Friday, November 27, 2009

To Die For Vanilla Cake

1 box white cake mix
1-3 ounce box instant vanilla pudding
2 c sour cream
5 eggs
1 c melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 c white chocolate chips

In a large bowl, mix together first 6 ingredients until well blended. Mixture will be thick. Stir in white chips. Pour into a greased bundt pan. Bake at 350 55-60 minutes. Cool. Dust with powdered sugar.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Prayer For Pres Obama

From a friend....

We were in Pigeon Forge over the week end. We left to come home on Sunday.
Traffic was moving slow & a car in front of us had an Obama bumper sticker
on it. It read: "Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8".

Mike's Bible was lying on the dash board & he got it & opened it up to the
scripture & read it. He started laughing & laughing. Then he read it to
me. I couldn't believe what it said. I had a good laugh, too.

Psalm 109:8

"Let his days be few; and let another take office. "

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Garterlac Dishcloth

It has been such a long time since I finished anything! Did manage to complete two dishcloths.. the typical style I have always used and the Garlerlac Dishcloth. Not sure I will be able to knit the plain style again!! Used Jen's Stretchy Slipknot Cast-On, which was perfect for this project!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Kung Pao Chicken

1 lb chicken breasts, cubed
3 T soy sauce, divided
1 1/2 T cornstarch mixed with 1 1/2 T cold water
1 T cooking sherry
1 T sugar
1 t cornstarch
1/2 t salt
1 t sesame oil
3 1/2 T vegetable oil, divided
1/4 c unsalted roasted peanuts
1 slice peeled ginger, chopped
1 clove garlic, sliced
2 dried red chili peppers, chopped (may use more if you like more heat. I used 4 and it was a bit much!)

Combine chicken, 1 T soy sauce and cornstarch/water mixture. Marinate at least 30 minutes.

Combine 2 T soy sauce, sherry, sugar, cornstarch, salt and sesame oil. Set aside.

In hot wok, stir fry the peanuts in 1 1/2 T vegetable oil until golden brown. Remove. Set aside.

Fill wok with vegetable oil for frying and heat to 350 degrees. Slide chicken into oil piece by piece and fry one minute. Remove chicken from oil and drain. Remove oil from wok.

In hot wok, stir fry the red peppers in 2 T vegetable oil until they turn dark. Add ginger, garlic and chicken, stirring constantly. Stir the sauce into work. Stir until sauce is thickened. Stir in peanuts. Serve with rice.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Crockpot Dump Cake

Made this for football Sunday-very good, verrrry sweet!

20 oz can crushed pineapple
21 oz can blueberry or cherry pie filling
1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Grease bottom and sides of crock pot. Spread layers of pineapple, pie
filling,and dry cake mix. Be careful not to mix. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Top
with butter chunks and nuts. Cover and cook on high 2 hours. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Lone Star Style Cheesy Fries

1 bag frozen Spicy Ore-Ida French Fries
1/2 lb cooked bacon, crumbled
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese

Cook fries according to package directions. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Return to oven till cheese is melted. Serve with dip.

Dip Recipe-

Small bottle Ranch Dressing
1/2 package of taco seasoning.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Food For Thought

A young couple moves into a new neighborhood.
The next morning while they are eating breakfast,
The young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside.
"That laundry is not very clean", she said.
"She doesn't know how to wash correctly.
Perhaps she needs better laundry soap."

Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry,
The young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a
Nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:

"Look, she has learned how to wash correctly.
I wonder who taught her this."

The husband said, "I got up early this morning and
Cleaned our windows."

And so it is with life. What we see when watching others
Depends on the purity of the window through which we look.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Makes 18. Preheat oven to 375.

1 3/4 c flour
1/2 c cocoa powder
2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1 1/2 c sugar, divided
2 eggs
3/4 c milk
1/2 c vegetable oil
2 t vanilla
1 c chocolate chips

Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk together 1 c of the sugar, eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Do not over mix. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Sprinkly evenly with the remaining sugar. Bake 25 minutes or until tested.