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Summertime  (Level: 115.7 - Posts: 1123)
Thu, 21st Aug '08 10:35 PM



You will need an 8X8 baking dish...perfect for a counter top toaster oven. If you use any thing larger, the end result will be thin, crunchy and dried out!

Here's your shopping list of ingredients to have on hand when the mood hits!

Refrigerated biscuits (cheapies are fine) 1 tube 7.5 ounce
Small can of pizza sauce, 8 ounce
Italian-blend cheese, grated (1/2 cup) - Estimate...I never measure cheese.
Mozzarella cheese, shredded (1 cup) - Again, an estimate!
Canadian bacon (10 slices, not too thin)

Bottle of wine (Optional)

Preheat toaster oven or oven to 375 degrees. (350 if using glass)
Lightly mist 8X8 baking dish with spray oil.

Separate biscuits and cut or tear each into four pieces, tossing into medium size bowl as you go along.
Pour pizza sauce over the biscuit pieces and toss to coat well.
Sprinkle in grated Italian blend cheese and toss again to coat.

Shake into prepared 8X8 baking pan/dish.

Cut Canadian bacon into bite size pieces and sprinkle over biscuits.
Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese .

Pop into your toaster oven and set time for 20 minutes..

Now, while that's baking, uncork the wine and pour yourself a glass.
Change into something comfortable.
Pick out a DVD to watch

DING! The timer has gone off and your dinner is ready.

Chyenn  (Level: 210.7 - Posts: 1332)
Fri, 22nd Aug '08 5:37 PM

Fruit Ambrosia
Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 10 min.


1 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup pineapple chunks, drained
2 large navel oranges, peeled and thinly sliced
2 ripe, firm banana, peeled and thinly sliced


Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and toss. Chill before serving.

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2402)
Fri, 22nd Aug '08 7:30 PM


Serves two

One flattened chicken breast, cut in half...should end up about 1/2 - 3/4 inch thick.
1/4 cup butter or margarine.
1/2 cup fresh chopped mixed herbs (green onion, tarragon, parsley, thyme)
Flour, beaten egg and breadcrumbs
Enough vegetable oil to deep-fry.

Mix the chopped herbs into the butter or margarine, and coat the flattened chicken breast with that. Roll up the chicken breast, and secure with toothpicks. Dip in the flour, the beaten egg and the breadcrumbs.

Deep-fry in the hot oil, remove and drain on paper towels, remove toothpicks and serve!

Tastes great with a Hollandaise sauce, or you could just serve with lime wedges and salad..your choice!


Chyenn  (Level: 210.7 - Posts: 1332)
Fri, 22nd Aug '08 7:39 PM

oh Bev.. that sounds wonderful!

Taco24  (Level: 142.3 - Posts: 589)
Fri, 22nd Aug '08 9:16 PM

Can't think of anything this evening-sorry

Great ideas though. Next week, being the beginning of the school year, I am happy to see these ideas.

Summertime  (Level: 115.7 - Posts: 1123)
Fri, 22nd Aug '08 11:42 PM

Shall we shoot for three ingredients or less in that case Taco24?

Taco24  (Level: 142.3 - Posts: 589)
Fri, 22nd Aug '08 11:54 PM

Lol! I was too tired to think this evening. Guess what I had?

One clue-it contained blueberries

Summertime  (Level: 115.7 - Posts: 1123)
Fri, 22nd Aug '08 11:57 PM

Thank you for posting your recipe for two Bev! I had submitted a request for a new group over two weeks ago and as yet haven't heard back. I submitted "Cooking for One or Two"...which is so relevant for so many for a lot of different reasons. Let's continue on posting recipes and ideas for smaller, scaled down families and or singles....

Summertime  (Level: 115.7 - Posts: 1123)
Sat, 23rd Aug '08 12:01 AM

OMG...Well you are certainly getting your share of anti-oxidents with those blueberries aren't you? I'm glad you like the concoction... I think I will scale the wordiness of my original post down and repost!

