Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sweet and Sour Sauce

From Jenn over at I hate whine
She has pics on her site so click if you want to see them :)

Sweet and Sour Sauce :
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Vinegar
2 cups Ketchup
2 cups Water
1 1/3 cups Brown Sugar
Add as much or as little chopped onion as you like.
Add as much garlic powder as you like .
I'll be honest I never ever follow this, I use the list to make sure I don't forget anything . However I just eyeball it for everything , sometimes it's a little more red and sometimes it's a little darker !
All of my kids love it, and for years my daughter would never eat rice unless it was like this. As far as the meatballs , just make them however you usually do .

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bacon & Water Chestnuts

From My SIL, Suzanne..........

Here is a recipe for an appetizer that my dad brought over last Christmas everyone loved them. Nana and Jackie went nuts over them...they couldn't eat is an appetizer...not sure if it is what you are looking for, but in any case, you may want to try them sometime. Love you...

Bacon & Water Chestnuts

2 - 5 oz cans drained whole water chestnuts
1 lb bacon (thin sliced & cut in half)

~Cut any large water chestnuts in half and wrap in bacon using toothpicks to hold.
~Place in 9 X 13 baking dish and bake @ 350 degree for 1 hour.
~Drain grease off.
(Can do the night before and finish up with sauce next day)


~Mix 1 cup white sugar with 2/3 cup catsup, then pour mixture over baked water chestnuts and bake approximately another 30 minutes longer
~ Be careful not to let the sugar burn, so keep checking on them during the 30 minute. ENJOY

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Easy Peasy Chicken Nuggets


Easy Peasy Chicken Nuggets

At least 2 lb of raw chicken cubed or bite sized.
Corn Flakes (4 cups)
Basil (2tsp)
Grated Parmesan Cheese (2 cups)
1/2 cup butter (optional)

Mix corn flakes, basil, Parm, in bowl or bag. Crush them together (great for kids to do) till in small bits. Place in large microwavable bowl set aside.
Chicken can be either dipped in butter to assist in coating or stir in chicken till all coated in mixture. Cook in microwave on high for 6 minutes. Stir bottom chicken to top repeat cooking.
Take out and look at nuggets. White all the way through, you are done, if not, cook another three minutes after re stirring.
Serve with your favorite sauces.