Thursday, October 20, 2011

Chile Relleno and Chimis

My husband loves Chile Relleno. So I finally tried making them. I was really lucky, they turned out great the first try. The red sauce is from Heidi's blog My Simple Country Living. ( the button to it is on my blog too.)  It's great having a BFF who  also cooks.

These are the Chile Rellenos before the sauce and cheese. I used the poblanos from my garden. I roasted them, then peeled the skin off. Sliced them open then I devained and seeded them.  I stuffed them with cheese. Used a toothpick to help hold them together. Rolled in flour. Wait 5 minutes before dipping in egg mixture. Then deep fry.  This was a little hard. I finally put a spoon full of egg mixture in the oil then laid the pepper on top. Then spooned egg mixture on top and flipped. Be warned the mixture does spread out a little.

The egg mixture

3 egg whites beaten till fluffy peaks. then fold in the 3 yolks. Dip peppers in and fry.

These are my Chimis. I just cook up some hamburger added taco seasoning, sauce, and refried beans. I put a big spoon full in a flour tortillas rolled them and deep fried. I know,I know, not a healthy meal. But ohhhhh, so good.

I have linked this post to Deborah Jean's Dandelion House- 
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Friday, October 14, 2011

How Miss Priss got her name.

This is the story of how Miss Priss got her name. About a year ago I talked my husband into getting chicken.We were fortunate that our Friend had build a new bigger hen house. So we were offer the old one. With a little paint it was like brand new.We added a dog run to it.We have raccoons and coyotes,so we have to lock then up at night. We have a movable fence attached to the dog run  for the day time,for running room.

They also gave us 5 grown chickens. I am so blessed to have them as friends. My neighbors also have chicken and asked what I was going to name them. I had no intention of naming them. To me they were chickens not pets. It,s amazing how thing change in a year. Everything was going great,till the black one started  wanting to lay on the eggs. If you push her out of the nest she would get so mad. Since she couldn't attack me she would torment the other chickens. I in turn would chase her a way from the others. Me yelling at her and her with her feathers all fluffed up. My husband thinks I have  lost my mind. He said just leave them alone and they will work it out. I still have to push her out of the nest 2 or 3 times a day. But I stop chasing her when she goes after the other girls, since I caught my neighbor Ruth Ann laughing her head off. 

Ladies and Gentlemen may I introduce you to Miss Priss. Believe me she has earned that name.

My other girls are so sweet.

I had just kick her out of the nest.As you can see she has her feathers all fluffed out.And as you notice the other chicken are keeping thier distance. Miss Priss fits her well.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Where our food comes from. Worth the read.

George Houghtby's Photos
With all the food and pet products now coming from China , it is best to make sure you read label at the grocery store and especially Walmart when buying food products.
Many products no longer show where they were made, only give where the distributor is located.
It is important to read the bar code to track it's origin.
How to read Bar Codes .... interesting!
This may be useful to know when grocery shopping, if it's a concern to you.

The whole world is concerned about China-made "black hearted goods".
Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or China ?

If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690 691 or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA.
471 is Made in Taiwan .
This is our right to know, but the government and related departments never educate the
public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves.

Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products "MADE IN CHINA ", so they don't show from which country it is made.

However, you may now refer to the barcode - remember if the first 3 digits are:

690-692 ... then it is MADE IN CHINA
00 - 09 ... USA & CANADA
30 - 37 FRANCE
40 - 44 GERMANY
471 .... Taiwan
49 ... JAPAN
50 ... UK

BUY USA & CANADIAN MADE by watching for "0" at the beginning of the number.
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Quick and Easy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Now that the weather has gotten cold I am in the mood for soup. A while back I wanted soup in a hurry,and came up with this recipe. I always have left over chicken in the freezer which really makes it quick and delicious.
This is all you need, well plus chicken. If you only need soup for two to three people just use one of each and 1  cup of water and one large chicken breast. For a large pot use two of each and 1  1/2 to 2  cup of water. Two large breast. The type or amount of chicken can vary to your taste.  Cook the chicken . Take skin off and put in stock pot add other ingredients and cook on simmer for 20 minutes . If you want it a little thinner add water. There is plenty of flavor,so you don't have to worry about losing flavor with the water. My family loves the recipe. We make it a lot. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mincemeat Cookies

I really love these cookies,which is funny,because I really dislike Mincemeat pie.
1 cup shorting,   1 1/2 cups sugar,   3eggs,   3 cups flour,   1tsp baking soda..   1/2 tsp salt    1 (90z) box of condensed Mincemeat Crumbled.

This is the Mincemeat I use. Make sure to use the box . The jar Mincemeat is to wet. The cookies are to soft and fall apart. Preheat the oven to 375.In a mixing bowl mix the shorting and sugar together until fluffy.Add the eggs ,mix well. Mix the dry ingredient together,,add to the shorting mixture.Mix well. Stir in the Mincemeat. Drop by spoon full onto a greased cookie sheet 2 inch apart. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.