Last night, I had a dream that I was friends with Donald Duck. He got mad at me because I made fun of the fact that he wore a shirt.... he waddled away from our friendship. jerk.
That's that happens when you stay up until 1 am baking. Hubsters and I made delicious treats in the kitchen! And I also managed to make a quick "lazy" baked chicken!
Treat Numero Uno: Hubby's Chocolate Chip Cookies
He used the semi-sweet this time... he called these his "best yet!" They sure were!!
Treat Numero DOS: Homemade Almond Roca
Many of you might not know this, but I took Foods class every year of High School and in my senior year, I was VP of our Culinary Arts Club. Food runs DEEP in my blood homies! I busted out my recipe folder.
Almond Roca was something I remember making and always wanted to try again! Wise decision on my part.
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 Tbs light corn syrup
2 sticks of butter
1 1/2 cups of slivered almonds
1 bag of Milk Chocolate chips
Melt sugar, water, corn syrup and butter in a large frying pan over medium heat.
When the mixture boils, add the almonds. Let them dance in the pan for exactly 12 minutes. The color should be a light amber color. Don't let it burn!! eeeks!
Pour the bubbly goop into a buttered cookie sheet and spread thin with a spatula.
Sprinkle with chocolate chips and watch the magic happen.
Don't forget to put your signature.
Refridge it and then break it into
Project Wifey Wife Week 3: Lemon Squares aka Sunshine Bars
*Recipe from The Cookie Bible
2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup of confectioners' (powdered) sugar
pinch of salt
3/4 cups butter, diced
1/2 tsp of water
2 1/4 cups of superfine baking sugar
1/4 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of grated lemon rind
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Sift the dry ingredients. Massage the butter into the mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Add the water and stir with a fork until you can form the mixture into a ball.
Press evenly into a 13 x 9 in ovenproof dish and bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes.
Meanwhile, beat together the lemon layer ingredients. When the crust cools for a bit, pour on top!
Bake for 25 minutes, cool, cut, plate, and powder. COMPLETE!
The sides cooked a little long so there were some pan mishaps. I had to hide the evidence. In my belly.
Uno Mas... here's my quick and lazy oven baked chicken.
4 chicken thighs
seasoning of choice, I used Goya's Adobo seasoning
1 can of Campbells Cream of Chicken
handful of baby bella mushrooms
Season the chicken, brown them in olive oil.
Place in a dish, pour Cream of Chicken right out of the can, spread, sprinkle mushrooms, bake at 350 F for 30-40 minutes. Serve with rice and veggies.
One of my go-to meals for sure!
Now I'm off to the High Desert to visit my family! Let the festivities begin! Merry Christmas Eve everyone!!
Are you traveling anywhere for the Holidays?