Thursday, October 29, 2009

Butter Cookies

Well today I decied to make cookies. Since Halloween is coming up thought I would make some Halloween cut out cookies. Samantha sure did have fun decoration them with me. I was going to make the Paula Deen sugar cookies, but my mom remined me about this recipe. This recipe came from my great grandma (my mom's grandma) So I made this one. The only thing I did different was I added 1 cup of finely chopped walnuts.

3 cups flour
1tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, cream together the butter and sugar, add in the egg, milk and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients, gradually. If desired, chill dough for a hour. Roll out on a floured surface, half at a time to a 1/8" thickness. Cut into shapes. Place on to a ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with plain or colored sugar. Bake at 400 degree's for 5-8 minutes

some cookies Sam made

some cookies I did

Austin eating a cookies his sister decorated for him

Sam decorating a cookie

Sam helping me out

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My Girl Paula, Southern Fried Chicken

I have to admit it. This was my FIRST time mkaing fried chicken. I was worried that i was going to under cook it. But it came out perfect. My husband loved it. Even the kids ate it. It is deffently something i am going to make again. I used peanut oil for frying.
2 1/2 lb chicken, cut into pieces
2 cup self-rising flour
1 cup hot red pepper sauce
3 eggs

Heat the oil to 350 degrees F in a deep pot. Do not fill the pot more than 1/2 full with oil.
In a medium size bowl, beat the eggs. Add enough hot sauce so the egg mixture is bright orange (about 1 cup). Season the chicken with the House Seasoning. Dip the seasoned chicken in the egg, and then coat well in the flour. Place the chicken in the preheated oil and fry the chicken in the oil until brown and crisp. Dark meat takes longer than white meat. Approximate cooking time is 13 to 14 minutes for dark meat and 8 to 10 minutes for white meat.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

My husband wanted meatloaf, but i wanted something new. So i tried a new meatlaof recipe. This is a Paula Deen recipe. Lets just say OMG it was so good. It tasted just like a bacon cheeseburger. The only thing i did different was I didnt have enough worcestershire so I added the diference of liquid smoke, which was about a half tablespoon. Oh and i didn't have the fried onions either, but personally I dont think it needed it.. I forgot to take pictures, so the next time I make it i will take a picture and post it.
1 pound ground chuck
10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 (8-ounce) package sharp Cheddar, grated
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup bread crumbs, toasted
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/3 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 (3-ounce) can French fried onions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck and next 8 ingredients, mixing well.
In a small bowl, combine the ketchup and mustard. Stir 1/4 cup ketchup mixture into meat mixture, reserving remaining ketchup mixture.
Press meat mixture into a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan, or shape into a loaf and place on a rack in a broiler pan. Spread remaining ketchup mixture over loaf. Bake 40 minutes. Top with French fried onions; bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink.