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Month: March 2008 (page 1 of 3)

Pirate’s chicken with Coconut Milk

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Most pirates did not have a very good diet. It typically consisted of hardtack (cracker) which was there bread since it did not get so moldy but would usually end up being full of weevils. There was no refrigeration during the 17th century. The meat was usually animals they had on board to eat, salted meat (corned beef), jerky or seafood, Many of the pirates had smokehouses on land. In certain areas of the world they would have a meal called Salmagundi which is like a present day chef’s salad.

Usually they would try to have lime, limes or any citrus containing Vitamin C that could last since survey was a problem with the long sails and limited diets.

This recipe I modified from Chicken Chicken Chicken is from the West Indies. I would most likely be a type of food they would prepare on land. Serve this recipe with plain rice.

I found this recipe interesting but not one of my favorites from the book. If you wanted to do d a recipe for a Pirate and West Indies theme party this would be great recipe. It has a mild coconut taste but not strongly spiced and easy. I could see doing just legs for an buffet entree.

Pirates Chicken wth Coconut MIlk

Pirate’s chicken with Coconut Milk

Serve 4 to 5

1 package of frozen spinach

3 tablespoons cooking oil

1 tablespoon water

1 small chicken, cut up

1 onion, chopped

1 garlic clove, chopped

1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated

1 can chicken stock or 1 ¼ cups

1 can coconut milk

Salt and ground pepper

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan, add the spinach, water, and some slat, Cook over medium high heat, stirring a couple of times. Add a little pepper, Cover and cook 5 minutes.

Season the chicken. Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan. Add onion and sauté until lightly brown, Add the garlic and ginger, sauté for 1 minutes,

Add the chicken pieces and fry until lightly browned all over, Add the spinach and chicken stock and stir. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Pour in the coconut milk and cover and cook until chicken is all completely cooked.

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Fruit Flavored Mashmallows

I discovered a package of flavored marshmallows at the grocery store today and decided to purchase a package and come up with a couple of recipes that could utilize them. They have a fruity taste much like the taste of fruit loops or fruit candy. I sprinkled crumbs of ginger cookies I smashed in a bag on both recipes for contrast.

Tropical Fruit Salad

Fruity Tropical Salad

1/2 package of flavored marshmallows
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1 can tropical fruit, drained
1 can diced, pineapple, drained
1 container of cool whip topping or around 1 1/2 cups whipped cream

Mix together and chill until ready to serve.

Fruity Banana Pudding
Banana and flavored marshmallow pudding

1 5 oz. package of vanilla pudding prepared
2 bananas, sliced
1/2 package of the flavored marshmallows

Mix together and chill until ready to serve.
More Recipes I have found elsewhere>
More Recipes I have found elsewhere>

Fruit Flavored Marshmallows Recipe

flavored marshmallow snacks

Fruit Flavored Marshmallows Recipe

flavored marshmallow snacks

Flavored Mashmallow Recipes

I discovered a package of flavored marshmallows at the grocery store today and decided to purchase a package and come up with a couple of recipes that could utilize them. They have a fruity taste much like the taste of fruit loops or fruit candy. I sprinkled crumbs of ginger cookies I smashed in a bag on both recipes for contrast.

Fruity Tropical Salad

1/2 package of flavored marshmallows
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1 can tropical fruit, drained
1 can diced, pineapple, drained
1 container of cool whip topping or around 1 1/2 cups whipped cream

Mix together and chill until ready to serve.

Fruity Banana Pudding
Banana and flavored marshmallow pudding

1 5 oz. package of vanilla pudding prepared
2 bananas, sliced
1/2 package of the flavored marshmallows

More Recipes I have found elsewhere>

Fruit Flavored Marshmallows Recipe

flavored marshmallow snacks

Olympic Boycott

So now again there is a call to boycott the Olympics from the European Parliament.It seems they ruled out doing such an action. This has been done in the past and had little effect on the nations. Oh, yes I am sure the tourists from the boycotting countries will not show up but I am certain they will be replaced by individuals from the participating countries. It seems the only ones really effected are the athletes that have spent so much time and money with their quest to be the best.

