Showing posts from October, 2010

Whats For Dinner Next Week:Slow Cooker Smothered Ribs

Hi there, I am just sitting down to have a look at my plan for next week. It looks like we are going to have a really busy week. We always love the little ones when they come to our home for trick or treat we like to have very special bags of treats for them and their parents. I will be announcing the winner of the Texas Star Chili Cook Off bright and early Monday morning. There is still time to enter see the link at the bottom of this post.  AmericansI encourage  you to exercise your freedom as an American and vote on Tuesday!
The Feature Recipe This Week on Thursday

Butternut Custard

I am so glad that you were able to come over to try out my new creation. We had such a wonderful butternut squash harvest this season, I have been developing recipe's for my squash and I am having so much fun!
This recipe is called Butternut Custard...I sure hope you like it.
Butternut Custard
 2 cups butternut squash puree
1/4 cup sugar or sugar substitute of your choice
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups of evaporated milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
fresh grated nutmeg for the top
1/4 teaspoon butter

To prepare the squash puree:
Split the squash down the middles and remove the seeds. Wrap the squash in plastic wrap and place in the micro wave for about 6 to 8 minutes for a medium to large squash. Leave the plastic wrap on the squash until it has completely cooled. Scoop the cooled squash with a spoon and puree in a food processor or blender. The Custard
Stir together all the ingredients except the butter. Butter six 3 1/2 inch ramekins. Pour the custard into the…

Quiet Time

Happy Pumpkins Baby Butternut's and Kitchen Whimsy Special Friends From The Garden The End of Pickle Season Soup Tureen Full of Color
Light Fixture From My Bedroom When I Was A Teenager Filled With Love
A Smile From Mr. Scarecrow At The End Of The Day

I love the way the light dances and reflects on the objects in my home at this time of the year. There is a certain stillness as the earth begins to cool. In the morning there is a bit of fog that hangs near the ground and the browning grass is wet with the morning dew. It gives to reflections of the seasons and of life. As the harvest begins I am reminded how grateful I am for the many blessings of life. To just be still and enjoy the beauty of the light coming into my home and my life. I am reminded of a scripture that has always been one of my favorites.
"A time to plant and a time to harvest" Ecclesiastes 3:2 that is a great reflection for me.
Thanks for stopping by today and having a little quiet time with me. I will plan on s…

Whats For Dinner Next Week:Baby Bella Steak Bake

Fall is really here, it is cool and crisp and the leaves have even started to turn here. That means it is perfect football weather. We are tailgating with some of our friends this week end. We have been asked to bring Chicken for the Grill. On Sunday we will be attending a Church Fellowship Covered Dish. Looks like we are going to have a fun filled week. Don't forget to bring  your best bowl of Chili over to the Texas Star Chili Cook Off. The winner's will receive one of my cookbooks.Link To:Texas Star Chili Cook Off

This Weeks Feature On Monday

Baby Bella Steak Bake
Saturday Tailgate With Friends
Link To:
 Tail Gate Chicken We are bringing The Chicken

Church Fellowship Covered Dish Dinner I'm Bringing
Two Fresh Apple Pie's
Link To:
Granny Apple Pie

Feature Recipe
Baby Bella Steak Bake
Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans
Sliced Heirloom Tomatoes
Hot Wheat Rolls
Chocolate Cake

Tuna Fish Casserole
Tossed Green Salad
Toasted Garlic Rounds
Left Over
Chocolate Ca…

Spicy Butternut Bread

Come on in the kitchen and have a seat here at the table with me. I have just brought this Spicy Butternut Bread out of the oven. I will bring you a slice so we can have it with our tea.

Spicy Butternut Bread

We had a wonderful Butternut Squash production this year. We have every size and I am excited about creating recipes using my Butternut Squash from our garden.

To prepare the Butternut Squash. Slice down the center of the Squash and remove the seeds. Wrap the Squash half in plastic wrap and place in the micro wave for 8 minutes for a large Squash. Leave the plastic wrap on until the squash is cool enough to handle. Scoop the cooled Squash out with a spoon.Puree in a food processor or blender
Spicy Butternut Bread
Makes 1 Large Loaf or 6 Mini Loaves
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar or 3/4 cups Agave Nectar
2 eggs
If  you are using Agave then:
1 1/2 cups flour AP or GF
If you are using sugar
1 3/4 cups flour AP or GF
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Tutorial-Tail Gate Chicken

We have a large family, so I am always looking for a way to stretch my food dollars . One of the things that really helps on the food bill is learning to cut up your own chicken. I especially like to cut up my own Chicken  so I can package it for backyard grilling, oven baking, or for this time of the year "tailgate" parties. It is very important to wash your chicken really well inside and out. First cut out the back bone. I like to use a pair of Kitchen Shears. I always save the back bone and the neck in the freezer until I get several then I use them to make a really good stock. Turn the Chicken over and press down on the center and it will flatten out. It can go to the grill like this. Make a clean cut right down the middle of the breast.
Now you have two nice halves that are ready to marinate and get ready for the grill. If I am going to cook the chicken in single pieces I continue to trim the legs, thighs, and wings from the chicken.
Now lets clean up, wash and clean with hot…

Whats For Dinner Next Week:Lemon Onion Chicken

Come on in, we are getting ready for the Community Tag Sale. We have an annual Community Tag Sale so it is a perfect opportunity to get organized and pass on a few things that we don't need any longer. I am just taking a few minutes to put my menu together so I can do my marketing and get ready for the sale.Don't forget to bring  your chili recipe over for the Texas Star Chili Cook Off.Texas Star Chili Cook Off
I am giving away cook books and we are having so much fun. You don't want to miss out...Oh wow we better get busy here!
Feature Recipe on Tuesday Lemon Onion Chicken Saturday Tag Sale Day Brots on The Grill with German Toppings Brownies and Blue Bell
Sunday Slow Cooker Rancheo Beans and Rice
Cole Slaw Crusty Garlic Corn Bread From My Cook Book
Miz Helen's Kitchen Table Buttermilk Pie
Oven Baked Bar B Que Beef Short Ribs Left Over Rancheo Beans from Sunday Hot Potato Salad Garlic Bread Left Over from Sunday Buttermilk Pie

Feature Recipe  Lemon Onion …