Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday Funny: July 26/14

Happy Saturday Everyone!!


Sorry for being so MIA this week. Tomorrow we ship everyone off for camp. 2 whole weeks of no kids!!! 

So how has your summer been going?

Let's see what was funny this week on Facebook:



Friday, July 18, 2014

Saturday Funny: July 19/14

Happy Weekend Everyone!!


I'm sorry there was no Saturday Funny last weekend. My Sister & I packed up the kids & took then to a Civil War Reenactment. We had so much fun!

I'm actually away again this weekend with Teen #2. Just us. 

So with that let's see what's been funny on Facebook:

(Ok this wasn't on Facebook... Well it is now because my Sister posted it. It was a sign posted in the ice cream shop we found.)





Saturday, July 5, 2014

Saturday Funny: July 5/14

Happy July Everyone!!!


How busy was your week?

Me I've decovered I am one of many who have a passion for vintage Pyrex dishes. Who knew it was such a big thing? Clearly I've been living under a rock. So I'm working on finding the two smaller bowls to a set I've used since I was a kid. But in the mean time I've bought a whole new set in a different pattern & matching casserole dishes. Look out world me & my Pyrex are coming ;-)

So let's see what was funny this week on Facebook:

So everyone knows ^^^ this is fact in my house!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Smothered Fries A #Canadaday Post

HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!


Tidbit of fact about me: I'm Canadian! 

Yup I'm the lonely Cunuck in the Sea of all things American. That's cool with me. 

So for this very awesome Canada Day I wanted to share something with you that is a twist on something truly Canadian. Pouteen. Yes it's one of the things best made in Canada. Most People don't know what it is & that's ok. 

But this... This is a MUST try!

Smothered Fries

What you need
 1 (450 g) lb. frozen french fried potatoes
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup Kraft Rancher's Choice Dressing
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 crumbled cup blue cheese OR substitute with flavored Feta Cheese
4 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled
2 green onions, sliced 

Make It

Bake french fries as directed on package.

Meanwhile, mix sour cream, dressing and garlic until blended.

Place french fries on platter; top with sour cream mixture, cheese, bacon and onions. Serve immediately.


Enjoy! 

We ate ours right out of the pan!!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pancake Apple Rings

Yay it's Sunday! 


That is what you will here almost every Sunday in my house. 

Why? You may ask

Well I will tell you. 

It's PANCAKE DAY!!!!

I love to try new version of this weekend staple. So when I found this it was an instant hit! 

The younger kids call them "Breakfast Donuts". Mainly because anything that's round with a hole that you eat is a Donut. 

So give them a go..

Pancake Apple Rings

Ingredients:

2 medium Granny Smith apples, pared and cored
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk 
1/2 cup cinnamon sugar

Directions:

Slice apples crosswise into 1/8" thick rings. (a mandolin slicer works great for this)

Whisk together flour, baking power, baking soda and salt. Beat in eggs and buttermilk (or sour milk), mixing just until incorporated.

Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and grease lightly. Dip apple rings into cinnamon sugar then into batter and allow excess batter to drip off. If the batter is too thick, add more milk, one tablespoon at a time, until it is thick enough to stick to the apple ring, but thin enough to have excess drip off. You might want to cook a test apple ring to make sure the batter is to your liking before adding too much milk.

Cook apple rings on skillet until golden brown, turning once. Skillet temperature is important here because if the skillet is too hot, the outside dough will burn before the apple inside starts to soften. Once again, you'll probably want to try a test apple ring and adjust the skillet temperature before cooking a bunch of rings at once.

Serve immediately with maple syrup.

Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 10 min Serves: 2-3



BBQ Chicken & Peach Kabobs with #Bacon #HappyFourthOfJuly

This is a ver quick well loved meal for the family. 


It will totally please your Bacon lover as well. 

BBQ CHICKEN & PEACH KABOBS WITH BACON

What You Need

1 cup Barbecue Sauce, divided
4. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces
3 peaches, peeled, each cut into 8 pieces
8-10 slices of Bacon, cut crosswise in half

Make It

Heat grill to medium-high heat. 
Reserve 2 Tbsp. barbecue sauce. 
Stack 1 each chicken and peach piece; wrap with 1 bacon piece. 
Thread onto  skewers; brush with remaining barbecue sauce.

Grill 12 to 14 min. or until chicken is done, brushing with reserved sauce for the last 2 min.

*wood skewers should be soaked for 30 min prior to assembly*


Reese's Peanut butter Cup Brownies

Yes, Yes I am at it again with my LOVE (and I do mean L-O-V-E) with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. 


Now I know I did a version of this well over a year ago. You can take a look in this link. 

http://myhalfbaked.blogspot.ca/2013/04/cookie-cake-why-not-have-both.html?m=1

But these my friends are just OOOHHMYGOODNESSYUMMM! 

So with that into here they are:

Ingredients
  1. 1 box brownie mix
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  4. 1/4 cup water
  5. 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  6. 9 Reese's peanut butter cups
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 325 degrees F.
  2. Grease an 8x8 baking dish and set aside.
  3. Stir together brownie mix, eggs, oil, water, and chocolate chips.
  4. Pour half the batter into baking dish.
  5. Align peanut butter cups on top.
  6. Cover with remaining batter and bake for 55 minutes.


Braided Apple Bread

Apple Braid


For the Apple Filling

3 medium-size Granny Smith apples
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons lemon juice

For the Bread

2 1/2 cups bread flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon instant yeast (I prefer SAF Instant Yeast)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water
2 1/4 teaspoons vegetable oil

For the Glaze:
1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted
5 teaspoons whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of kosher salt
Pinch of nutmeg

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Make the Apple Filling: Peel, core, and slice the apples into thin slices, then cut the slices in half. Toss the apple pieces with the sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Bake the apple filling in an 8-inch square baking pan (or 9-inch pie tin) for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside. (Note: Do not turn the oven off at this point. You will be using it to bake the finished braid.)

Make the Bread: While the apple filling is baking, begin preparing the bread dough. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Add the water and oil and mix the dough for 6 minutes using an electric mixer on medium-high speed.

Spray a smooth clean surface with cooking spray and turn the dough out onto the surface. Knead the dough briefly to give it a smooth surface (this will only take several turns of the dough to accomplish). Spray a rolling pin with cooking spray and roll the dough out into a large rectangle, about 12-inches by 16-inches in size. Lift onto a greased baking sheet.

Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut each side into strips about 1-inch wide down each side, leaving the center third of the dough uncut. Spread the apple filling down the middle third of the dough. Fold strips of dough into the center, crisscrossing the filling by alternating strips from each side. Lightly press ends to seal, and straighten out the braid with your hands, if necessary, to straighten.

Bake the braid in the oven for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let the braid cool for several minutes.

Make the Glaze: Whisk together the glaze ingredients in a small bowl until blended and smooth.

Brush the glaze in a thick coat over the entire surface of the apple braid while it is still cooling. Carefully transfer the braid to a cooling rack set on a baking sheet (to catch drips) to finish cooling and prevent the bottom of the braid from becoming soggy from sitting in any pooling glaze. Slice and serve.



The "Oopps I Forgot" Saturday Funny: June 28/14

Hey Everyone!


How was your week? Mine well Crazy, Frustrating, Upseting, & Pleased don't even begin to explain it. There will be a post to follow this up & explain in the next few days I hope. 

So let's add a bit of humor to all of this shall we? Let's see what was funny on Facebook this week:

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