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2402)
Sat, 23rd Aug '08 1:33 AM


For Two

Four to six beaten eggs.
1/2 cup smoked salmon shreds
1/4 cup finely-chopped green onion
1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill for garnish
I Tablespoon margarine or butter

Get butter/marg on low sizzle in omelette pan or shallow frypan. Add half the beaten eggs, moving pan all around, lifting edges to ensure that all cooks right thru. Before all is cooked, add half the shreds of smoked salmon and half the green onion. Fold over, cover with lid, and lower heat to cook thru.

Slide omelette out of pan onto a plate and garnish with half the chopped dill.
Repeat process for second omelette.
You could make this for breakfast, or with a small salad and crusty bread for brunch.

Serve with love


Chyenn  (Level: 210.7 - Posts: 1332)
Sat, 23rd Aug '08 10:46 PM

Easy Baked Chicken

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
1 cup crushed corn flakes
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
salt and pepper to taste

Pre-heat oven to 375F degrees.

Mix mayonnaise and sour cream in a pie plate. Place crushed corn flakes in another pie plate. After washing chicken, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Dip each piece in the mayonnaise mixture, then roll in crushed corn flakes, coating completely. Place coated chicken in a foil-lined baking pan (easy clean-up!). Bake 30-45 minutes depending on the thickness of pieces.

Serve with your favorite steamed veggies.
Roasted potatoes:
Cut (peeled or unpeeled, your choice) potatoes into wedges or bite-sized chunks. Toss with vegetable oil or olive oil and your favorite seasonings. Place in a single layer on a foil lined pan. Bake along side chicken for 30-45 minutes. Stir after about 20 minutes to help them brown evenly.

Leftovers are great the next day for lunch. Try a piece of the baked chicken on a hard roll with lettuce, tomato and a slice of swiss cheese; or slice the chicken into strips and add them on top of your favorite salad fixings.

Tip: Put cornflakes in a gallon-sized zipper bag to crush. Roll over several times with a rolling pin. No rolling pin? Use a can of veggies or a glass jar of pizza sauce.

Chyenn  (Level: 210.7 - Posts: 1332)
Sun, 24th Aug '08 6:55 PM

hey Dee.. i wish i had found this a week ago..

Recipe taken from “Authentic Recipes from Graceland”

Elvis Presley’s Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

2 large bananas

6 slices white bread

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter

1 cup peanut butter

Peel and mash bananas. Mix peanut butter with bananas thoroughly. Toast bread lightly and spread mix on bread. Melt butter in skillet and brown sandwiches on each side slowly until golden brown.

Summertime  (Level: 115.7 - Posts: 1123)
Sun, 24th Aug '08 7:54 PM

Thanks for the thought Chyenn...I have tried the sandwich just on toasted bread and not saturated in butter and it was still good. But then...I like bananas and peanut butter in any form! Elvis' favorite drink with this sandwich? (Which he ate three at a time.) Buttermilk! Not odd to me...but then, I like that as well. I didn't know the bananas were mashed and then blended in with the peanut butter info always welcome!

Chyenn  (Level: 210.7 - Posts: 1332)
Tue, 26th Aug '08 7:43 PM

Buffalo Bites

Football season is coming in the US! This recipe takes advantage of the convenience of rotisserie chicken and canned biscuits to make great snacks.

1 rotisserie chicken
2 cans refrigerated biscuits
Buffalo Wing sauce
1 block (8 oz.) shredded Monterey jack or pepper jack cheese

Preheat oven according to the directions on the biscuits. Remove skin and bones from chicken; shred meat. Mix with enough buffalo wing sauce so chicken is not dry. Add about half of the shredded cheese to the chicken mixture. Place biscuits on a cookie sheet and make an indentation in each biscuit with a spoon. Spoon a small amount of the chicken mixture onto each biscuit. Top with the remaining cheese. Bake according to the directions on the biscuits. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing. If you like a more spicy flavor, add your favorite bottled hot sauce to the wing sauce as desired.

