A wonderful recipe for this time of the year, Fall brings home all the goodness and with Thanksgiving next week well this is just one great recipe.
Source: Surprise Cheddar Biscuits
Today Will came home from his Cruise on the St-Lawrence River which took him to France and back, yes France is a lot closer to Canada than most people think.
So I tried this new recipe for Chicken with a garlic sauce and it was wonderful. Here it is for you all;
1/2 cup butter 3 tablespoons minced garlic 1 tablespoons soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1 tablespoon dried parsley 6 boneless chicken thighs with skin or drumsticks whichever you like. I mixed it all up with good results.
Pre-heat the oven to 375 F. so it is hot when you need it. Lightly grease a baking pan.
In a microwave safe bowl, mix the butter, garlic, soy sauce, pepper, and parsley. Cook 2 minutes on High in the microwave, or until butter is melted. Take out and with a spoon stir well.
Arrange chicken in the baking pan, and coat with the butter mixture.
Cook chicken 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until juices run clear, turning occasionally. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve.
I made a green salad to accompany the dish. It was really good.
After dinner we went on our balcony which faces South and looked up to see the Moon slowly disappear and turn dark orange. I could not remember when I had last seen an eclipse, but it has been decades. How beautiful it was to see this eclipse and realize that we live on this little planet and we are part of a vast Universe. Wonderful!
One blogger I follow likes to use the phrase ”I lead a dull life” Well here on McLeod Street we don’t, despite the fact that most of the inmates of our building are over 50.
We had 2 false Fire Alarm in the last 3 days. The problem is due to a malfunction of the sprinkler system in the garage. The computer likes to trigger Fire alarms at 11:35pm or at 06:30am. Our Dachshunds are not amused at all, this morning Nicolas refused to eat his breakfast he was spooked by the noise of the alarm which is a buzz sound. Fire dept arrives within 3 minutes they are just a couple of blocks over and we have all these friendly firemen walking around. They come in inspect and then shut off the alarm. They even escort people back to their apartments, this is a 12 storey building. So I decided to bake a cake for them because they are just too darn cute.
Here is my Mom’s Tomato Soup Cake recipe.
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 ten once can of Campbell’s Tomato soup ( please use Campbell’s for best results)
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cloves
Putting it all together
Cream shortening and sugar thoroughly, add eggs + beat well then combine soup, water and baking soda.
Sift together flour, baking powder and spices.
Add soup mixture and sifted dry ingredients alternately, stirring after each addition.
Pour into a square greased (or non stick) pan 9 x 9 x 2 in.
Bake at 350 F. for 50 minutes. Once cooked let it cool before putting on the icing.
4 Oz Cream Cheese, 1 1/2 cup icing sugar, half tablespoon butter, half teaspoon Vanilla.
Beat cream cheese to smooth and then combine all the other ingredients until smooth.
Here is a photo of cake.
Voilà and enjoy.
Looking to eat healthy? Next time you want a nice snack, ditch your power drink in favour of a hearty helping of beef bone broth.
2 carrots, chopped medium
2 celery stalks, chopped medium
1 medium onion, chopped medium
7 garlic cloves, smashed
3.5 lb of beef bones (from your local butcher)
2 bay leaves
Sea salt ( a pinch)
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
Here’s how to make it:
Place the chopped vegetables in the bottom of a big pot
Put in the beef bones
Tuck in the bay leaves, sprinkle on salt, drizzle the vinegar on the bones
Add enough water to cover everything and cook on a low simmer for 12 hours
Do not forget to skim off the scum at the top. You get less of the scum if you roast briefly the bones before hand.
When it’s ready, pour the broth through a strainer and discard the solids (bones, vegetables).
Let the broth cool, then cover and put in the fridge and all the fat will settle to the top in a thin, wax-like layer. Scrape that layer off and the broth underneath looks like beef Jell-O
When you’re ready for a steaming cup of broth, just scoop the meaty Jell-O into a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
Remember home made beef broth is a lot healthier than all the can stuff you can buy and you can use it to do other things, like stew, soups, sauces, etc.
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