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Chicken, pepper and mushroom subs

When I relocated in 2009 I had no source of income. I had not been allowed to work and so having a job was a very intimidating idea. I worked at a paper route, a cleaning job and also cooked for a girl’s co-op on campus. I planned the menu and had to follow a budget for around 25 girls. Of course some girls had dietary restrictions and that was also addressed in the menu. I shopped for the groceries and made the dinner meal. It was quite a challenge, but still I brought my home cooking to this house of girls. Making homemade chicken pot pie and rolls, curry and rice became the standard Β in my kitchen. The facility was old and not the best cooking space but I had plenty of experience making do in my years with a two burner stove that shocked me and my months with little electricity. So, while I struggled a bit, it honestly was allot of fun. On grocery days I made tacos, salad bar and sandwiches. This chicken and pepper sub was quick and easy and a favorite. For the girls who were vegetarians I made a pan without the chicken. Sorry the picture is not great but some things just don’t photograph well!

Ingredients

4 chicken breasts sliced into thin strips

1 yellow bell pepper sliced into strips

1 green bell pepper sliced into strips

1 red bell pepper sliced into strips

1 cup mushrooms, washed well, sliced

1 onion chopped

salt and pepper to taste

Sliced pepper jack cheese

Sub buns

Directions

Saute chicken and onions in olive oil, cover until done, add salt and pepper.Β Add peppers and fry until peppers are desired tenderness. Add mushrooms and continue cooking.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place sub buns on a baking sheet and put in preheated oven to lightly toast. Remove from oven, place chicken and pepper mixture on each bun and top with cheese. Turn oven to broil and put sandwiches back in to melt cheese. When cheese is melted remove from oven. I like to get a little of the broth from the pan onto the bun as well! This makes it extra yummy._DSC0538

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  1. YUMMY! That sounds and looks delicious!

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    March 23, 2016
  2. Me likey!!!

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    March 23, 2016
  3. Those look so yummy and something that I can probably eat. Thanks!

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    March 23, 2016
  4. Doesn’t photograph well? Are you serious? I saw it and went “yummmm”. Loved the recipe. Gonna try it! πŸ˜€ Thanks for sharing!

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    March 23, 2016
  5. This looks so good!! I can see the hubby getting seconds already πŸ™‚

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    March 23, 2016
  6. N. #

    Lucky girls to have you cooking for them πŸ™‚ This sounds amazing! And easy to boot!

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    March 23, 2016
  7. I’ll bet they loved your food – and YOU even more! πŸ™‚

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    March 23, 2016
  8. Looks very good Lynn, the girls were very lucky to have you cooking for them. Thanks for sharing, happy humpday! πŸ™‚

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    March 23, 2016
  9. Well! It took two cups of coffee and a scone, but I think I’m finally caught up reading your posts Lynn! I realized at one point I wasn’t breathing….I had to remind myself that you have a new life now, you and your children are safe and sound, and that you were writing about your past journey to get to where you are NOW! Whew!
    This recipe looks delicious! Thank you for sharing it, and your incredible, courageous life.
    Blessings,
    Dori

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    March 23, 2016
  10. I bet the girls loved having you as their cook. And I can imagine anything seemed easy compared to coping with feeding a young family when you didn’t have electricity!

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    March 23, 2016
  11. Yumm!

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    March 23, 2016
  12. Sounds delicious and easy. I’m always in search of quick dinner ideas… totally gonna try it out πŸ™‚

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    March 23, 2016
  13. Made my taste buds tingle…I could go for this tonight!!

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    March 23, 2016
  14. This would be good for lunch. A must try.

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    March 23, 2016
  15. I’ll take one vegetarian, please!!! πŸ™‚

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    March 23, 2016
  16. Your a great cook! Perhaps the job was thrown into your path. I sometimes find cooking very meditative. All the steps and chopping and cutting and stirring πŸ™‚

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    March 23, 2016
  17. OldCountryGirl #

    Looks yummy. I love the chicken and the bell peppers. In my opinion the sub is like a healthier approach to an overloaded Philly Cheesesteak. Love it! πŸ™‚

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    March 23, 2016
  18. You are a magician. Such a great and creative idea. But as you said, you had to be creative!

