Saturday, July 5, 2008

Dinner Tonight 7/5/08

We'd planned to have this last night, but had so many leftovers from lunch yesterday, we had those instead.

Country chicken dinner, salad, yeast rolls, chocolate cake and milk.

Country Chicken Dinner

Recipe By :Cherylann
Serving Size : 6
Categories : Crockpot

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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3 cups potatoes -- peeled and cubed
3 cups baby carrots
1 onion -- coarsely chopped
4 chicken breasts -- halved
1 cup water
2 packets chicken gravy mix
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 cup sour cream

Arrange potatoes, carrots and onion in a slow cooker. Arrange chicken on top, overlapping slightly; set aside. Combine water, gravy mix and seasonings in a small bowl; drizzle over chicken.

Cover and cook on low setting to 8 hours, or on high for 4 hours. Remove chicken and vegetables to a serving platter. Whisk sour cream into drippings in slow cooker; pour over chicken and vegetables.

Yeast Rolls

Recipe By : Cherylann
Categories : Biscuits & Rolls

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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6 cups bread flour -- 6-8 cups
2 packets dry yeast
2 cups milk
1 Tablespoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs -- beaten

In a large mixing bowl, mix 4 cups. of flour with the yeast. Set aside. Pour the milk, salt, oil and sugar into a pot, stirring to mix, and place over medium heat until lukewarm. Pour the milk mixture into the flour and yeast; beat until smooth. Add the eggs, stirring hard to mix well (use your hands). One cup at a time, add as much of the remaining flour as needed to form a soft dough. Put the dough on cutting block. Let it rise to double its size. Knead dough 12-15 times. Roll out on floured block until about 1/2" thick. Cut rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased baking pan. Let rise again until doubled in size. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

All-American Chocolate Cake

Recipe By :Cherylann
Serving Size : 10
Categories : Cakes

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 cup shortening -- or 1/2 pound butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups cake flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
4 eggs

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour two 9" cake pans.

In a small, heavy-bottomed pan, melt chocolate and shortening, stirring over low heat until smooth and melted. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add chocolate mixture, milk and eggs, beating until smooth.

Spread mixture into two cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pans 5 minutes before turning out onto wire rack.

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