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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Menu For July 1-July 7

Monday
B- Cereal
L- Hot Dogs  (4th of July Party)
D- Leftovers

Tuesday
B- Biscuits and Gravy
L- Chicken Strip Wraps
D- Chicken and Waffles

Wednesday (Gilmer Fireworks)
B- Yogurt and Strawberries
L- Corn Dogs and Mandarin Oranges
D- Steak, Baked Potatoes, Honey Chicken Kabobs, and BBQ Beans

Thursday (4th of July!!! Longview Fireworks)
B- Bacon Breakfast Cups
L- Chicken Quesadillas
D- ?  Not sure what we will be doing we might have a picnic at the firework place.

Friday
B- Cereal
L- Mini Pizzas
D-

Saturday
B- One Eyed Sailor
L- Nanny's Birthday Party
D- Dinner with family after the party

Sunday
B- Breakfast Enchiladas
L- Lunch with parents then to hospital to see great grandfather :)
D- Leftovers

Friday, June 28, 2013

My 5 Favorite Kitchen Tools

I went to a Pampered Chef party tonight at my neighbor's house, I absolutely love everything they have.  This got me started thinking about some of my most favorite kitchen gadgets.  I kind of feel like sometimes I get a new tool and shove it in a drawer and forget about it.  However I have a few things I couldn't live without.

Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer- I was blessed when my grandmother decided she couldn't use her mixer (she didn't have enough counter space and it's to heavy for her to move).  I think I use it every day!  I love that I can throw a few ingredients in and it will mix it all up for me while I do other things, I am a big multi-tasker. 

My Pampered Chef Tongs- This is another one of those things I use almost daily.  They are so convenient, especially because another one of my favorite items is...

My Deep Fryer- Every southern woman should own a deep fryer it makes frying so much simpler than using a skillet. In fact if we ever strike it rich I have told hubby that I want a built in deep fryer in my kitchen.  :) 

My Paula Deen Pans- I have 2 sets of expensive stainless steel pots and pans I got when I got married and I will tell you hands down that my PD set is so much better.  They cook everything evenly and nothing sticks... EVER!  Plus they clean up super easy.

My Pampered Chef Pizza Stone- This is another one of those things that everyone should own.  I adore my pizza stone and it can be used for so many things think pizza, cookies, pinwheels, etc.  It makes my heart happy because it is so simple to "clean" and when using stone wear you will never burn anything, even if you are a truly awful cook. ;)

So now it's your turn leave a comment here on my blog (not my fb) and tell me what kitchen helper you can't live without.  I look forward to hearing your favorite things to work with.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Beef Fajita Chimichangas

I made these last night and I can just say that they were earth shattering.  I thought these were amazing and my hubby and all 3 kids agreed.  I am sure that you can understand my joy when I tell you that everyone enjoyed these.

I started with a recipe I posted on this blog before, it is Paula Deen's recipe for fajitas.
Make them as normal.


Then you will need to gather these things:
Won Ton Wrappers
Egg (beaten)
Cheese

Take the fajita meat and cut it into small pieces
Next grab your won ton wrapper and fill it with cheese and meat
Brush the edges with the egg wash
Next roll the wrap by folding two ends in, then folding another side over about halfway then roll
Next you drop them in oil that is 365 degrees and fry for a few minutes! 


Hubby asked me to make these again next week!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

I made these for dinner last night because I needed something quick and easy and I saw the recipe on Pinterest so I decided to give it a try.  After one bite hubby declared that he may have a new favorite meal, I thought they were good, the kids weren't crazy about them though.  This is a recipe that I will keep for times when the kids might not be here. : )


Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches
Serves 3-4
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup Caesar dressing
1/2 cup Parmesan, shredded
1 tablespoon dried parsley
2 teaspoons pepper
2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded (I didn't use)
Hamburger buns ( I made these homemade and they were delicious I also think pita pockets would be great)

Arrange chicken breasts in a single layer in base of slow cooker.
Pour 1/2 cup water into basin and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with two forks.
Drain water from crock pot.
Return chicken to basin and stir in caesar dressing, parmesan, parsley, and pepper.
Cook on low for 30 minutes.
Remove and serve on buns with romaine.