Why do we have to make the Olympics a political statement? So I feel it you are really set to punish China for the violence in Tibet. Boycott China! Items of prices are kept low by starvation wages and less than humane conditions. The problem is that it hasn’t been that easy to identify which products come from China. The sheer number of them will most likely surprise you. In the future maybe we should be all turning all potential purchases upside down or inside out. This is one story at FOREIGN POLICY with one family story about how difficult it really can be.

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Chunky Chocolate Cookie

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This is such an easy recipe and is really quite good. My family enjoyed them this Saturday.

1 box Chocolate Fudge cake mix
2 large eggs
1/2 cup margarine
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
optional: pecans or walnuts chopped

Mix the mix, eggs, margarine, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Add the chips and nuts.

Drop by tablespoon onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes (chewy) or 14 (crisp) . Remove to cooling rack. Sore in airtight mixture.

Stir-fried chicken with soy and ginger

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I prepared this form the recipe book Chicken Chicken Chicken,
This is a book about Chickens and some pretty good recipes. It is what you would call a coffee table cookbook. The adaption in from a recipe in the Good Layers Chapter. It is a very simple recipe but requires precise cooking. I have found the already chopped ginger and garlic in the jars at the grocery stove are a great short sup for dinners you prepare during the week.

Serve 4

1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 inch fresh ginger peeled and grated or 1 teaspoon ginger
1 garlic clove, chopped or around 1 teaspoon garlic minced

Mix these ingredients in a bowl add 14 oz. sinless boneless chicken breast, cut into small cubes.

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 carrots cup into matchsticks.
4 oz. bean sprouts

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok and add the chicken, stir-fry for a few minutes until seared all over. Put them to side of wok or remove from pan temporary.

Add the remaining oil. add the carrots and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes, Meanwhile plunge the bean sprouts into a bowl of boiling water, leave for 1 minute and then drain. Add to wok or pan.

Pour in the marinade , stir once and leave to cook for about 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked. Season with slat and pepper.

The Duck and The Devil

There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm.

He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods.

He Practiced in the woods, but he could never hit the target.

Getting A little discouraged, he headed back for dinner. As he was Walking back he saw Grandma’s pet duck.

Just out of impulse, he let the slingshot fly, hit the duck Square in the head, and killed it. He was shocked and grieved.

In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the wood pile, only to see His sister watching! Sally had seen it all, but she said nothing.

After lunch the next day Grandma said, “Sally, let’s wash the Dishes.” But Sally said, “Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to help in The kitchen.” Then she whispered to him, “Remember the duck?” So Johnny did the dishes.

Later that day, Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go Fishing and Grandma said, “I’m sorry but I need Sally to help make Supper.”

Sally just smiled and said,” Well that’s all right because Johnny told Me he wanted to help.” She whispered again, “Remember the duck?” So Sally Went fishing and Johnny stayed to help.

After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally’s, He finally couldn’t stand it any longer. He came to Grandma and confessed that he had killed the duck.

Grandma knelt down, gave him a hug, and said, “Sweetheart, I know. You see, I was standing at the window and I saw the whole thing, but because I love you, I forgave you. I was just wondering how long You would let Sally make a slave of you.”

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Thought for the day and every day thereafter?

Whatever is in your past, whatever you have done… And the devil Keeps throwing it up in your face (lying, cheating, debt, fear, bad Habits, hatred, anger, bitterness, etc.) ….whatever it is….You need to know that God was standing at the window and He saw the whole thing….. He has seen your whole life.

He wants you to know that He loves you and that you are forgiven.

He’s just wondering how long you will let the devil make a slave Of you.

The great thing about God is that when you ask for forgiveness, He Not only forgives you, but He forgets . It is by God’s grace and Mercy that we are saved.

Go ahead and make the difference in someone’s life today. Share This with a friend and always remember : God is at the window.

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Raisin Scones

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup raisins
3/4 cup buttermilk (or add some lemon juice to milk)
1 egg while, lightly beaten
Additional sugar, for glaze

Preheat oven to 425 degree F. coat baking sheet with vegetable spray.

Combine flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, soda, slat and nutmeg in large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles course crumbs.

Stir in raisins, mix in milk, with fork. Gather into a ball and knead on lightly floured surface about 2 minutes, Roll or pat into a circle 3/4 inch thick and cut into wedges. Place 2 to 3 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Brush with egg whites and sprinkle with sugar.

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