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Recipe: Chicken Plops

13 Nov

Don’t let the name fool you….this recipe is awesome!

Back when I had newborn twin girls and another baby girl that was 22 months old, I was looking for easy, fast and yummy recipes.  I did not have a lot of time but still wanted to make them dinner every night that didn’t come out of a box or from a fast food restaurant.  I would have asked strangers on the street if I didn’t feel like they would think I was crazy.  One of my co-workers had mercy on me and gave me this recipe.  While these are not the most healthy thing, they are tasty and my girls still love them to this day.  I don’t make them as often as I did then, but when I need a fast and easy meal, I make these because I always have these ingredients in my pantry.  And as a bonus, I had six leftover and put them in their lunch boxes the next day.  The girls were surprised and happy that they had such a yummy lunch the next day.

I hope you enjoy these as much as we do.

Chicken Plops

2 cans crescent rolls
1 13 oz can chicken (I use Member’s Mark from Sam’s)
1 8 oz tub chive and onion cream cheese
3 or 4 slices bacon, crumbled (I also use Hormel Real Bacon Bits)
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat your oven to temperature given on the package of crescents.  Unroll dough and break apart into the triangles. Mix together the chicken, cream cheese, bacon, garlic powder, salt and pepper until well mixed.  Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.  Unroll one can of rolls and separate.  Spoon one tablespoon of chicken mixture on to each crescent roll at the biggest end.  Roll the crescent roll as you normally would but close the ends so that no filling is exposed.  Pinch ends and seams so that the filling will not ooze out during baking.  Place filled rolls on prepared baking sheet about an inch apart.  Repeat steps with second can.  Bake for 13 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.  Allow to cool slightly before serving.

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Recipe Review: Old Timey Butter Rolls

19 Sep

OMG!  These rolls are a slice of heaven. 

I wanted to take a treat to my grandmother and while I was looking around on Christy Jordan’s Southern Plate, I came across this recipe.  I thought it would be something that my grandmother would enjoy and it looked very good to me.  These were so easy to make and yummy delicious!  They reminded me of my mother’s cream puffs in a biscuit form.  The sauce is like a custard that is rich and yummy.  This would be the perfect ending to a comfort meal.

Enjoy!

Old Timey Butter Rolls
(recipe from Christy Jordan’s Southern Plate)

Rolls
2 cups self rising flour (I used AP with 3 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp salt)
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk (I needed an additional 2 tbsps)
1 stick butter or margarine
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Sauce
2 cups milk (I used 2%)
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla (I used 2)

Cut shortening into flour really well with a fork.  Stir in milk.  On a floured surface, dump out dough and press together with your hands to form a ball.  Roll out into a rectangle (about 7 x 10″ size).  Spread softened butter over dough and then sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over top.  Roll it up like a jelly roll and press it together lightly.  Cut into nine slices (I ended up with eight) about one inch thick each.  Place into a lightly greased 8 x 8 baking dish.

In a medium sauce pot, combine all milk sauce ingredients.  Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to bubble lightly.  Pour over rolls in pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, or until rolls are lightly browned on top.  Allow to sit for a few minutes once it is done for the rolls to soak up more sauce.  After you put each roll on a plate, spoon more sauce over top.

Recipe Review: Orange Rolls

25 Jun
I have been wanting to try this recipe for awhile.  I mean, who hasn’t had those yummy orange rolls that you can buy in the frozen food section at the grocery store.  But, these are so much better. 
I found this recipe when I was reading through some of my favorite blogs.  Have you been to Sweet Luvin’ In The Kitchen?  There are some awesome recipes there along with this one.  My kids were begging me for a taste test as soon as they were cool enough to eat.  I only made a couple of changes.  I made these in my breadmaker and  I added orange juice to the filling instead of orange zest. 
Enjoy these unbelievable yummy rolls!
Orange Rolls
 *adapted from Sweet Luvin’ In The Kitchen

Dough
1 1/4 cup warm water
3 eggs, well-beaten
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 Tbsp. dry active yeast

Filling
1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
juice from 1 orange

Glaze
juice of 1 orange
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
powdered sugar

Add ingredients to the bread maker as suggested manufacturer.  Set to dough cycle.  Once cycle is complete, gently deflate dough and divide dough in half on a lightly floured surface.  Allow the dough to rest for a few minutes.  While the dough is resting, mix the butter, juice and sugar until blended. Roll one half of the dough out into a rectangle. Spread half of the butter mixture onto the dough. Roll up and cut slices about 1-1/2 inches thick.  Place rolls in a greased 9×13 inch pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes or until light golden brown.  While the rolls are baking, mix the ingredients for the glaze.  I like my icing be thick so that it is more like icing and not glaze.  Once the rolls have cooled slightly, ice rolls and enjoy.

Vacation

24 Jul

The girls and I have been on vacation in Texas visiting my family since mid-June. Although it has been hot, we have enjoyed the relaxing days of summer. The girls have been swimming every day and playing outside as much as possible. In a few days, we will be leaving for home to get ready for school that starts August 13.

While we have been here, my mother and I have been cooking and baking. I have had the opportunity to test several recipes….some have turned out better than others. My mother bought a bread machine while I was here and we have had fun putting it to good use. Who doesn’t love fresh bread, rolls and goodies? There is nothing better than warm rolls fresh from the oven to go with dinner and a tall glass of sweet tea.

I found a roll recipe that is so wonderful. Every time that I have made a pan, the rolls go so quick they don’t have a chance to get cold. If you have an opportunity, you must try this recipe.
My girls love them fresh out of the oven smothered in butter and honey. The rolls are dense enough that you could easily turn these into hamburger buns and hot dog buns which is what the recipe is for.

I hope that you are enjoying the summer as much as we are!