Thursday, December 16, 2010

My Hot Chocolate Station

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Crockpot Chicken and Dressing

5 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1 (9x9 inch) pan cornbread, cooled and crumbled 8 slices day-old bread, torn into small pieces 4 eggs, beaten 1 onion, chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 teaspoons dried sage 2 cans chicken broth 2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup 2 tablespoons butter

Place chicken in a pot with water to cover, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil 20 minutes, or until cooked through. Cool, and cut into pieces.
In a slow cooker, stir together chicken, cornbread, bread, eggs, onion, salt, pepper, sage, chicken broth, and chicken soup. Stir until well blended. Dot with butter.
Cover, and cook on Low for 3 to 4 hours. Remove lid, and fluff with fork. Let rest 15 minutes before serving.

Filling My Glass for Christmas

I love filling up all of my glass apothcary jars, and domes for Christmas. This year I used snow, jingle bells, and any other small objects I could find. I love how pretty it turned out!

Snowball Cookies With Pecans

1 cup flour
1 1/2 cups pecans, finely chopped
2-3 Tbsp sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 pound butter (at room temperature)
Pinch of salt
Powdered sugar, to coat (about 1 cup)
1 Preheat the oven to 300°F and prepare a large cookie sheet.

2 Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, walnuts, salt, sugar) in a large bowl. Add the vanilla extract. Add the butter in little pieces, and combine everything together with your (clean!) hands until the mixture looks like a coarse meal with nut bits in it. Form the dough into small balls no larger than a walnut and place on the cookie sheet, spaced at least an inch apart from each other.

3 Bake for 35 minutes. When they are still warm, but cool enough to touch, roll the cookies in some powdered sugar. Set aside on a rack to cool completely. When cool, dust again in powdered sugar.

Makes about 20 cookies.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Tree Number One

This is the first of 4 trees that I put up for Chirstmas. I call this my monogram tree. It is covered with ornaments with all of our intials! Susie thinks that all the S's are for Susie, because she never seems to remember that my real name isn't Mom.

Chocolate Cobbler

This is one of those I only have this recipe in my memory recipes, so try to bear with me while I writing these instructions.

First you need
1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup of milk
1 tbl baking powder

melt butter in a 9 X 13 dish, then mix all other ingrediants and pour over the melted butter.

Now you need 2 cups of chocolate chips and 2cups of marshmellows. Pour chocolate then marshmellows over the top of batter then bake on 375 for 30 to 40 minutes.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Twice Baked Potatoe Recipe

And here is the recipe.........

Loaded Potatoes

7 medium sized potatoes, washed
1/2 C Sour Cream
3 T margarine
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
4 green onions, chopped
1 1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese
8-10 slices bacon,cooked and chopped
Bake potatoes and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out pulp, leaving enough for the skin to retain it’s shape. In bowl, combine scooped potatoes, butter, and sour cream. Mash together well. Add cheese, mash. Stir in all other ingredients. Spoon filling into potato shells.

To bake from frozen: Place on cookie sheet in 350 oven for half an hour, top with cheese and return to oven until melted.
To bake from room temp: Top with cheese and place in oven until heated through.
Can also be microwaved from frozen or room temp as well. I microwave my frozen ones for a minute and a half to two minutes

Day Two.....

Every year I have so much fun putting out my advent calendar. The kids take turns pulling a number everyday, and when it's your day you get a special treat inside the envelope. Day 1 Susie pulled and got a coupon of 15 extra minutes up later reading with mommy in bed, Day two Jaxson pulled a $1 Mcdonalds buck (I'm pretty sure he's planning on spending it on ice cream)hmmmm...I wander what Taylor will pick tomorrow??? They are all anxious to pull the card that says Ice Cream for Breakfast! I have a feeling that day everyone will use that coupon. 24 more days to find it!