Surviving the Slaughter of Onions

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

Myrl's Onion Peeling Goggles 


Are you looking at that picture of me and wondering why I’m wearing swim goggles in my kitchen?  It would be to illustrate a little kitchen tip I use. 

My family is home for the weekend, and for me, that means doing some serious cooking.  The tribe will all be gathered around my dining table tomorrow for platters of a Tuscan Medley, salad, and a few other dishes.  The recipes I have selected require lots of onions – chopped, sliced, diced and minced. 

Some cooks know if they throw the onions in the freezer for a few minutes, it helps, while peeling them without as many tears.  Ditto for running them under cold water.  But I have found an even more effective trick.  And that is the use of my swim goggles while chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing.  You should try it!



Here’s my Tuscan Medley recipe, which you might like to try as well.



  • 1 Chicken cut into parts
  • 2 Yellow Onions – Sliced
  • 5 Cloves Garlic – Sliced
  • 1 Large Can Stewed Tomatoes
  • ½ Cup Sliced Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • 1 dozen Sweet Peppers – Halved lengthwise & Roasted
  • 2 Cans Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Cup Marinated Artichoke Hearts
  • Olives (Kalamata, Green, Black)
  • Fresh Italian Seasonings – Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary, Basil
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • Several types of pasta – Penne, Mostochioli, Rigatoni, Shells, etc.




Sauté chicken parts in olive oil, that has had grated garlic added. 

Once chicken parts have been sautéed, add a little more oil to pan, and add, sliced and halved onions to the pan, and sauté.  Add stewed tomatoes, with most of the juice removed.  Add, tomato sauce, and sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts and olives.  Simmer/stew until chicken is completely cooked.

Place on bed of pasta, and sprinkle the grated cheese on top.



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William Johnson
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
RE/MAX Associates

Hi Myrl, You look like a WWII Flying Ace. I bet you would have even more fun than peeling onions if you wore the goggles shopping. You know the latest fashion in eyewear. LMAO. Your recipe and dish looks awesome as do you in goggles. Necessity is the mother of invention and your solution is actually a very smart one. 

February 20, 2012 07:26 PM
John Mayer
Your Beach Area Expert
Pytha Realty Group, Merritt Island / Cape Canaveral, Florida

Hi Myrl - What a great idea! I use a lot of onions as well and your recipe sounds deilcious. All you need is a motorcycle and helmet to go with those googles :-)

February 21, 2012 10:09 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

For a moment I thought you were going for a motorcycle ride.  I do like the idea.

February 21, 2012 02:10 PM
Erika Rogers
Your Personal St George Utah Real Estate Guide!
Re/Max First Realty

Hi Myrl, very funny picture and clever idea too!  Looks like a yummy recipe perfect for a cold evening.

February 22, 2012 02:23 PM
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
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Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions"

Hi Myrl, Too funny and very creative!  Sounds like a delicious recipe, will give it a try sometime.  Enjoy the weekend.

February 25, 2012 05:51 AM

Myrl Jeffcoat

Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
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