Thursday, February 24, 2011

Japanese Chicken

2 eggs
3/4 C. soy sauce
2 C. vinegar
1\3 C. water
4 C. sugar

1 C. flour
6 Tbsp. sesame seeds
8 chicken breast

Whip eggs in bowl. In a separte bowl, combine flour and sesame seeds. Dip each chicken breast in the egg mixture,then roll evenly and heavily in the flour mixture. Arrange chicken breasts in greased 9x13 inch pan. Mix soy sauce, water, and sugar, pour over chicken breasts. Bake uncovered at 350 for 40-45 minutes. Serve with rice. (I decreaed the sugar to 3 cups and the sesame seeds to 4 Tbsp.) by Kaylene

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cinnamon Baked French Toast

We really like this French Toast. The recipe comes from The Pioneer Womans blog. It is easy and quick to put together the night before then pop it in the oven the next morning. I halfed the recipe thinking it would be too much. We ate almost the whole pan for breakfast minus one little corner. Hope you enjoy.

1 loaf French Bread
8 large eggs
2 cups milk (we used skim, but pioneer uses whole)
½ cup heavy whipping cream (I used Ashlyn's whole milk)
¾ cups granulated sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Streusel Topping:
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into pieces

Maple syrup-for serving

1. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Tear French bread into chunks, or cut into cubes, and evenly place in the pan.

2. In a large bowl, mix together eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla extract. Pour evenly over bread. Cover pan with saran wrap and store in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.

3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add butter pieces and cut into the dry mixture using a fork or your hands. Combine until the mixture resembles sand with a few pea sized chunks. Cover and store mixture in the refrigerator.

4. When you’re ready to bake the French toast, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove casserole from refrigerator and sprinkle crumb mixture over the top. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until the French toast is set and golden brown.

5. Serve warm with butter and maple syrup.

Serves 16

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Perfect soup for a cold snowy day like today!
2 chicken boullion cubes
2 c chopped carrots
3/4 c chopped onion
1/2 c sour cream
2 1/2 oz or 4 c cooked noodles
3-4 c chicken stock (or chicken broth)
4 chicken breasts
2 c chopped celery
2 cans cream of chicken soup
Cook and cube chicken. Salt and pepper to taste. Heat chicken stock and add boullion, carrots, celery and onion. Simmer until tender. Add cream of chicken soup and sour cream. Add chicken and noodles. Add water as needed. Salt and pepper to taste. Any preferred vegetables can be substituted.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are Ryan's favorite chocolate chip cookies.
3/4 c Crisco
3/4 c butter
3/4 c sugar
1 1/2 c brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
4 c flour
1 small box of instant vanilla pudding
3 cups chocolate chips

Cream first five ingredients. Add eggs. Mix dry ingredients, slowly add to other ingredients and mix together. Add chololate chips. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Cookies will be soft. Let them cool for a few minutes on the pan. Makes a lot.