Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Fast, Easy

Today will be fast cooking day. Now I didn't say deeply nutritious. I wish that could be a part of everything we eat, but once in a while those old fast recipes are every thing. Don't eat fast food at the drive through and you won't have to worry about, the little bit of easy, barely good for you, in these recipes. Right?

Orange-crumbed baked chicken (weight watchers)

Makes 4 servings

2 tablespoons orange juice, use any you have

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1/2 teas soy sauce

2/4 cup whole-wheat cracker crumbs (I don't have these around often so I use a couple slices of whole wheat bread broken into the blender and pulsed until crumbs,/p>

1 tablespoon of orange zest if working from a real orange

1/4 teas. onion power

1/4 teas ground pepper

4 skinless boneless chicken breasts or thighs if you wish

pre-heat over to 350 degrees

I put foil on a cookie sheet and spray with non-stick spray.

In small bowl combine orange juice, mustard and soy sauce. mix cracker/bread crumbs on a flat plate or piece of wax paper combine with orange zest and seasoning.

Ready take a piece of chicken dip in sauce or brush sauce on, dip in cracker crumbs and cover well. You may need to press the crumbs all over to catch the empty spots.

Place on cookie sheet and bake 15 to 30 min. Turn over back about 20-30 min or until cooked through. Very yummy and fast


Any old bottled Fruit Cake

Now is the time to move last years canning on and make room for this years. So you don't have home canned, this works for fruit in cans from the store too. Pre-heat oven to 350 1 quart of any fruit, or fruit mix Blend in blender Pour into large bowl and add 4 teaspoons baking soda, stir well Now add: 1 cup veggie oil 2 Cups sugar 4 Cups unsifted flour 1 teaspoon salt 4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cloves (I don't like a strong cloves taste, you may) Stir until all mix together. You can put this in a greased bread pan, a bunt pan or a 9x13"pan it will take longer to cook in a bunt and shortest in a 9X13" Did you know glass pans cook faster, so cut that time down. It's done when you can put a square in and it comes out without wet dough on it. You can glaze this with some powered sugar and vanilla and a touch of water or you can frost with a butter cream, or dust with powered sugar. It's a hearty moist cake and FAST to make Bake about 40-60 mins' ************************************************************** Good Morning Vitamin C fast food With 5 kids going 5 directions breakfast could forgotten. Everyone in the family knew how to make this in the blender Single recipe large recipe 1 cup milk 3 cups milk 1/2 banana 2 bananas 3 tablespoons tang breakfast drink 1/2 cup tang orange drink Blend like crazy, pour and go! If Tang is no longer available then keep frozen orange juice around and put a spoon full in the blender. If you want more healthy stuff, add flax seed oil, protein powder, blueberries etc. Just remember the more you add the more time it makes to put this together.

************************************************************** Peanut Quickie cookies A favorite of mine in high school pre-heat oven to 350 degrees combine 1 cup sugar, 1 egg, and 1 cup peanut butter. Now this is real life chemistry. There is NO FLOUR. don't stress. it works Mix well, drop by large spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Wonderful cookies make sure they brown a bit

********************************************************************* One fast cookie recipe deserves another Pudding cookies 3/4 Cup baking mix, this is Bisquick or something you make (do you need a recipe?) 1/4 cup salad oil 1 egg 1 small package of instant pudding 2 tablespoons sugar Mix until dough forms a ball. shape 1 teas balls and flatten on cookie sheet. A glass dipped in sugar to flatten makes a bit of sugar sparkle on the top. bake at 350 for 8-12 minutes or until lightly brown

******************************************************************* Oatmeal muffins (my friends mother made these when we got home from dates) pre-heat oven to 425 degrees 1 cup sifted flour 1/4 cup sugar 3 teas. baking powered 1/2 teas salt Mix well The trick with good muffins is don't stir they too much once the liquid is in. So mix everything well while you only have dry. Add 1 cup quick cooking oats. I've used old fashion and the muffins are fine, just different. in a 2 cups measuring cup or a bowl put 1 cup milk, 3 tablespoons veggie oil and 1 egg. Mix this up well. Now stir liquid into dry just enough to moisten everything. Fill 12 greased muffins slots 2/3 full of dough and bake for 15 mins. Yummy ******************************************************************* Banana-chocolate chip muffins preheat oven to 400 degrees Mix dry ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 sugar 2 teas baking powder 1/2 teas salt Mix wet ingredients: 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup oil 3/4 cup mashed banana (kids love to mash with a fork!) Stir wet into dry just until blended Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/2 walnuts if desired. Pour into greased muffin tins, makes 1 1/2 doz Bake 20-25 mins

************************************************************ Fast Chicken (pour this over fresh rice) butter any size pan (this has to do with how much you want to cook!) put boneless chicken breast on the bottom (I cut them into weight watcher size deck of cards servings) place slices of good Swiss cheese (a must) over the chicken Saute onions, and celery any amount place over cheese stir together: 1 can cream of chicken soup (for about 4 chicken breasts) 1 cup of sour cream Spoon over top of veggies cover the whole area bake un-covered 1 hour. This is good stuff....thanks Shan Sutton for sharing this recipe with me years ago, it's a family favorite!


The Stokes said...

Yumm Artichokes! I LOVE them! Peanut quickies are another tasty one. Somehow I must have escaped knowing that tang blender shake thing. I do remember making just plain tang though. The banana chocolated muffins sound really good now!

Clint said...

You don't remember the Tang Morning Seminary Shakes?!!?!

No Way!

I mean... Like.... NO WAY!!!