July 21, 2013

Easy chicken dinner

4-6 chicken breast
Red potatoes
Green beans
Italian dressing packet
Stick of butter

grease 9 x13 dish

place chicken breast in center
cubed red potatoes on left of chicken
Green beans on right of chicken

Sprinkle with Italian dressing
Melt butter and pour over top

Cover with reynolds wrap

Bake 350 for 1 hours

July 4, 2013

3 envelope roast

3 pound beef roast such as chuck roast
1 envelope of dry Italian salad dressing mix
1 envelope of dry ranch salad dressing mix
1 envelope of dry brown gravy mix
2 cups water

Instructions :
Put the water in a measuring cup that is larger then the amount of water you are using. Now add and mix all three envelopes to the water. Mix until blended completely.
Brown the roast (if desired). Add the meat to your cooker. Pour the water, salad dressing mixture over the roast. In the slow cooker cook it on high for about 4 hours on low about 8 hours.

July 3, 2013

Snickerdoodle cake

1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 c. cake flour
1 Tbl. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbl. cinnamon
1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 3/4 c. sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 c. milk

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buttercream
1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
4 c. powdered sugar
milk, if needed to reach desired consistency

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  In a medium bowl, stir together the all-purpose flour, cake flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; set aside.  In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar and light and fluffy.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each.  Add the vanilla.  Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk, starting and ending with dry.  Spread batter evenly into a greased 12x18-inch jelly roll pan.  Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove from oven and cool completely.

For the buttercream: Beat butter, brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon until light and fluffy and the brown sugar is dissolved.  Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating until smooth and creamy.  Add milk, if needed as you go, to reach desired creamy consistency.  Spread over cooled cake.