Showing posts from March, 2014

Rice Custard

Rice Custard is one of those comfort foods for me, it is soft and creamy with real gentle flavors. I had left over rice from a recipe the other day so I decided to use it to make this very old recipe. I remember my Mother making this recipe and she would sit it on the counter to cool before putting it in the refrigerator and I would just want a bowl of that custard so bad. Today when I make this dessert, guess what, I have a nice warm bowl of custard, it is so delicious, hope you enjoy it to. Rice Custard Rice Custard Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients 1 cup cooked rice 2 1/2 cups milk 3 eggs lightly beaten 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup raisins 1 teaspoon vanilla 1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon all spice pinch nutmeg pinch salt 1 tablespoon butter Directions Mix all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl until mixed well Butter a 9 inch baking dish Pour the rice mixture into the buttered baking dish Bake 325 for 1-1/2 hour until golden brown o

Whats For Dinner Next Week 3-30-14

Have you noticed the prices at the super market are going up on a weekly basis? Meal planning is a great time and money saver and with the prices on the rise it is a great time to be meal planning. One question I get from readers is "what happens when you have a meal plan and you can't complete it because of a busy day, the weather or just life?" B e F lexible A lways, it's ok to make that meal on another day or add to it or take away and substitute different parts of the meal. If you have a question about meal planning just email it to me or leave it in the comment line and I will answer it in a future post with a link back to you. Sunday Southeren Smothered Chicken Served With Rice Pearl Onions and Brussels Sprouts Tossed Green Salad Cheesy Dill Biscuits Apple Hand Pie Monday Fiesta Beans Spicy Oven Fries Gazpacho Salad Corn Bread Left Over Hand Pie Tuesday So

Full Plate Thursday 3-27-14

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather Hello everyone it is so good to see you today. March Madness is well underway with lots of great food in front of the TV and lot's of brackets being shattered. We are always look forward to enjoying the competition with friends and family. I will be serving my Southwest Skillet Dip for game day this weekend and brought it to share with you today. Hope you have great plans for the weekend and I can't wait to see what you are sharing with us today. Southwest Skillet Dip This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Waffle Sticks at Fairy Wings and Pixie Dust Morning Snack Carrot Cake Cupcakes at Three Kids and A Fish Lunch Shipwreck Stew at Love Bakes Good Cakes Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread at Melissa's Cuisine Dutch Oven Texas Peach Cobbler at My Turn For Us Game Time With Friends Wacky Weeds Cheese Straws with Green Goddness Dressing at The Painted Apron The Best Spinach Arti

Orange Chili Salmon

When we travel to the Northwest coast one of the foods we enjoy the most is Salmon. I just cannot get my fill of Salmon. We are inland here at the cottage and rarely have an opportunity to have really fresh Salmon. The other day our local market had a big promotion for fresh Alaskan Salmon and I was the first in line. My recipe for Orange Chili Salmon is a blend of the Northwest and Texas. We are hoping that our market will carry the fresh Salmon all the time. Orange Chili Salmon Orange Chili Salmon Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients 4- 6 ounce Salmon Fillets 1/2 cup Orange juice 2 teaspoons Orange zest 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon chili powder Directions Place juice in a zip top plastic bag and add the Salmon Marinate the Salmon for 45 minutes Mix the brown sugar, salt and chili powder to make a rub Remove the Salmon from the bag and rub the Salmon with the chili rub Place the Salmon in a baking dish Pour the Ora

Orange Kale and Wild Rice

We have had the most beautiful Kale in our winter garden this year and it is so nice to just go out to the garden and bring it into the kitchen and enjoy the fresh Kale. We have really enjoyed our Kale this winter in salads, smoothies and it is a great addition to rice and pasta.  Today I am making a recipe featuring the Kale with Wild Rice and Orange, I just love that blend of flavors in this dish.  Orange Wild Rice and Kale Orange Kale and Wild Rice Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients 3 cups Kale, chopped 1 cup Green Onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup Orange Juice 2 tablespoons Orange Zest 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1- 6 oz box Long Grain and Wild Rice with seasons Directions Prepare the Wild Rice with seasons according to directions and set aside Wash and chop the Kale Heat the olive oil in a heavy skillet and add the chopped onion and garlic, saute just about 1 minute Add the Kale,salt and pepper

Whats For Dinner Next Week 3-23-14

Happy Spring Ya'll   The Winter of 2014 is behind us and I am so excited, it was to long. We are busy here at The Cottage doing spring chores. The gardens will be late this year because it has been cold for so long, but we will be planting more vegetables in the weeks to come.I love the change of seasons and looking forward to the wonderful foods that we enjoy in the spring. I am definitely a seasonal cook, how about you do you change your meal plans with the change of the seasons? This is The Menu for next week, enjoy! Sunday Spicy Orange Chicken Slow Cooker Cornbread Dressing Collard Greens Lemon Tart   Monday Black Bean Burger Sweet Potato Chips Homemade Pickles Left Over Lemon Tart Tuesday Slow Cooker Lasagna Green Tossed Salad Crusty Garlic Bread Raspberry Sheet Cake Wednesday Cajun Cabbage On Rice Cornbread Left Over Raspberry Sheet Cake Thursday

Full PlateThursday 3-20-14

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather Happy Spring Ya'll It is so good to see all of you on the opening day of spring and it's about time. The winter of 2014 has been unforgettable and one that I am happy to move past. I just love the fresh foods of spring when we can begin to enjoy the wonderful bounty from the earth. We have a Candied Lemon Thyme Bread with hot tea for you to enjoy today while we are getting all this fabulous food on the table. Candied Lemon Thyme Bread This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast St. Patty's Pancakes at The Scent Of Oranges Morning Snack Mason Jar Rainbow Cake at Belle of The Kitchen Lunch Spring Vegetable Pasta at Simply Fresh Dinners Maple Poached Pear Salad with Walnut Crusted Goat Cheese at Hun...What's For Dinner? Ciabatta Rolls at Melissa's Cuisine   Grasshopper Pie at Meatloaf and Melodrama Afternoon Snack Milky Way Cookie Bars at Live a Sweet