Saturday, April 2, 2011

Yummy treats...

So in our home  (and growing up) english scones were and are yucky dry things to choke down with cocoa.
However we had yummy scones and.we loved and got as great treats.

As an adult I have learned that our scones come by many names, including indian fry bread or elephant ears. To me and my family these are scones and with jam or preserves they are a tasty treat.

Make your favorite bread yeast bread doug. Let it rise as it directs. I do a two loaf batch and make one loaf bread the other half into scones.

In a pan, heat up oil. Take small balls of your dough and stretch them out into little pancakes. Dont make them too thick or too thin. Fry these up until light brown on both sides. Soak up all the extra oil with paper towels.

Serve with your favorite toppings. We love freezer jam or the traditional cinnamon and sugar. Besure to serve warm.

You will never go back to normal elephant ears again!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas


1 or 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (or 4-6 tenders)
1 small onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 small can black olives chopped
1 pack cream cheese softened
1 small container sour cream
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 pack flour tortillas

In a pan cook cut up chicken, add celery and onion. Just let the onion sweat.
In a bowl combine 1/2 of your sour cream, 3/4 of your cream cheese, olives, and your chicken mix.
In baking dish place a thin layer of cream of mushroom soup.
Fill your tortillas with your mixture and fold. Place in pan close together.
In your empty mixture bowl combine the remaining sour cream and cream cheese with your cream of mushroom. Spread over top of enchilladas.
Bake at 350 for about 30 mins or until edges start to brown.

Add spanish rice on the side:
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 1/4 cup rice
Spanish seasoning

In pan sautee onion add butter and brown rice. Place in baking dish with tomatoes. Stir im seasoning to taste. Bake covered for 30 minutes at 350.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Yakisoba ...quick and easy

Okay so this is a quick and easy way to have an oriental favorite at home...

1 or 2 packs of Top Ramen (any flavor)
Meat of your choice (I do 2 chicken Breasts)
Stir Fry Veggie mix.
Teriyaki sauce

Start by Boiling your Ramen Noodles with no flavoring. Drain and set aside..
Cook your meat in a small amount of sauce (I usually do this in chunks)
Add your veggie mix. Cook until veggies are done.
Toss your noodles in to your hot pan with Teriyaki sauce to flavor ( i do about 1/2 cup) Quickly toss all ingredients together (this works best in a wok but you can use a regular frying pan) Once fully hot and covered in sauce. Serve and enjoy...Add anything you like to mix it up. This is a great Veggie dish too you can add just veggies or Tofu if you are feeding wanting to go more vegetarian.

This is a favorite even of my 16 month old, and My mom can get my sister to eat her veggies with this dish too... :-)