Once I got past that part, the rest was a breeze. Mix all in a bowl and then add to a pie crust and top it off with another pie crust. I use Pillsbury pie crust because it’s easier than making my own and still taste pretty good I think.
I didn’t add more sugar to the top of the pie like the recipe said to. Just because I didn’t want to. I don’t feel like that would have added to anything but maybe I’m wrong. Something else went wrong? Yes. As I was carrying it into work for our holiday potluck, the apple and pear juices started to leak everywhere. I didn’t notice until it got into the holes in my jeans. My coat, jeans, and boots are completely sticky and probably ruined. Still, I made the pie, and it wasn’t anything spectacular.
Yes, it’s apple cider vinegar, but that’s not redeeming itself any points. I think the thing I hated most about it was the fact that it was so completely sweet. All the sugar that was in it made it way to sweet for me. Potatoes should be salty, that’s just the way I think it should be. I don’t like sweet potatoes that much either unless they are in bread like foods i.e. cupcakes and pancakes.
I served the salad cold since I took it to my work potluck along with the pie. I don’t know if serving hot would have made that much of a difference, but I’m going to guess not. My house does smell like bacon now though, so that’s a plus right? Oh wait, it also smells like vinegar. FYI, thank goodness the pie spilled on me and not the vinegar. I would have been even more mad than I was. I don’t recommend these potatoes, but I’m sure a lot of folks in the St. Louis area love these since it’s well… German.
I'm getting really bad a remembering to take pictures. Mine looked similar to the picture from the cookbook, except not in a fancy, cute bowl like this one. I also think mine had way too much "sauce" on it.
First, it was really easy. The only thing I didn’t like about it was cutting in the butter. I’m sure I’ve already told all you this, but I don’t quite understand what that means. I end up getting some butter pieces and a whole lot of flour… Perhaps I don’t cube the butter small enough? Or maybe I’m just doing it completely wrong? I don’t know. But it didn’t look how I would assume the topping would have looked.
Another thing, make sure you have all the ingredients before starting. My wonderful fiance had to make a special trip to the store to get sugar.. I know right how did I not have sugar? This I do not know, but I had started combining the ingredients in a bowl before I realized I didn’t have any. Funny thing, the egg froze on top of the rhubarb since I didn’t get it mixed quick enough.
Overall, this was a pretty easy recipe to make. I probably wouldn’t make it again, sticking to the traditional apple cobbler or something, but everyone seemed to enjoy it at the party.
Next, the almond cream. I am not a fan for whipping my own cream. However, this time around I think I’m getting better at it. The cream formed the peaks pretty quickly after adding the sugar and extract, and I was pleased with how short of time it took. I did make the mistake of putting too much almond extract in it, and the end taste was a little off, but other than that the recipe was a success. It was delicious and perfect for the second christmas party I went to over the weekend.
With all the excitement... I forgot to grab a picture of it. But here's a picture of what it looks like in the cookbook. Close enough right? (Probably better).
The tomatoes and onions and everything had to simmer for 15 minutes, then added chicken back and simmer for another 15 minutes, then add mushrooms and simmer for another 15 minutes. It felt like it was never going to be done, but by the time it was, the chicken was perfectly cooked and everything tasted so amazing. The only thing we didn’t half were the mushrooms because I didn’t want to waste the rest of the package.
I thoroughly enjoyed this chicken and will make it again in the future as well as recommend it to you readers to make for dinner as well. Loved it for sure.
Since we had to purchase a large package of chicken at the store for the Arizona chicken, we had some chicken leftover and I decided to just make another recipe with it! Artichoke chicken was next on my list so that’s what I planned for. The entire time I was reading the recipe online and making my grocery list, apparently it was the wrong recipe. Once I went shopping and got back to my house to read the actual cookbook, I realized that this was a casserole recipe rather than a chicken and artichoke recipe like the one I was looking at online.
Ya know what? It worked out, because I had all the ingredients already at my house. I’m not sure how I got this lucky, but it was fabulous. I even had the cream of chicken condensed soup that I never ate when I got my wisdom teeth out. I like this recipe better than the one I had planned on making because it only had to bake for like 35 minutes (20 since I halved the recipe). So dinner was ready very quickly.
There isn’t much taste to this recipe though, it pretty much just taste like chicken (surprising huh?). I had to use mozzarella instead of cheddar because that’s what I already had, but the cheese shouldn’t matter right? I still liked this recipe and thought it tasted good. I probably wouldn’t make it again, but I’ll be eating the leftovers this week for lunch. Thumbs to the side.
Sorry... forgot to get a picture of this one.
It’s basically like a southwest/mexican lasagna. I used flour tortillas instead of corn because I hate corn tortillas. But everything else was perfect. Unfortunately the store didn’t have already chopped onions… so that wasn’t a pleasant experience, both me and my fiance were crying. Why do onions have to taste so wonderful? This is why I always opt for the more expensive, already chopped onions.
The overall recipe was extremely easy to make and the outcome was delicious. I was a little worried with the condensed soups, but the mixture smelled so fragrant on the stove and tasted great when I took it out of the oven. Thumbs up on this recipe. I’d make it again and you should make it and tell me what you think!
I also the recipe online has a different name than in my book, but I promise it's the same one!
P.S. I’m trying to go in “alphabetical order” now for what I choose to make… because if I don’t think I’ll have to endure all the “bad” recipes in the end. King Ranch Casserole is an exception because it was a spur of the moment decision on what to make for dinner. We will see how good I am at going “in order.”
Dinner & a Movie
Bringing you food and drinks so that you can make movie night that much more delicious.
"Food is essential for life; therefore make it good"
Shannon does it Julie & Julia style as she cooks through a cookbook and shares thoughts and recipes along the way.