Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I was truly surprised when I went to the local Dollar Tree and found some of the ingredients; the Mixture and powder sugar. I went to the local grocery store and got the chocolate syrup(SN: you can get any syrup you like), chopped nuts, ice cream any flavor although I prefer vanilla when eating funnel cake!
It is very easy to make and very cost effective because you can make up to 5 funnel cakes with one box! So for the price of one at the fair I have and plenty to share with friends!
In the end I can do my happy dance for a fantastic recreated treat for half the cost!
Monday, October 29, 2012
I truly enjoy eating and cooking cornish hens!
I prefer to cook them in my roaster at a low setting to allow all the natural flavors to mingle with each other...lol but if you don't have a roaster you can use your oven.
What I do is preheat the oven on 400 degrees while I'm cleaning the hen or hens.
After, the cleaning rather I use the roaster or the oven I pat my the hen with a paper towel to get rid of some of the excess water.
If I'm using the roaster I don't worry about foil but if I'm using the oven I line my pan with foil but I also pull off extra so that I can cover the hen with the foil after I season it to help keep in the moisture of the hen.
When seasoning my hen it really depends on how I feel
I will use sage, polutry seasoning, peper, Nature's Seasoning, Garlic Powder or Onion Powder!
NOTE: I MAY USE A COMBINATION OF ALL THE SEASONINGS OR I MAY LEAVE SOME OUT IT TRULY DEPENDS WHAT I HAVE A TASTE FOR!
I also cut margarine or butter and place it around the hen to help it get that golden brown color!
I have tried that spray butter but I don't like the taste of the skin when the dish is done so I stick with the real stuff in regards to that!
When you place your hen in the oven turn it down to about 300 to 350 degrees.
After about 30 mins you can base the hen by dipping a spoon or a baser in the juices in the pan and drizzle it back over the hen then place the foil back over the hen.
let it cook for about 30 more mins and repeat the first step but this time keep the foil off of it so that the hen can get brown.
If you have it in the roaster you can base the hen and just let it continue to cook and will get a great golden brown skin.
Let the hen rest for about 5 mins then cut and serve!!!
I am not a chef but I am a home cook these are steps that I use when cooking I am not responsible if something isn't done correctly.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Today would have been my Granny's 93rd Birthday and as I sit back and shed tears of happiness for her life and one of saddness for not being able to pick up the phone and call her when I forget an ingredent that goes in her oh so delicious peach cobbler, collard greens straight from the garden or her homemade biscuits and cakes!
I still honor her because she is the one that helped me cultivate this gift of cooking!!
I think back when I tried to cook my mom some catfish that I tried to make like my Granny's it looked so good and tasted so horrible...lol We ended ordering some take out that night!!
What I like about Granny is she didn't get mad if I made a mistake in the kitchen, she didn't make it seem like a chore when she was teaching me!!
To be honest I didn't even know I was being taught, I just loved being in the kitchen with her and watching her turn simple ingredents into masterpieces!!
I was my Granny's first grand child and I was the only child for about 13 years, now that doesn't include my cousins which were a plenty but I think we had a certain connection from me being the first born!!!
From time to time I know I will have a Granny story or two mixed into my blogs!
Cooking is an art and I was trained by a Master!
Thank you Granny...A piece of you forever lives on in my heart and my food!!!
I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU!!!
Today, I do my happy dance for the gift that was left brewing deep inside of me!!!