I cooked mine on the stove because I didn't have the time to wait on them in the s.c.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pizza Sticks

                       
I made these for a snack a few days ago and they were so quick, easy, and yummy.
 
 
1 (14 ounce) package egg roll wrappers                                                    
 
 
Lay out the egg roll wrappers one at a time.
Place one piece of string cheese in the center near the edge, then arrange some pepperoni,
and garlic around the cheese.
Roll up the string cheese a little, fold in the sides, then continue to roll up, and seal the edge by moistening with water.
Repeat with remaining wrappers, cheese and fillings.
Heat oil in a large heavy skillet, or deep fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).
Fry enough to fit loosely in the pan, turning once after about 3 minutes.
Continue to fry for 3 to 5 more minutes or until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels.
Warm the pasta sauce.
Serve the Pepperoni Pizza Sticks on a platter with the bowl of sauce for dipping.
 
Pepperoni Pizza Sticks Recipe

Monday, June 24, 2013

Menu for 6/24 to 6/30

Monday
B- Cereal
L- Spaghetti and Meatballs
D- Roast, Potatoes, Carrots

Tuesday
B- Pecan Caramel Rolls
L- Out (Swimming With Friends)
D- Chicken Caesar Sandwich (New Recipe) and Chips

Wednesday
B- Yogurt and Fruit
L- Corn Dogs and Mandarin Oranges
D- Beef Chimichangas, Corn Casserole (New Recipe), and Beans

Thursday
B- Pancakes and Bacon
L- Chicken Strips, Pretzels, Strawberries
D- Picnic with Life Group

Friday
B- Cereal
L- Family Date (TGIFridays)
D- Simply Great Chicken (New Recipe), Broccoli, and Rice

Saturday
B- Breakfast Ham Cups
L- Leftovers
D- Birthday Party

Sunday
B- Cinnamon Bread
L-Cheesy Chicken, Potatoes and Green Beans
D- Dinner with Mother

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Godiva Chocolate Kiss

Hubby wanted a drink tonight so he made something new.  When he was done he told me to taste it and tell him what I thought it tasted like.  This drink tastes just like an Andes mint.  It is great but extremely strong though so make sure you are expecting a little punch.  I think hubby is in heaven.

3 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur (We use Trader Vic's chocolate liqueur... it's cheaper and tastes just as good.)
1 oz Peppermint Schnapps

Combine ingredients with ice
Stir
Serve

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Cotton Candy Martini

When we went to Disney we had dinner at T-Rex while there I decided to try something that looked fun and new.  I tried the cotton candy martini and it was yummy!  Well when we got home I kind of forgot about it until I ran across this recipe on Pinterest.  So I called on my bartender (my husband) and had him make it for me...  It isn't quite the same as at Disney and is lacking something... not sure what just yet but it is still pretty delicious.



1 1/2 oz Pinnacle Cotton Candy Vodka
1/2 oz X Rated Fusion Liquor
1 oz Cranberry juice (100% pure)
A nice size handful of cotton candy
Sugar for rimming the glass


Directions:
In a martini shaker add Ice, cotton candy vodka, X Rated, and cranberry juice.
Shake until well mixed and chilled.
Rim your martini glass in sugar or rub cotton candy around it.
Take a heaping handful of cotton candy and place in your martini glass and slowly pour the contents of the shaker directly over the cotton candy.
 OMGoodness watch the cotton candy just disappear and crystallize at the bottom of the martini glass.

Please Note this is for 1 martini, if you would like to make a whole shaker full of cotton candy cosmo martinis just simply multiply the ingredients.
TIP:This is a strong drink, add more cranberry to dilute, the flavor will still be a carnival ride for your taste buds.

