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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Salted Dulce De Leche Cookies


These were good, everyone seemed to like them, but they were not great.  My grandmother who is picky said she enjoyed them so that is always a plus.  I dont think I would make these again just because they were slightly messy and time consuming.


½ cup unsalted butter (softened)

¼ cup packed brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg yolk room temp

1 and ¼ cups all purpose flour

1/8 tsp salt

¼ cup dulce de leche (I used more which may be why mine were so messy but without the extra I feel like they would have been VERY dry.)

2 tbsp sea salt


In a large mixing bowl beat together the butter and the brown sugar.

Beat in the vanilla and egg yolk next.

In a separate bowl combine the flour and the salt.

Stir!

Gradually stir the flour into the butter and mix until blended well.

Shape the dough into a ball, cover and chill for one hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Shape the dough into balls and place them 2 inches apart on the greased baking sheet.

Using your thumb or a spoon press an indention into the center of each ball.

If the edges crack just pinch them back together.

Fill the indents with ¼ tsp of dulce de leche.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are light brown.

Cool the cookies on the pan for 5 minutes.

Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Sprinkle the tops with sea salt.




Recipe from Jen Sobjack

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Street Corn


The third Sunday of every month we have a big family get together.  My family is there, my brother’s family, my parents, my aunt and uncle and my grandparents.  It is a BLAST.  The best thing is that I get to see my nieces and nephew!  This month it was my turn to host and so we had a Mexican themed meal.  We had chicken tacos, ground beef tacos, rice, beans, corn, queso, guacamole, salsa, and all the toppings you can imagine.  After dinner we had tres leches cake, rice krispies, and dulce de leche cookies.  The meal was a huge hit! 

Several of the recipes I made were new to me and so I wanted to share them with you this week.  First up is the corn.  Everyone who had it LOVED it.  The corn was nice and fresh and just gorgeous.  The flavor was on point and it was super easy to prepare.


16 ounce bag of frozen corn

1 tsp onion powder

3 tbsp butter

½ tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

½ tsp chili powder

¼ tsp cumin

2 tbsp mayo

2 tbsp lime juice

3 tbsp cilantro

Feta or queso fresca


Heat butter in a large skillet over high heat.

Add in frozen corn and cook till golden.

Season with onion powder, salt and pepper.

Move from heat and add in chili powder and cumin.

Add in mayo, lime juice and half of the cilantro.

Once mixed well pour into a serving bowl and top with remaining cilantro as well as the cheese. 


Monday, May 8, 2017

Menu for 5/8/17 to 5/14/17

Monday
B- Cereal Bar
L- Cheese and Crackers
D-

Tuesday
B- Muffins
L- Sandwich
D- Caprese Quiche (NR), Roasted Green Beans and Italian Potatoes

Wednesday
B- Chocolate Cip Croissant
L- Pepperoni Skewers
D- ?

Thursday
B- Cereal
L- P, B, and J Sushi
D- Crockpot Honey Garlic Chicken (NR), Fried Rice and Stir Fry Veggies

Friday
B- Cinnamon Bread
L- Sandwich
D- Queso Smothered Chicken (NR), Spanish Rice and Corn

Saturday
B- One Eyed Sailor
L- Mini Corn Dogs
D- Tomato Basil Soup and Grilled Cheese

Sunday
B- Mother's Day
L- Out
D- Leftovers