MagPad Dinner Table

MagPad Dinner Table

Monday, December 22, 2008

Wanna-be Fried Chicken

4 large boneless-skinless chicken breasts

In a separate bowl, mix:
2 cups bread crumbs/crushed crackers
1 tsp seasoned salt
3 TBS parmesan cheese
1 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder

Coat both sides of the chicken breast with the above ingredients. Place in greased 9x13 pan or baking sheet. Bake at 375* for 25 minutes, then turn pieces over and bake for another 20 minutes.

This was a college favorite. I think it's a combination of a couple recipes.

Scrumptious Oreo Dessert

1 package Oreos, crushed
1 stick butter, melted
16 oz Cool Whip (divided in 1/2)
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 large package of chocolate pudding (mix to specified directions on box)

Mix crushed Oreos with butter. Press to bottom of 9x13 pan.

Mix 8 oz of Cool Whip, powdered sugar and cream cheese. Spread over Oreo crust.

Mix pudding to directions on box. Spread on top of cream cheese mixture. Put in freezer until firm.

When ready to serve, spread remaining Cool Whip on top.

This is from a recipe-exchange at Enrichment. Seriously, SO GOOD!

Below is another version of the above recipe I found off a Real Whipped Whipping Topping container.

Eggnog Snickerdoodles

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 3/4 cup sugar, divided
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp ground nutmeg

Cream butter, shortening and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Beat in eggs. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture.

In a shallow bowl, combine the nutmeg and remaining sugar. Roll dough ito 1 inch balls. Roll in sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 400* for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 6 dozen.

My college roommate Katrina loved to bake and would make these at Christmas time.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Nana's 90th Birthday Chicken Casserole

2 whole chickens
1 pint sour cream
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 cup milk

Stew chickens; remove bones and cup up meat. Put in 9 x 13 inch pan (or larger). Combine soup, milk and sour cream and pour over chicken.

1 package (7 ounces) Pepperidge Farms dressing mix (or similar)
1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup celery, chopped
Salt, pepper and seasoning

Mix all ingredients together to make dressing. Put dressing on chicken and cover with foil. Refrigerate overnight.

Bake 1 hour at 350°F, covered.

Can be made ahead of time and frozen, but allow extra time to bake.

This was served at our ward Christmas dinner this past weekend. I asked Margaret Finlay for her recipe. This is what she said about it:
This recipe was served at Brad Finlay’s grandmother’s 90th birthday celebration. It is always a hit whenever I take it anywhere. (This recipe is from Helen Crump- Margaret's sister)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Whole-Wheat-Oatmeal Pancakes

Makes 8-10 pancakes.

2 eggs, separated
2 TBS oil
1 cup oats
1 cup water

Beat egg whites until stiff. Set aside. Combine egg yolks, water, oil and oats. Beat slightly and allow to stand for 5 minutes.

While waiting, stir together:

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 TBS sugar
1/3 cup dry nonfat milk powder

Add wet ingredients, mix together. Fold in egg whites. Cook on griddle.

This is from my healthy roommate college days. Ruth bought a cookbook from a food storage place and we had fun trying out different recipies.