Thursday, August 20, 2015

Pimento Cheese





This August we are having fun exploring our church cookbook, we are putting some of the recipes to the test. How will they turn out when we make them? I asked the ladies of the church to pick out a recipe, prepare it and send me a pic. I will be adding a new recipe picture every day as they come in. I hope you enjoy our culinary adventure.





The famous pimento cheese by Suzanne 


Suzanne writes: 
"This is the pimento cheese that I have been making for many years. The very same pimento cheese that has been served at the Women's Retreat for the past several years. I even send it on the years I can't make it. My family loves it and we usually have some of it around.

It was requested for the shower our Homegroup recently had for Tamar VanWingerden so I decided to submit for all to see… and made a bunch extra to have at home and share with friends, right Mary (and Julie)?? 


These are the ingredients and tools that you need. Sharp is best and grating your own is best. The pre-shredded cheese has a wax coating on it so that it looks nice hanging in those bags and they are oh, so, convenient… but for mixing cheese and mayonnaise, buy the big block and get out your box grater and shred your own.

Put everything in a big mixer and mix it up… the mixture can thicken up some once it goes back into the fridge so sometimes I will add a bit more mayonnaise that the recipe calls for. Eventually you'll get a feel for how much you need.


Last night, Eric snacked on a bit of it with just pretzels. We served it at Tamar's shower this past Sunday. Today I made a grilled pimento cheese sandwich for lunch.



It also goes great dipped with apples, carrots, celery, and crackers… fancy or just plain saltines. Or with goldfish… as you see with Nathanael at lunch today.

Look at that adorable smile on Nathanael's face, he loves it! 
In fact, we all do. Thank you so much Suzanne.
The pics are great.  

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Husband's Delight



This August we are having fun exploring our church cookbook, we are putting some of the recipes to the test. How will they turn out when we make them? I asked the ladies of the church to pick out a recipe, prepare it and send me a pic. I will be adding a new recipe picture every day as they come in. I hope you enjoy our culinary adventure. 



Nita says  "Tried another recipe out of the Antioch cookbook when the grandchildren were coming to eat with us.
 I had forgotten about the blog and had started dishing it out when Julia said "Nana, we need to take a picture." Glad she remembered! 

This recipe is on page 40 and is called "Husband's Delight" 
turned out to be a Family Delight. Most of the kids had seconds."



Thank you, Nita and we are glad you remembered, Julia. 
It looks really good, Family Delight ... mmm .. 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Chicken Pie from Bocachica



This August we are having fun exploring our church cookbook, we are putting some of the recipes to the test. How will they turn out when we make them? I asked the ladies of the church to pick out a recipe, prepare it and send me a pic. I will be adding a new recipe picture every day as they come in. I hope you enjoy our culinary adventure. 


A really special surprise for us ... a recipe tried by Tara and her girls! 

Hello! Hope you are doing well! Thanks for the recipes and idea to share a blog about the cookbook. We have enjoyed it, :)

We cooked Michelle's chicken pie today. A perfect way to spend some time with all 4 of my girls. For the recipe, the only thing I added was 2 cloves of garlic with the vegetables. 

For the vegetables we used: celery, carrots, potatoes, and corn.
And due to not having shortening available here, we choose to make a biscuit crust instead of a pastry crust. 

Kristen is busy cutting up veggies for Chicken pie :)


 Alicia making a biscuit topping for the chicken pie. 


 Chicken pie.....waiting for the topping...;) Looks good!


My helpers! 


 Here is the finished product! All of my kids loved it. :) 
Now, I will say this, we added a lot of chicken. 
(I have a lot of people to feed) 
I think next time I would double the cream sauce to make it a little wetter. Other than that...Perfection!

Yum! I bet all that added chicken was really good. Your chicken pie was probably gone in no time.  
Recipe found on page 36. 

What a really sweet glimpse into your world. 
Thank you for sharing it with us. 
((HUGS)) 

Here is their latest blog update 
http://colombiamissionfamily.blogspot.com/2015/08/eight-is-enough.html

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Mama's Chocolate Pie



This August we are having fun exploring our church cookbook, we are putting some of the recipes to the test. How will they turn out when we make them? I asked the ladies of the church to pick out a recipe, prepare it and send me a pic. I will be adding a new recipe picture every day as they come in. I hope you enjoy our culinary adventure. 


This time it's me, Mary. I made 
Mama's Chocolate Pie on page 86. 

I had a good time making this recipe for a couple of reasons, 
1. I wondered if it was Ms. Jeanne's mom's recipe, if that was so, I wondered how many times it had been made and the lives that thad enjoyed it. 
2. The second reason I liked making it was because it is a simple recipe with simple ingredients. 

