Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Fruity Wontons

1 tsp. pie filling then wrap corner to corner and repeat..sealing with cornstarch/water drop.
Fry up in oil...until golden brown.

Chicken Egg Rolls

This was my first time making egg rolls.
First I cut up chicken breasts into small pieces and cooked thoroughly. Then added a couple Tbls. of soy sauce, 1 tsp. black pepper, 1/4 cup of wine(added 1 Tbls. of cornstarch to the wine).

In a separate pot I cooked a bit of shredded broccoli, cabbage, carrots (pkg. at the Walmart) in butter. Then added a jar of canned carrots.
I then combined the two in one pan. Let it cool for about an hour or so.
I put about a Tbls. of mix in the corner and to wrapping it like a gift box. Sealing it with a drop of cornstarch/water mix.
Gently place in my pan of oil and fry until golden.

Ours passed the food guru at our house! ;)

Monday, April 30, 2018

Popeye Lasagna

This was a tasty dish! Greens in the dish that even our "picky" eaten friend gobbled up!

 1/2 box lasagna noodles
1 quart spaghetti sauce
1/2 lb to 1 lb spinach leaves
1 lb. hamburger ground
1 large onion or 5-6 green onions
1 lb. shredded cheese
1 16oz. cottage cheese

Spread a little sauce in the bottom of 13x9 pan

Layer uncooked noodles, uncooked burger (crumbled), tomato sauce, spinach, cottage cheese, shredded cheese...repeat until pan is full.

Bake in 350* oven or grill for an hour to hour and half .or until noodles/meat are cooked

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Ol' Fashion Grain Bread

I am one of those who was born in the wrong century! I should have been a pioneer!
I love making something out of nothing.....most of the time it turns out so good! I have learned to write my recipes down as I make them soooooo if they turn out yummy I can share with you all!!
Today's recipe comes from seeing the packaged Oat Bread in the store. I thought heck I can make something like that but better! No additives or preservatives! Just plain ol' goodness and love!
I did however, use a bread machine to get it ready. I cheated, I know, my hands, shoulders and neck can't take kneading anymore. I used our woodstove for the rising process and our bbq grill for the baking (some of you know we do not own a conventional oven).
I put in machine in order
3 TBLS butter, sliced
1 Egg
1 Cup of warm water
1/8 Cup of honey
1/2 cup of Oat Flakes
3TBLS Black Chia Seeds
2 Tbls Sunflower seeds or whatever looks good
2 Tbls Flax seed Meal
1 tsp of salt
3 Cups White Flour (using what I have on hand)
1 pkg of dry yeast or 2 Tsp

In this process you may need more liquid to get the dough to the correct consistency...(kind of sticky, bouncy, forming a ball)
I let it rise (twice) once in the machine then once in the pans
Bake 325 for about 20 mins or until the knife comes out clean

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Bad Cornbread

I had no idea that cornbread in a box will go bad. Ha Ha
Part of taking care of your goods in your cabinets is finding things like this and either using them or throw them out. Well I can say for sure....if you have an expired Jiffy will not come out the way you would expect!
I usually make mine from scratch but found this box from something someone gave me so without looking at the box I went to making it! Lesson learned!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Lazy, Lazy Chili

I found a bag of chili sauce
and it has an expiration date on it! Feb 28, 2018. Needs to be used.
This morning I threw on a pot of beans..... 2 cups of dry beans, 6 cups of water(I added 5 chicken bouillon cubes). Turn on high to boil. Let it boil for about 20-30 mins then simmer for about 4 hrs.
add the chili sauce and cut up an onion too. Let this get good and hot or until onion is soft. Done!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Got The Flu-Chicken Stew

1 whole chicken, boiled, de-boned
1 whole onion sliced and diced
2 qts potatoes
1 qt carrots
2 cups frozen peas
2 cups frozen corn
3 tbls mrs dash
salt pepper(you decide)
8 qt pot
1. I used a frozen bird added just enough water to cover the bird about 3-4 inches above it. Add seasonings. Bring to boil. It is done when bird falls apart. Strain from liquid(save for next step), then de-bone.
2. Take left over liquid and add all veggies in list above. Bring to a light boil...don't over cook. Add more liquid if it looks too thick. Needs to look like soup!!

3. add meat to soup. let sit for about 20 mins.
4. serve and eat!

*there are variations to this soup...add garlic, celery, green onion, turnips, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, zucchini, yellow squash....use your imagination!

And watch your loved ones get and feel better!