Friday, July 23, 2010
GREEN FRIED TOMATOES
These fresh tomatoes came from my garden.
I picked them nice and green, and washed them, wash off the dirt and mud.
And slice them and add a couple cups of oil to a skillet, enough to coat the bottom of the skillet and turn on the heat medium high and allow the oil to get hot.
Meanwhile, add a plate full of flour and coat the tomato slices both sides with flour, after the skillet is hot, add the tomato slices in the hot oil.
Be careful this oil is very hot.
And allow the tomato slices to brown on one side turning only once.
And after slices are brown on both sides careful not to burn transfer to a plate covered with paper towels and allow to cool a little before eating.
Call the family time to eat.
Posted by brian b. at 10:59 AM
Monday, July 5, 2010
OLD FASHIONED PEACH COBBLER
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup all purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups peeled and sliced peaches, juices removed
Ice Cream for serving
Mint for garnish
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the butter in a 9x13 inch oven proof serving dish or 8 inch cast iron skillet and transfer to the preheated oven to melt.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add the milk, sugar, and vanilla and stir to combine.
Remove the hot dish with the melted butter from oven. Pour the butter into the hot pan. Spoon the peaches and then the juices evenly over the butter. Return the pan to the oven and bake until brown and the batter has risen up and around the fruit, about 45 minutes. Remove to a rack to cool slightly . Serve with Ice Cream and garnish with fresh mint.
Posted by brian b. at 12:19 PM
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Above picture is served with Summer Squash.
Makes any dinner better!
MAC & CHEESE LASAGNA:
What you need.
1 package (7 -1/4 ounce). Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
1 - 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1 cup Kraft Shredded Mozzarella cheese
2 Tablespoons Kraft grated parmesan cheese
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Prep Time. 20 minutes
Total Time. 40 minutes
Makes 4 servings.
using the directions on the box of macaroni & cheese.
Boil the macaroni until tender, strain the macaroni into a glass bowl, and add cold water to the boiling water to cool it down before pouring into sink.
Meanwhile, add milk to the macaroni and stir in while adding the cheese packet, and stirring.
Pour half the macaroni into a glass bowl and spreading it out evenly.
Add the ground beef, over the macaroni and spread evenly carefully, not to move the macaroni under.
Then add more macaroni and spread, and add the spaghetti sauce, and spread evenly carefully.
Add the shredded mozzarella cheese, and some parmesan cheese.
Then place into oven and bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly.
Posted by brian b. at 4:45 PM
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
PEANUT BUTTER CHICKEN WITH MANDARIN CASHEW SALAD:
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into cubes
3 Tablespoons peanut butter,
(I used crunchy)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
6 cups bite-size Romaine lettuce
(I used lettuce)
1 red pepper, julienned
3 green onions, or onions, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, minced
( i used parsley)
1/3 cup chopped cashews
1 cup mandarin oranges, drained
In a small glass bowl, whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, olive oil, garlic powder, ginger, and cayenne pepper. Microwave on High 1 minute.
Place chicken in baking dish and pour peanut butter sauce over. Bake at 350 degrees
3. In a large bowl, place lettuce, red pepper, onions, add chicken and toss to mix well. Pour Dressing over mixture and toss gently to coat. Garnish with cashews and mandarin oranges.
Makes 4 servings.
Whisk together 1/2 cup italian salad dressing, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, 1 Tabelspoon soy sauce and 1 teaspoon garlic powder.
I did NOT use cilantro, i don't really care for it, i replaced it with parsley.
Next time, I will stir fry the chicken, that is faster. I used crunchy peanut butter, my all time favorite.
Posted by brian b. at 4:33 PM
Sunday, April 25, 2010
BANANA CREAM PIE:
This is easy to make.
3 bananas, sliced into small pieces
For a 9" pie.
2/3 cups sugar
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
3 cups milk
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 Tablespoon butter
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix sugar, cornstarch,and salt in a saucepan. Gradually stir in milk.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.
Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Gradually stir at least half of hot mixture into egg yolks. Then blend into hot mixture in saucepan. Boil 1 minute more stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Blend in butter and vanilla. Pour immediately into baked pie shell. Add 3 sliced bananas,
Finish with Pie Meringue let stand at room temperature or pie may be chilled thoughly 2 hours and topped with sweetened whipped cream.
To temper the eggs, after everything thickens up and ready to boil, add a little bit of mixture to the eggs, and keep stirring the eggs, and add a little bit more.
You don't want to scramble the eggs.
Posted by brian b. at 9:10 AM