Sunday, August 29, 2010

Curry Chicken

1/4 c plus 2 Tbs butter (I use half oil)
1/2 c minced onion (I chop up a whole onion and put in)
2 carrots chopped finely (optional-this isn't in the recipe, I added it)
1 Tbs curry powder
1/4 c plus 2 Tbs flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp ginger
2 c chicken broth
2 c milk or coconut milk (I've never tried the coconut milk)
1 Tbs lemon juice
4 c cooked chicken (I only use 3 c)

Melt butter over low heat. Saute onions (and carrots). Add curry powder. Blend in flour, seasonings, chicken broth, and milk. Heat until smooth (It won't get very thick). Stir constantly until boiling. Add lemon juice and chicken.

Serve over rice

**I got this recipe from my friend Carrie. We REALLY like this meal! It's easy, mild, and tastes great. Chad says it's one of his favorites and he would like it on his birthday :)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Zucchini Brownies

2 C grated zucchini, packed
2 C flour
1 1/2 C sugar
1 t salt
1 1/2 t baking soda
1/2 C vegetable oil
1/4 C cocoa

Sift ingredients, add oil and the zucchini, spread in greased, but not floured 9x13. 350, 25 min.  Put a can of frosting on top, or some ganache.

from Rochelle Barrett

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ranch Dressing

I've failed a couple times at ranch dressing until I found this recipe for Creamy Lemon Ranch Dressing on the back of a bag of Dole iceberg salad.  I modified it a bit for regular ranch.  It reminds me of the ranch dipping sauce at Arella's Pizzeria.

Creamy Ranch Dressing
1/2 C mayo*
1/4 C sour cream*
1-2 T milk (use 1 T for lemon ranch (below) and up to 2 T for regular ranch)
1 1/2 t white wine vinegar
1/2 t dried minced onion (I think I just used onion powder)
1/2 t garlic powder
Pinch of dried dill weed
Salt to taste (I used 1/2 t seasoned salt)
1/2 t pepper (omit if doing Lemon Ranch (below).  I actually didn't have any pepper, so I left it out.)

*If you use light products, you may need to adjust (lessen) your milk.

Creamy Lemon Ranch Dressing
To the above add:
1/2 t lemon pepper
1 T fresh lemon juice

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cowboy Caviar

I got this recipe from my friend, Winona.  I could eat the stuff plain. Delish!

1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 can white corn (drained)
1 bunch cilantro
1 bunch green onions or chives (optional in this house)
3 - 4 large tomatoes
1 package Good Seasons Italian Dressing (yes, I always use the brand Good Seasons), made per directions

Cut everything up and put in a bowl, pour the dressing over the top and mix.  For the dressing, I use Balsamic Vinegar and I don't ever put in the total amount of oil.  I probably only use 1 - 2 Tablespoons.