Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sick Day Recipes

Time for a recipe post!

Chocolate Chip-Banana Pancakes

1/4 c flour                                            1 TB sugar
2 tsp baking powder                            1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon                                 1 1/4 c milk
1 mashed banana                                 1 beaten egg
1 tsp vanilla                                         1/4 c chocolate chips

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Stir in egg, milk, banana and vanilla.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Cook on a greased griddle, heated to about 350 degrees.  Serve with warm chocolate syrup and whipped cream.  Every day should be this good....
 I double this recipe for my family.

About To Die Chicken Noodle Soup

When some one in the family feels like they are about to die, this is the cure.  I haven't lost a patient yet.

Thaw a chicken breast or two in the microwave.
 Cut it up with kitchen shears and saute in several TBS of butter.
 Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
 If you have any veggies to toss in, now would be the time to do it.  Last night, I just used some sliced mushrooms, but onions, garlic, celery and carrots are really good too.
 Add 4 to 8 cups of water, depending on the size of your pot, number of breasts etc...
Bring to a boil and add several cubes of chicken bouillon  and a healthy portion of dried pasta.  Alphabet is fun, but plain macaroni or broken up spaghetti will do.
 Set timer according to directions on pasta box.
 Once the timer has gone off, stir in 1 to 2 cans of cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup or both.
Taste and adjust seasonings accordingly.  Milk can thin it down or tame extra saltiness.  Cornstarch can thicken.
For an extra kick in pants, serve with hot apple cider.  No one can stay sick for long with that combination  :-)