Thursday, December 22, 2011

C is for cooking-EDITED for clarification

D Recipes  -  as requested.............


Please note:   the custard powder is Bird's Custard - and I can buy it up here in the Great White North at the grocery store.  I do not know if the french vanilla instant pudding mix would work as a substitute as suggested in the comment section yesterday.  BUT I do thank BlaznScarlet for the urls for recipes and the custard powder.

Nanaimo Bar Recipe

Bottom Layer
½ cup unsalted butter
¼ cup sugar
5 tbsp. cocoa
1 egg beaten
1 ¼ cups graham wafer crumbs
1 cup coconut
Melt first 3 ingredients in top of double boiler. Add egg and stir to cook and thicken. Remove from heat. Stir in crumbs and coconut. Press firmly into an ungreased 8" x 8" pan.

Second Layer
½ cup unsalted butter
2 Tbsp. and 2 Tsp. cream
2 Tbsp. vanilla custard powder
2 cups icing sugar
Cream butter, cream, custard powder, and icing sugar together well. Beat until light. Spread over bottom layer
NB I have been known to add green food colouring to the middle level with a tsp of peppermint flavouring.

Third Layer
4 squares semi-sweet chocolate (1 oz. each)
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
Melt chocolate and butter overlow heat. Cool. Once cool, but still liquid, pour over second layer and chill in refrigerator.


Chicken and Stuffing Skillet

      1 tbsp butter
      4 boneless chicken breasts
      1 box Stove Top Stuffing Mix
      1 can condensed Cream of Chicken soup
      1/2 cup milk
      1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded

Heat the butter in a skillet - add the chicken and cook for 15 minutes or until it's well browned on both sides and cooked through.
Remove the chicken from the skillet
Prepare the stuffing mix according to directions except let stand for 2 minutes
Place the chicken on the stuffing 
Stir the soup and milk in a small bowl Pour over the chicken
Top with the cheese 
Cook till cheese is melted

(I doubled the recipe and made ahead of time - put it in a casserole dish added the cheese the day of the party and popped the whole thing in the oven and heated through)


Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

simplest recipe EVER

slice cooked ham in strips 
Add to the bottom of a casserole dish
Make scalloped potatoes (I always add cheese to mine) and pour over the top of the ham.
Cook  according to the scalloped potatoe recipe. 

Enjoy !!!!


Sir said...

Well there goes My sugar levels, waist line and cholesterol numbers.. ..

What a way to go ☺

Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much for both the recipes and the lovely pictures especially the Namimo Bar.
Droolings is so not good for the keyboard! The bar looks just like the ones we would buy at the local bakeries while traveling on Vancouver Island.

Merry Christmas!

BlazngScarlet said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm ..... I can't wait to be able to start cooking again! =)


Thanks for sharing morningstar!

viemoira said...

shucks I was crossing my fingers for the chocolate covered cheries! ;)

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