Just so you don't think we are alcoholics we had neither of these liquors on hand and had to go to the store for them.  ;)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Herb Potato Salad

I despise mayonnaise so I searched the internet for a recipe that didn't use it.  This potato salad is delicious it makes me a happy girl.  ;)


3 pounds small white boiling potatoes
Kosher salt
2 tablespoons good dry white wine
2 tablespoons chicken stock
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Freshly ground black pepper
2/3 cup good olive oil (for me 1/3 cup is good)
1/4 cup red onion, finely diced (I use 1 tsp onion powder) 
2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
 
Place the potatoes and 2 tablespoons salt in a large pot of water.
Bring the water to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, until the potatoes are barely tender when pierced with a knife.
Drain the potatoes in a colander, then place the colander with the potatoes over the empty pot off the heat and cover with a clean, dry kitchen towel.
Leave the potatoes to steam for 15 to 20 minutes, until tender but firm.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the wine, chicken stock, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, 2 teaspoons salt and 3/4 teaspoon pepper.
Slowly whisk in the olive oil to make an emulsion.
Set aside.
When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut them into quarters or halves, depending on their size.
Place the cut potatoes in a large bowl and pour enough dressing over them to moisten. (As the salad sits, you may need to add more dressing.)
Add the onion, tarragon and parsley, and salt and pepper to taste.
Toss well, cover, and refrigerate for a few hours to allow the flavors to blend.
Serve cold or at room temperature.
Raegan Mirick's photo.



Monday, June 17, 2013

Menu for 6-17 to 6-23

Monday
B- Cereal
L- Mini Pizzas
D- Parmesean Chicken, Herb Potato Salad, Cheddar Biscuits, Mozzarella Tomato Salad.

Tuesday
B- Mini Pancakes
L- Corn dogs and Cherries
D- Mini Meatloaf, Macaroni and Cheese, Rolls, Glazed Carrots

Wednesday
B- Fruit and Yogurt
L- Cheese Quesadillas
D- Tele's with Parents

Thursday
B- Muffins
L- PBJ
D-

Friday (Graduation)
B- Pancakes, Eggs, and Bacon
L-
D- Spicy Meat, Green Beans and Cornbread

Saturday (Jewelry Party)
B- ?
L- Sandwiches
D- Family Date Night

Sunday
B- Chocolate Chip Muffins
L- Phillip's Parents house
D- Leftovers

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Chicken Cheese Chowder

This is one of those recipes that is great for a chilly fall or winter night, not for the summer, however we have had a crazy week so I haven't been experimenting much. This chowder is thick and creamy and tastes great even if you don't want to add the chicken.  It is a cheap and filling meal!



4 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups diced potatoes                                                                        
1 cup diced onion (I use onion powder I also add in garlic powder)                                                                    
1/3 cup margarine
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 pound processed cheese, cubed
2 cups chopped, cooked chicken meat
 

  1. In a large stock pot combine chicken broth, potatoes, and onion. Cover and bring to a slow boil for 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  2. In a medium sauce pan melt butter over low heat, add flour and stir until smooth.
  3. Let simmer for 1 minute and then increase temperature to medium.
  4. Stir mixture constantly, while gradually adding milk.
  5. Continue to stir until thick and bubbly.
  6. Add flour mixture to potatoes.
  7. Add soy sauce and then gently stir in cheese.
  8. Continue to stir until cheese is completely melted.
  9. Add chicken, heat through and enjoy.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Taco Seasoning

For those times when you are in a pinch! ;)
 
1 tablespoon chili powder                                                   



 
 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ritz Chicken Casserole

This recipe screams comfort food to me, this was one of my favorite recipes while living at my parent's home, luckily I found this recipe today while searching the internet.  I am very excited and so was hubby.  1 child loved it the other two said it was ok and then thanked me for making dinner anyway.  ;)

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups chicken breast, cooked and cubed
  • 1 cup sour cream and/or room temperature Greek yogurt (I used ranch dressing because I despise sour cream)
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • Optional- 1 tbsp. poppy seeds (didn't use)
                    Garlic/garlic powder, other seasonings, to taste ( I used 1 tsp of garlic salt and 1 tsp of onion powder and a 1/8 tsp of pepper.)
Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • To cook chicken: boil with salt and pepper and any other desired seasonings (ie. an onion) until cooked all the way through. Cool slightly then cut into 1 in. cubes. Place cubes in a greased 9 x 13 casserole dish. ( I cut mine before hand and cooked in a skillet... personal preference)

  • Stir together cream of chicken and sour cream/yogurt. Stir in any other desired seasonings.

  • Pour over chicken.

  • In a bowl stir crackers, butter (and poppy seeds, if using). Sprinkle over casserole.

