Friday, February 11, 2011
CHICKEN FRIED RICE
1 c. chicken, diced and cooked
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 c. long grain rice, uncooked
1/3 c. salad oil
2 1/2 c. chicken broth
2 1/2 c. onion, coarsely chopped
1/4 c. green pepper, finely chopped
1/4 c. celery, thinly sliced
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 c. lettuce, finely shredded
Combine chicken, soy sauce and 1/2 teaspoon salt and let stand for 15 minutes.
Cook rice in hot oil in skillet over medium heat until golden brown, stirring frequently.
Reduce heat and add chicken with soy sauce and broth.
Simmer, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
Remove cover for last few minutes.
Stir in onion, green pepper and celery.
Cook, uncovered, over medium heat until liquid is absorbed.
Push rice mixture to side of skillet and add eggs.
Cook until almost set, then blend into rice.
Stir in lettuce and serve at once.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
6 ounces of uncooked spaghetti
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 pound lean ground beef
1 can of frenches fried onions
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
and a bunch of pepperonis
Combine cooked spaghetti, Parmesan cheese and egg.
Press over the bottom and up sides of pan to form a "crust."
Fry ground beef, add onions when browning begins.
Then add the sauce and stir.
Add meat/sauce mix, cheese, and toppings of choice.
Bake till cheese is golden brown.
Slice it up. and eat!
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
OLD FASHION PEANUT BRITTLE
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon of butter or margarine
1 to 2 cups of peanuts
1 cup of light corn syrup
3/4 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of soda
Mix sugar and water, syrup in heavy cast iron skillet over moderate heat.
Heat until thermometer reaches 236 degrees (takes 15 to 20 minutes).
Add butter and salt.
Add soda last, stirring.
Pour into cookie sheet.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Chocolate Cherry Layer Cake
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
1 package (16 oz.) angel food cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
1 can (20 oz.) lite cherry pie filling
Prepared chocolate frosting (reduced−fat if possible)
Preheat oven to 350F.
Line a jelly roll pan with wax paper
(pan should be appproximately 10 by 15 by 1 or 11 by 17 by 1).
Whisk together cocoa, sugar and boiling water.
Cool mixture to lukewarm.
Prepare angel food cake mix per package directions, using 1 1/4 cup
water and adding cocoa mixture.
Spread batter evenly into prepared jelly−roll pan.
Bake 20 minutes or until top looks dry.
Invert onto a large wire rack.
Remove the pan and wax paper; cool.
Slice cake into three equal parts.
Start with cake, top with cherry pie filling, then top that with more cake and more pie filling and end with cake layer.
Frost and decorate with chocolate shavings.
Monday, February 07, 2011
DIETETIC PASTA SALAD
4 fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 cucumber, sliced
Kraft reduced calorie zesty Italian dressing
1 onion, sliced
1 tomato, diced
1 green pepper, chopped
Cook and rinse pasta in cold water.
Mix with remaining ingredients and marinate in dressing.
Chill and serve.