Showing posts with label dressing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dressing. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Comfort Food at It's Best~Classic Stuffing!

It is time again for the Crazy Cooking Challenge, and this month we are making stuffing! Stuffing was one of the first recipes I ever made. I remember getting up extremely early, or so it seemed at the time, to make the dressing and stuff the turkey. It had to go in the oven so we could eat at 2:00pm. I have made this same dressing every Thanksgiving since I have been married. Sometimes I added a cornbread dressing, and one time I even made a dressing with walnuts, but I always make this one. 
Classic Homestyle Stuffing
(serves 4)
2 tablespoon Butter
1 cup Onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup Celery, finely chopped
3 cups Milk
20 slices Bread
1 teaspoon Poultry Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 cup Chicken Broth
Melt the butter over medium heat.
Add the onion and celery, and saute until tender.
Pour the milk into a large bowl.
Dip the slices of bread into the milk, pull the bread
apart, and place it in your pot.
Add the poultry seasoning, garlic powder, pepper,
and chicken broth.
Mix well. Stuff your turkey and bake.

Thanks for joining me today!
Check out the rest of the
Crazy Cooking Challenge entries:


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Salad w/ Homemade Chunky Mango Citrus Dressing

It's seems like I am saying this a lot lately, but again I could not post yesterday, due to some sort of technical problem with my computer. Actually, not just some sort of problem, my entire computer has passed on to a better place. Computer heaven, maybe? I don't know, but I am now posting this blog on a new computer! So, I hope that you will forgive me one last time? Or, should I say, one more time? Ouch, I hope this is the last time.
Anyway, let's talk greens. As in salad greens. We are making a Green Salad with Homemade Chunky Mango Citrus Dressing.
Green Salad

Green Lettuce (your favorite)
Endive Lettuce
1 Roma Tomato
Red Onion
Corn Niblets
Nacho Chips

Homemade Chunky Mango Citrus Dressing 
2 large Mangos, peeled and diced
1/4 oz Fresh Mint Leaves, chopped
4 tablespoons Green Onions. cut thinly
12 oz Sweet Chili Sauce (Mae Ploy)
1/2 cup Orange Juice or Orange, Strawberry, Banana Juice
Peel mangoes.
Cut the mango from the bone that runs through the 
center of it by slicing down the side of the mango
around the bone. Then, slice each piece of mango.
Now, cut through the slices sideways. 
Pull the leaves off of the mint. Put all the leaves in a 
small, tight bundle, and chop into small pieces.
Put the mango and mint in your bowl.
Chop your green onion and put it in the bowl.
Add the sweet chili sauce and the juice to your bowl.
Pour the ingredients in a blender, and pulse until 
Mango pieces are loosely pureed.
Pour your dressing back into your bowl, cover, and place
in the refrigerator overnight.
 Put your salad together, as you like. 
Serve dressing on the side when served.

Thanks for joining me today, and thank you for your
patience as I dealt with my computer problems.

Tomorrow we will be cooking our entree~
Adobo Marinated Pork Tacos w/ Pineapple Salsa!
Please join me!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Green Salad w/ Asian Ginger Dressing

Yesterday I had a techie blip on my computer. Things were not working well-at all!! So I apologize for the delay in posting. Let's get caught up!!
We are making a super simple salad with homemade Asian Ginger dressing. The salad greens are a little different than the romaine that I love to use, but these are delicious and pretty. Here's what you need:

Green Salad
Endive Lettuce
Red Leaf Lettuce
Chow Mein Noodles
Green Onions
Cheese of your choice

Asian Ginger Dressing
(adapted from
3 cloves Fresh Ginger
2 tablespoons Minced Garlic
3/4 cup Olive Oil
1/3 cup Rice Vinegar
1/2  cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
3 tablespoons Honey
1/2 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Water
Let's make the dressing first.
Chop up the garlic and put it in the bowl.
Break off a piece of your ginger, and peel off the 
outer skin with a potato peeler.
Put the ginger and the oil into the bowl.
Add in the rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, water, and sugar.
Whisk together until all combined. This dressing
is better made the day before you want to serve it.
Here is the salad all put together. I decided not to add cheese.
Pour on your dressing, and enjoy!

Thanks for joining me today!
I hope you will join me again later today when I post our entree
for the week, chicken satay.
See you then, and again, I apologize for the technical
problems that prohibited me from posting yesterday.

Our Salad & Dressing Costs:
Red Leaf Lettuce-            .14
Endive Lettuce-               .14
Broccoli-                         .13
Almonds-                        .02
Chow Mein Noodles-      .02
Green Onions-                 .02
Total Cost-                      .47

Garlic-                            .05
Ginger-                           .10
Olive Oil-                        .30
Rice Vinegar-                  .32
Sugar-                             .05
Soy-                                .7
Honey-                          .22
Total Cost-                     1.76
This made about 16 ounces of dressing.