  • Bake 30 minutes, until browned and bubbly.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Something Fun... National Food Days

I found this and thought it was interesting.  If you feel like celebrating your favorite foods this can be your handy guide.  ;)

Breakfast

  • All American Breakfast Month--September 1-30
  • Better Breakfast Month--September 1-30
  • Prune Breakfast Month--January 1-31
  • National Egg Month--May 1-31
  • National Eggs Benedict Day--April 16
  • Oatmeal Month--January 1-31
  • Oatmeal Muffin Day--December 19
  • National Pancake Week--February 21-27
  • National Pancake Day--September 26
  • Waffle Day--March 25
  • Maple Syrup Saturday--3rd Saturday in March
  • National Maple Syrup Day--December 17
  • National Applejack Month--October 1-31


Beverages

  • Beverage Day--May 6
  • Have a Coke Day--May 8
  • National Hot Tea Month--January 1-31
  • National Iced Tea Month--June 1-30
  • Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day--February 11
  • National Egg Nog Day--December 24
To help the festivities on Have a Coke Day, go to Coca-Cola's Home Page

Appetizers

  • National Caviar Day--July 18
  • National Escargot Day--May 24
  • National Deviled Egg Day--November 2
  • National Fritters Day--December 2



Main Dishes

  • National Noodle Month--March 1-31
  • National Noodle-Ring Day--December 11
  • Poultry Day--March 19
  • National Chicken Month--September 1-30
  • National Fried Chicken Day--July 6
  • Turkey Lover's Month--June 1-30
  • Bratwurst Festival--August 16
  • National Pigs-in-a-blanket Day--April 24
  • Something on a Stick Day--March 28
  • National Crown Roast of Pork Day--March 7
  • National Roast Suckling Pig Day--December 18
  • National Roast Leg of Lamb Day--May 7
  • National Barbecue Month--May 1-31
  • National Hamburger Month--May 1-31
  • National Hamburger Day--December 21
  • National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day--November 12
  • National Seafood Month--October 1-31
  • National Catfish Month--August 1-31
  • National Clams on the Half Shell Day--March 31
  • National Shrimp Scampi Day--April 29
  • National French Fried Shrimp Day--December 21


Fruit & Vegetables

  • National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month--June 1-30
  • Eat Your Vegetables Day--June 17
  • Vegetarian Awareness Month--October 1-31
  • World Vegetarian Day--October 1
  • National Salad Month--May 1-31
  • Bean Day--January 6
  • National Baked Bean Month--July 1-31
  • Spinach Festival--March 26
  • National Zucchini Bread Day--April 25
  • Sneak Some Zucchini on Your Neighbor's Porch Night--August 8
  • Potato Day--August 19
  • National Pickled Peppers Month--October 1-31
  • National Grapefruit Month--February 1-28
  • National Raisin Week--May 1-7
  • National Papaya Month--June 1-30
  • National Papaya Month--September 1-30
  • Peach Month--August 1-31
  • Eat a Red Apple Day--December 1
  • National July Belongs to Blueberries Month--July 1-31
  • Poisoned Blackberries Day--September 29
  • National Fig Week--November 1-7
  • International Banana Festival--September 21
  • National Watermelon Day--August 3
  • National Candied Orange Peel Day--May 4



Desserts

  • National Dessert Month--October 1-31
  • National Dessert Day--October 14
  • National Pie Day--January 23
  • National Pie Day--December 1
  • National Pecan Pie Day--July 12
  • National Raspberry Cream Pie Day--August 1
  • National Pumpkin Pie Day--December 25
  • National Cheesecake Day--July 30
  • National Pastry Day--December 9
  • National Applesauce Cake Day--June 6
  • National Spongecake Day--August 23
  • National Angel Food Cake Day--October 10
  • National Lemon Cupcake Day--December 15
  • National Fruitcake Day--December 27
  • National Sacher Torte Day--December 5
  • National Blonde Brownie Day--January 22
  • National Macaroon Day--May 31
  • National Sugar Cookie Day--July 9
  • National Apple Dumpling Day--September 17
  • National Plum Pudding Day--February 12
  • National Tapioca Pudding Day--July 15
  • National Indian Pudding Day--November 13
  • National Butterscotch Pudding Day--September 19


