Friday, November 29, 2013
Bounce Dryer Bar
My new favorite thing! No more dryer sheets. This sticks to your dryer drum and lasts for months.
It eventually melts away and you can read the word "replace" when it's time to do just that. Target carries this item.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Maple Baked Squash, Sweet Potatoes and Apples
1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes
2 pounds acorn squash
4 tart apples
1 t. salt
fresh ground pepper
1/3 c. apple cider
1 c. maple syrup
4 T. butter
Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 1"x2" chunks or slices.
Place in a saucepan, cover with water and simmer for 15 minutes.
Drain and reserve.
Preheat oven to 375°.
Peel and seed the acorn squash and cut into the same size chunks as the sweet potatoes.
Pare, core and quarter apples.
Butter a large shallow pan.
Arrange potatoes, squash and apples in the pan.
Salt and pepper.
Pour cider then syrup over all and dot with butter.
Bake 40 minutes.
Baste every 10 minutes.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Cinnamon Dough Ornaments
1½ c. ground cinnamon
1 c. applesauce
¼ c. white school glue (Elmer's)
Mix cinnamon, applesauce, and glue together in a bowl. The dough should be as thick as cookie dough. Add a bit of water if the dough is too stiff.
Remove from the bowl and knead until smooth. Put back in the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let sit for at least a half hour.
Remove the dough, knead again to make sure it is smooth.
Flatten the dough between waxed paper until it is between ¼" to 1/8" thick.
Cut out desired shapes, use a straw to punch a hole for the ribbon to hang.
Gently nplace the shapes ona piece of clean wax paper.
They will dry in about 3 days.
Turn them over several times a day to dry evenly and flat.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Peel 20 Garlic Cloves in 20 Seconds
Monday, November 18, 2013
Something I Never Knew
I read this the other day. You push in this tab to lock the roll of aluminum foil or cling wrap. I couldn't believe that I never knew this and it does keep it locked in.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Maple-Glazed Waffle Sandwich
Me sister Judy sent this recipe to me. Her notes were "worse recipe ever for a school day breakfast." I feel 5 pounds heavier just for reading the recipe.
245 mg chol.
Whisk 1 c. confectioners' sugar, 6 T. maple syrup and 1 pinch cayenne pepper in a pie plate.
Dip one side of 8 prepared, cooled waffles in maple glaze, let excess drip off, then place on a tray to dry, glaze side up, about 45 minutes.
Put 4 waffles on 4 plates, glaze side up.
Cook 12 mini turkey sausage patties until heated through; divide among waffles.
Fry 4 eggs in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat to desired doneness.
Top each sandwich with 1 fried egg.
Set remaining waffles into place, glaze side down.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Chicken with Black Bean Sauce
2 T. teriyaki sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2" strips
fresh black pepper
1 T. vegetable oil
1 red bell pepper, chopped or omit and use mushrooms, snow peas or broccoli (whatever you choose
1 large onion, chopped or 4 green onions, sliced
2 T. oriental black bean sauce
1 can chicken broth
Combine teriyaki sauce and garlic in a medium bowl.
Add chicken and pepper.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer.
Heat oil in a Wok over high heat.
Add vegetables and onions.
Cook, stirring constantly about 4 minutes or until tender.
Remove the vegetables and place in a bowl.
Add a little oil to Wok and add chicken with the marinade and the black bean sauce.
Stir until the chicken is cooked.
Put the vegetables back into the Wok and stir until heated.
Pour 1/2 c. chicken stock into a bowl and add 1 t. of cornstarch.
Mix, add to chicken mixture and blend well.
If the sauce is too thick, add more chicken stock.
Serve over rice.