Saturday, November 7, 2015

A Foodie Post

I know I said I wouldn't inundate you with food recipes and here I am doing a whole post on food. I have really enjoyed cooking this week. I had bought a new crock pot in September. It is so much nicer that the one I had which was at least 30 years old, and I would have kept using it but trying to rig things up for a lid was getting trying. Using my old cookbooks and figuring out how to make them crock pot friendly has been fun.

I will share some of  the food I have made this week.

One of my new favorites followed very loosely from a cookbook is called Teriyaki Chicken.
I will give you the recipe I made up for my crock pot.

2 Lbs chicken breast cut in strips
corn starch
2 eggs beaten
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup honey
1 T. sherry
1 clove garlic minced
1t. ginger.

My chicken was still partially frozen, so I cut it into strips. I put corn starch in a zip lock bag and dipped the chicken first in beaten eggs, with a little water added. Then dropped them in the corn starch and once they were coated I put them in the crock pot. I made the soy sauce/honey mixture and poured that over the chicken in the crock pot. I cooked it on low about four hours. About 30 minutes before I served it I made some more honey/soy-sauce mixture and poured it over the chicken and turned it on high. I am on this brown rice kick right now and I can't get enough of it. So I made brown rice and broccoli. There wasn't a scrap left.

I won't promise recipes on all of these. Here is a list of the food I made this week.
I made Chicken Parmesan Casserole.  Totally yummy, I never have thirds on anything and I did this.

Crispy Baked Onion Rings-wonderfully good, but too much fiddly work. I got this recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction   
She is my favorite go to gal for new and yummy food.

Orange Cranberry Bread (with honey) 
I love just about anything with cranberries. Honey and orange. I had made Banana bread from my over ripe bananas from my Betty Crocker cookbook that I got for a wedding present. I think that cookbook will always be my favorite because everything just turns out.

It is not to say, I didn't have flops. I made a really yucky dinner, that I wished I had called out for pizza before I made them eat it. It was a recipe called Biscuit-Topped Beef. Icky!!

I think this might end up being a flop, I am still undecided.

Bacon Jalapeno Popper Cheesy Bread
Due to the copyright on this recipe, you will have to go check out the blog yourself.   I don't want to get in trouble. This is a recipe that sounded really good to me, but well, I think it might make better muffins with soup or chowders. That is my image, by the way.

Anyway, that is this week. Tonight we are having pork chops, scalloped potatoes and home made applesauce. Ron requested a pumpkin pie. I can maybe count on one hand how many times we have had pork. I have mentioned once before how my brother had 1000 sows. SO-MANY-HOGS!! It has taken me almost 40 years to eat bacon.

It is just cool enough, that when I turn on the oven to cook, it keeps the house nice and warm. Such a perfect time of year. Plus, I know I mentioned this, but I love my new crock pot.

I hope you have a wonderfully lovely day,

“Indian summer comes gently, folds over the hills and valleys as softly as the fall of a leaf on a windless day. It is always unexpected. After a sharp cold spell, we wake one morning and look out and the very air is golden. The sky has a delicate dreamy color, and the yet unfallen leaves on the bravest trees have a secure look, as if they would never, never fall.”
― Gladys Taber, Stillmeadow Seasons


Pom Pom said...

You are crocking and rolling! Way to go! I still have my wedding Poke Along crock pot. Maybe I should buy a new one?
I wish I could come over for dinner!
We are home all safe and sound! God blessed our time.

Kessie said...

New crock pots are awesome! I'm still really nailing down mine. Like, I just figured out how to make chicken stock in it without melting away the gelatin.

That cranberry bread looks great. Do you use cooked cranberries, like sauce, or raw ones?

Gail said...

It's wonderful to hear the pure joy in your words.

Kim said...

Ooo, that chicken parm casserole sounds really good. I'm going to try it this week

annie said...

the chicken sounds just great!

Three Sheep Studio said...

Your recipes sound so wonderful. ;)
I also love cranberry orange bread.
Crockpots are the best. Have you ever made homemade applesauce in your crockpot ?
Divine !!!

Lowcarb team member said...

I just love sharing recipe ideas ... and crockpots are so popular.

Many thanks

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

i love food posts and crockpot recipes, thanks for sharing!!!

Julia said...

You foodie post make me think that everyone is happy at your house. I used to do meals like that but now it's just me and George and any time I cook a large casserole or meals, I have to send son over to my son's house. I love my crockpot too.

I love recipes with whole cranberries and I have one for cranberry cookies that are best the next day. They are so yummy and is a favourite of the family for Christmas.

Kerin said...

Such yummy looking recipes! It's so nice that you are able to cook now, and enjoy it, without the heat of summer
. I just bought some fresh cranberries, so I can make cranberry orange bread. Everyone will love it, I'm sure :)

Thanks for sharing with us!