Sunday, January 29, 2006

Asian Turkey Salad (similar to East Café in Denver)

2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil (optional)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
Chow Mein Noodles
1 head iceberg lettuce- rinsed, dried and chopped
½ lb of shaved turkey breast

1 Prepare the dressing 30 minutes ahead of time by combining the brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, salad oil, and rice vinegar in a salad dressing carafe.

2 In a large bowl combine the iceberg lettuce cooked and shaved trukey breast. Let chill about 10 minutes, and just before serving add the chow mein noodles. Serve in salad bowls and offer the dressing in a pour able container so your family can add as much dressing as they want. You can also pour the dressing over the top of the salad, toss, and serve immediately.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Banana Bread

1 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup shorting

2/3 sugar
2 eggs well beaten
3-4 ripe mashed bananas
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Beat shortening until creamy; add sugar gradually, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Add flour mixture alternating with banana mixture beating after each addition until smooth. Pour into well greased bread pan. Bake for 1 hour @ 350.

I usually double the recipe.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Orange Flavored Chicken

Janet's Orange Flavored Chicken
2/3 cup of sugar
4 Tbsp. of soy sauce
2/3 cup of water
2 Tbsp. of Hot Garlic Sauce (I adjust for taste a little HOT)
The skin of an Orange
Mix the above ingredients and simmer.

4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into large bite size pieces removing all fat.
Mix 2/3 cup of flour and 2Tbls of cornstarch in zip lock bag. Throw chicken pieces in and shake till chicken is covered.
Fry chicken in veg oil till cooked through (don't over cook) you want chicken tender
Place chicken on paper towel and pour off extra oil. Keep the flour/cornstarch stuff in bottom of pan to thicken sauce.
Pour sugar mixture into that pan and heat. If you need to add a little flour/cornstarch mixture that you make into paste in to the sauce to thicken. You don't want it runny.
Put chicken back in pan and heat.
Serve over rice.