Tuesday, April 10, 2012

OMG....Raisin Bread

OMG...It’s been years since I’ve made this bread!
It takes me back to Saudi Arabia when my Papa bought me my first bread maker.
I love that Papa!

This bread is so easy, especially when making it with bread machine!
Add the ingredients to the bread maker in the order listed:

1 cup warm water (not hot)
2 1/2 cups flour 

2 Tbsp dry milk
1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp Cinnamon

2 Tbsp. butter diced
1 packet dry fast acting yeast
2 Tbsp flaxseed
1 cup raisins

Select sweet bread on your bread maker and go about your business.  Before you know it, the sweet aroma will fill your home.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Whats for lunch??? Roasted Chicken, Steamed Broccoli, and Seared Sweet Potatos!!!

My insparation for this dish was my Tellie!!!

Season chicken at least the day before with your favorite seasonings-I used the following: Granulated Toasted Onion, Northwoods Seasoning, Italian Herb Seasoning, Greek Seasoning, Cajun Blackening Seasoning, and olive oil. With the exception of the Cajun Seasoning, which I purchased at Fresh Market, you can find these at www.Penzeys.com.

Mix all seasonings together with just enough olive oil to moisten the dry seasonings and create a rub.  Rub chicken thoroughly with mixture, place  in a plastic bag, seal and refrigerate until ready to roast, preferably 24 hours in advance.

Slow roast for approximately 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours at 250 degrees.  Raise the temperature to 350 degrees for the last 15 minutes and brush with oyster or bbq sauce to achieve a golden, crispy exterior.  

Seasoning of the Sweet Potato's.
Peel and cut sweet potatoes as pictured below.  Place potatoes in a container and add the following:
Garlic Salt, Italian Herbs and Onion Powder and drizzle Olive oil to coat.

Sear the sweet potatoes by drizzling a small amount of olive oil in a nonstick pan and cook until golden brown and tender on both sides.  

Steam Broccoli to desired tenderness and enjoy a healthy and delicous homemade meal!

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