Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween 2008

What a Party it was!! The kids loved it and so did the adults. There were hotdogs roasted and marshmallows browned!! I just love marshmallows over a fire. What is any better I ask???? Here are a couple of recipes you might fix for your spooks next Halloween…...

Bloody Punch
1- 2 liter bottle of RC cola
1- 2 liter bottle of Hawaiian Punch
1- Quart of orange sherbet

Pour cola and punch into punch bowl and mix well. Add sherbet then serve. It is sooo good! It is best to have the cola and punch cool but not cold. This way the sherbet melts better.

The Best Sugar Cookies You Have Ever Had!!!

I love iced sugar cookies. I repeat, I love iced sugar cookies. That is if they are iced with butter cream icing. I am not crazy about royal icing, it can make cookies look cool but I am not sure they taste that good???? I forgot to take pictures of these so you will have to wait for that. I make them quite often so it will not be long.

The Best Sugar Cookies you will ever eat!!!!

4 cup all purpose flour
1 t baking powder
1 t salt
1 cup butter or 2 sticks
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 t vanilla

Sift dry ingredients together. Cream room temperature butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla to creamed butter and sugar. Add flour a cup at a time. Once all flour is mixed in divide dough into 2 balls and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in fridge for at least 1 hour. Roll out to 1/2 thickness and cut into shapes. Bake at 325' until golden brown. Ice with butter cream or royal icing. I prefer butter cream...

Now get your spooks off the walls and have a good night. Our son is playing guitar like a wild man...sugar rush I assume....

Monday, October 20, 2008

Native Soup

We eat this soup with fry bread anytime the weather cools off, like now. The whole family loves this soup and it is odd because usually each kiddo likes what they like and that’s that. Nice to have something the whole family agrees on. Try this one...

Here is the recipe, hope you like it...

Native Soup
Beef rump roast chunked up
5 pounds of potatoes peeled and chunked up
4 onions peeled and quartered
Place all of the above ingredients, except for the potatoes; you will add these the last 30 minutes of cooking, into a soup pot and cover with water. Salt and pepper to your taste. We like it pretty peppery. But it is completely up to your tastes how you season it. Once the meat is tender and the broth look rich add your potatoes. This should be the last 30 minutes of cooking. Serve with fry bread and your meal is complete. I will post my fry bread recipe another time. What are you waiting for, get cooking!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pumpkin Tart

Well the tart was finally made. It was more cheesecake than tart, in my humble opinion. Raven liked it, she is our cheesecake expert. It looks very pretty and would be great for Thanksgiving or Halloween. Speaking of Halloween, we are having a huge party this year. Stay tuned for those recipes. First here is the Pumpkin Tart recipe.

Pumpkin Tart
1-cup walnuts
1-sleeve graham crackers
1 t cinnamon
½ cup melted butter

3, 8-ounce cream cheese packages
1-cup sugar
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 cup of canned pumpkin
1 t cinnamon

Put walnuts and cracker crumbs into food processor and spin until finely chopped and smooth, add melted butter and sugar stir until well blended. Press into tart pan.

Mix cream cheese, sugar, eggs, pumpkin and cinnamon. Blend until smooth. Pour into tart pan.
Bake at 350’ for 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool for 1 hour. Best if chilled overnight.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ransome Picks!!

Our daughter Raven is visiting her grandparents for a few days so Ransome is the man. Well, he always thinks he is the man but tonight he is. We told him while driving home last night that he would pick what we were having for dinner. Scary.... I was not sure what he would pick... Homemade veggie burgers, one of his favorites... Steak, baked potatoes and salad of baby greens, another of his favorites.... Nope. He wants mac and cheese, broccoli and hold your breath......Little bitty hotdogs in BBQ sauce. We live in a small town and I am now on the search for the dogs. You know sweet cornbread sounds really good with this meal. Check later and I will attempt to post pictures of this meal. Oh, I am making a pumpkin cheesecake tart for dessert. I have to eat something don't I??

Didn't get time for the tart today, of course not... The journey for the dogs took too long... There is always tomorrow. Til then...