{This is just a little "spin off" of my PoeFam blog that is a home for my domestic attempts...recipes, house stuff and more! It's named after my mom's mom, Miriam Elizabeth Davis...better known as "Gackey!" She was a lovely lady and oh so domestic. So, follow me as I try to fill her shoes...or, better yet, wear her apron!}

Saturday, March 5, 2011

An Unexpected Find

I must admit that when I started this Bible Study with my friends, the last thing I expected to find inside was recipes. But, there are some for each week. And, so far, they ones we’ve tried have been YUMMY!!! And, the Bible Study has been super great too! If you have a group of girlfriends that wants to start a Bible Study, this would be a great one!…And, you can’t beat it when it comes with FOOD!
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Chicken Enchiladas

6 chicken breasts (boiled 20 minutes; keep 2 cups broth)
2 cups canned chicken broth
8 burrito sized tortillas
8 tablespoons picante sauce
1/2 cup tightly packed cilantro
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon flour (I used LOTS more)
1/2 stick of butter
4 oz. grated Mexican cheese
1 can black beans

In blender, combine cumin, cilantro, sour cream, 1 cup canned chicken broth and 1 cup reserved chicken broth. In skillet or saucepan, heat butter slowly and add flour until smooth. Slowly add 2 remaining cups of chicken broth until smooth and creamy. Add more flour if needed to thicken. Add to sauce in blender to make the sauce.

To make enchiladas: Take each tortilla and fill with 1/2 cup of shredded chicken and 1-2 tablespoons of picante sauce. Add black beans. Roll tortillas and place in 9x13 pan, seam side down. Fill pan with sauce, completely covering the enchiladas. Sprinkle cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees uncovered for 30 minutes.

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Tired of Eating Out

We have eaten out WAY too much lately. So, this week, I decided it was time to get back in the grove. And, this easy sandwich was a great way to ease me back into things. It was super fast and super yum! It WILL be made again!
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Dripping Roast Beef Sandwiches

1 (10.5 ounce) can French Onion Soup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
3/4 pound thinly sliced deli roast beef
4 Hoagie Rolls with Sesame Seeds
4 slices diced provolone cheese, cut in half
1/4 cup drained hot or mild pickled banana pepper rings

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Heat the soup and Worcestershire in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. Add the beef and heat through, stirring occasionally.
  3. Divide the beef evenly among the rolls. Top the beef with the cheese slices and place the sandwiches onto a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 3 minutes or until the sandwiches are toasted and the cheese is melted. Spoon the soup mixture onto the sandwiches. Top each sandwich with 1 tablespoon pepper rings.

Friday, March 4, 2011

You had me at chocolate… {& easy!}

You can’t go wrong with this easy treat! It made a great and (surprisingly) not too rich dessert. Some of us even topped it with vanilla ice cream! MMMM mmm! chocolate-cobbler-platedEasy Chocolate Cobbler

6 tablespoons butter
1 cup self-rising flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups boiling water

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Melt butter in an 8x8 inch baking dish while the oven preheats.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, 3/4 cup sugar, and 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa. Stir in milk and vanilla until smooth. Spoon this batter over the melted butter in the baking dish.
  3. Stir together the remaining cup of sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa powder. Sprinkle over the batter. Slowly pour boiling water over the top of the mixture.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until set. Serve slightly warm with ice cream.