Friday, January 7, 2011

sour dough

Been having fun tring to figure out how to make sour dough. There sure is a lot of methods.  But I wanted one that would work for me and I think I found it... if the sentences are reambling that is because that is how I talk LOL!
Positive notes...Hubby went back for 3rd.
Negitie note...Next time I think I wil try my loaf stone pan.  the recipe said to lt. grease a cookie sheet and put 2 rounds on it. They actually spread about the full legneth of the sheet pan. I have only one stone so I don't know what I will do mini loaves would be nice also.?!?!?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

new twist on pot of beans

don't know if this is new for others......... but frist time I came accrossed it!  And the family approved!     Bean cornbread cassarole  ok now for my adjustments, forgot the garlic powder it was great though, skipped the kidney. I guess on the amount of pinto/white beans that I had pre cooked. I had a contianer the size of a square baking pan full.  It worked just fine! Tomato sauce I had some home made spaghetti sacue left over so I used that. LOL had chili powder black pepper and perpared mustard. might of added a bit more as it fell in there! no hot sauce so I used 1/8 teaspoon red pepper.
had ap flour but from the recipe I could see it would be the same as self rising (baking powder/salt) so I  had some of sr flour that needed used up. sugar I added a little more (kids like that part) helps get the food down you know-mary popins I beleive said that. used powdered milk and didn't have cream stlye corn so I just use whole kerrnel corn.  well the two hours or MORE part... would be right in for this reason I made the beans up cooked for 45 min. poured the cornbread mix ontop and went to church had hubby turn it on and two hours the middle was still not cooked so we ate around it and am letting that cook.  They boys actually at it better than just plain beans and cornbread.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

carring on

Live Cary's on and there has been a lot of that happening, a lot of very sick friends.  I made a few loafs of bread to cheer some up. A chocolate cake, 21 lb turkey, dressing and it was not my mamas! (that is a good thing) don't tell her! imitation rum fudge (a few lbs of that) more rolls,tortillas for wraps,ka-SA-de-ahs and taco chips.  Stain glass church windows  I think those were the easiest but made 12 logs!  have a big glass bowl put in 1 stick or 1/2 cut oleo, 1 pkg chocolate chips and put in the micro and nuke until melted 2 min. on the ole machine.  stir until fully melted dump in the pkg of colored marshmallows and stir.  NOW this is done a head of time put a sheet of tin foil down about 15 inches and on top of that a piece of wax paper.  now here is the frugal part one can divide this recipe into 2,3 or 4 logs.. so take the amount accordingly and dump on wax paper then fold up the two long ends and fold envelope style and tuck under the ends do the same with the tin foil and put in the frig  over night.  slice thin when you want to eat!  some people put coconut down before the dump but I don't like it so we omit that! Oh what else did I make? Turkey, turkey re-enactment my mom calls it.  Turkey sandwiches, turkey ka-sa-de-ahs, turkey soup, turkey chili and froze the rest unless i burn the whole crew out on turkey! venison in the slow cooker with buttery corn sticks and garlic bread was a good meal also. of course there was a can of spaghetti Os thrown in there with a pkg of cutup fried hot dogs. Egg sandwiches are a fast life saver when I am done with any cooking!  

been busy carriing on... Dinner today...stuffed

Stuffed tuna shells and a salad and wrapped beans.   I can not follow a recipe to save my life...I used my homemade  white sauce and bread crumbs. I used turkey bacon because that is all we had. tasted great!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Here chic chic chic

ok  I needed to get a didn't made while we were at star practice.
I put miniced onions and chopped celery in the bottom of a 6 qt. slow cooker then peeled and added 3 carrots put the washed 3.? chicken in and some seasoning (no they are not the resisteraed trade mark)  I just don't remember all of them  black pepper and season salt,3 chicken bullion
put on high for 4 hours and it is peeled taters the night before and had them in water. Drained the water and put in a basket and added a trivit to the presure cooker.  presured it for 8 minutes.  While that was doing I made gravy out of the liquid from the crockpot chic cookigin.  that was such a great meal I needed to take a nap and think of all the other stuff I needed to do .

Friday, December 10, 2010

one minute chocolate mug cake

l large coffee mug
4 T flour
4T sugar (maybe dibetic kind would work?)
2T baking cocoa (cheapest is at food 4 less)
1 egg (from the chicken outside)
3T milk (if you don't have any I use 1T powdered 3T h20)
3T oil
1/2 t vanilla (or your favoirte)
3T chocolate chips (here again I love the mint ones!)
    Add dry ingred. to mug
Pour the milk, oil, egg and vanilla mix in and mix WELL
Next put in the chips mix
put in microave for 1 minute for new ones more time for older ones (I have an older one I put it in for 1 1/2 minutes or 2 )
*** CHildren watch this...The cake will rise above the cup (COOL) don't be alarmed  Allow to cool a bit if you can wait
Tip out onto a plate if desired (good idea) EAT or share?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Itialian meat loaf Bettys C's way!
1 lb venison ground up
1/3 c minced dryed onions
1 t salt (that seens like a lot?)
2 T butter
3 T parsley
3T parmeasn cheese
4 slices of my bread broken up soaked in 1 c mixed up powdered milk
mix and put in a loaf pan bake 30 minutes 375 then add 8 oz my homemade spaghetti sauce and 1/4 t orregeno put back in for 20 mim. or 15 in our case were starving and had to get the stars to those loafy practices... oh add a pint of canned greenbeans heated up to round it off.