Monday, June 22, 2015
For some reason the title picture doesn't show up. But the video does play.
My husband was on you tube when he found videos of this stove and decided to make his own version. So me being the good wife that I am thought I would drive him crazy by videoing the whole process.
Friday, June 19, 2015
All you need is chicken, brown sugar and Italian dressing mix - and it only takes an hour!
About 3 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken
1 ( .7 ounce) packet of Italian dressing mix
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
Preheat your oven to 350. Grease a 12 inch x 9 pan. You can line your pan with foil for easy clean up. The brown sugar tends to stick the pan. Mix your Italian dressing with your brown sugar in a clean shallow pan. Place your chicken in the mixture and press the mixture into your chicken. Place in pan with top of chicken pointing up. Sprinkle any left over mixture over the top and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Baste every once in a while with the juices that dripping off the chicken. Turn once 3/4 of the way thru cooking.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Tomato powder is very easy to make. You can us your own canned tomatoes .Fresh or store canned tomatoes work just as well.
If your using fresh tomatoes just cut them thin and place in a single layer in your food dehydrate . For canned tomatoes place in a blender or food processor and blend.
For blended tomatoes you will also need to use a fruit roll screen or parchment paper on your trays. Pour a thin layer of your blended tomatoes on your trays. Dehydrate over night till both your fresh and blended tomatoes are dry and is easy to crumble. ( Humidity and temp will play a factor in your drying time.)
After cooled and crumbled, place in a coffee grounder or some type of blender. Blend till you have a nice powder. I place my power in a Ziploc bag with a oxygen absorber.
For tomato puree 1 part powder to 1 part water.
For tomato sauce 1 part power to 2 parts water.
mix together and let sit 1 to 2 minutes to fully rehydrate.
This powder is great for making dried hiking meals . They taste so much better and way cheaper. You can also use it for long storage meals.
Monday, June 1, 2015
I fried up the wrapper in a little oil.
Placed the can of cherries in the food processor along with 3 tablespoon of the blackberry jam and blended.
I warmed up the filling up, then layered the mixture between the fried wonton wrappers. . I used three wrappers. You can use as many layers as you like.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
My husband loves pot stickers, I use to buy them from the store ,but they weren't that good. Then I started buying them from the Schwan's guy. They were good but got to be really expensive. So I decided to make my own. I found a great recipe and changed it a little to make it my own. My family and friends love them. And it saves me a lot of money. I never knew how easy they were to make.
1 and1/2 pounds of cooked Shrimp or 1 pound of any other cooked meat you may like.
4 chopped green onions
4 cloves roughly chopped garlic or 1 teaspoon of minced garlic.( Optional)
1 eggs and one egg white.
3 tablespoons of soy sauce
Wonton wrapper. There are normally around 60 in a package. ( Don't worry they freeze up really well)
One husband or friend to do the frying.
HOW TO PUT TOGETHER:
Put everything in a food processor and pulse until combined and minced.
Wet all four sides of your wonton wrapper.
Place about 1/2 of teaspoon of filling in the middle.
Fold over to make a triangle. Gently push filling to the middle. Making sure to seal it all along the edges. This is very important. If it doesn't seal it will leak. Your water helps to make it seal. Don't worry they seal really easy .
These freeze up great. I usually make a big batch for the freezer so I always have some on hand for lunches and snacks. But they still never seem to last long.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
I am running on empty. I use to love doing my Blog and you couldn't get me off Facebook or YouTube. Now I am hardly on I just don't have the desire. I still will get on my blog at least once a week to read the blogs I am following, but I can't seem to get up the energy to leave a comment. Most of the time if I am honest, it has to do with the fact that I never see these people on my blog and feel they could care less about what I have to say. And sometimes I just don't have anything to contribute to the post. The same is true for face book. I will go on the games I use to play and answer request, but that's about it. I am just not into playing the games any longer. It's like a switch has been turned off. Is there such a thing as media over load?
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
My twins came over after Church to make me cookies as well as take me out to dinner for Mothers day. They informed their dad he could come along too. This is when I realized that the card they gave me was so true.
My girls have a great seance of humor
I also received calls from my other two daughters. They live out of state. It was so good to hear from them.They both have family and are very busy so it meant a lot that they took the time on their own Mothers Day to just chat.
Now for the best part . It wasn't the cards or flower. It wasn't the great restaurant or food. It's whats is going on right now as I write this. My girls are sitting on the couch watching Shaun the sheep on TV. It may not seem like much but to me it,s everything. It's been so long since we have been together just to watch TV and enjoy each other company. With their work and school, not to mention living out of town it seems like forever since we were able to take a step back in time to enjoy what it was like when they were young and lived at home. I miss those days. So I will cherish any time I get a little glimpse of when my girls were young.