Saturday, March 22, 2014

Recent New Recipes

Annie whipped out a batch of hamburger buns for us one afternoon. We planned to have sandwiches for lunch the next day. For some reason they did not raise up fluffy and light. Come to find out, when she refilled the wheat container, she used barley that was mis-labeled in the basement bulk storage. So we had barley buns! They were actually very buttery tasty, but a bit crumbly.

We filled them with a ground turkey sloppy joe recipe I had clipped from a magazine years ago. (Except with venison substituted for the turkey.) We polished the sandwiches off, but the recipe ended up in the trashcan. We only save the very good or delicious recipes for future use!

Annie also made some crackers to accompany soup for supper one wintry evening. This wasn't a new recipe, but one that I hadn't mixed up for over 10 years (so, similar to 'new', right?). Anyway, Annie had never tried them. I think we may have over-measured the sesame seeds...they were still nutty crunchy yumminess!

Sesame Honey Crackers
1 2/3 c. Flour  
1/3 c. Toasted Sesame Seeds
2 T. Wheat Germ
3/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. Dry Mustard
2 T. Butter
1/4 c. Milk
3 T. Honey
2 T. Oil
Mix first 6 ingredients. Cut in butter. Then add the rest of the ingredients. Stir well. Divide dough in 1/2. Shape each half in a 2" x 6" log. Wrap logs in plastic wrap. Freeze 1 hour. Slice 1/4" thick. Place on 2 greased baking sheets. Bake @ 400 degrees for 5-6 minutes. Turn over, bake 5-6 more minutes. (Or my easier variation: just bake 12-15 minutes total, no turning.)

Another new recipe we've tasted lately is Indian Curry Chicken over rice. It is tasty! A keeper to add to my personal photo album recipe book. 

Indian Curry Chicken
2 T. coconut oil
1 large onion, diced
4 c. chicken broth
1/3 c. soy sauce
6 T. flour
2 1/2 T. curry powder
1 tsp. ginger powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 c. honey
2 c. shredded squash or zucchini (opt.)
2 c. canned turkey or 4 chicken breasts, chopped

Saute' the onions in coconut oil. (If using raw chicken, add those chunks as well.) When the onions are aromatic and chicken is half-cooked, add the broth and soy sauce. Bring to a simmer. Whisk in flour, curry, ginger, & salt. Simmer until thickened. Stir in honey, squash, and canned turkey. Serve over rice.  Using canned meat and frozen zucchini made this a quick fix (not counting the time it takes for rice to cook). The original recipe called for a larger amount of seasonings & honey, but we found it a bit spicy.

Mmmmm...flavor of food!


  1. You're making me hungry! Please pass on the Curry Chicken recipe. I'd love to try it. Have a wonderful spring! love to you & yours, CT

    1. Hi Cindy! I added the recipe so you can try it and see what your family thinks. (I've been mixing half brown rice & half 'something to eat'. I think we have 3 bags left from the box you gave us.) We are enjoying the warmer weather and more outside playtime!