Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pumpkin Pie

You can have Pumpkin Pie anytime, not just Thanksgiving. Last week I read Kate Jacobs Knit The Season and Dakota was making Thanksgiving meal for everyone.  It was chilly that day so I made a pumpkin pie.

Here's my recipe:
1 whole egg
2 egg whites
1 3/4 c pumpkin or 1 small can of pumpkin (14 or 15 oz)
3/4 c sugar
1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t ginger
1/4 t ground cloves
12 oz can evaporated milk (or you can use any kind of milk you have)
1 9 inch pie crust

Preheat oven to 425 F.
Combine filling ingredients in order given in large bowl. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 425F for 15 minutes.
Reduce oven to 350F.  Bake 45 minutes or until a knife placed in the center comes out clean.
Cool and enjoy with whipped cream!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Chicken Gumbo Soup

Chicken Gumbo Soup

2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
2 bell peppers, sliced – green, red, yellow or orange
1 medium onion, sliced OR ½ bag of frozen peppers and onions (sometimes called stir-fry mix)
1 tsp olive oil
1 14.5 oz can of stewed tomatoes OR a can of Ro-tel OR diced toms
1 10 oz box frozen okra, sliced
28 -32 oz of chicken broth or water
½ cup rice
Salt and pepper to taste
5-10 drops of Tabasco (optional)

Saute the peppers and onions in the oil in a large pot until soft. Add okra, tomatoes and broth. Simmer until okra is thawed. Add chicken, rice and seasonings. Ready to serve when rice is thoroughly cooked.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Cookbooks at the Library

I got these from the library.  The Jamie book is probably good for someone that is not American.  They were the usual "American" recipes.  Nothing really outstanding.
This Nigella book I didn't care for.  I made a couple of the recipes but the food had no taste.  A real disappointment.  I am glad I didn't pay for these books.