonderful.
I do have a video on this dish and soon will have a video on the sauce so stay tuned.
I hope you give this recipe a try.




1 to 2 chicken breast (cut into pieces)
1 cup of bean sprouts (can or fresh)
1 cup snow peas or pea pods
1/2 cup of mushroom (can or fresh)
1 red or yellow pepper chopped
1/2 cup of carrots (julienned)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder

3/4 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup chicken stock
1 1/2 tbsp corn starch
1 1/2 tsp rice vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp ginger (dry)
3 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 1/2 tbsp agave
1 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp sesame seed oil

Season the chicken with the garlic and onion powder and set aside.
Now make the sauce adding in the ingredients one at a time saving the cornstarch for last.  Mix well and set aside.
Using a wok or pan that can handle heat put the heat on medium high and add about 1 tablespoon of oil.  Once the oil is hot add in the red peppers, carrots and pea pods.  Let these vegetables cook for 3 minutes or so until they start to get tender.   Then add in the rest of the vegetables and cook for another 3 minutes.  Once done remove from wok and set aside.
Add another tablespoon of oil to pan then add in chicken and cook on medium high heat until no longer pink.
Add the vegetables back into pan with chicken and give it a good stir.  Then add in the sauce a little at a time coating everything to your liking.

Then serve over jasmine rice.

Crockpot Turkey Soup

Hi Guys, well this recipe is to help with those holiday leftovers we all end of with.  Each year I try to find something to make from the leftover holiday dinner.

This year its some turkey soup that is just delicious.  I had to figure out what to do with the leftovers from our holiday dinner and this is one of the dishes I did make.  This is very easy and I already had all the ingredients on hand.  I hope you give this a try.

I put up a video on my channel Ruthycancook so go check that out too.




3 cups chicken broth

1 tablespoon Creole Seasoning

1 onion diced

2 gloves garlic minced

½ teaspoon black pepper

2 large stalks celery diced

1 (14.5oz) can diced tomatoes (with juice)

Left over Turkey (about 1 pound)

1 or 2 chicken bouillon cubes

1 or 2 cups water


Using a 6 quart crockpot add in the can of diced tomatoes along with juice.  Then add in the vegetables, broth, water, bouillon cubes, garlic, pepper and then the turkey. Give is a good mix and let it cook on low for 5 hours or high for 3 until vegetables are tender.


Crockpot Apple Pie Filling

Hi guys, here is an easy crockpot recipe for you.  I always want a apple pie for the holiday’s but never really have the time to make one from starch, so what I did was a semi-homemade pie.

I put together this apple pie filling that I thought my family would love and for time sake put it in the crockpot.  By using my crockpot I had time to do other things around the house.  To make this semi-homemade I used a store bought pie crust which made my life so easy.  All I had to do was pour the pie filling into the crust and bake.  How hard is that I ask.  Well, I hope you give this apple pie filling a try.

This is the video up on my channel Ruthycancook so go check it out.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Hi guys this recipe is great for the holidays.

It is easy to make and the best part it’s homemade.   I grew up using the can of cranberry sauce and loved it, but now that I can make it myself it is so much better and I know what is in it.

There is a video on my channel Ruthycancook for this recipe as well.





1 package of fresh cranberries

1-cup water

1 to 1 1/2 cups of sugar.  (To your taste)


In a medium sized pot put in the water, cranberries and 1 cup of sugar.  Bring this to a boil.   Once to a boil then let it boil for 10 minuets with a lid on.   The berries will begin to pop and that is what you want.   Give the sauce a taste to see if you want to add more sugar at this time   I added 1/2 more cup to mine

Let cool for a few minutes and using an emulsion blender purée until smooth.

Put in cranberry sauce into an airtight container and put in fridge until firm.

Ready to serve

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