Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hobos and a Scarf

I posted this yesterday and then it disappeared into the internets lost and never to be found... so let's try again.

I haven't felt so well this  weekend and just wasn't feeling up to cooking yesterday and made the easiest meal I could think of... well, except for picking up the phone and ordering something to be delivered.  Most who know this meal will associate it with camping, but Mama always made it in the oven and called it Hobo dinner.   You can put any veggies in it, but depending on what you put in it, whether it is  basic Hobo Dinner or High Falooting Hobo Dinner.  Mama says if you add mushrooms then it is High Fallooting.

In the FAMOUS Hart Cookbook there is a recipe for it called Child's Supper.  That is the the one I am going to post here, but I will put what I do differently, but only if I happen to have the ingredients.  

 Child's Supper
Rose Ellen (Copeland) Gregg

   It was the duty of our children to cook a meal once in a while.  Any 6 or 8 year old can fix this.
   Peel a potato and cut in small squares; 1 carrot cut in small squares, 1 small onion (chopped), salt and pepper.  Take a 12 to 18-inch (piece of) foil, place all ingredients in center of foil.  Add 1/4 pound of hamburger meat; wrap airtight.  Bake in oven approximately 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.  This  can be eaten  from foil with fork.

I season the hamburger with the trinity uhh I mean salt, pepper and garlic, and lay onion slices on the hamburger and sometimes bell pepper. Yesterday I had bell pepper and I chopped the onion and mixed them in the hamburger.  I was thinking you could add some tomato sauce or tomato paste.  I also add soy sauce and/or worchestershire sauce.  I also use baby carrots, cause I dislike peeling things, I do usually peel the potatoes. If I have red potatoes I don't.

Ok on to the scarf. It was 76 degrees here yesterday, but you know this is Texas  and I might need a knitted item at any MOMENT.

I tried to get a good picture of this but couldn't get the color right. It is a deep ruby red and fuzzy and soft and yummy... and the temp is suppose to be 20 degrees cooler this week.  This is might even be too warm for 56 degrees. 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Potato Chip Chicken Recipe

There is a resturant we love on Main Street in Lewisville called Tierney's Cafe if you are EVER in Lewisville you must not only eat there, but experience Tierney's.  And if ever do get the chance I hope you will consider ordering the All Most Legendary  Potato Chip Chicken. It is melt in your mouth goodness.


 Ever since we first had this I was determined to find the recipe, and I have came upon something very similar, on the Good Morning America website called Robin's Potato Chip Chicken, but I changed it up a bit from Robin Roberts' recipe to make it  Bobbie EASY....Also, I think Tierney's version is fried, but I like it baked...

Bobbie's Potato Chip Chicken

8 Tablespoons of butter or margarine, melted
2 teaspoons of chopped garlic ( I use the jarred garlic from the produce section)
1 bag of potato chips
8 chicken breast 
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non stick spray that sounds like a girl you might know  and rhymes with am.

In a small microwave safe bowl melt the butter, and then add the garlic, stir and let cool for a bit.

Open the end of the chip bag so it won't bust and then fold over  and roll the bag to crush the chips with a rolling pin, until the potato chips are potato crumbs.  Sprinkle the black pepper in the bag and shake. (sometimes I use Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips, just to umpp the flavor)

Dip the chicken breast into the garlic butter and then  into the potato chip bag and SHAKE.. (It's Shake and Bake and I HELPED!!...haha I amuse myself).

Place the chicken breast on the foil lined baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the breasts are fully cooked but still tender. If the chips aren't completely golden brown and crisp, then pop under the broiler a few minutes, but watch closely.

 Crispy golden on the outside, moist and juicy on the inside... Yummm Yumm!!!

May I also suggest if you are at Tierney's Cafe... right there at 208 Main Street in Lewisville .. that you could order The Blue Steak or the Pan Seared Salmon.   Ok, you can order anything.. I have never had a bad meal there, but these are my three favorites.

Oh, and just and FYI, if you go for breakfast, don't go when you are hungry.. go when you are STARVING!!!! the portions.... oh my goodness...and on Sunday's they have a breakfast buffet and mimosa's (so I have heard)

 I haven't mentioned they have a full bar and  make a great margarita... (umm, so I have heard)

No one has paid for this advertisement... but if there weren't 1/2 inch of ice and 6 inches of snow here, in the DFW area, where we don't know how to drive if it flurries, I would be headed there for supper, and maybe a margarita  :)