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    March 23, 2016
  19. It really sounds like you had a tough go of it, Lynn. However, all that cooking has certainly paid off with all the lovely meals you can prepare. This one sounds very tasty.

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    March 23, 2016
  20. Now I’m hungry πŸ™‚
    Can I come, Lynz?

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    March 23, 2016
  21. Oh yum!!!

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    March 23, 2016
  22. I just laughed out loud with recognition, affection, and and hearty “YES!” when you wrote of needing money, cooking for a bunch of girls in less than optimum conditions, and a lean budget. Oh and the lack or sometimes maybe utilities. Cooked for twelve on a wood-stove aboard a historic sailing vessel.

    This is such a great post. A slice of life in your fascinating life journey as well as recipes that are doable, delicious, and economical. XOX JoHanna

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    March 23, 2016
  23. Pan #

    It looks picture perfect to me.. An awesome picture to drool over πŸ˜„

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    March 23, 2016
    • Thanks!

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      March 23, 2016
    • Pan how to I find your latest recipes and posts?

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      March 23, 2016
      • Pan #

        I’m not sure lol.. I’m not WP savvy so if it needed to be set up to highlight latest posts, I didn’t know to do it..

        I haven’t posted a recipe in awhile, life and reading my fav WP bloggers takes up alot of my time πŸ˜„

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        March 23, 2016
  24. This looks decadently delicious.

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    March 23, 2016
  25. Ummm..yummylicious! Looks great…:-D

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    March 23, 2016
  26. Yum! This looks great! What an interesting experience that must have been cooking for the girls.

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    March 23, 2016
    • It was a really interesting time for me! They helped me in the kitchen and sat and chatted! It was fun!

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      March 23, 2016
  27. This looks yummo!

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    March 23, 2016
  28. omtatjuan3 #

    wow… it looks very yummy. Sorry for not checking out your or anyone’s blog recently….

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    March 23, 2016
  29. Delish! The flavors are so great! I can easily see why this would be a hit with or without the chicken. xo

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    March 23, 2016
  30. You are an amazing cook and a human being.

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    March 23, 2016
  31. Well heck, given the conditions this was an awesome dish for you to make, Lynn! And I think you pulled it off perfectly and the photos DO make it look so tasty! A+ for you! xoxoxo

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    March 23, 2016
  32. Miam, miam! I’m saving this recipe.

    I’d have to split it and make it two pans b/c He-Man can’t eat mushrooms or omit them all together. I may try this one soon!

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    March 23, 2016
  33. Lynn, your chicken, peppers and mushrooms sub looks delicious! I would only have to eliminate the green peppers .
    I am allergic only to the green peppers, which my Mom said she ate them all her life but “burped” whenever she ate them while pregnant with me. When I was married my husband put green pepper in the crock pot stew. I had raised welts and he had to take me to hospital. The intern doctor (who injected me with benadryl) asked me if I also got upset stomach with orange canatloupe melons. He said there is an “oil” in both those food items closely related. My phone is acting up, Lynn. Ignore typos, a ghost is trying to write on your comment page. πŸ™‚ xo

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    March 23, 2016
  34. Isn’t it strange how much people have in common without realising? Hence my post connexions….and reading yours about paper run and cleaning etc we did pretty similar things…..when I was first on my own with my kids, I did a paper run,cleaned someones flat and did the lunches on a local building site, my friend did breakfasts and another one did afternoon tea, hard work but fun. It is also how I met my husband as word got round how good the food was in our little canteen and him and his mates came for their lunch from another site…connexions we al have them πŸ˜‰

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    March 23, 2016
  35. This was such a nice part of the young girls’ lives. You are truly a giving cook and friend to all. The chickenr, mushrooms and all peppers except green ones on a sub bun with brothh would be delicious! Such a great photo and cheesy scrumptious dinner or lunch! xo Thanks, Lynn for this recipe! ❀

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    March 23, 2016
  36. The sub looks super delicious Lynn.. what are you talking about with photograph not being great?! πŸ™‚ Your experience cooking at co-op seems challenging but interesting nevertheless.

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    March 23, 2016
  37. I absolutely loved that sandwich

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    March 23, 2016
  38. This looks great Lynn! I bet they loved your food!

