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Month: July 2007 (page 1 of 3)

Barbecued Pork

Most of the time individual eat grapefruit chilled and cut in half and use a special curbed knife to cut and section it then eating it “half-shell”. Some people sweeten it with white or brown sugar, or a bit of honey. This is a nice change of pace Barbecue sauce by using grapefruit. .I really believe it would be great on other types of meat and even with stronger types of meat.

pork chops

1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup grapefruit juice
1 tablespoon chopped ginger
Vegetable oil cooking spray
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound loin, cut into 8 slices or pork chops boneless

Cook sugar, ketchup, juice and ginger in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally until sauce thicken, about 5 minutes. Set aside. Coat the grill with cooking spray and heat on high, Sprinkle on salt. Grill about 15 minutes, turning once halfway through , until no longer pink in the center. Brush with barbecue sauce and serve immediately.

Moist Banana Bread

Moist Banana Bread

This banana bread is nice and moist but i still think I prefer my other recipe. Even with the whole wheat flour it turned out very well. This recipe could use a little more experimenting with ingredients. It would still make a nice bread for a tea or coffee. I used colored white chocolate chops in two of the loafs and I think the look very nive. I have only started eating the large loaf and froze the four small loaves . I prefer making my sweet bread in this small loaf pan and freezing some to use at a moments notice for guests. I also freeze any bananas in the freezer if they start getting over ripe to use for bread.

1/2 stick butter, softened
2 eggs
2 to 3 very ripe bananas
1 cup vanilla or plain yogurt

Mash the banana. and mix all the ingredients together.

In another mix mix:

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until the ingredients are blended together.

If you like mix in other ingredients such as nuts, dried cherries or chocolate chips.

Pour the dough into greased baking pans and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Small loaves take about 30 minutes and a normal loaf take around 50 minutes.

Remove from the oven. After they have cooled for 5 to 10 minutes they can be removed from the pan.

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Chicken Schnitzel and Red Cabbage or Blue Kraut ( Rotkohl, oder Blaukraut)

Chicken Schnitzel is no the typical original schnitzel which is veal but this schnitzel is a very close contender to the original. The flavor with garlic, and Parmesan is great. It is a fairly easy recipe and it could be made during a weeknight.

Chicken Schnitzel and Red Cabbage or Blue Kraut

When you cook the red cabbage right it is know as Blaukraut because of the deep purple color it takes on. This is because of the vinegar and fat you first use, If you skip the first step the cabbage will bleed and you will bet that fated red cabbage. Blue Kraut can be made a day ahead and taste best that way.

2 large eggs
1 clove garlic, minced
salt
ground pepper
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
4 (6 oz) chicken cutlet s, pounded to an en 1.4 inch thickness
4 tablespoons olive oil

Beat the eggs in a shallow bowl add the crumbs and cheese.

Dip each cutlet into the egg mixture then dredge in the breadcrumbs mixture, patting to help stick.

Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan.

Cook 2 cutlet s at a time until golden brown and cooked through , about 3 minutes per side.

Transfer the cutlets to a oven proof platter and keep warm in the oven.

Red or Blue Kraut

1 2 to 3 pound head red cabbage
2 to 3 tablespoon butter, lard or mince bacon
1 tablespoon sugar
1 large apple , peeled, cored and chopped
1 onion, minced
4 tablespoons white or wine vinegar
slat
1 to 2 cups water or stock, as needed

Remove any ragged or spotted leaves from cabbage, Cut int quarters , was and drain, shred the cabbage, Discard the core and ribs. Heat fat in a dutch oven. If you use bacon let it melt but do not brown. Add sugar and saute slowly until golden brown. Add apple and oil , cover and braise over very low heat for 3 to 40 minutes, Add the cabbage and toss . Pour the vinegar over the kraut and stir to mix through, Cover pot and braise slowly for about 10 minutes. or until cabbage has turned blue. Sprinkle with salt and 1 cup water cover and simmer for 12 1j2/2 to 2 hours or until cabbage is tender. Add more liquid as needed. season with salt am melt in jelly. You can thicken the sauce by adding butter-flour dumplings to the sauce.

Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties This used to be a common dish for a lot of families. My mother would not make it that often and usually made a tuna noodle casserole but every once in a while she would prepare a recipe similar to this one.. The canned salmon does not really smell or even look all that great but after additions and formed into a patties it is pretty good food. This recipe will feed four adults. You can also make sandwiches with these patties if you make them wide and thin and fry as directed.

14 to 15 oz. can salmon,

make sure you take out the bones and the skin off

25 saline crackers, (crumbled
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup dry milk
1 egg
2 teaspoons worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon lemon jucie
1 teason onion powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
oil or shortening

Open can and dump it into a bowl. Mash with a fork. Add the crackers. Add the water, milk, egg, Worcestershire onion and pepper. Use a fork to mix and mash everything together, Let it sit for a few minute for the crackers to soak up the milk. Heat s skillet over medium heat. Pout a tablespoons of more of fat into the skillet and heat it up . Shape the salmon into patties. Fry them in the skillet until they are crispy brown and then turn and brown on other side.

