Kitchen Delights 5/19/19
Hope all Mothers had a wonderful Mother’s Day with their families. I’m going to be at my daughter’s home in Wisconsin. She and her husband have a hobby farm. I’ll get to see all the animals. They have two donkeys, and I don’t know how many goats. They had four goats that had babies. They are the cutest animals when they are little. It’s fun to see them, but I would not want one.
Chicken Rice Dinner
1 broiler/fryer chicken, 2-3 lbs., cut up
1/3 c. flour
1 tsp. paprika
1 T. cooking oil
1-1/2 c. long grain rice
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. pepper
1 c. water
1-1/3 c. chicken broth (low sodium)
Chopped fresh parsley OR
1 tsp. dried parsley
In a bowl, combine flour and paprika. Heat skillet, add butter and oil. Dredge chicken pieces in the flour mixture. Brown chicken, turning as they brown.
Meanwhile, in a 9x13 inch greased baking pan, combine rice, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, water and chicken broth. Top with chicken. Cover tightly with foil, bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Uncover and bake another 20 minutes. Sprinkle parsley on top.
Yield: 6 servings
Homemade White Bread
2 c. warm water (105-115˚)
2 (1/4 oz.) pkgs. active dry yeast
2/3 c. powdered milk
2 T. butter, melted
2 T. sugar
1 T. salt
6-7 c. all-purpose flour or bread flour
In a large bowl, stir together warm water and yeast. Let stand 4-5 minutes to dissolve. Stir in the dry milk, butter, sugar, salt and enough of the flour to form a soft dough. Turn out onto a floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 10-12 minutes.
Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 to 1-1/2 hours. Punch down and divide in half. Shape into two loaves, placing in greased 8x4 inch loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, or to top of the pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Brush tops of bread with butter. Turn out of pans.
Yield: 2 loaves
Grandma’s Orange Salad
11 oz. can mandarin oranges
8 oz. can crushed pineapple
6 oz. pkg. orange gelatin
1 pint orange sherbet, softened
2 bananas, sliced
8 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed
Drain oranges and pineapple; reserve juices. Add water to juices to measure 2 cups; place in saucepan, bring to a boil.
In a large bowl, add dry gelatin powder; pour hot water over. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in sherbet. Fold in oranges, pineapple and the bananas. Chill until firm.
Yield: 10 servings
Maple Chocolate Bars
3/4 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs, divided
1/4 tsp. salt
1-3/4 c. flour
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1-1/2 tsp. Mapliene flavoring OR 1 tsp. maple extract
2 c. chopped pecans
1 c. milk chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together; stir in salt, one egg and flour. Press into an ungreased 9x13 inch pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine remaining egg, sweetened condensed milk and maple flavoring, mixing well. Spread over crust.
Sprinkle pecans and chips over the top. Place back in oven, bake for 5-8 minutes.
Yield: 4-1/2 dozen
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• When your Easter lily is finished blooming, cut off the foliage, plant it in a partly sunny spot in the garden. It will bloom again.
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