This is another recipe from one of those garage sale find pamphlets. This recipe comes from one called Bread Basket Favorites. The Boys and I made these rolls for breakfast a few days ago. Cade and Quinn helped by measuring and dumping the ingredients and rolling the dough. The recipe turned out and made over a dozen large cinnamon rolls.
Quick Cinnamon Rolls
They will think you've worked for hours
1 yellow cake mix
2 pkgs dry yeast
6 c. flour
21/2 c. hot water
1/4 c. butter melted
1 # powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 to 1/2 c. milk
Combine cake mix, yeast, and 2 cups of flour. Add hot water and eggs. Add 4 cups of flour. Roll dough out on floured surface. Spread with Set in warm place, let rise 45 minutes to 1 hour. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Frost immediately.
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Mixed Grain Pancakes
We made these pancakes for breakfast this morning.
This is a recipe from a cookbook that I bought yesterday. This book is filled with some great healthy recipes. I also found two other cookbooks that I had been trying to find for a while. I love to read cookbooks. Sounds boring, I know, but it is so hot and miserable outside and reading these should keep me happliy entertained inside the house.
These scrumptious pancakes are great for breakfast or a quick, nutritious supper. The whole wheat flour and oats give them an extra boost yet still keep these pancakes light. serves 4
1 3/4 cups bleached flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup quick cooking oats or wheat germ
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
2 large eggs; beaten
2 1/2 cups low-fat milk
4 T melted butter-cooled slightly
oil for pan
1. In a large bowl thoroughly combine the first six ( dry ) ingredients.
2. In a medium bowl beat the eggs, then beat in the milk and butter.
3. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and stir just until evenly moistened, about 10 strokes. Its ok if there are some lumps; in fact, there should be some if you haven't overbeaten it. Let the batter rest 10 minutes.
4. Lightly oil a skillet, and beat it over medium heat until a drop of water splatters when flicked onto the pan. Pour on 2 T of batter and wait until the surface of the pancake is filled with bubbles. (Regulate the heat so the pancakes are golden underneath and covered with bubbles at the same time.) Flip and cook until golden. Serve with warm maple syrup.
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
These were great the boys won't leave them alone! This is another recipes from that batch of garage sale find -old recipe pamphlets.
1 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup butter
4 eggs beaten
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 can Hershey's chocolate syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Mix ingredients in order given. Pour into greased 9x13 pan. Bake for 30 minutes at 350. cool
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
green food coloring to desired color
Frost cooled brownies with the above frosting. After frosted, refrigerate for a while and put on following glaze:
1 cup chocolate chips
6 T butter
Melt chips over boiling water adding butter to chips. Spread over frosted brownies. Refrigerate- set out to room temperature for a few minutes to cut brownies easier.
Miss Frieda Freckles
This is Miss Frieda Freckles, one of four Koi that we got from the Henry Doorly Zoo a few weeks ago. Quinn named her along with another Koi he named Blanch. Both Cade and Quinn have been busy naming all of the koi. It was a fun experience to be able to purchase fish from the zoo. I called the zoo this spring and found out that there was a list of (200) people waiting to purchase Koi, if the zoo employees were able to catch some and were willing to offer them for sale to the public. Well, some how I must have called at just the right time. At first, the zoo was not going to sell any koi this year. I was told to wait and call back June 1st just to get put on the list. I called back and some how I was able to schedule an appointment to come and pick out and purchase four fish.
Three other people arrived at the same time and we all got to drive inside the zoo and go into a building and take turns picking from a tank full of koi. Scot and I picked out the first 3 and Cade picked out the last one. Miss Frieda Freckles was first pick, Henry, a red koi with black spots was second, Blanch was third, and
Spiral Spot was Cade's pick. They joined our other larger Koi in the big pond. The other koi now have names as well. We have a Zebra, Super Mario Brother Mo, Super Mario Brother Jo, Creamsickle, Porkchop, Figaro, Flo, Moby Dick, two white koi names Tuna and Luna, and other names that I can't remember. We have also named three: Dorthy, Rhonda, Roxanne,- Koi that we are taking care of for our neighbors until they get their pond up and running so thats their names for now.