Monday, November 1, 2010

My Sissy is back!

Kelly is back from her vacation, she had a great time! I am happy she is back, we missed her a lot!!! Today we did some good comfort food cooking ~ The house smelled wonderful all day long.

Baked Apples ~

12 apples
brown sugar
sliced pecans & almonds


Core out each apple fill with brown sugar and nut mixture ( no measuring, just eye ball it ) Top with a table spoon of butter.
Bake at 350 degrees until soft.
This makes the house smell so very delicious.

Ham Salad ~

Quarter of a Ham

In a food processor add chunked ham and relish blend until your desired chunkiness.
Add in mayo and refrigerate.
This makes a great sandwich.

City Chicken ~

bread crumbs

Place pork cubes on stick. Brush with beaten egg and smother with bread crumbs.
Brown in skillet , add a little bit of water to coat bottom of pan and simmer on low for 1 hour.

Chicken and Dumplings ~

Chicken ( thighs and legs )
Chicken Broth

Ingredients: ( Dumplings )
# 2 cups all-purpose flour
# 4 teaspoons baking powder
# 4 teaspoons sugar
# 1 teaspoon salt
# 2 eggs
# 1/2 cup buttermilk
# 1/4 cup butter, melted

Directions for dumplings

* For dumplings, combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl. Combine eggs, buttermilk and butter; stir into dry ingredients to form a stiff batter.
* Drop by tablespoonfuls onto simmering mixture. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift cover while simmering).

Directions for chicken and broth:
Boil broth and veggies then place dumpling is the broth.
Bake chicken on a cookie sheet in the oven until done, about an hour at 350.

Quiche ~

1 pie crust
half bag of spinach
2 cups swiss cheese
4 eggs
2 cups milk
salt and pepper to taste


Line pie pan with crust, fill with spinach and cheese. Beat together milk and eggs and pour on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Jambalaya ~

4 boxes Zatarans Original Jambalaya Mix
3 packages of Chorizo
bag of shrimp
2 green peppers
2 onions

Follow directions on box
cook Chorizo on stove top then slice
add all ingredients together and simmer then enjoy!
This make a boat load so share with your friends and family.

Here is what my fridge looks like at the end of a Monday ~ nothing but love!

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