Ice Cream

  • National Ice Cream Month--July 1-31
  • National Ice Cream Day--July 18
  • Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day--July 1
  • Ice Cream and Violins Day--December 13
  • National Vanilla Ice Cream Day--July 23
  • National Peach Ice Cream Day--July 17
  • National Rocky Road Day--June 2
  • National Spumoni Day--August 21
  • Ice Cream Soda Day--June 20
  • National Ice Cream Soda Day--August 2
  • National Strawberry Sundae Day--July 7
  • National Ice Cream Sandwich Day--August 2
  • National Parfait Day--November 25
  • National Frappe Day--October 7
  • National Creamsicle Day--August 14



Junk Food

  • National Snack Food Month--February 1-28
  • National Potato Chip Day--March 14
  • National Chip and Dip Day--March 23
  • National Cornchip Day--January 29
  • National Tortilla Chip Day--February 24
  • National Pretzel Day--April 26
  • National Pretzel Month--October 1-31
  • National Trail Mix Day-- August 31
  • National Cheeseball Day--April 17
  • National Popcorn Poppin' Month--October 1-31
  • National Popcorn Day--January 19
  • National Popcorn Day--January 31
  • Donut Day--1st Weekend in June
  • National Cream-filled Donut Day--September 14
  • National Buttercrunch Day--January 20
  • National Gumdrop Day--February 15
  • National Candy Corn Day--October 30
  • National Jelly Bean Day--April 22
  • National Cherry Popsicle Day--August 26
  • National Cotton Candy Day--December 7
  • National Toasted Marshmallow Day--August 30


Soup & Sandwich

  • National Soup Month--January 1-30
  • National Gazpacho Day--December 6
  • National Bouillabaisse Day--December 14
  • Sandwich Day--November 3
  • National Hoagie Day--May 5
  • National Egg Salad Week--April 12-18
  • National Bologna Day--October 24
  • National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day--April 2



Dairy

  • National Dairy Month--June 1-30
  • Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day--July 29
  • Moldy Cheese Day--October 9


Toppings & Seasonings

  • National Mustard Day--August 5
  • National Honey Month--September 1-30
  • More Herbs Less Salt Day--August 29
  • Garlic Day--April 19
  • National Bicarbonate of Soda Day--December 30


Chocolate

  • American Chocolate Week--March 14-20
  • National Chocolate Day--October 28
  • National Chocolate Day--December 28
  • National Chocolate Day--December 29
  • National Milk Chocolate Day--July 28
  • National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day--November 7
  • National Chocolate Mint Day--February 19
  • National Chocolate Chip Day--May 15
  • National Chocolate Eclair Day--June 22
  • National Chocolate Covered Anything Day--December 16
  • National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day--March 24
  • National Chocolate Custard Month--May 1-31
  • National Chocolate Pudding Day--June 26
  • National Chocolate Ice Cream Day--June 7
  • National Chocolate Milkshake Day--September 12
To help celebrate a Bizarre Chocolate Holidays, go to the M&M's Page!

Nuts

  • National Nut Day--October 22
  • Pecan Day--March 25
  • National Peanut Month--March 1-31
  • National Peanut Festival--October 13
  • National Peanut Butter Lover's Month--November 1-30
  • National Peanut Butter Lover's Day--March 1
  • National Pecan Day--April 14
  • National Pistachio Day--February 26
  • National Cashew Day--November 23
  • National Date-Nut Bread Day--December 22
  • National Date-Nut Bread Day--September 8


General

  • Kitchen Klutzes of America Day--June 13
  • Canned Food Month--February 1-28
  • National Frozen Food Month--March 1-31
  • National Frozen Food Day--March 6
  • Hot & Spicy Food International Day--January 16

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Menu for 6-10 to 6-16

This week is crazy!!!  We have VBS in the mornings till lunch, dr appointments, dance class, graduation from pre k, going away parties, and hubby is working 12+ hr days (for the next two weeks) so I am hoping I stick to my plan but I am not guaranteeing it. ;)

Monday
B- Cereal
L- Corn Dogs
D- ?

