Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Quick, Easy-N-Fast Cashew Chicken and Snow Peas

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I honestly can't remember where I got this recipe.  I just know it has been in my recipe box for quite a while and it is a good meal and something a little different.  Hope you enjoy it too!

3/4 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breasts
freshly ground pepper
1/2 lb. fresh snow peas
3 garlic cloves
3 T. olive oil or coconut oil (divided)
1/2 C. salted roasted cashews
1/2 C. chicken broth

Cut chicken into thin strips and season with pepper.  Remove stems and strings from snow peas and cut in half diagonally if very large.  Finely chop garlic.

Heat 2 Tbs. oil in a wok or large skillet.  Add chicken and stir fry over high heat until just cooked through, 2-3 min.  Remove to a plate.  Add remaining 1 Tbs. oil to wok and stir fry snow peas over high heat 1 min.  Reduce heat to medium.  Add garlic and cashews and cook, stirring, 1 min.

Return chicken to pan, add 1/2 C. chicken broth and simmer until heated through, about 1 min.

Makes 4 servings.  Serve over hot brown rice.
Saturday, November 27, 2010

Homemade Rolls- The Best!

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This is the recipe my Mom and Grandma use for our Thanksgiving rolls.  They are delicious and are always eaten up.  They are terrific for leftover turkey sandwiches too.  After a couple days, pop them in the microwave and they soften right up.

Mix together and let sit until bubbly: 2 pkg yeast (or a little under 2 Tbs.)
                                                          1/2 C. warm water

Melt together on stove or in microwave: 1 1/2 C. milk
                                                                1/2 C. shortening (I did 1/4 C. shortening, 1/4 C. salted butter)
(Make sure this is lukewarm when you add the other ingredients to it so that it doesn't kill the yeast when that step is added.)

To the above milk mixture, add 1/2 C. sugar, 3 tsp. salt and 3 C. flour (I added 1 C. wheat flour, 2 C. white flour).

Then add 3 beaten eggs.

Add 1 C. flour and yeast mixture to the above.

Keep adding flour until you have a sticky dough (not too sticky though).

Let raise until double.

Roll out dough and cut into circles.  Then dip half of the middle in butter and fold over onto itself.  Then put on pan (greased) and pinch ends together.

Let raise until double in pan.

Cook at 350 8-10 min until golden brown.  Spread butter on top of warm rolls.  Enjoy!

Yam Casserole

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This is a recipe my family uses for Thanksgiving.  It is really yummy and more of a dessert than anything.  I cut this in half and made it this Thanksgiving and it turned out great!  Hope you enjoy it!

               Bake and then mash 5 medium sized sweet potatoes
               Add the following and beat with a mixer - 
                   1/4 tsp. salt                      1 tsp. vanilla
                   1/4 c. butter                     1/2 tsp. cinnamon
                   2 eggs                               2/3 c. sugar
              Place in casserole dish.

             Mix together the following and sprinkle on top.
                   1/4 c. melted butter
                   3 Tbl. flour
                   3/4 c. brown sugar
                   1/2 c. chopped pecans
             Bake about 45 min. at 350