Historic Victorian Kirby House Resturant

Kirby House

Sign

Saturday night I went to the Kirby House again. It is an Historic Victorian home built in 1855made in the restaurant. It serves traditional Midwestern fare of steak, seafood, chicken and pork. I usually like to go there for the prime rib which is offered on Saturday night. but this time decided to try the fried shrimp. It is a very well prepared dish. It has limited serving times but if you are in the areas of Abilene off of I70 in Kansas or visiting the Eisenhower Center you just might want to try the place out since it is nearby.

Historic Victorian Kirby House Resturant

Kirby House

Sign

Saturday night I went to the Kirby House again. It is an Historic Victorian home built in 1855made in the restaurant. It serves traditional Midwestern fare of steak, seafood, chicken and pork. I usually like to go there for the prime rib which is offered on Saturday night. but this time decided to try the fried shrimp. It is a very well prepared dish. It has limited serving times but if you are in the areas of Abilene off of I70 in Kansas or visiting the Eisenhower Center you just might want to try the place out since it is nearby.

Easy Seasoned Tomato sauce

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Tomato sauce, originally uploaded by Lakenvelder.

This is an easy and cheap sauce to make. You can have all of the ingredients on had to make for pasta. In the picture above I used it to cook some filled pasta in the oven. Really the sauce can be used in many dishes. You can add more to this sauce such as mushroom, peppers,and celery .

2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons dry onion
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
12 oz can tomato paste
2 cans filled with water
1 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspon opregano
1 tablspoon sugar
1 teasponn salt

Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the dried oinion and garlic. Stir for around 30 seconds and add tomato paste. Add the water . Stir until smooth and thick. Add the seasoning. Cover and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.

Tie-Dyed Red Velvet Cheesecake


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This is a attempt to copy of the cheese cake they are making at the Walt Disney’s Pop Century Resort. This recipe is a a try. It cam out taking very nice but I think the cake layer ended up too thick. I used a box mix of red velvet cake mix and put the cheesecake mix on top. So instead of the traditional crust I used cake and a normal cheese cake mixture. I actually like it this way. It made a very different type of frosting.

Red velvet crust:

1 box Velvet cake mix prepared as the box instructed

Pour 1/2 of the cake mix into a greasted spring form pan and bake according totthe diretions on the box. for a 9-inch layer cake. Make a small cake witht he other batter or discard.

Cheesecake:

16 ounces cream cheese, room temperture
1/2 cup sugar
1 tesapoon vanilla extract
1/4 tespoon almond extract
2 large eggs
1/4 cup sour cream
food coloring

Preheat oven to 325 depress F.

In a large bowl bean the cheese , sugar , vanilla and almond extract until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time and then add in sour cream.

Divide mixture into 5 small bowls and add the colors to each one: pink, yellow, blue , green and purple. Pour the batter onto the cake base in the spring form pan. Do not swirl too much , so the colors will be clearly visible. bake 35 minutes , until the center is just about set when you jiggle the pan. allow to cool completely and refrigerate before serving. Run the knife around the cake to release ti before removing the side of the pan.

Serves 12

IF and WHEN


IF and WHEN were friends. Every week they met and had lunch. Their conversation usually centered on all the things they were going to achieve.
They both had many dreams and they loved to talk about them.

This particular Saturday when they met, WHEN sensed that IF was not in a great mood. As usual they sat at the table reserved for them and ordered their lunch. Once they placed their order, WHEN questioned IF. “IF what is wrong with you? You don’t seem your usual cheery self?”

IF looked at WHEN and replied, “I’m not sure, I just don’t feel like I am making any progress. This last week I saw a course I wanted to take if only I had the time to take it.”

WHEN knew exactly how IF felt. “Yeah,” replied WHEN, “I too saw a course and I am going to register when I get enough money together.” WHEN then said, “well what about that new job you were going to apply for. You were so excited about it last week, did you apply?”

IF responded, “If my computer didn’t break down last week, I would have applied. But, my computer is not working, so I could not type my resume.”

“Don’t worry about it IF, when you are ready another job will come through.
I have been thinking about looking for another job also, but I will wait and when the weather gets nicer I will look then.” WHEN then went on to tell IF about his week, hoping that it would cheer him up a bit.

The man at the next table couldn’t help overhear WHEN and IF. They both were talking about when this and if that, finally he couldn’t take it anymore.
“Excuse me gentlemen,” the man said. IF and WHEN both looked at the man and wondered what he wanted. The man continued, “I’m sorry, but I couldn’t help hearing your conversation. I think I know how you could solve your problems.”

IF smiled and thought, how could a complete stranger know how to solve all of their problems. If only he knew. When he realized the challenges they faced there was no way he could solve their problems! Curious, IF asked the gentleman, “How do you think you can solve our problems?”

The gentleman smiled and said, “You only need listen to yourselves. It reminds me of an old proverb:
‘If and When were planted, and Nothing grew’.”

IF and WHEN looked puzzled. The gentleman smiled and said, “Start counting how many times you use the words ‘if’ and ‘when’. Rather than thinking ‘if and when’, start doing, take action, stop talking about ‘if and when’.”

IF and WHEN both looked surprised, and suddenly realized that what the gentleman had said was so true. Both of them were guilty of thinking, acting and living their life for the “ifs and whens”. The gentleman left and IF and WHEN’s conversation changed. They made a pact that when they met for lunch next week, there would be no “ifs and whens”; they would only talk about what they accomplished . ..

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