Staying at home and inside for so many days…I have had some fun in the kitchen – baking and trying new recipes. None of the new meals were complete flops but some were better than others and I want to share them here – especially so I can have them filed somewhere for easy access in the future.
Thai Peanut Chicken was pretty good but not sure I would use the recipe I had again. Thai cuisine is something new for Hubbie and I but I’ve only tried this one recipe. The flavors were okay; we really don’t care for baked chicken too much and that was this recipe. Any good Thai recipes??
Creamed Chicken over Biscuits was a hit for Hubbie. He likes anything that bascially goes together on the plate – one dish suppers, casseroles of any kind, you get the idea. Me, not as much. Even Mexican meals tend to be a little “slop”py on the plate for me – but, this creamed chicken which filled his plate was just his style so I guess I’ll make this one again.
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
3 cups cooked, chopped chicken breast
2 cups frozen vegetables, thawed and drained
1 cup toasted sliced almonds
Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and add broth, cream, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix together and cook until thickened (this took longer than I thought). Stir in chicken, peas and almonds. Heat through and serve over hot biscuits. (I made homemade biscuits – total bust. I would use frozen ones.)
I also had a new recipe for Poppyseed Chicken – but, really, nothing (so far) beats the recipe at Heritage Schoolhouse. The recipe here is fantastic! Last night, I made Oatmeal Scotchies. Nice sidenote…I was POSITIVE I had all the ingredients but in my typical fashion, I was missing one thing – and this time, it was the oatmeal! Not much of an oatmeal scotchie without oatmeal – so, Hubbie drove me to the Target on the icy roads just to get oatmeal. So sweet – and he really doesn’t like oatmeal…even an oatmeal cookie. But, he LOVED these cookies:) Even he was surprised. So this recipe is a keeper. Turns out, the recipe is right on the back of the butterscotch morsels bag but I’ll file it here as well. I also think these cookies would be devine with added coconut or, perhaps, a mix of butterscotch and chocolate morsels! Yum.
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar (I actually used Splenda blend and they were delish)
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
one 11 oz. bag of butterscotch flavored morsels
Preheat oven to 375.
Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon – set aside. Beat butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for two minutes and remove to wire racks.
I think I’ll go have another one just now with a glass of milk. And I have a few more new recipes to try this week:)