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    March 24, 2016
  39. It looks good minus the mushrooms for me though. πŸ™‚

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    March 24, 2016
  40. Not a thing wrong with that photo, Lynn! Looks yum.
    I love how you understate with ‘when I relocated’ when you could, just as easily write,’when I started life over’.

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    March 24, 2016
  41. Lynn, see what you have done. Now I am hungry and that looks scrumptious!

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    March 24, 2016
  42. Sounds so scrumptious Lynn πŸ™‚

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    March 24, 2016
  43. YUM! Your adventures in life have made you the lovely woman that you are, Lynn! I think they look wonderful! β™₯

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    March 24, 2016
  44. what fun to cook for a bunch of girls…almost like cooking for your gang….love the blue herons…they are really a beautiful bird…we have egrets and blue herons in Calif….xxkat

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    March 24, 2016
  45. Sounds and looks so delectable Lynz. ..

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    March 25, 2016
  46. I bet those girls really appreciated having your home cooking. Must have made them feel like they were at home, although you may have been a better cook than their mums! πŸ™‚

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    March 25, 2016
  47. This looks great! Plus, I am so impressed with domestic skills. I also wondered how you managed when you moved back. You are so resourceful!

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    March 26, 2016
    • It was tough but we got by. Thanks Carol!

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      March 26, 2016
      • I always wanted to ask, and I had just been thinking about it, when you posted it!

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        March 26, 2016
        • I had no credit, could not get an apartment so my parents co-signed. It was a tough year but we got by!

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          March 26, 2016
          • Thank God you had some support. How did you all fit into 1 apartment?

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            March 26, 2016
          • But I thought you don’t have contact now? I guess sometimes it’s cheaper to own than to rent? Did your kids mind?

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            March 26, 2016
          • We do not have contact, but back then after we lived here for a year, he offered to purchase a house. He had just married! So, I said yes. We were going to go into low income housing and so thinking we could get a home made me say yes. But, that meant he would be wanting to visit. so, we have been here for 7 years now in April. We lived a year on our own, then we bought a home together. Then a year later he insisted on coming to visit, then we reconciled with the threat he would take me to court, fight for some kind of custody. Now, it has been 2 years of no relationship. He came last January and then May. So, it is off and on, but no contact between he and I! Very complicated!! But, for me now it is done, just waiting and hoping to divorce at some point!!

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            March 26, 2016
          • Sounds very complicated. But, it doesn’t sound like his idea of marriage and having a family are what most people think that means. In his mind, he probably thinks you are still together and happily married. Gulp!

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            March 26, 2016
          • I hope not!! We have not spoken since June when he quit paying support money. We have had no real contact for 2 1/2 years. Now that he does not pay, there is not reason to tip toe around and he cannot come back. When he quit paying, it was freeing for me.Before that I felt I could not tell him he was not allowed to come to this house, it is in his name as well. When he came in May, we barely spoke and it ended badly, so it’s totally over, it has been for a long time. He spoke to my oldest son a couple weeks ago and asked him, how is mom getting along with no money!

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            March 26, 2016
          • Honestly, from what I understand, he doesn’t think the way other people do. To be a father, and a mature adult means that you provide for your family. With 9 kids, how is it acceptable to not contribute to their welfare? No matter what your relationship is with each other, he has certain responsibilities! It boggles the mind.

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            March 26, 2016
          • yes it does. He has no contact with the kids either, which is sad. I have always kept it open, feeling kids need a father, but he choses not to call, email or have contact!!

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            March 26, 2016
          • Very strange!

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            March 26, 2016
          • I have heard from several ladies and the same thing, they leave the family and just cut contact!

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            March 26, 2016
          • It’s a problem. Fatherhood is a lifetime commitment.

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            March 26, 2016
          • oh yes, no matter how you feel about the mother, it’s for life!

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            March 26, 2016
          • 😊

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            March 27, 2016
          • πŸ™‚

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            March 27, 2016
  48. Sounds delicious and yummy….

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    March 30, 2016
  49. You are superwoman! I have no doubt you could make a beautiful meal under any condition!

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    April 4, 2016

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