Favorite Thing About Fall Winner!

>> Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Ok I'm going to be honest, I couldn't pick one...I just so appreciate everyone's effort that I have decided to post them all!


Beth Sellers


What Makes Me Think of Fall:When its starts to get cold outside I am instantly reminded of my Dad's homemade Brunswick Stew. Hearty and delicious it just warms you right up!!!! Here is the very simple recipe below - makes a huge pot that will feed plenty!!!!!!


Bill's Brunswick Stew Ingredients:


  • 1 large pot

  • 1 lg. can boneless white chicken breast w/water (near the tuna fish)

  • 2 cans Castleberry's Pork BBQ (my dad says it must be Castleberry's)

  • 1 can cream corn

  • 1 can whole kernel sweet corn

  • 1 can small green lima beans

  • 1 can sliced white potatoes

  • 1 lg can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 sweet onion

  • Saltine crackers

  • Tabasco sauce

  • Worcestershire Sauce

  • Butter

Sauteed 1/2 sweet onion in oil, 1 tbsp butter, and a touch of Worcestershire Sauce in the large pot you will use for cooking.


Once onion is ready add in can goods (do not drain any of them except for the sliced potatoes) Stir in ingredients on Medium heat. Add 1/2 cup of water and stir well. Place lid on pot and Simmer for about 30 minutes - stir often. Add salt, pepper, and Tabasco to taste. Serve with Saltines and enjoy on a cold winter day!!!!!!Love you Frugal Foodie!!!


Aria


Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread (Or Cookies!)


Makes 3 (9×5″) loaves (1 loaf= about 8 Jumbo Cookies)



  • 3 cups sugar

  • 1 T ground nutmeg

  • 1–15 oz can pumpkin puree

  • 2 tsp baking soda

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2/3 cup water

  • 1 cup miniature semi-sweet chips (don’t add in until after you stir the flour mix well.)

  • 4 eggs

  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

  • 3 1/2 cups flour

  • 1 T ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour three 9×5″ loaf pans. Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl; set aside. In large bowl, combine sugar, pumpkin, oil,water, and eggs. Beat until smooth. Blend in the dry ingredients. Fold in chocolate chips, and nuts, if desired. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire racks before removing from pans.


I love, love, love this bread. I usually use more chips than it says and never have used nuts.


Meagan Parker


TOASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS


One of my favorite parts about Halloween is carving pumpkins. However, my least favorite thing to do when carving pumpkins is scooping out all of the insides… even though I find it mushy and gross, inside I find one of the best kept secret treats of Halloween: Pumpkin Seeds


1) Separate the seeds of a freshly carved pumpkin from any of the mushy inside.


2) Heat the oven to 350


3) Put the seeds on a paper towel and let them dry for a few minutes.


4) Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.


5) Put the seeds on the baking sheet in a single layer. Then sprinkle the seeds with salt, garlic salt, onion powder, seasoned salt or any other spice you desire. ** Personally, I like salt and garlic salt to keep all those witches and warlocks away…


6) Cook the seeds for 10 to 20 minutes, or until brown and slightly crisp, turning once.


There you have it! A yummy and healthy snack perfect for fall


Jef


Here is a delicious recipe for the fall...MAUI SPAM MUFFINS Recipe By : Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00Categories : Sandwiches Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method



  • 4 English muffins, split-and toasted

  • Butter or margarine

  • Prepared mustard

  • 1 cn SPAM Luncheon Meat,-thinly sliced (7 oz)

  • 1 cn Pineapple slices, drained-(15 1/4 oz)

  • 1 sm Green pepper,-cut into 8 rings

  • 1/4 c Firmly packed brown sugar

  • 2 ts Water

Heat oven to 375'F. Spread muffins with butter and mustard. Overlap SPAM slices on each muffin half.Place a pineapple slice and a green pepper ring on each muffin. Combine brown sugar and water; spoon over sandwiches. Place muffins on baking sheet. Bake 10minutes. Serve hot.

4 comments:

emily November 17, 2008 at 12:30 AM  

Renee-
I'll be in New York City with my family Dec. 15-20. My Dad's planning most of the trip, but I'm still taking recommendations from those in the know. If you had to list your 5 must-try restaurants , what would they be? I'd love to hear any of your ideas.

Jef November 18, 2008 at 5:07 PM  

Here you go Emily...get your pen and paper ready...

Top 5 must try restaurants:

1) Bubba Gumps - Fantastic Seafood

2) Olive Garden - Authentic Italian place

3) TGI Fridays - Because everyday is Friday

4) Sbarro - Best Pizza in Manhattan

5) Hard Rock - Good tunes, Great Food, Good Times

Renee November 18, 2008 at 5:09 PM  

Emily don't listen to him, I will be making a post to address your needs!!

emily November 19, 2008 at 1:16 AM  

Thanks Renee! Plus, everybody knows the best pizza comes from Pizza Hut, duh.

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