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Rerun- Southern creamed corn

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My creamed corn must be the best ever to the kiddie and hubby. They always beg for it. Like for real beg….It’s the same recipe my grandmother uses and her mother used, and I’m betting her mother used it too. It’s easy to make it too thick though if you’re not careful. It’s the number one issue I hear people talk about. Another thing that bothers me, why do people want to put sugar in creamed corn? Corn is already sweet. You don’t need sugar in it too. That’s just crazy. Another tip I give people is you can use frozen corn. It’s not as great, but it works and usually people can’t tell the difference. It tastes so much better than that nasty canned food.

 

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Chicken, Uncategorized

Ginger Garlic Chicken

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I really like to try new things. This was given to me from a friend and I thought I’d give it a try. It looks great, but I made a mistake and used the  low sodium soy sauce. It was a mistake. It needed more salt. I think having regular soy sauce would be better. Next time I plan to try it. I also wonder about adding the cornstarch later. I tried to adapt this from a crockpot recipe. I’ll say overall it was really good. My guys ate all of it, but I had to salt it. I was expecting a rich spicy taste because of the garlic and the large amount of ginger, but it’s not. It’s actually great.

I really hope ya’ll like this!!

Chicken pieces

pepper to taste

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 tablespoons minced garlic

2 tablespoons minced ginger

1/4 cup soy sauce

3 tablespoons sugar

Mix all together and bake until done at 350 degrees.

Chicken, Uncategorized

Herb BBQ Chicken

 

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I found this recipe in a 1960’s cookbook. It’s interesting. I didn’t marinade it as long, but I wish I had. I think it’d have tasted much better. It was bland in the middle. I really wish I had done that. I could kick myself….but hey you learn. I only did an hour because well…time and it has vinegar and usually that can be a really strong if you marinade too long.

I was talking about getting stuff cleaned up around here, because we are trying to move. Selling a home is so much work. That isn’t cool ugh. Anyway, I’m dreading this a lot, because if it’s anything like Christmas stuff, I left the attic with my hair soaked because I was sweated so much. I just want the house to look good when people come look at it. My house is really like a farmhouse. Everyone likes it, so I’m hoping it’ll sell quickly. Now if only we can find something we like, so we can buy it.

2/3 cup canola oil

1/2 cup wite vinegar

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teasspoon thme

1/4 teaspoon marjoram

1 garlic clove

Chicken pieces

Mix all togther. Marinade at least 3 hours. line baking pan with aluminum foil and plase on a greased rack over the foil. Bake 350 degrees until cooked and browned. Baste with marinade frequently.

Breakfast, Uncategorized

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

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I actually cooked this for Christmas day breakfast, but I forgot to post this. The mistake is anymore than 8 hours really starts to brown the sides and makes it hard. It’s not so great overcooked. I’d make this again for sure. It would have been a bigger hit in the house had everyone not wanted to open up their presents.

It was a great morning. It was the best thing ever to see how excited everyone was and the excitement on their face when they got something they really loved. That is the reason I love Christmas. We celebrate the birth of Jesus and we get to enjoy the time with the one’s we love.

1 bag frozen hash browns

12 eggs

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon ground mustard

16 oz sausage

salt and pepper

16 oz shredded cheddar cheese

Spray crockpot and spread hash browns on the bottom. Crack 12 eggs and the milk in a bowl and mix. Add the ground mustard and mix well. Add salt and pepper to eggs. Brown sausage and pour on top of the hash browns. Add cheese and egg mixture. Cook on low for 8-9 hours.

Pork, Uncategorized

Pork with Green Beans

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I decided that since we’re moving to start cleaning stuff out, including the attic. I thought I could go room to room, attic included that I could get rid of the junk and make the house more ready to sell. I had one of those HUGE zipper bags, like the ones you use for a food saver and I had one of those big huge boxes that they use for moving that is FULL of stuffed animals. I was able to get Coop to get rid of at least 3/4 of them. I was like dude, I’m so proud of you for getting rid of those. I still can’t believe that he did it. Usually it’s impossible to get rid of all these toys and things that belong to him. He’s horribly sentimental.

Our attic is odd shaped. It’s slanted where it gets narrow the further from the door you get. It’s maybe a 8×8 space or so. Every time I go in there I bang my head, hard. I hate going in there. I get creeped out that I might touch something gross…or maybe a spider will get on me. Oh man, I just can’t stand the thought. Luckily there’s only 3 or 4 more boxes of junk in there. This means ALMOST DONE, YAY!

About this recipe, it’s great. It’s really good. I think that the fact that this is so simple and easy is my favorite part.

4 pork chops

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 cups unsalted butter

4 garlic cloves

1 lb green beans trimmed

Melt butter in a pan. Salt and pepper the pork chops. Add paprika. Brown pork on both sides. Remove from pan and put into a plate. Add green beans and saute until almost done. Push beans to the side and add pork when beans are at the halfway point. When beans are almost done add garlic and stir. Serve. Yum.

Chicken, Uncategorized

Garlic gravy and chicken

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I have moments when I want to cook so much. Then there’s other moments when I drag my feet so much that cooking is out of the question.  Tonight, I wanted to cook.  I wanted something easy and this popped into my mind. I wanted something good. Unfortunately, I had an unwanted visitor from my past which totally ruined my appetite. I never understand people. It’s so weird. Enough about that though, it doesn’t even deserve acknowledgement.

I like this recipe, because it’s so simple. It makes it where I can multi task and it takes very little time. I used thin cut chicken breasts. It literally took 15 minutes and dinner was served. If you give this a try- let me know! I’d be interested to see how you like it. Coop LOVED it!

2 tablespoons canola oil

chicken pieces

salt and pepper

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

2 tablespoons all purpose flour

3/4 cups white wine

1 cup chicken broth

3/4 teaspoons dried thyme

2 tablespoons butter

Put oil in a dutch oven. Salt and pepper the chicken. Place in dutch oven and brown. Once browned remove from pan and place in a plate. Put garlic in pan until browned. Mix in the flour and stir. Put in the chicken broth. Once thickened, add back the chicken and pour juices into pan. Cover and cook until chicken is done all the way through. Add white wine and cook until thickened. Add thyme and butter. Serve.

Beef

Scottish Steak Pie — Something Sweet Something Savoury

This homemade Scottish Steak Pie is traditionally eaten on New Year’s Day in Scotland. It’s very simple to make and delicious! I hope you had a lovely Christmas! We had a lovely quiet, relaxing time – which was exactly what was needed after the crazy […] The post Scottish Steak Pie appeared first on Something…

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