One of America’s Favorites – French Toast

November 11, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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French toast served at a restaurant

French toast is a dish made of sliced bread soaked in eggs and milk, then fried. Alternative names and variants include eggy bread, Bombay toast, German toast, gypsy toast, poor knights (of Windsor), torrija and Arme Riddere.

The earliest known reference to French toast is in the Apicius, a collection of Latin recipes dating to the 4th or 5th century, where it is described as simply aliter dulcia (“another sweet dish”). The recipe says to “slice fine white bread, remove the crust, and break it into large pieces. Soak these pieces in milk and beaten egg, fry in oil, and cover with honey before serving.”

A fourteenth-century German recipe uses the name Arme Ritter (“poor knights”), a name also used in English and the Nordic languages. Also in the fourteenth century, Taillevent presented a recipe for “tostées dorées”. Italian 15th-century culinary expert Martino da Como offers a recipe.

The usual French name is pain perdu, “lost bread”, reflecting its use of stale or otherwise “lost” bread — which gave birth to the metaphoric term pain perdu for sunk costs. It may also be called pain doré, “golden bread”, in Canada. There are fifteenth-century English recipes for pain perdu

An Austrian and Bavarian term is pafese or pofese, from zuppa pavese, referring to Pavia, Italy. The word “soup” in the dish’s name refers to bread soaked in a liquid, a sop. In Hungary, it is commonly called bundáskenyér (lit. “furry bread”).

French toast topped with fruit, butter and cream, served with maple syrup.

Slices of bread are soaked or dipped in a mixture of beaten eggs, often whisked with milk or cream. Sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla may be variously added to the mixture. The bread is then fried in butter or olive oil until browned and cooked through. Day-old bread is often used, both for its thrift and because it will soak up more egg mixture without falling apart.

The cooked slices may be served with sugar or sweet toppings such as jam, honey, fruit, or maple syrup.

According to the Compleat Cook (1659) as quoted in the OED, the bread was dipped in milk only, with the egg mixture added afterwards.

Alternatively, the bread may be soaked in wine, rosewater, or orange juice, either before or after cooking.

French toast was popularly served in railroad dining cars of the early and mid-20th century. The Santa Fe was especially known for its French toast, and most of the railroads provided recipes of these and other dining car offerings to the public as a promotional feature.

 

Kitchen Hint of the Week!

November 6, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Just a pat of butter………….

To prevent butter from over-browning in your pan, add a little bit of lemon juice.

Kitchen Hint of the Week!

October 10, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Keep it cold…………….

When making Pies – Keep the ingredients cold. Butter should be kept refrigerated until using; solid vegetable shortening can be stored in the freezer without freezing hard as a rock. Also add ice cubes to a measuring cup and fill it with more water than you’ll need; add ice-cold water to the pastry mixture a tablespoon at a time.

Kitchen Hint of the Day

October 3, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Love those Pancakes………..

Instead of butter, use Olive Oil – To prevent pancakes from burning, use olive oil! Butter can easily burn on the stove, but olive oil gives pancakes nice, crispy edges without burning them. Olive oil will prevent your pancakes from sticking to the griddle, too. You’ll know when your pan is hot enough when the olive oil easily moves around your griddle.

* Thank you to Maddie for passing this hint along to share.

Healthy Pancake Recipes

September 18, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Healthy Pancake Recipes from the EatingWell website and Magazine. Delicious and Healthy Pancake Recipes with recipes including; Triple-Grain Flapjacks, Corn Pancakes with BBQ Pulled Turkey and Coleslaw, and Berry Swirl Pancakes. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Pancake Recipes
Find healthy, delicious pancake recipes including blueberry, banana, chocolate chip and low-calorie pancakes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Triple-Grain Flapjacks
Cornmeal, rolled oats, and wheat flour are the trio of grains in these pancakes. Chopped dried cherries or cranberries are also good choices in place of the optional blueberries or currants……….

Corn Pancakes with BBQ Pulled Turkey and Coleslaw
Corn pancakes topped with turkey in homemade barbecue sauce and coleslaw will become one of your favorites, especially if you love breakfast-for-dinner………….

Berry Swirl Pancakes
Adding applesauce to these Berry Swirl Pancakes ensures helps to reduce sugar content and ensures that they will be moist and delicious for breakfast………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Pancake Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18659/mealtimes/breakfast-brunch/pancakes/

Seafood Night – Stuffed Clams, Broiled Lobster Tails w/ and Sliced New Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

September 7, 2019 at 6:22 PM | Posted in potatoes, seafood | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Seafood Night – Stuffed Clams, Broiled Lobster Tails w/ and Sliced New Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

 

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. Almost a Fall day around here. It was around 54 degrees this morning and a high of 74 degrees. I guess it won’t be long. Got the cart out early and finished up some yard work. Then after Lunch it was all College Football watching! Love my Football! For Dinner tonight it’s Seafood Night – Stuffed Clams, Broiled Lobster Tails w/ and Sliced New Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn.

 

 

 

 

Mom had been wanting Lobster Tail so I purchased a package of 2 Lobster Tails and Stuffed Clams fresh from the Seafood Department at Kroger. I purchased the Stuffed Clams from the Seafood Department at Kroger yesterday. They are Matlaw Stuffed Clams (Brand) that they carry in the Seafood Case. We have these every so often and love having them! For the Stuffed Clams I preheated the oven on 425 degrees. Lined a small baking sheet with foil and placed the Clams on it. I sprinkled some Sea Salt on them and a drizzle of Lemon Juice. When the oven was ready I baked the Clams until heated through, about 25 minutes. Meaty and seasoned just right, with a side of Louisiana Remoulade Sauce. It’s the perfect dip for all Seafood.

