Saturday, March 15, 2008
Posted by angie at 11:20 AM
Friday, March 14, 2008
The Seven Clown Circus dinner philosophy is pretty simple. Everyone eats the same thing and although I try to make meals that everyone will enjoy, I'm not always successful. The kids must try everything I've prepared. If they don't like it, fine. They don't have to eat it. But, that's it. No special meals to make up for it, and no snacks. Casserole type dishes are usually not a hit, rather, my kids prefer something simple like chicken, a green vegetable and rice or some other starch. Simple is golden here, and as the chief cook, I wouldn't have it any other way.
Posted by angie at 8:50 PM
My cousin Stacey sent me these recipes, and although I haven't tried them, her family has and they are their absolute favorites.
1 package (12oz.) Breakfast Sausage links
1 package refrigerated crescent rolls
1 cup thawed hash brown potatoes
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
¼ c. milk
¼ tsp. dried basil
dash of cayenne pepper
½ c. grated parmesan cheese
Cook sausage until no longer pink, and slice into coin size pieces.
Unroll crescent roll dough, separate into 8 triangles
Arrange on an ungreased 12 inch. Pizza pan, placing the points into the center.
Press seams together and press over the bottom and up the sides of pan to form a crust.
Top with hashbrowns sausage and cheddar cheese
Combine the eggs, milk and spices, pour over cheese.
Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
Overnight French Toast
This is a simple one, but a favorite on a cool fall Sunday morning…..Enjoy!
A- 3-5 cooking apples ( I use green granny smith) peeled and diced
B- 1 c. brown sugar
C- 1 cube of butter (don’t use margarine)
D- 1/3 c. karo syrup
E- 1 Tbsp. of tapioca (or flour if tapioca isn’t available)
F- loaf of good and fresh French Bread (or I use Texas Toast)
G- 1 c. milk
H- 4 eggs
In the microwave cook B-D one minute at a time. Stirring in between minutes until very well melted, and combined. Usually takes 3 or 4 minutes to make a good thick syrup..
Pour out into a 9x13 pan
Spread apples out evenly over syrup and sprinkle tapioca/flour over them.
Cut bread into thick slices and dip into mixture of egg and milk well whipped.
Layer soaked bread over apples like fallen dominoes.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Bake at 375 uncovered for 30-45 minutes until golden brown. I sometimes cook with the foil on for half the time, and then take it off for the last half to keep the bread softer, not so crusty.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
I don't know about you, but when I'm an ingredient or two short, I don't have time to run out to the store and that's why this substitution guide from Kraft is so handy.
Posted by angie at 8:41 AM