Friday, May 29, 2009

A little help here

Will someone please post something that my child will eat for dinner?! I need help.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Oven Roasted Potatoes

I love this side dish with just about anything. The only bad part is that it heats up the house, so you may want to eat outside after you make them.

6-10 potatoes (red, white, or Yukon gold), cut into 1/2"-1" cubes
1/4 c. butter, melted (you can use olive oil instead)
1 T. lemon juice
2-ish sprigs of rosemary
Ground pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a large cookie sheet with foil. Melt butter in a mixing bowl (in the microwave). Add lemon juice, rosemary, salt, and pepper to the melted butter. Toss cubed potatoes in the butter/lemon juice. Remove the potatoes from the mixing bowl (I use tongs) and spread them on the lined cookie sheet in one layer. When you've filled up the cookie sheet, place in the oven for 30 minutes. The potatoes should be a little browned when you take them out. (Don't let them sit for too long before serving because they'll get soggy. Still good, but soggy.)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

20 Clove Garlic Chicken for Crock Pot

Secretly I haven't made this yet, but I found it and want to put it somewhere safe. It's on the menu for next week. It looks amazingly wonderful and easy.
It calls for 3-4 lbs of chicken parts and the use of a 6 qt. crock pot, which I don't have. Nor do I have an army to feed, so I will be using less but posting the recipe as I found it. And we're all glad to know that, aren't we?

3-4 lbs. chicken parts
1 large onion, sliced
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp Kosher salt
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp pepper
20 cloves of garlic, peeled, but intact

Place sliced onions at the bottom of pot. In a bowl, toss chicken with all other ingredients and pour over onions. Do not add water. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 4-6 hours.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Lemon Bars

Kenzie left a desperate-sounding message on our answering machine saying she NEEDED the recipe for lemon bars, so here it is for when the next craving strikes.

Lemon Bars
1 cup soft butter or margarine (butter, of course!)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups flour
Cream butter and sugar; add flour. Mixture should be pea-sized gravel looking for easiest spreading. Spread in 10x15 pan and pat down. Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes (until edges start to brown). While crust is baking, prepare next layer:
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
4 T. flour
4 T. lemon juice
Grated rind of 1 lemon
Beat eggs til foamy, then add sugar, flour, lemonjuice and rind. Mix well and pour over hot crust after it comes from oven. Now bake for 15-20 minutes at 325 degrees. Remove from overn and sprinkle with powdered sugar (I put powdered sugar in a small strainer to sprinkle over the top). Cool slightly before cutting.
You can do half the recipe in an 8x8 pan, but it's never enough. Also, this crust works for raspberry bars, putting thinned raspberry jam over the crust and sprinkling some of the crust mixture over the jam.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sweet Roast

They were passing this out as samples at Macey's the other day, along with the recipe. It is so delicious. It's actually called Sweet Meat Salad and served with beans, cheese, lettuce, tomato, taco stuff. It's great meat without all the fixings, too.

1 Cross rib roast
1 16 oz. bottle of salsa
1/2 c. brown sugar

That's it. It sounds gross, but it's so good. David and I agree that it could be sweeter
Cook in the crock pot on low for 4 hours or until shreddable.