Tuesday (Going Away Party and Dinner for Friends)
B- Yogurt and Fruit
L- Spaghettio's (Yes I am sinking low enough to feed my kids this garbage, like I said crazy week!)
D- Beef, Corn on Cob, Twice Baked Potatoes and Brownies

Wednesday (Dentist)
B- Doughnuts
L- Roast and Chicken Sandwich
D- Ritz Chicken Casserole, Leftover Twice Baked Potatoes, and ?

Thursday (Dance)
B- Cereal
L- Mini Pizzas
D- Meatball Pie, Green Beans, Potatoes

Friday
B- Mini Pancakes
L- Sandwich
D- Steak, Baked Potatoes, and Peas (Nathan requested)

Saturday
B- Breakfast Cups
L- Chicken Caesar Sandwich (New Recipe)
D-

Sunday
B- Cinnamon Rolls
L- Chicken Pot Pie
D- Leftovers

Friday, June 7, 2013

Parker House Rolls (Bobby Flay style)

A while back I posted a recipe for rolls and said that it was ok but not amazing.  These rolls are great!  This recipe made about 18 rolls so be prepared to freeze some!

Parker House Rolls


 
 
 
1 1/2 cups milk
1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for brushing
1/2 cup sugar
1 package active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
6 cups all-purpose flour
 
Place milk in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.
Remove from the heat, stir in the butter and sugar and let cool.
Dissolve yeast in warm water and let sit until foamy.
Combine milk mixture, eggs, yeast, salt, and 1/2 of the flour in a mixer with the dough attachment and mix until smooth.
Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, and stir until a smooth ball forms.
Remove from the bowl and knead by hand on a floured surface for about 5 minutes.
Place in greased bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 60 to 70 minutes.
On a floured surface, punch down the dough and shape into desired shapes.
Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
Cover again and let rise until doubled, about 30 to 40 minutes.
Preheat the oven 350 degrees F.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter before serving.


http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/parker-house-rolls-recipe2/index.html

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Fried Chicken

My family absolutely loves fried chicken and  I feel like any good southern woman needs to know how to fry up some chicken!  This is the recipe that I use, I hope your family enjoys it as much as we do.

4-6 Chicken breast
1 cup milk
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
11/2 tsp paprika
1 tb garlic powder
1 tb onion powder

In a large bowl pour milk over chicken and refrigerate for 30+ minutes
In a shallow dish mix together all remaining ingredients
Take chicken from milk and dip into dry ingredients
Let sit for a few minutes and then dip in wet and then dry ingredients one more time
I then let it sit for about ten minutes before frying
Heat oil to 350 and fry chicken until the juices run clear... time varies depending on how big the chicken breasts are (always cut into the biggest piece to make sure its done before serving)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Scalloped Potatoes

I can't believe I haven't posted this recipe yet, it is one of my all time favorites.  My grandmother makes a version of this every time we get together as a family and I always look forward to eating them, now I took her version and updated it a bit.  For me this is a comfort meal and makes me think of family.  This is a dish that I could honestly eat about once a week and not ever get tired of it.  I hope that your family will enjoy this as much as we do! 

1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 1/2 cups milk                                    
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
5 cups peeled and thinly sliced potatoes (I use my potato peeler it gets them super thin and is the quickest and safest way to do this)                                                                    
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup all-purpose flour

In a small bowl, combine the soup, milk, salt and cayenne; set aside.
Place a third of the potatoes in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish;
Layer with a third of the butter, flour and soup mixture.
Repeat layers twice.
Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
I also top with cheddar cheese and they are out of this world!  I hope you enjoy as much as we do.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Menu for 6-3 to 6-9

Monday
B- Cereal
L- Cheese Stuffed Pretzels and Fruit
D- Ribs, Baked Potato, Corn on Cob

Tuesday
B- Omelets
L- Pizza Bites
D- Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Brown Gravy, Rolls, and Broccoli

Wednesday
B- Strawberries and Yogurt
L- Dairy Queen with Grammy
D- Meatball Pie, Carrots,

Thursday
B- Chocolate Chip Croissants
L- ?
D- Chicken Spaghetti and Red Lobster Biscuits

Friday
B- Cereal
L- Out (Gator's and Friends)
D- Potato Soup

Saturday
B- Homemade Doughnuts
L- Sandwich
D-  Date Night

Sunday
B- ?
L- Crockpot Balsamic Chicken, Rice, and Peas
D- Leftovers

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