Thursday, November 14, 2013

Chicken and Biscuit Bake

I got this recipe off of FB and it looked really interesting and not to hard.
There were several comments on how good it is. I am wondering about cutting it in half will have to study the recipe a little more to decided on that one.
 
 Chicken and Biscuit Bake is, basically, a cross between chicken and dumplings and a pot pie. In any case, it's fabulously good and comes together in a convenient casserole!
3 cups (approx.) of cooked, shredded chicken (I used 2 breasts for this)
1 1/2 cups chicken stock or broth
1/4 cup (half of a stick) butter, melted
2 cups Bisquick
1 1/2 cups milk
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups frozen mixed veggies (allow to thaw for about 30 minutes before adding to recipe)
3 chicken bouillon cubes
Pepper
 
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Warm chicken stock in a small sauce pan and add in the bouillon cubes to dissolve. Keep warm until ready to use. Lightly coat with non-stick spray a 9 x 13 casserole dish or large, round casserole dish (mine was a 12" round). Pour in the melted butter. Layer the shredded chicken on top of the butter. Sprinkle on the veggies.
 
 In a small mixing bowl, combine the milk and Bisquick. (It's okay if there are a few lumps remaining.) Pour over the chicken and vegetables. DO NOT MIX! Sprinkle on a little black pepper, if desired. Combine the cream of chicken soup with the warmed stock in a small mixing bowl. Once blended, slowly pour over the Bisquick layer.
 
Again, DO NOT MIX! (Yes, it'll looks like a big, soupy mess. Trust me ... this is what it's supposed to look like!) If using a 9 x 13 pan, bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until casserole is set and top is brown and bubbly. If using a large, round dish (mine was 12"), bake for 50 - 55 minutes or until casserole is set and top is brown and bubbly. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
 
So then I decided to go check out the Bisquick web site and found another interesting recipe
 
Well I seem to be doing more recipes on this blog then quilting but that ok too I guess. :)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Apple carmel pie

Easy Skillet Apple Pie
Makes 8 servings

2 pounds Granny Smith apples
2 pounds Gala apples
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (divided)
½ cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 package (14.1 ounces) refrigerated piecrust or one double homemade piecrust
1 egg white, whisked until foamy
Vanilla ice cream
Whipped cream
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Peel apples and cut into ½-inch-thick wedges. Toss apples with cinnamon and ¾ cup granulated sugar.
Melt butter in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat; add brown sugar and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and place 1 piecrust in skillet over brown sugar mixture. Spoon apple mixture over piecrust and top with remaining piecrust. Brush top of piecrust with egg white; sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Cut 4 or 5 slits in top for steam to escape.
Bake in preheated oven 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly, shielding with aluminum foil during last 10 minutes to prevent excessive browning, if necessary. Cool on a wire rack 30 minutes before serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.
 So far so good

New Kitchen

Well last weekend we started the empting of the kitchen. Boxing up stuff and moving some things to the camper that is going to be the summer...