Monday Munchies: Taylor Richart

During the 2017-18 season, we chatted with a handful of Grizzlies, including Ryan Walters, Travis Howe, Taylor Richart, and coaches Tim Branham and Ryan Kinasewich about their favourite foods, recipes, and more. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be publishing one every Monday, so get out your pots and pans, and enjoy!

What’s your favourite kind of food?
My favourite kind of food is probably pasta, which is good cause I eat it every pre-game meal. In the summer I don’t eat it a lot just because I’m not skating as much, and it’s carbs, obviously, so I have to cut it back in the summer, but definitely some type of pasta dish.

What’s your favourite recipe, and who makes it best?
I’d have to say my favourite recipe is a lasagne recipe, and my mom makes it best. Usually my dad does the cooking, but my mom makes the best lasagna.

Do you like to cook?
Yes, I enjoy cooking. Usually I cook almost every meal at home, rarely will I go out to dinner. Usually me and Brad are always whipping something up in the kitchen. Yeah, I enjoy it. I’m pretty healthy, so I like knowing what’s going into my food.

What do you like best about the recipe you provided?
I think just knowing that it’s home cooked, and that my mom puts time and effort into it, and then you get to see the result. I think it makes her happy that we think that she has the best lasagna, so just knowing that it’s home cooked and she enjoys it as well.

Who on the team, or among your roommates would you say is the best cook?
Me and Brad are up there, but I’d have to say Howie, Chef Howie. He’s a good cook. He’s been doing cooking for a while. I think that was one of his jobs as well, so he can whip up some good meals.

Who do you think is the worst cook?
The worst? I’d probably have to say…I don’t really know, but I’d have to say Sam Windle, probably cause he’s always cooking fish sticks and little hamburger helper meals like that. So I’d have to throw him under the bus!

Creamy Lasagne

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 14.5-ounce can tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 8-ounce package Philadelphia brand cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 8 ounces lasagne noodles, cooked, drained
  • 2 6-ounce packages 100% Natural Kraft Low Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese Slices
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese

Brown meat in large skillet: drain. Add onions, cook until tender. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, water, garlic and seasonings. Cover: simmer 30 minutes.

Combine cream cheese and milk in saucepan: stir over low heat until smooth.

In 13×9-inch baking pan, layer half of noodles, meat mixture, cream cheese mixture, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese: repeat layers. Bake at 350, 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving

Makes 6-8 servings

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Monday Munchies: Brad Navin

During the 2017-18 season, we chatted with a handful of Grizzlies, including Ryan Walters, Travis Howe, Taylor Richart, and coaches Tim Branham and Ryan Kinasewich about their favourite foods, recipes, and more. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be publishing one every Monday, so get out your pots and pans, and enjoy!

What’s your favourite kind of food?
Anything meat related, chicken, steak, something like that.

Do you have a favourite cuisine in general?
Oh gosh. I would probably say…American, I guess? I mean, we eat a lot of Italian food just on road trips and pasta for games, so kind of get overloaded with that.

What’s your favourite recipe?
I’m a big food on the grill kind of guy, so when we go home, especially in the summer, when I’m at home with my parents, chicken on the grill, any type of veggie on the side is good.

Do you like to cook, and are you good at cooking?
Taylor and I just talked about that, I’ve kept all my receipts from the grocery store throughout the year, so it’d be interesting to see how much we actually spent at the grocery store. We generally cook all three meals so we probably eat out less than one time a week.

What do you like best about the recipe you provided?
I think just the simplicity of it. It’s something you can throw in the oven, it’s easy, it’s a bake, so it’s something I look forward to on Saturday morning when I’m back home and my mom throws it together.

Who on the team is the best cook?
On the team from what I’ve heard it’s Howie, but I’ve never got to try it out. Roommates, I think Taylor and I are pretty much the same. C.J. was our roommate for a little bit, obviously, and he was on this vegan diet so we kind of threw him by the wayside, stopped cooking with him.

Who on the team is the worst cook?
Probably I’d throw Joel under the bus. He cooks a lot of the same stuff–throws food in the crock pot, shreds it up, and calls it good. A lot of Mexican food for Joel.

Blueberry French Toast

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Monday Munchies: Charley Graaskamp

During the 2017-18 season, we chatted with a handful of Grizzlies, including Ryan Walters, Travis Howe, Taylor Richart, and coaches Tim Branham and Ryan Kinasewich about their favourite foods, recipes, and more. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be publishing one every Monday, so get out your pots and pans, and enjoy!

What’s your favourite kind of food?
I’m going to have to go with Mexican food.

Why is it your favourite?
I don’t know, I guess I’m a big Chipotle fan, and I like cooking spicier food too.

What’s your favourite recipe?
Probably the one I provided, the avocado chicken. It’s easy, it’s avocado, I love avocado,  it’s pretty simple to make, and doesn’t take too long.

Do you enjoy cooking?
I do. I really like cooking.

Are you any good at it?
I mean, my roommates may beg to differ, we’ve had a few close calls with the smoke alarms, but I’m actually pretty good at cooking.

Who on the team (or among your roommates) is the best cook?
Among my roommates, Marchment and Brandon, for sure me. Brandon’s new, so maybe he’s better, but I don’t know yet!

What about the worst cook?
Worst cook…I don’t know. It’s hard to say worst cook, cause if a person doesn’t cook…So I’m going to go with Jake Marchment just because I’ve never seen him cook anything in his life!

Recipe: Chicken and Avocado Burritos 

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Monday Munchies: Sam Windle

During the 2017-18 season, we chatted with a handful of Grizzlies, including Ryan Walters, Travis Howe, Taylor Richart, and coaches Tim Branham and Ryan Kinasewich about their favourite foods, recipes, and more. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be publishing one every Monday, so get out your pots and pans, and enjoy!

So what’s your favourite kind of food?
I think my favourite food is probably Mexican food.

Why is it your favourite?
I like spicy food, so anytime I can mix that in, and you can get a lot of different options out of it, whether its burritos, nachos, tacos, anything of that sort.

What’s your favourite recipe?
My mom’s chicken wild rice soup.

Why is it your favourite?
I think I like it just cause she used to start it in the morning in a crock pot and then it’s always there. I could eat it from probably 5:30 to 10:30 and then the next day have leftovers the whole day.

Do you like to cook? And are you good at it?
I like to cook a little bit. It’s not my favourite thing. I’d rather have someone else cook for me. I’m ok at it. Nothing special.

What do you like best about the recipes you provided?
I just grew up with it. With my family, a lot of times we’d eat as a family every night, kind of have the same seven meals your whole life, so I enjoy them.

Who on the team is the best cook?
We’ve got a couple of healthy guys that cook pretty well. I’d have to say Travis Howe is the best cook. I go over to his house for meals every once in a while. He enjoys it.

Who would you say is the worst cook on the team?
Well, I room with Mitch Jones, and it’s gotta be him. He only knows how to cook hamburger helper or throw a pizza in the oven.

A couple of guys have thrown you under the bus and said you. Do you have have an answer for them?
Oh, I don’t think I’m the worst cook, I just might be the most unhealthy.

They also said you weren’t necessarily the worst cook, you just cook the same things all the time.
Yeah. Yeah, I got a couple meals on my repertoire!

 

Wild Rice Soup

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 cans cream of potato soup
  • 1 pound velveeta cheese in chunks
  • 1.5-2 cups cooked wild rice
  • Optional: 10 strips crisp bacon, crumbled for garnish

Saute onion in butter until tender. Add water, milk and potato soup. Increase heat to medium, stirring occasionally. When mixture is hot, add cheese. When mixture is creamy, add the cooked wild rice.

Garnish with crumbled bacon.

To cook wild rice: Wash 1/2 cup wild rice thoroughly. Add to 1.5 cups boiling water, salted to taste. Return to boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered 50-60 minutes or just until kernels puff open. Uncover, fluff with fork. Simmer 5 more minutes. Drain any excess liquid. makes 1.5-2 cups.

Meat Loaf

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup finely crushed saltines
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, saltines, onion, salt, sage and pepper. Add beef and mix well. Shape into an 8-1/2-in. x 4-1/2-in. loaf or an ungreased shallow baking pan. Combine remaining ingredients; spread 3/4 cup over meat loaf. Bake at 350 degrees for 60-65 minutes or until no pink remains; drain. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with remaining sauce.

Yields 6-8 servings

 

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Monday Munchies: Rob Mann

During the 2017-18 season, we chatted with a handful of Grizzlies, including Ryan Walters, Travis Howe, Taylor Richart, and coaches Tim Branham and Ryan Kinasewich about their favourite foods, recipes, and more. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be publishing one every Monday, so get out your pots and pans, and enjoy!

What is your favourite kind of food?
Anything that includes a steak I’m usually pretty happy with.

What’s your favourite recipe?
It’s called tourtiere. It’s like a meat pie that my grandma makes for Christmas, it’s pretty good.

Why is it your favourite?
I think just the tradition aspect of it, at Christmas we all know it’s coming, so it’s kind of our family’s thing.

Do you like to cook?
I do, yeah. Actually find it pretty relaxing — takes up some time too.

Are you a good cook?
I don’t know if I’d say good, I’m half decent. I’m getting better.

What do you like best about the recipe you ended up providing?
I think just the ease of it. It’s a one dish thing, so it’s kinda simple to make, hard to mess it up, I guess!

Who is the best cook on the team?
I would say Travis Howe.

And what about the worst?
Probably Sam Windle.

Sheet Pan Pineapple Chicken Fajitas from Tasteofhome.com

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