Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Carnation Chicken

This recipe has been around since at least 1964, when it was put on the label of a carnation evaporated milk can.  It's been one of Carnations most requested recipes and I know why. It's SO good. The chicken is tender and the flavor is just right. Even the ones in my family that don't like mushrooms, love this dish.
3-1/2 lbs. of chicken
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup melted butter
2/3 cup Carnation Evaporated Milk
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 cups onions, sautéed
1 can mushroom stems and pieces
dash paprika
Put butter in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish and put in a preheated oven at 425, until just melted.
Dip chicken pieces in flour and put in dish.
Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
Turn chicken over and bake an additional 15-20 minutes or until brown and tender.
Remove from oven and reduce temperature to 325.
Combine Carnation milk, soup, cheese, salt and pepper.
Put the onions and mushrooms over chicken and then pour carnation mix over top.
Sprinkle with paprika.
Cover and bake 20 minutes.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Garlic Spread

I tried this recipe yesterday that I got from here,  and the whole family voted it a keeper!! It's full of flavor and perfect on French bread.  She said to use a food processor, but we just diced the garlic and mixed it with a spoon.  I didn't have fresh oregano, so I just used my dried oregano. It was perfect!

2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 TBS basil
2 TBS oregano
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper

Mix all together and spread on French loaf.
Bake for 10-12 minutes in a preheated 350 oven.
*I put it on broil for a couple of minutes to make the edges crispy.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Texas Roadhouse Rolls

This was a new recipe I tried for New Years Day and everyone agreed that these were the best rolls we've ever had. They are soft and buttery. They were just as good reheated the next day.  My family loved the spread as well. They said it was like a little dessert with your meal.

2 tsp. yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1/2 tsp. sugar

1 cup milk, 115 degrees
1-1/2 TBS butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
4 cups plain flour
1 tsp. salt
1 TBS butter, melted to brush the tops

Put  the first 3 ingredients in a  mixer bowl and let set 10 minutes to proof.
Add the milk, butter, sugar, egg and 2 cups flour. Begin kneading.
Add the salt and additional flour until a soft ball forms. Dough should come clean from the sides of  the bowl.
Cover and let rise until double, about an hour and a half.
Punch down and roll out to about half inch thick. I cut mine into squares.
Place on a greased baking sheet.
Let rise until double, about 45 minutes.
Bake in a preheated 350 oven for about 13-17 minutes, or until golden on top.
Brush with butter and serve.

Cinnamon Honey Butter
1 stick butter
1/4 cup confectionary sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp. cinnamon

Mix all together and spread on rolls.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Creamy Macaroni & Cheese

The other day someone asked me for my macaroni and cheese recipe and I told them it was on my blog. I have been making this for a few  years and I thought I had put it on here, but I had not. So now it's here. Although I don't like macaroni & cheese at all, my family loves it and they LOVE this recipe. This recipe takes a little cooking and mixing, but my family says it's worth it.
2 cups uncooked elbow noodles
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup plain flour
1-1/2 cups milk
1 cup sour cream
80z. Velveeta cheese, cubed
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. ground mustard
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350.
Cook the noodles until done.
Meanwhile, in a  sauce pan over medium heat, melt the butter and then whisk in the flour. Slowly add the milk and let it come to a boil. Add the sour cream, Velveeta, parmesan, salt, pepper, and ground mustard. Stir and cook until the cheese is melted.
Drain the macaroni and return it to pan and  toss with cheddar cheese.
Pour the cheese and milk mixture over noodles and mix together.
Spoon into a greased 9x13 baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Homemade Peppermint Bark

My youngest son loves peppermint bark. This candy is the easiest one of my Christmas candies to make. You can leave it like the picture or sprinkle a little peppermint on top.
24 oz. almond bark
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies
Melt the almond bark, either in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds or in a double boiler. When completely melted, stir in the peppermints and pour onto a cookie sheet lined in wax paper. Put in freezer for about 5 minutes, then break apart and store in an air tight container.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

    I know that oatmeal is healthy for you, but I do not like mushy oatmeal, so I just don't eat it. I have tried a couple of baked oatmeal recipes, but they were either dry or tasteless.  Then I found this recipe.  I gave it one more try and I'm so glad I did. My hubby doesn't like mushy oatmeal either, so when he asked for seconds, I knew this was a keeper!!  This oatmeal is moist and flavorful. It's just perfect.  The only thing I changed, is that I used all Old Fashioned Oatmeal.  She says to use 1/4 to 1/2 cup chocolate chips. I used 1/2 cup and it's perfect, but use less if you desire.

3 cups old fashioned oatmeal
 1 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 c. milk
½ c. butter melted
2 eggs, beaten
 ½ c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1.  In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
2.  Spoon into a greased 9 inch baking dish  (or any similar sized baking dish).
3.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and center is set.

I used a 7x11 baking dish and it was done perfectly in 30 minutes.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Taking Chance

    This is a movie based on a true story of a young man named, Chance, who gave his life in Iraq while serving in the military.  It shows the great care that is taken of this body when one  has lost his life for our country.  This is a must see movie for every American. I am very thankful for the great care that they take of our soldiers, even after they have died.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Finally, How to Easily Peel Farm Fresh Eggs

 I LOVE having farm fresh eggs. What I don't love, is peeling them when I need boiled eggs. When I have needed large amounts of boiled eggs, I would buy them from the store, because I hate chipping away every tiny piece. I have tried every method I have heard about or read on the internet.  Nothing has worked. Last week I saw a new method and I was excited to try it. I made sure my eggs were 7 days old,  but after it was all said and done, my eggs looked more like golf balls. I went back to that post and read the comments. One person had a comment that she claimed worked 100% of the time and even used her eggs that she had collected that very morning. I gave it one more shot. The eggs you see above are those eggs! I was so excited when the shells came right off that I took my plate of eggs around to all my family members in the house to show them!  These eggs were just 1 day old!!  The method is simple, you just have to have 2 temperature shocks to make the membrane let loose of the shell. Here's how it's done.

Put enough water in a pan to cover the eggs, and bring to a boil.  Carefully put your eggs in the pan and let boil for 15 minutes. That is the first temperature shock.
While they are boiling, fill a bowl with ice and then add some cold water. As soon as the eggs have cooked for 15 minutes, immediately place them in the ice water. Second temperature shock.  I waited 10 minutes and then peeled them. This is the best fresh boiled eggs I have ever made in my life.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Sergeant York

 I usually don't watch a movie more than one time, but this is one I would watch again.  It is based on a true story of a man who was a brawler and drinker and then was converted. After giving his life to God, he was called to war and became a hero. It's a great movie that shows us that when we truly surrender to God, that no matter where we go, he'll protect us and that whatever he wants to do in our lives will happen, regardless of what is going on around us.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Iron Will

   This is a movie based on actual events. It's a clean movie that  the entire family can watch. It's action packed, so no boring moments.
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