Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day Dinner!

Well it was a huge success! The boys and I made daddy dinner and it was a piece of cake so to speak. We made a home version of Rice a Roni and we used the last bit of frozen peas from our garden last year that the boys and I harvested, and a nice fat slice of garlic Texas toast. For desert we made our version of No Bake Cookies. It was wonderful and that was a hit too! The boys loved making those the best of course.
Chicken Rice a Roni
2 heaping Tablespoons of Butter or Bacon grease
1Cup White rice any kind
1/2 Cup broken 1" pieces of spaghetti noodles
1 lb. chicken chunks or tenders fresh or frozen
31/2 Cups of chicken broth or water(if you use water add a couple of chicken bullion cubes)
1Tablespoon freshly chopped parsley or 1 teaspoon of dried
1 teaspoon of thyme
1 teaspoon of marjoram
salt and pepper to taste

Fry rice and spaghetti noodle pieces in a large electric or stove top skillet about 350 on an electric skillet and about medium high on the stove top until lightly browned and rice looks white and not clear anymore.

Add the chicken and remaining ingredients when it comes to a boil cover and let simmer until rice is tender and chicken is cooked through about 20min.

Now for desert!
The Turner's No Bake Cookie Recipe

1 Cup rolled oats
1 Cup powdered milk
1/2 Cup honey
1/2 Cup Crunchy Peanut Butter or Creamy(we like the Crunchy kind best our selves but what ever your personal preference is)
1/4 Cup of powdered unsweetened coco

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. It will be dry and you will need to take some time with it and knead it in the bowl with your hands for a while, but be patient it is all worth it!

Once the mix is somewhat form-able you may scoop up small chunks at at time pressing in your hands and form them into balls. Then lay them on a cookie sheet with wax, parchment paper or freezer paper and set in the fridge to chill, they will be ready to eat by the time dinner is done. If you have any extra which in our case that wasn't, store it in an air tight container and keep in your fridge, I think that they taste better when chilled a bit especially in the summer time. Makes 20 small rounded pieces.

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