QUAKER VANISHING OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES
“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” –Zig Ziglar
- Makes about 4 dozen cookies
Emilie served this delicious chili in Yellowstone. I believe this is the original site source: http://www.thechunkychef.com/slow-cooker-creamy-white-chicken-chili/
This is what we made for Father’s day dinner. It was so good. Even grandpa, who is roast beef and potatoes man went back for seconds.
Original site source: http://comfortablydomestic.com/2011/03/cajun-chicken-alfredo/
1. Rinse chicken breast in cool water, and pat dry. Pound each chicken breast flat with a flat meat mallet or rolling pin, between two sheets of plastic wrap. Set flattened breasts on a clean plate. Sprinkle a heavy amount of blackening spice on both sides of each chicken breast, pressing to adhere.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
3. Heat 1 Tbs. of the butter, and the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat, until butter begins to brown. Place chicken in the pan, and sear on one side, until it is very brown, about 3 minutes. Flip chicken and sear the other side until very brown, about another 1 1/2 minutes. Work in batches so as not to crowd the pan.
4. Place browned chicken onto a rimmed baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside. Remove chicken from the oven and thinly slice against the grain; set aside.
5. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package directions and begin cooking the sauce.
For the Sauce
If the skillet looks dry, add a bit more olive oil. Reheat the skillet over medium heat.
1. Pour the chicken broth into the skillet to deglaze the pan and whisk all of the delicious brown bits off the bottom of the pan. (1-2 minutes)
2. Add the garlic and tomatoes to the pan and sauté to soften and lightly caramelize, stirring occasionally. (1-2 minutes)
3. Reduce heat to medium-low and pour the heavy cream to the pan with the tomato mixture, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add the salt, pepper, and the remaining tablespoon of butter. Continue to stir the cream mixture while it simmers for 3-4 minutes. The cream will reduce slightly.
4. Remove from heat. Add the grated cheeses, and goat cheese to the cream sauce. Stir constantly until all the cheese has melted, and sauce is smooth. Taste sauce and adjust seasonings.
5. Pour the fettuccine onto the sauce, and top with the sliced chicken. Toss the pasta and chicken into the sauce with tongs, until well combined. Turn tossed pasta into a large serving bowl. Sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg, and a bit of chopped parsley.
SLOW COOKER QUESO
Cook time: 2 hours / Serves: 8-10
1) Add all ingredients, except cilantro, into a slow cooker.
2) Cover and cook on low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally so everything is combined.
3) When ready to serve, stir in chopped cilantro and enjoy!
This is what we had around the one night campfire. We used broken up Hershey bars for the chocolate factor, but chocolate chips would be easier:
ZUCCHINI AND GROUND BEEF CASSEROLE
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” — Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin.
Cook vegetables in water, bouillon and pepper until tender. Make a roux (paste) of the butter and flour and add cream to thicken. Stir in cheese. Add this to the cooked vegetables, stirring in, but don’t boil after adding the cheese.
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. –Ronald Reagan
In 3 quart casserole combine butter, carrots and onion. Cook in covered casserole on HIGH 5-6 minutes. Add broth, tomatoes, cabbage, basil, parsley and salt. Cook covered at HIGH 7-8 minutes, stir once. Add kidney beans and spaghetti. Cook covered at MEDIUM LOW 9-11 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stir once. Let stand covered 10 minutes or until spaghetti is tender.
Put all together in roaster pan. Bake at 225 degrees for six hours. Serves 16. Or halve the recipe and put in your crock pot and cook all day on low. To think the sauce, add beef broth to desired consistency.