I had a hard time choosing the recipes this week. So many good looking things. I am not sure if these have been chosen yet but I will take a chance.
page 104- Chicken and dumplings
page 188- Carmelized green beans
page 210- Gingerbread cookies
I am a little late in saying this…but CONGRATULATIONS to two of our cooks who had their babies this month.
Kim had her sweet little girl Norah on Nov 2nd and Tarin had the adorable little Weston on Nov 16th! I am sure they are both pretty busy (and tired)!
I have a few recipes I need to catch up on. A few weeks ago I made the Banana Cream Pie. I used vanilla pudding mix and graham cracker crusts for both pies. I set aside some filling for myself and that was some tasty stuff! It was pretty rich with the sweetened condensed milk but everyone loved it!
I also made the Smokey Bean Soup that week. It tasted great but I probably needed to add a little more liquid because it was a little thick. It wasn’t the most photogenic thing so no picture on that.
I had made the Chicken Cacciatore a month or so ago. I cooked it in the crockpot and served it over rice. It was very delicious so I made it again last week. This time I didn’t cook it in the crock pot and served it over noodles. I took a few shortcuts by not blending up all the ingredients as directed but it turned out very tasty still!
These were absolutely delicious! Nothing better than dessert for breakfast:) Actually, I made these for dinner and served them with an egg and some sausage but just the waffles and some milk would have been plenty because they are so rich. At first I was a little disappointed because they came out of the waffle iron soggy but they crisped right up after just a minute or two. I like a crispy waffle. I made the berry sauce to go with it and it was good but I think next time I would just use cut up berries and skip the whole jam and hot water part. Of course I also added some fresh whipped cream – divine!
I made both of the recipes a few nights ago for dinner and they didn’t disappoint. I followed the Bean soup as directed but added just a little bit less broth than called for. I also used white potatoes and peeled them. I thought it had a really good flavor and it made good leftovers. I served it with corn muffins and sliced pears.
The store I went to didn’t have the Nilla Wafer pie crust so I just bought some Nilla Wafers and made my own. The filling was very good but quite sweet so I think the next time I will just use a regular pie crust to counter the filling sweetness since the cookie based crust was quite sweet also. It was still really tasty though. One of the best banana cream fillings I have had. I would also add more bananas next time. I used the vanilla flavor pudding. Also, I made the recipe as directed and used a 9 inch Pyrex glass pie plate and all of the filling fit into it. So if you want to get two pies out of the recipe I would use the 8 inch pie plates. I would make both of these recipes again.
|From 2011-11-02 (by Eye-Fi)|
I made this breakfast this morning and it was a success. They syrup gave me a bit of a hard time but I think I just needed to use a bigger pot. It turned out really tasty though, just like candy! For the french toast I used french bread because when I was looking for Texas Toast they only had garlic flavored and I didn’t think that would work out. The french toast worked out well though. I didn’t have enough oil to really fry them but they turned out nice and golden brown. Sean isn’t a big french toast fan but he thought these were really good!
I have been traveling so I am waaaay behind on my cooking and postings. Hope to catch up soon. While I was visiting Nika and family we made the Grilled Taco Chicken one day for dinner and used the leftovers to make the Tortilla soup the next day. Both recipes were excellent. The Grilled Taco Chicken had just the right amount of spice and bite and the soup had a very good flavor. For the grilled chicken we followed the recipe as directed except doubled it. Served it with a lime/cilantro type rice and salad along with some pineapple. When we made the soup we added a can of black beans to give it more substance and if we had any we would have added some corn. I would also add less of the broth next time. Nika fried up some corn tortilla strips to go with it which tasted really good as well. Grated cheese, diced tomatoes and avocados were toppers. Definitely two recipes to make again.
The Grilled Taco Chicken – delicious.
Chicken Tortilla Soup – delicious.