Bbear  (Level: 168.0 - Posts: 2291)
Wed, 27th Aug '08 4:30 PM

Crawfish boil

40 pounds of cleaned live crawfish
10 pounds potatos
12 heads garlic
12 ears corn
1 gallon crab boil

Six pack beer

Fill an 85 gallon boiling pot 2/3 full, put in crab boil and garlic, turn on burner high

Have a beer

When water comes to a brisk boil add potatos

Have a beer

When potatos become soft add crawfish

Have a beer

Boil 7 minutes, turn off, add corn and 20# ice to cool water

Have a beer

Get two really strong guys to throw in on a newspaper covered table


Have a beer

(Also can add any or all: sausage, hot dogs, crab legs, artichokes, brussel sprouts, mushrooms)

Scifidwarf  (Level: 149.1 - Posts: 249)
Wed, 27th Aug '08 11:55 PM

Here's a recipe with five ingredients or less.

1 pkg. egg noodles
1 lb. stir fry steak strips
1. T. olive of sesame oil
Soy Sauce
Greek Seasoning

Cook noodles according package instructions and then drain. Heat oil in deep skillet or wok. Brown meat. While meat is cooking add seasoning and soy sauce to desired taste. Put noodles back in pot and add a hint of sauce and seasoning. Mix together and enjoy.

Fudypatootie  (Level: 207.7 - Posts: 1301)
Thu, 28th Aug '08 12:16 AM

Hubby found this one and we tried it last night and liked it:

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup lemon juice, fresh is best
1/4 teaspoon ginger

Put all ingredients in a zippered baggy and let marinate for at least 20 minutes, then grill until chicken is done, tossing out any remaining marinade.

I served with rice and got rave reviews!

Summertime  (Level: 115.7 - Posts: 1123)
Thu, 28th Aug '08 6:31 AM

Your recipe is an interesting one Kathy...a combination of soy sauce and Greek seasoning is unique! Is the Greek seasoning ready to use or do you create a mixture of herbs and spices? Deedee

Scifidwarf  (Level: 149.1 - Posts: 249)
Thu, 28th Aug '08 10:09 AM

I buy the Greek Seasoning at the store. You could probably make it but I never have and wouldn't know how. You can use any spice but we love Greek so I use it in a lot of my cooking.

Zeedee  (Level: 235.6 - Posts: 1088)
Sun, 31st Aug '08 4:13 PM

Chyenn, thanks for the Buffalo Chicken Bites recipe.
I think I will get the flaky kind of biscuit, split them in half to get twice as many (or maybe even thirds), and press them gently into mini-muffin tins to hold the filling. I think my family would LOVE those at a football gathering. Mmmmmm.

Summertime  (Level: 115.7 - Posts: 1123)
Tue, 16th Sep '08 10:36 AM

Kathy et al !

Went surfing for a Greek spice blend for those who cannot find one at a local market. Now you can make up a batch of your own! The recipe makes 1/4 cup or 2 ounces.

1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon beef-flavored bouillon granules
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

COMBINE EVERYTHING and transfer to an airtight container.

I would add ingredients as I go to my favorite kitchen storage container...a zip-up baggie. Zip and shake...Viola!

Zeedee  (Level: 235.6 - Posts: 1088)
Mon, 10th Nov '08 3:30 PM

Sophisticated Meat Balls

1 bag frozen meatballs, or one batch of home-made meatballs
1 8-oz block of cream cheese, softened
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 soup-can of water
1 lb. of noodles, cooked

Beat the cream cheese and soup together. Stir in the water. Pour over meatballs. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve over noodles. (A sprinkle of paprika or chopped parsley makes a nice garnish.)

Somehow, the cream cheese disguises the canned soup taste. No one would guess how easy the gravy is to make. Of course, if you have the time to make your own meatballs, the dish is even better.

I like to serve a green vegetable with this dish.

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