Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Buttermilk Syrup

This is the best stuff ever. My kids think that they need to drink it.

1 1/2 Cup sugar
1 1/2 cube real butter (not margerine)
2 T Karo
3/4 cup buttermilk

Stir constantly while bringing to a boil on a medium heat. Once it starts to boil take of burner and add 1 tsp baking soda and 2 tsp vanilla. Stir well. It will foam up like caramel does just keep stirring and serve while it is still warm. It does start to separate a little as it cools but I always just reheat it if it does.

Cream Cheese and Strawberry stuffed french toast

Texas Toast (I use a whole bag for my family of 5 and do some stuffed and some regular)
Strawberries (I take the stem off and run them through my food processor until they are small chunks)
Cream Cheese softened and mixed with 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Spread a spoonful of cream cheese mixture over a piece of Texas toast with a large spoonful of chopped strawberries and then put another piece of texas toast over the top and press together lightly. Dip each side quickly in your french toast batter (you don't want to set it all the way in or it will get too soggy). Then cook on Griddle or pan til each side is golden brown. Best served with buttermilk Syrup

Monday, September 6, 2010

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Boil chicken breast in chicken broth until chicken is cooked, add chopped celery, yellow onion, chopped carrots, salt and chicken boullion cubes.

2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
salt and pepper

Beat eggs and milk, add enough flour to make dough easy to handle. Roll out on well floured surface. Dry for two hours. Slice 3/4 inch thick. Add to chicken soup base and boil and enjoy!
(if you don't want to make noodles Thelma frozen noodles are great and saves time)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Shredded Roast Beef Sandwiches

These are great when you don't have the time to sit at home and cook. Take the stress out of cooking throw in a crockpot and enjoy. These are also great for large get togethers.

Beef Chuck roast (I usually do a 2 1/2 pound for just my family cause it is a great leftover,
for larger groups obviously you would want a bigger roast).
1 packet Lipton dry onion soup mix
2 packets Au jus dry packet
1 can campbells beef broth

Put beef roast in crock pot for about 6 hours if thawed, if frozen for about 8-10 depending on size. Mix one packet of Au Jus, onion soup mix and beef broth. About an hour before dinner shred and add one additional pack of Au Jus sauce and let cook for one more hour after shredding. Serve on Rolls with favorite salad and chips with dip.

Famous Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are another of my favorites. I like the dough best of all of course.

3/4 cup Shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Beat together shortening, sugars, egg, water and vanilla until creamy. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well. Drop by rounded spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes

*I sometimes have to put some extra flour in this recipe. If the dough seems to not be thick enough add extra flour til the normal cookie consistency.
**If you double the recipe do 3 cups flour and only 5 cups oats**

Crispix Mix

This is one of my favorite muchie treats ever. I have only found one person who does not like it and it is my husband. But typically this is a hit with everyone.

1 cup Butter
3/4 cup Karo Syrup
1 cup Brown Sugar

Bring to boil and boil for 2 minutes.

Pour over: 1 large box Kelloggs Crispix Cereal (18 ounces)
1 bag of pecan pieces

Put in brown paper bag and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, shake and microwave one more minute shake and serve

***I have not been able to find the 18 oz boxes of cereal so I usually buy 2 smaller ones and then just use half of the 2nd box or I use both and do the recipe 1 1/2 times****