Friday, November 2, 2012

chicken and gravy

So easy and really yummy!  (I did end up adding extra salt and pepper to mine)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Chicken in a Pot *

I found this recipe in a Walmart ad!

2-3 Carrots, sliced
2     Onions, sliced
2-3 Celery stalks, cut into 1 inch pieces
3-4 lb Whole fryer chicken (I used 4 lbs of fryer chicken breast, it was on sale!)
1 Tsp. salt
1/2 Tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 cup water, chicken broth, or white wine
1/2 Tsp. dried basil

Put carrots, onions, and celery in bottom of Crock-pot. Place chicken on top of the veggies. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and add liquid. Sprinkle basil over the top. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours. Remove chicken and vegetables with a spatula.

(I also threw in some red potatoes for the last few hours of cooking)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Uses for Non Fat Dry Milk

1. Calorie Counters Crepe Batter

3 eggs
1 cup flour
1/4 cup instant non fat dry milk
1 cup water
1/8 tsp salt

Combine ingredients in medium mixing bowl. Beat with electric mixer, blend in blender, or whisk until smooth. Refrigerate 1 hour or more. If batter separates, stir gently before cooking. Cook on upside down crepe griddle or in traditional pan. Super fast and easy!

2. Whipped Nonfat Dry Milk Topping

Est times: Prep 15 mins
               Cooking 5 mins
               Cooling 18 mins freezing

1/2 cup ice water
1/2 cup instant nonfat dry milk
1 1/2 tsp unflavored gelatin
2 tbs cold water
2 tbs boiling water
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Combine ice water and dry milk in large mixing bowl. Freeze bowl, milk mixture and beaters for 15 minutes. Combine gelatin and cold water in small bowl. Let stand for 3 minutes. Add boiling water, blend well. Cool to room temp.
Whip chilled milk mixture until stiff peaks form. Add gelatin mixture, sugar and vanilla extract. Whip just until blended.
NOTE: If whipped topping developes an airy appearance, simply stir vigorously to restore smooth appearance. For best results, prepare samd day as serving.

Makes 3 cups