 

 

I bought the Lobster Tails from Kroger Seafood Department yesterday, package of 2. To make the Broiled Lobster Tails I’ll need; 2 lobster tails, 1/2 cup salted butter melted, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1 large lemon or lemon juice.

 

 

 

 

 

Then to prepare the Lobster; I first turned on the broiler and let it preheat. Next I grabbed some kitchen shears to slice open the lobster tail lengthwise to expose the meat inside. Placed them on a small, ungreased baking sheet that I lined with foil. Then in a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, garlic, salt, and pepper. Drizzled that over the lobster exposed lobster meat.

 

 

 

 

 

Placed the baking sheet 6 inches beneath broiler and let broil until the meat was no longer translucent, about 9 minutes. Watch them closely so not to overcook them. Serve immediately with lemon wedges or squeeze lemon juice over lobster meat just before eating. Then just Enjoy! These came out so good. Fantastic flavor and the lobster meat was tender. Got to have these again, been too long!

 

 

 

 

 

For one side I heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced New Potatoes. I use a lot of Del Monte Vegetable Products, always delicious and store a lot longer than fresh Vegetables. To prepare them I emptied the can into a small sauce pan. Heated it on medium heat until heated through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For another side dish I boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn. It’s frozen Mini Ears of Sweet Corn and you just boil for 10 minutes and you have some of the Sweetest Corn you can find! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams
Set Sail for Something Different for Dinner Tonight!

It’s the dreaded question, “What’s for dinner tonight?” Instead of reaching for another steak, pork chop, or that old standby, chicken nuggets for the kids, set sail for something different: a bounty of delicious options from under the sea.

With families today looking for healthier and more flavorful meal options than ever before, seafood lovers young and old will enjoy discovering new items in the frozen seafood section that are convenient, affordable and tasty. That’s why, Matlaw’s, creator of America’s #1 Seafood Appetizer, has introduced a full line of products that the whole family will love.

From classic New England Style, Bacon and Cheese, Chorizo or Chili Lime Stuffed Clams served in a natural clam shell; to Crispy Original, Barbecue, or Coconut Popcorn Shrimp; and Southwest Tortilla Breaded Cod, Jalapeño Breaded Cod, or Pubstyle Battered Cod, these exciting new flavor combinations are sure to have family members asking for more every night of the week.

For many families the Stuffed Clams have become a favorite. Each natural clamshell is filled with a delectable matlawsbreadcrumb stuffing with clams, green and red peppers, and delicate spices, and individually frozen to insure freshness and flavor. They’re great on the grill and so easy to prepare. Instead of turning on the oven and heating up the kitchen, simply wrap in a foil “boat” and place right on the grill on medium heat for 25 minutes. Pair with a crunchy green salad and top with butter and lemon, (or a dash of hot sauce for the truly adventurous), is all it takes to satisfy the family.

With Matlaw’s it couldn’t be easier to serve up a seafood feast at dinner time, lunch time or party time too. Discover even more recipes, tasty food pairing suggestions, menu recommendations, special offers, coupons and more at http://www.Matlaws.com/setsail.com

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 23, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Cakes………..

For the best tasting cakes ever, always bring the eggs, milk, and butter to room temperature before you make the batter. Cake on!

Healthy Baked Potato Recipes

August 10, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Healthy Baked Potato Recipes SATURDAY

Healthy Baked Potato Recipes from the EatingWell website and Magazine. Hot, Delicious, and Healthy Baked Potato Recipes! Find recipes like; Twice-Baked Goat Cheese Potatoes, Easy Loaded Baked Potatoes, and Hasselback Potatoes with Cheese. Get these recipes and much more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Baked Potato Recipes
Find healthy, delicious baked potato recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Twice-Baked Goat Cheese Potatoes
These healthy twice-baked potatoes are made with a combination of goat cheese and cottage cheese for a creamy and satisfying spud……….

Easy Loaded Baked Potatoes
A easy take on the classic side dish, these loaded baked potatoes are both flavorful and super simple to make, using only 3 ingredients……………

Hasselback Potatoes with Cheese
Hasselback potatoes are the perfect side dish for people who love crispy potato-chip-like slices as well as the tender interior of a baked potato. Simple to prepare, these hasselback potatoes look impressive and decadent with melted Cheddar cheese and a spinkle of paprika on top……….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Baked Potato Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19314/side-dishes/potato/baked-potato/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 10, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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No toaster needed…………..

For a different type of toast, lightly butter a slice of bread on both sides and cook it in a waffle iron. Enjoy!

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Spicy Chicken and Corn on the Cob

August 4, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is Spicy Chicken and Corn on the Cob. I got a good one for this week’s recipe! For making the Chicken you’ll need; Chicken Pieces, Butter, Dijon Mustard, Cider Vinegar, Thyme, Salt, Hot Pepper Sauce, and Bread Crumbs. You’ll be baking both the Chicken and Corn on the Cob. The recipe is off the CooksRecipes website (Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council). At the CooksRecipes site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes that will satisfy all tastes, diets, and cuisines. Enjoy and make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Spicy Chicken and Corn on the Cob

Recipe Ingredients:
3 pounds chicken pieces
6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
4 ears corn on the cob, husked
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
2 – In medium bowl, stir together melted butter, mustard, vinegar, thyme, salt and hot pepper sauce. Brush corn and chicken thoroughly with butter mixture.
3 – Arrange chicken in one layer in a baking dish. Sprinkle chicken with bread crumbs.
4 – Set corn in another baking dish; cover with aluminum foil.
5 – Bake chicken and corn for one hour; serve hot.

Makes 4 servings.

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/chicken/spicy_chicken_and_corn_on_the_cob_recipe.html

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