I used a store bought crust, then following the cookbook directions, I poured the chocolate liquid into the pie crust. 
There was one unusual instruction, I was to stir the pie filling during the baking time. I did what it said, opened the oven door a couple times and stirred it while baking in the crust. It all worked out fine. I baked it about 30 min. but mostly I baked it until it started bubbling. When it was done, I refrigerated it several hours then served it for our fellowship lunch. 







Thumbs up from our lunch guests  


Mmm .. it is very good. 


If you are curious about this tally, you might ask Dick what he was so good at that he got the most points. 


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Roasted Italian Sausage with tomatoes and white beans

This August we are having fun exploring our church cookbook, we are putting some of the recipes to the test. How will they turn out when we make them? I asked the ladies of the church to pick out a recipe, prepare it and send me a pic. I will be adding a new recipe picture every day as they come in. I hope you enjoy our culinary adventure. 

Roasted Italian Sausage with Tomatoes and White Beans by Kelly
Recipe 5 

Kelly wrote "Here's my version of Miss Jeanne Southern's "Roasted Italian Sausage with tomatoes and white beans".


1. I did some substitutions. Instead of sweet italian sausage, I used a mild spicy italian sausage. Also I used garlic powder to taste instead of garlic cloves. Oh, and I cooked it in a 9x13 glass casserole dish instead of a roasting pan.


2. Tips I would give is to read through the recipe entirely before starting to make any dish. Also prep all ingredients prior to starting a recipe, even if the ingredient isn't needed for a while.


3. This dish was super easy and the aromatic effect while it was cooking was truly mouthwatering.


4. Please ignore the basil in the first picture..."basil" did a photo bomb :)


5. I would recommend this recipe for a fall or even winter dish as it's very hearty and warm. Also I would serve it with some toasted french bread.

Blessings,
Kelly Garcia








 

Thank you, Kelly. Your pictures make it look delicious! I appreciate your helpful hints too!

Ladies, this is so much fun. Thank you all for your contributions. I have more in my email that I will be posting in the next few day.

((HUGS))

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Mediterranean Hummus


This August we are having fun exploring our church cookbook, we are putting some of the recipes to the test. How will they turn out when we make them? I asked the ladies of the church to pick out a recipe, prepare it and send me a pic. I will be adding a new recipe picture every day as they come in. I hope you enjoy our culinary adventure. 


Mediterranean Hummus Recipe 4 from Jean


Jean wrote to me .... I made Suzanne Pace's Mediterranean Hummus, page 9. Assuming she meant the 15 to 16 ounce cans of beans, I did half a recipe with 2 eight ounce cups of beans. I used home cooked dry beans instead of the canned ones. (I cook up a big batch of these and freeze them to use in different recipes.) I used the stock from the cooked beans instead of water, and substituted a tablespoon of sunflower butter for the tahini because I had run out of that. I used my Nutri Bullet to mix the ingredients, so I dumped everything in at the same time.

I'm a big hummus eater and this version is quite yummy. I like the spicy flavor the cumin and red pepper add. It is very good with Quinoa and Black Bean chips (from Trader Joe's), Wild riceworks chips (from BJ's), fresh cucumbers and I'm also using it as a substitute for Mayonnaise on tomato and other sandwiches. Great stuff!
Blessings,
Jean

YUM!!! I am definitely going to try this one! Thanks, Jean! It looks very good.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Hashbrown Casserole



This August we are having fun exploring our church cookbook, we are putting some of the recipes to the test. How will they turn out when we make them? I asked the ladies of the church to pick out a recipe, prepare it and send me a pic. I will be adding a new recipe picture every day as they come in. I hope you enjoy our culinary adventure. 



Recipe 3 
I think this looks like a party, 
but I just bet any time at the Bainbridge's is a party. 

Michelle wrote "The Pace girls, my girls, and Lydia Curtis teamed up today to make Laura Davidson’s Hashbrown casserole. I let Julia pick the recipe. 

I misunderstood her over the phone and thought she said it had ground beef in it, so, well, we adjusted the recipe to have ground beef since I didn't notice it didn't until we had already cooked the beef, and since we were feeding a crowd, it was perfect. It was an easy peasy recipe…we used homemade cream of chicken soup, added a few spices, and doubled the recipe.

It turned out yummy. We made 2 9x13 pans and it was gone in a flash (with 11 kids and 2 adults eating). We ate it alongside a fresh salad with lettuce, tomatoes and sweet peppers all from the Tower Garden. We ended the meal with a jalapeno eating contest (I'm not sure how these things happen…), 
which a GIRL won!…go Susie!!"

                             









 How FUN!!!
Thank you Michelle for all the pictures, good job cooking kids! The casserole looks SO good! I see the casserole dish is empty.
The recipe is page 40.