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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New Recipes...................

I have been, for some reason, probably since not eating beef and pork, trying new recipes. Phew!!, that was a mouthful.
Well, it began with seeing a recipe on Facebook. For Brownies no less. Now I am not overly eager about Brownies. I had some Nestles cocoa powder sitting around as it turned out and I am trying to reduce the waste. You know, you buy something and only use a small amount, the rest goes to waste. So, when I saw the recipe I figured I would give it a go. So here it is.

Lunchroom Ladies 50 year old recipe.

1 cup of butter
1/2 cup of cocoa
2 cups of flour
2 cups of sugar
4 eggs
4 tsp vanilla
1 cup of chopped nuts
Pour in 9X13 pan and bake for 20 to 25 mins at 350

1/4 cup of butter
1/4 cup of milk
1/4 cup of cocoa
3 cups of powdered sugar (or fine sugar)
dash of salt
Mix together and frost as desired.

Well there were no instructions along with the recipe but it really speaks for itself.

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Actually all I did was mix everything in my food processor. It is a really stiff batter, almost a dough. I had sprayed the pan first, lucky I did, it helped to spread the batter.
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I forgot to add the nuts so decided to wait and put it on top.
It baked for the full 25mins.
Then I made the frosting. Again, just mix it all together. The butter was soft enough by this time at room temperature.
I waited to spread until the Brownie had cooled a little but was still warm, again, the frosting was thick and stiff. It spread well on the warm brownie though. Then I sprinkled on the chopped nuts to finish it off.
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They taste awesome, really chocolate flavour. Better than a mix for sure and very easy. It's a 50 year old recipe, that seemed really old until I realized I would have been 20 at that time. Sigh!!!
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Then to crown it all I didn't have any plans for dinner. I had taken out some chicken so as I had seen another recipe I figured I would try it. No time like the present right?. So here it is. I did wait to be sure it was good.

Melt In Your Mouth Chicken Bake

1 pound of boneless chicken
3/4 cup of mayonnaise
1 cup of fresh Parmesan (grated)
1/2 teaspoon of seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
4 cloves of garlic minced (I used some from a jar)
1/2 cup of Italian Breadcrumbs (I used Panko)


In a 9 X 13 baking pan
Chop the chicken into bite size pieces and lay out into the baking dish.

In a small bowl mix together the Mayo and all the rest of the ingredients except the bread crumbs. I used fresh Parmesan, so I had more and after mixing up the ingredients you need to spread it over and cover all the chicken before adding the bread crumbs. I then grated more Parmesan on top but that was not in the recipe.

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Bake at 375 for 30 -35 minutes.
This is very tasty, it went well with Cauliflower.
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The chicken was very tender.

1 comment:

  1. You got my mouth watering Janice!! Both of these look amazing! Thank you!! Big Hugs!


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