I’m in a funk. I can’t find anything I want to cook anymore with chicken. I cook a variety but I’m tired of the ones I use. I get in a rut cooking the same stuff over and over because it is quick. I look up from working around the house and it is 5:30… I need dinner done by 6:30… I do Chicken Marsala, Chicken with Mushrooms, Chicken Parmesan, Chicken with Rice and Gravy, and the list goes on… sometimes I make a white cheese sauce to put on it. Yes, I do make stuff up as I go some days. But I’m running on empty. I want something tasty and different. Any suggestions?
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July 7, 2011
My mom is wonderful. She made pork chops, field peas, rice and cornbread. Yep… life is wonderful. Only problem is she couldn’t remember the amounts for the baking soda and baking powder… and I didn’t have the recipe. I do now thanks to my sister and here it is:
1 cup sifted flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
Then blend in
1 cup yellow cornmeal
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in a mixture of
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg well beaten
5 T oil
Beat by hand until just smooth. Do not over beat. Turn batter into greased pan (I normally use 12 inch iron skillet or silicon). Spread evenly
Bake at 425 for 20 minutes.
Enjoy the cornbread!!!
June 22, 2009
The glaze part of the recipe is at the bottom… enjoy!
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 large eggs
1 tsp dried thyme leaves (or Italian seasoning)
1 tsp salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
¼ tsp hot red pepper sauce
½ cup milk, buttermilk or low-fat plain yogurt (I use whole milk)
2 lbs meat-loaf mix (50% ground beef, 25% ground veal, 25% ground pork)
2/3 cup crushed saltine crackers (about 16 crackers) or quick oatmeal or 1 1/3 cup fresh bread crumbs (I use bread crumbs)
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
Optional: 6 oz thin-sliced bacon (8-9 slices)
1. Make glaze first and set aside (see below for Glaze)
2. Preheat oven to 350? F. Heat oil in medium skillet. Add onion and garlic, and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
3. Mix eggs with thyme, salt, pepper, mustard, Worcestershire, pepper sauce and milk. Add egg mixture to meat in a large bowl, along with bread crumbs, parsley and cooked onions and garlic; mix with a fork until evenly blended and meat mixture does not stick to bowl. (If mixture does stick, add additional milk, a couple of tablespoons at a time, and continue stirring until mixture stops sticking.)
4. Turn meat mixture onto a work surface. With we hands, pat mixture into a loaf approximately 9 x 5 inches.
5. Cover a wire rack with foil; prick foil in several places with a fork. Place rack on a shallow roasting pan lined with foil for easy cleanup. Set formed loaf on rack. Brush loaf with all of glaze, then if using optional bacon; arrange bacon slices, crosswise, over loaf, overlapping them slightly and tucking them under loaf to prevent curling.
6. Back loaf until bacon is crisp and loaf registers 160? F, about 1 hour. Cool for at least 20 minutes. Slice and serve.
¼ cup ketchup or chili sauce
2 tbl light or dark brown sugar
2 tsp cider or white vinegar
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
March 2, 2009
I have been sooo behind on posting the Carnival of Recipes… Guess life just gets me going sometimes…
The latest is Chocolate Recipes over at What’s Cooking at Dream Dinners. Next week is has a theme of Birthdays. Go submit any birthday recipe you want.
Last week was pancake week over at Pancake Recipe Blog.
Not sure what else I have missed… but I can usually find a good recipe at these posts. Hope you do as well!
February 17, 2009
Seems I am lax at getting out the links to carnival of recipes…. Here ya go!
Some look yummy at EV Living and I will be giving at least one of them a try.
And now for more yummy recipes… this time at Christ’s Bridge.
January 30, 2009
January 20, 2009
Time to check out the Carnival of Recipes over at
January 5, 2009
Straight from the email I received!
Carnival of the Recipes is up!
This week’s Carnival of the Recipes has over a dozen new participants & some absolutely spectacular recipes.
Don’t miss it and be sure to let other people know about it – retweet it on twitter, blog about it, volunteer to be a host or hostess.
Next week will be at the original World Famous Recipes site at http://www.worldfamousrecipes.com/ and the Theme is for you all to decide.
December 17, 2008
Ya ya ya… so it’s not humor… but YUMMMY…. go check out these Cookie and Dessert recipes!
December 8, 2008
Carnival of the Recipes is up.
Next week will be at The Expatriate’s Kitchen and the theme will be Christmas Cookies.