Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Breakfast Bundles

The Menu:
Breakfast Bundles

The Original Recipe:
I was making my son's favorite Pepperoni Rolls, and I had some biscuits leftover. I thought to myself, "self, I thought, wouldn't some sausage and cheese taste great in a biscuit?" "Why yes, yes they would." and then lo' and behold the Breakfast Bundle was created. These taste soooo good. My teenager is going LOVE them. I couldn't help myself but to try one -- and then another. I need to save some, I think. "Great job, self!"

Breakfast Bundle

1 tube biscuits (I used Simply Pillsbury)
5 premade sausage patties-thawed
5 slices American (or your favorite cheese)
2 tablespoons Maple Syrup

On a floured surface, roll out a biscuit. Cut sausages in half. Cut cheese in half. On rolled out biscuit, add half slice of cheese, and half slice of sausage patty. Roll, folding the sides in over meat and cheese. Continue to roll up into a bundle (see Pepperoni Roll pictures). Slather tops with Maple Syrup. Bake 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until nicely browned.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

The Menu:
Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

The Original Recipe:
Who's into Pinterest? I am! I love it for the recipes, and the fact that I can save a recipe, and a picture, onto a "cloud" and not have to search all through my computer to find where I stored it! I found this recipe for Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken, and it's to-die-for. It was super fast to make, too. I thought it would be a pain to fry up the chicken first, and then bake it for an hour, but it really wasn't. I acutally turned up the temp. to 350, and stirred it every 20 minutes for an hour, and it was perfect! I also made extra sauce to serve with it since I made Jasmine rice to go along with this. It was delicious! I added some hot pepper flakes to my dish, too. Yum! I could just gorge myself on a dish like this one!  This may not be authentic, but it is so delicious!

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken via Pinterest via Life as a Lofthouse blog

The chicken coating:

3-4 boneless chicken breasts

salt + pepper

1 cup cornstarch

2 eggs, beaten

1/4 cup canola oil

The sweet and sour sauce:

3/4 cup sugar

4 tbs ketchup

1/2 cup vinegar

1 tbs soy sauce

1 tsp garlic salt

Start by preheating your oven to 325 degrees. Rinse your chicken breasts in water and then cut into cubes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Dip chicken into the cornstarch to coat then dip into the eggs. Heat your 1/4 cup oil in a large skillet and cook your chicken until browned but not cooked through. Place the chicken in a 9x13 greased baking dish. Mix all of your sweet and sour sauce ingredients in a bowl with a whisk and then pour evenly over the chicken. Bake for one hour and during the baking process you will need to turn the chicken every 15 minutes.
Other Delicious Dishes like this one:
General Tso's
Asian Chicken Meatballs with Teryiaki Glaze
Perfect Potstickers
Salmon with Hoison Glaze
Shoyu Chicken
Stir Fried Shrimp
Hoisin BBQ Chicken