Thursday, May 28, 2015

Chicken-broccoli casserole

2 10 oz pkgs chopped broccoli
2 cans creamy chicken mushroom soup
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup mayo
1 cooked fryer cut up
bread crumbs

Preheat oven 350.
Mix mayo, lemon juice, curry powder, and soup.  In a 9x13 pan, layer broccoli, chicken, then sauce. Put bread crumbs on top.  Cook 350; 15 minutes with foil, 15 min without foil.

oven-fried chicken

3 boneless chicken breasts
1/3 cup flour
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 cup butter

Combine flour and seasonings in small bowl.  Toss pieces of chicken in flour mixture.  Arrange chicken pieces in greased shallow pan in single layer.  Pour melted butter over chicken.  Bake, uncovered at 350 F for 60 minutes or until chicken is brown and tender.

Sausage Gravy

1/2 pound pork sausage
4 Tbsp flour
2 cups milk
ground sage

Brown sausage in medium skillet. Stir flour into meat and blend well; add milk, and cook and stir until thick and blended.  Season to taste with sage and pepper.  Serve over biscuits.

Deep Dish Taco Pizza

1 can Pillsbury grands homestyle biscuits
1 lb ground beef or turkey
1 package taco seasoning mix
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
shredded lettuce
chopped tomoto
sour cream

Heat oven to 400 F. Spray 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray.
Brown hamburger.  Add taco seasoning mix and water called for on seasoning package.
Separate dough into biscuits.  Press in bottom and up the side of the pie plate to make crust.  Spoon beef mixture into crust.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until crust is very light golden brown.  Top with cheese and bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Serve topped with lettuce, tomato, olives and sour cream.

Black Bean Brownies

1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well)
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup quick oats
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup pure maple syrup or agave or honey
pinch uncut stevia or 2 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all ingredients except chips in a good food processor, and blend until completely smooth.  Really blend well. (A blender can work if you absolutely must, but the texture - and even the taste- will be much better in a food processor). Stir in the chips, then pour into a greased 8x8 pan.  Optional: sprinkle extra chocolate chips over the top
Cook the brownies 15-18 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut.
Makes 9-12 brownies.

Kale Chips

Olive oil
Seasoned salt

Preheat oven to 350.
Tear into bite size pieces and remove the thick stem
In a container add salt, pepper, olive oil, and kale and shake.
Bake until the edges are brown but not burnt, 10-15 minutes

White Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

1 loaf King's Hawaiian round bread
2 cups heavy cream
1 1/4 cups white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups milk
2 eggs, beaten
3 egg yolks, beaten
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups toasted pecans, chopped

Cube bread and leave out overnight.

In a medium saucepan, heat cream over medium heat until simmering.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk cream together with white chocolate chips until smooth.  Whisk in sugar, milk, eggs, egg yolks, and vanilla.
Stir in bread. Set aside for 30 to 40 minutes, tossing periodically.
Add pecans, then pour into a baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until top is golden brown and inside is cooked through.

Makes 9 servings in about 90 minutes.