Jul 25, 2010

Other things..

Here are some additional recipes that I've been using in the past days

Rhubarb Jam

4 c chopped Rhubarb
4 c white sugar
1/4 c water
1 pkg Jello

Mix rhubarb, sugar and water in pot and heat over medium heat. Stir frequently until sugar has melted and become a syrup. Continue to cook until rhubarb is tender. Add package of jello. Cool and enjoy

My grandma would make this quite often. The flavor of jello is up to you! The flavors I remember her using the most was blue raspberry and strawberry. I've made two batches this month (there has been rhubarb at the farmers market for $1!) the first was with cranberry jello, and today's with peach. I'm not a big peach fan so that was okay but the cranberry is FANTASTIC!


1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 can water
1/2 pkg Lipton Onion Soup

Mix. Put on anything. Enjoy

Don't know what is is about this but it's SO good. We first did it with pot roast in the slow cooker - but doubled the recipe.. DELISH! Now I find myself cooking meatballs in it, chicken, pork chops.. ANYTHING! It's just so yummy and quick and easy!

Grandma's Pecan Pie

1/2 c pecans
4 eggs
1 T melted butter
1/2 c light Karo
1/2 c dark Karo
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 c brown sugar
1 Tbs Flour
1 c peacan halves
pie crust

Put all ingredents except last cup of pecans into the blender and blend until smooth. Place pecan halves in pie crust and pour filling over. Bake at 350 foor 45 minutes

As this says, it is my grandma's recipe. Family favorite all around. I made 2 pies for the 4th, slightly burnt them, but they were still gone by the end of the night. I also tweeked it a bit to make it my own and tried adding a Tbs of molasses. It made it sweeter and richer.. oh so yummy!!


HA.. I'm sorry little food blog.. I promise I've been cooking! Life has thrown me a few loops in the last few months... But here I am again! I WILL BLOG MORE! However I killed my camera.. and lost my mothers camera.. SO there may not be many pictures.. but I will blog!

I find myself making Chicken Parmesan today. This was like the first 'fancy' meal I learned to cook when I was like 8 or 9 maybe? It's a go to for me.. Something I always make good, doesn't take much time, and everyone seems to enjoy. I've started to make homemade bread crumbs now.. My mom and I don't eat the heels of the bread so we freeze them. Once I get a bunch I throw them in the food processer.. Instant bread crumbs from something we would have normally trown away. I keep these bread crumbs in the freezer however.. There is still some moisture in the bread an I don't want them to mold.

I normally serve with pasta and garlic bread! Enjoy!

Chicken Parmesan

4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 c Flour
2 Eggs, beaten
1 c Breadcrumbs
2 c Pasta sauce
2 c Shredded Itailan blend cheese
salt + pepper
Itailan seasonings
garlic powder

-Start by patting the chicken dry with a paper towel. Then set up your 'breading station' by having flour in one bowl, the eggs in another, and lastly the bread crumbs. Season flour with salt and peper and bread crumbs with salt and pepper, itialian seasonings, and garlic powder to taste.
-Coat the chicken in the flour, then egg, then bread crumbs. Then move to a greesed baking sheet.
-Bake at 350 for 30-45 min until chicken is fully cooked.
-Remove from oven. Top each with pasta sauce and cheese.
-Return to oven and bake until cheese is melted