Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Recipe From: Mom
This is good, but not great considering the work it takes to make it. I would rather just do something easier that is just as tasty.

6-8 chicken breasts
3 eggs & cornstarch
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
2/3 cup vinegar
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp accent
1/2 tsp salt

Boil chicken for 10 minutes. Mix the eggs and cornstarch and coat the chicken. Fry until browned. Mix the remaining ingredients and combine with chicken in a baking dish. Bake at 300 for 20-30 minutes. Turn chicken over and bake for another 20-30 minutes. Serve with steamed vegetables.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Recipe From: My Mom


1 lb thin spaghetti noodles
1 lb extra-lean ground meat
1 onion
2 cans tomato soup
2 cans tomato sauce
1 can water
salt & pepper
Italian seasoning & oregano

Cook pasta. Dice onion. Use 1/2 of it and mix with hamburger meat and salt/pepper. Form into meatballs. Sprinkle with italian seasoning and oregano. Cook in the broil on low. In a large saucepan combine: soup, sauce, water, and spices. Simmer and season to taste.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Ginger Snap Cookies

Recipe From: Esther Boyer
Ray discovered these at the church a few weeks ago. Michelle tracked down the recipe and we finally made them last night. I realized I have the same recipe in my recipe collection 3 different times...I can't believe I've never made them.

1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt

Blend brown sugar and shortening...mix and add egg and molasses...mix and add the remaining ingredients. Roll into balls and roll in granulated sugar. Bake at 375 on greased cookie sheet for 10 minutes.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

BBQ Drumsticks

The recipe I found said to bake it in the oven, but I tried the crockpot. It tasted great, but ended up not really being drumsticks because it just fell right off the bone. I served it basically as a salad and Naan bread...Blake ate it over rice. Sorry, no pics...camera is broken and new one is one the way!


1 pkg (10) frozen chicken drumsticks
3 tbsp butter
1 tbsp onion powder
5 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp mustard
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup water

In a small saucepan melt butter and add: onion powder, sugar, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Mix well. Dilute ketchup with water and add to sauce mixture. Let simmer for 15 minutes. Dump over drumsticks in crockpot. I never know how long to cook with a crockpot, so I put it on High for 4 hours OR bake at 425 for 45 minutes (covered in 9x13 dish)