A Simple Meal Idea

Filed Under (Cooking) by Lisa on 07-09-2008

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Yesterday afternoon, I was in the mood for a simple, and easy to make dinner. I decided to make some chicken with honey garlic bbq sauce (baked), baked potatoes, green salad, and my favorite spinach and artichoke dip.

The preparation time for this meal was minimal. The chicken took about 2 minutes to prepare. The baked potatoes needed about 6 minutes of prep time. This time included scrubbing (washing) the potatoes, cutting each one in half and warping them in aluminum foil. The green salad took about 12 minutes to prepare (only because I used home grown lettuce and it needs a few good washes before it can be made into salad).

The dip took about 8 minutes of preparation time.

The meal required little effort and was quick (once in the oven). The baking time for the chicken and the potatoes was an hour.

It was a simple and easy dinner that was enjoyed by all.

Here are a few photos.

Baking Cookies

Filed Under (Cookies) by Lisa on 03-09-2008

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This evening I was in the mood for baking. I searched for a cookie recipe that appealed to me. I found a recipe that I liked at about.com in the southern food section titled: Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oatmeal. I modified the recipe greatly, and came up with my own version. Here it is.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups all purpose flour

1/8 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

¾ cup margarine

1 ½ cups brown sugar

3 eggs

¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 cups uncooked rolled oats

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp Kahlua liquor

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl combine flour, salt and baking soda. Blend. Add the margarine and brown sugar (cream this mixture). Add vanilla, eggs, Kahlua, and beat well. Add rolled oats, and mix well (you may need to knead the dough). Once the dough is well formed knead the coconut and chocolate chips into the dough. Drop the cookie dough onto cookie sheets and bake until slightly golden in color (about 12 minutes). Makes about 36 medium sized cookies.

The cookies turned out well and were a household hit.

Below is an image of one of the cookies.