Saturday, February 25, 2012

anybody can cook!

ok so ANYBODY can cook!!! dont get discouraged! if i need to start more simple than this let me know and i can adjust! we will start with a few easy recipes:
-Chicken Pot Pie
-"Wacky" Cake
-*Texas Roadhouse Butter

Lets start with the easiest of the 3:
Texas Roadhouse Butter
-2 sticks of butter (at room temperature-just set it out for a few hours until it will make an indentation at a light touch)
-1 cup of powdered sugar (confectioners sugar)
-1/2 cup of honey
-2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

it is sooo much easier if you have a stand mixer with a wisk attachment (my wonderful husband just got me a new silver kitchenaid mixer for christmas!) i would seriously advise you to get a stand mixer if you dont have one.
1st put the sticks of butter in the mixer and drop in the sugar, cinnamon, and honey and set the wisk down in to all of it and turn it on the lowest setting while it is mixing find a jar to put the mixture into. prefferable one with a good sealable lid. Check the mixture and see if it looks mixed well (it will look grainy) im still trying to figure out how to make it as smooth as theirs but i will guarentee it is amazing the 1st time i made it i had my parents over for dinner and made it and homemade rolls and didnt have much of either left.

Wacky Cake! REALLY EASY CHOCOLATE (yes ladies.... i said chocolate) CAKE!
3 cups of flour
2 cups of sugar
6 tablespoons of cocoa
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of baking soda
---mix all 5 of theese together in your mixer or mixing bowl
then slowly add in
10 tablespoons of vegetable oil (easier way of measuring this out it is 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons---however you feel more comfortable doing it)
2 tablespoons of vinegar
1 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 cups of water

(more moist than you will ever believe)
As soon as all of this is mixed together and fully mixed it should look just like a box cake batter. Take and spray your pan down with pam ... or if you dont have pam take your pan and a stick of butter and just rub the butter all in it till there is a thick coat of butter on it then take a handful of flour and put it in the pan til flour sticks to all sides and bottom and all corners :) then pour in pan and bake in preheated oven at 350° and bake 35-40 minutes. you will know when its done when you can take a toothpick and stick it in the middle and pull it out when its done. Enjoy! (TIP:: if you want PRETTY icing.... and it it store bought put it in your mixer and mix it for about 2-5 minutes and it will be lighter and fluffier but wait till your cake completely cools! it makes for an easier frosting and wont tear the cake apart!)

**hey did you realize you didnt use any eggs or milk?! how awesome is this?! before too long i plan on trying to make a vanilla version! i will definatly let everyone know how this goes.**


3 chicken breast (boiled and shredded---easy way to shred it is take it from hot water and put in your mixing bowl and use the mixing paddle it will tear it apart without getting your hands dirty and burning them!)
1 can of cream of chicken
1 can of whole kernel corn
1 can of peas & carrots mixed

1 cup of flour
1 teaspoon of baking power
1 stick of butter (softened just like with the texas roadhouse butter)
1 cup of milk

 (Great Sunday Meal!)
mix all topping stuff together and set it aside

mix all the filling together and put it in an oven safe dish then put the topping on it and spread it out evenly then bake in a preheated oven at 350°  and bake until the top of the crust is a golden brown color. As soon as it is golden brown pull it out of the oven and its ready to eat! ENJOY!!!

if there are any questions you have about these feel free to e-mail me. Otherwise i will back on and post atleast one new recipe a week! i have started with some easy ones and as time progresses i plan on getting more in depth. PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ABOUT THIS PLEASE! i would LOVE to have some followers! Oh and i also sell PAMPERED CHEF!! feel more than free to e-mail me about any of it and i will get you packets and we can set you up with a show! 

Remember we have monthly specials and i am willing to travel for some shows. But later on i will post some of my household money saving tricks like the detergent i have made and some of the storage tips! THANKS!!

---until next time
                                a tired mommy and wife here to help in any way possible!