Monday, December 28, 2009

A Couple of Links

I haven't been making too many new things lately, but here are a couple of recipes I have tried lately that were a hit. The guacamole bruschetta was SO delicious as an appetizer, and Jen tried the cream biscuits and liked them, so I had to try them too (we had biscuits and gravy with them.)

Guacamole Bruschetta, from Blog Chef

Cream Biscuits, by Smitten Kitchen

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Roast Chicken

I made this a little while ago and I was seriously impressed with myself!! It looked so pretty and tasted delicious. It really is quite easy to do. Katie called and asked me for the recipe tonight, so I thought I would post it on here.

Roast Chicken

1 (3.5-4) pound whole chicken
1 small yellow onion
1 lemon thinly sliced
1/2 cup celery leaves
Salt & Pepper
Softened Butter
1 small onion chopped
1 carrot chopped (I would definitely do more)

Wash chicken in hot water and dry thoroughly. Season cavity with salt and pepper and stuff with onion, lemon and celery leaves (I put celery in there as well). Rub chicken with softened butter and season all over with salt and pepper.

Roast for 15 minutes at 425, reduce heat to 350 and baste chicken and roast for another 15 minutes. Add chopped onions and carrots to pan, baste them and chicken again. Continue roasting for 45 minutes plus an addition 7 minutes per pound.

I made gravy out of the drippings the chicken made. It was super yummy.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Pumpkin Bread

My friend, Melissa, brought me a loaf of this stuff. It's so good. I loved it because it's moist and so delicious. I had to get the recipe and finally made it today. The kids are devouring it quickly.

The good thing is that it made 8 small loaves.

1 (29 oz) can pumpkin (I used two small 15 oz. cans)
1 Cup Oil
4 cups sugar
Mix first three ingredients then add the dry ingredients:
5 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 to 1 cup dates-chopped small (you can buy them already chopped)
3/4 to 1 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans, of course)
Bake at 325 for 40-45 minutes, or til done.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

BOWutiful bows

Hey guys!
There's this company online that makes adorable little bows for kids hair and they're having a giveaway...she's actually the sister of my young women's leader.
thought you might be interested!

Love ya'll