Monthly Archives: November 2011

Ask the Chef: How long can I keep steaks that I have just purchased?

Question: How long can I keep the steaks that I have purchased?

Answer: 3-5 days in the fridge.  6-12 months in the freezer.

Featured Recipe: Cream of Potato Soup

  • 4 large baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 6 cups of chicken stock
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 8 oz heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper


In vegetable oil, cook potatoes and onions until golden brown. Add chicken stock and cook until potatoes are tender. There should be just enough stock left to cover potatoes.

Puree potatoes. Return to pot and add butter, heavy cream and salt and pepper to taste.

Featured Recipe: Chicken Cassoulet

  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2cans cannelini beans, drained 19 oz cans
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes, 14 oz can
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 4 chicken apple sausages, cut in pieces
  • 2 spicy Italian sausage, cut in pieces


Layer ingredients, in crock pot, in the same order as ingredient list. Cook on low for 4 hours.