Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SJ Food Files ...

 Catching up on all things foody, here's what we've been eating.  When Bri comes home, I go into wholesome, feed the girl mode and ... I think she likes it!  She requested Pioneer Woman's Chicken Pot Pie.
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 I cut back on the butter and cream in this recipe because we would all have had heart attacks and I used bought short crust pastry too.  The filling was delicious but I forgot to take a piccy of it before we ate...\~
 Instead of 'heavy' cream, I used this Philadelphia 'cream for cooking' which is 60% less fat than normal cream.  It worked really well.
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 Another night we had a rolled roast of pork with roast veggies...
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 I made Kaiser rolls but I am still having trouble with them rising properly...  Anyone got any hints?  I have 2 different lots of yeast which are fresh and in date, I use warm water (baby's bottle warm).  I have tried dissolving the yeast with sugar and water first and also just putting it in dry with the flour...  I just don't seem to get a good rise...
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This chicken dish is an Annette Sym recipe- Chicken with walnut, cranberry stuffing.  I used dried apricots and cranberries as I don't like walnuts.  You place the stuffed breasts (floured) into an oven bag and bake them - they came out so tender I could cut them with a spoon!
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 A good old favourite of mine - Tuna Mornay
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Easy chicken tacos with barbecue sauce...
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 This salsa was so easy and delicious to make...
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and finally - a butter cake with butter cream.  I made this to take on our camping trip and we forgot to eat the damn thing!
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 It's been so good with a cuppa each day...
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My next mission is to make these when the girls come home on the June long weekend - Jam Donut muffins!
I got this recipe off Facebook - Mom's Recipe Collection - so if you are on fb, look it up and join her page.  There are lots of great recipes and ideas.
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That brings me up to date, apart from last weekend's camping trip which I will put up a bit later.
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One other thing - such tragic sad news for Oklahoma with the killer tornadoes that have caused such devastation and destruction.  My thoughts are with all those affected.
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Stay safe, Joolz xx

3 comments:

  1. As usual, YUMMY looking goodness!

    My nephew, great-nephew, and favorite ex-brother-in-law live in Moore where the tornado hit, and we finally heard this evening that they are all okay. B-I-L's house and the house next door to his are still standing, but all around them is destruction.

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  2. Your food always looks amazing!

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  3. We love Pioneer Woman. I have a friend who lives in Oklahoma and I've been there twice. I said I missed OK, and my friend mailed me the cookbook. I absolutely love it.

    Could you please, please, please post the kaiser roll recipe?

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