and still can think of nothing -
Today I have been cooking for family and for someone who's had surgery - to take a meal - and naturally I select some of my favorite recipes if I'm taking to someone -
Pictures with Recipes:
In this picture I'm cooking apples in apple cider, all from Crow Mtn.
It's that time of year.
Apples from Crow Mtn. - and their apple cider.
Also - I'm perking coffee on top of the stove.
It's its own kind of flavor.
And Buttermilk Cornbread.
In an Iron Skillet.
Recipe from any cookbook.
Okay. Recipes Below.
original recipe came from this link
I made a few changes.
My adaptation to that recipe:
In a medium saucepan, over low heat,
combine 1 3/4 cups catsup, 1/4 cup yellow mustard, 1/4 cup white vinegar.
Blend that until smooth and add:
1/2 Tblsp. chopped garlic, 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper,
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, 1/2 oz. Liquid Smoke, 1 oz Worcestershire Sauce,
1/2 oz Tabasco Sauce, 1/2 Tblsp. Lemon Juice
Blend that until smooth, then add 1/4 cup dark brown sugar.
Heat thru, stirring constantly. Don't boil.
Makes about 3 1/2 cups of sauce.
(set aside - to be added later)
In a 2 gallon pot, over low heat,
Place in the pot
1 large bag of frozen hash brown potatoes (frozen cubed potatoes)
1 large onion, diced
2 cans(14 1/2 oz each) chicken broth
1 lb. baked chicken
8-10 oz. smoked pork
(easy way to do this, purchase rotisserie chicken and use that meat,
and for pork, purchase at local BBQ place)
Bring to a rolling boil, stirring until potatoes are near done, then add:
1 - 8 1/2 oz. can early peas
2 - 14 1/2 oz cans diced tomatoes
The prepared sauce
1 bag of frozen lima beans
1/4 cup liquid smoke
1 - 14 1/2 oz can creamed corn
Slow simmer for 2 hours.
Yields - 1 gallon
I used the apple cider from Crow Mtn. And I sliced LOTS of apples - peeled and sliced - to fill up a large boiler. Bring those apples in the apple cider to a boil. Add about 1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice - or Cinnamon. Cook and simmer until right consistency. When I removed these soft cooked apples I tasted and knew they needed a perk. NOT SUGAR. but ... a dash of salt. yes. Salt. Not too much. Not too little. A dash. At least 1/8 tsp. Salt definitely brings out the flavor in ANYTHING.
Once done with cooking I stirred in 1 tsp. vanilla flavoring.
Any Cake Mix (for these I used the spice cake)
1/3 cup of oil
Add in whatever. 1 to 1 1/2 cups of add ins.
(for these I used 1/2 cup white choc. chips, 1/2 cup toffee bits, 1/2 cups chopped walnuts)
Bake 9-10 min. at 375 degrees
That's it. FALL MEAL.