Thursday, August 28, 2008

Coleslaw (Long John Silver's)

I found this on the web tonight and we're going to try it.

cups very finely chopped cabbage (1 head)
1/4 cup shredded carrot
2 tablespoons minced onions
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup milk 1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1. Be sure that the cabbage, carrots, and onion are chopped up into very fine pieces (about the size of rice kernels).
2. Combine the sugar, salt pepper, milk, mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar, and lemon juice, and beat until smooth.
3. Add the cabbage, carrots, and onions. Mix well.
4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
serves 8
The critical part of this cole slaw recipe is the flavor-enhancement period prior to eating. Be absolutely certain the cole slaw sits in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours prior to serving for the great tasting slew of slaw.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad

Recipe from lesliereid

  • 3-4 stalks fresh broccoli cut into flowerettes

  • 1/2 medium red onion chopped

  • 1 cup raisins

  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds

  • 1/2 pound bacon cooked crisp


  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 2 T wine vinegar (i used rice vinegar and it was good)

  • 1/4 cup sugar

Wash broccoli and cut into flowerettes. Add onion, raisins, sunflower seeds and bacon. In separate bowl mix mayonnaise, wine vinegar and sugar. Pour over salad and mix. Yum!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Chicken and Broccoli Lo Mein

1 lb thin spaghetti noodles (I prefer angel hair but any spaghetti will work in a pinch)
1 T sesame oil
extra sesame oil for cooking
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or you could alternatively use chicken thighs if you wanted to)
1 small to medium onion sliced thin
1 lb package frozen chopped broccoli (or an equivalent amount of fresh)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp ground ginger (fresh is fine too)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth (I use bullion to make the broth)
1/4 cup brown sugar

Cook the spaghetti noodles in salted water. When they are done, drain and add the Tablespoon of Sesame oil to them and toss to coat the noodles evenly. Set aside.
Coat the bottom of a large pan or wok with sesame oil and heat. When the pan is hot add the broccoli and the onion and stir fry for about three minutes. Next add the ginger and garlic, and the meat. Cook (stirring often) until the chicken is cooked through.
In a separate dish mix the soy sauce, broth and brown sugar.
Once your chicken is cooked through add the noodles to the pan, and pour the sauce mixture over the top. Stir and cook until everything is heated through and the sauce and veggies are evenly distributed.
If your pan is too small to take everything at once you can cook half the noodles with half the veggies and half the sauce at a time. That is what I used to do before I got my wok.

This recipe will serve 8. You can cut it in half for a smaller family.
If you would rather make this with beef you can substitute steak for the chicken and beef broth for the chicken broth. We just like it with chicken better. All of my kids (even the picky ones) love this recipe.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Chocolate Hell.

This is for all you chocaholics out there.
It's the ultimate frozen chocolate pie that keeps on giving.
My budget for this baby was $20. and one penny.
It's been over a week and there is still some left in the freezer.

AJ has a pic of it over on her blog.
Here we go:

Bottom layer: Ice cream sandwiches 12 for this recipe.
2nd layer: Chocolate Ice Cream
3rd layer Sliced Klondike bars and Hershey chocolate bars.
(2 pkgs. Klondike bars and one pkg. small Hershey bars)
4th layer: fill in with crushed graham crackers.
(I happend to have cinnamon graham crackers on hand.)
4th layer: Vanilla Ice Cream/ topped with semi-sweet morsels.

Drizzle chocolate syrup/sauce in between layers.

A small slice will do.
It's great to give to small children right at bedtime!

We had some friends who used to order Death by Chocolate at a Tulsa restaurant.
Over time the wife forgot the name of it and would simply call it, "Chocolate Hell"
This is my ode to her.