Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Thai Chicken Sandwiches

I made these for dinner the other night and Brandon loved them. They're a little spicy. I couldn't find mango chutney, but they were delish just by themselves.

2 tablespoons plain yogurt or sour cream
1 tablespoon peanut butter
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 cup chopped cooked chicken
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots (from 10-oz. pkg.)
4 oz. (1 cup) shredded hot pepper Monterey Jack cheese
1 (8-oz.) can Pillsbury® Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
1/2 cup mango chutney
1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. In large bowl, combine yogurt, peanut butter, curry powder, ginger, garlic powder and soy sauce; mix well. Add chicken, carrots and cheese; mix well.
2. Separate dough into 4 rectangles. Place on sprayed cookie sheet. Firmly press perforations to seal. Press each rectangle to form 5-inch square. Spoon chicken mixture onto squares. Bring 4 corners of each dough square up over filling; press edges to seal.
3. Bake at 375°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
4. Meanwhile, heat chutney in small saucepan over low heat until hot, stirring occasionally. Serve chutney with sandwiches.

Monday, January 28, 2008

sticky coconut rice

2 cups short grain white rice
1 can coconut milk
1 cup water
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

rinse rice in small colander to wash.

add ingredients and cook in a rice cooker
in large saucepan over high heat, combine ingredients and bring to a boil.
reduce heat. cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.

kalua pig

this is a good variation of an authentic hawaiian dish loved in hawaii. and easy too!

pork butt or shoulder
hawaiian sea salt (you can find it at Asian stores)
rock salt (like you use for ice cream)
liquid smoke flavoring (in the bbq section)
apple juice

rub salt and liquid smoke on pork.
put about 1/2 cup apple juice in the bottom of crock pot and place meat in.
cook on low for 8-10 hours.
shred pork before serving.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

lettuce wraps


16 Boston Bibb or butter lettuce leaves (iceberg is bigger, but works as well)
1 pound ground chicken or pork (don't overcook or it will dry out)
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/2 teaspoons fresh ginger
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon red chile paste (optional - if you like spicy)
1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 teaspoons sesame oil

dipping sauce:
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon red chile paste


Rinse whole lettuce leaves and pat dry, being careful not tear them. Set aside.

In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook the ground chicken in 1 tablespoon of oil, stirring often. Drain, and set aside to cool.

Cook the onion in the same pan, stirring frequently. Add the garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, vinegar, and chile paste to the onions, and stir.
Stir in chopped water chestnuts, green onions, and sesame oil, and continue cooking until the onions just begin to wilt, about 2 minutes.

To serve, allow each person to spoon a portion of the meat into a lettuce leaf. Wrap the lettuce around the meat like a burrito, and enjoy!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Hawaiian Haystacks

Thanks Good Things Utah for this delightful easy recipe.

Ingredients: Makes 4 - 6 servings

10 to 12 chicken tenders (chuck into chunks)
1 cup chicken broth
2 cans (10 3/4 oz each) cream of chicken soup, condensed
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk 6 cups cooked rice

Place chicken in greased 3 1/2 to 5 quart slow cooker.
Combine all remaining ingredients except rice and pour over chicken.
Cover and cook on high heat 3 - 4 hours or on low heat 6 - 8 hours.

Serve over hot rice with a variety of cold toppings that could include grated cheese, peas, pineapple tidbits, shredded coconut, raisins. Chinese noodles, olives, diced tomatoes, diced green peppers, sliced green onions, and other family favorites.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Crock pot dinners

I LoVe using my crock pot too! So please everyone post great crock pot recipes! The ones I use I've mostly already shared so just look them up, Jessie.

BBQ chicken recipe I posted is great!
Italian Chicken

What do you guys do??

Homemade Hot Fudge sauce

Ok this is the YUMMIEST recipe! I made it the other night when Legs and Barbs came over. I guess they liked it! So here it is Barbs:

1 cube of butter
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups of sugar
4 oz of biter chocolate or 1/2 cup of cocoa
1 can evaporated milk

melt butter on low
add chocolate and stir
add sugar, milk and salt
cook on low heat, stirring until it boils
if lumpy-stick in the blender :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Jessie's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I've given this recipe to maybe 4 people in the 5 years since I put it together. Its healthy, its delicious, and its something worth trying. Hope you enjoy!

1 1/2 sticks salted butter
3 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
2 1/2 cups steel cut oats, barley, wheat, and rye flakes mixed together
1 cup chocolate chips, nuts, and/or or raisins (if you add raisins, add 1 tsp cinnamon)

Cream together the first set of ingredients, then add the dry ingredients slowly while mixing into creamed mix. Add chocolate chips, nuts, and/or raisins.

Bake at 375 degrees for 8 1/2 to 9 minutes and let cool on baking sheet


P.S. I have decided that I'd better start learning to use my crock pot. Any recipes out there for good crock pot meals?!